Acer Swift & Spin Series updates with Intel Core i5-1130G7 & i7-1185G7 CPUs with Iris Xe graphics. Acer Aspire to be one of the first GeForce MX450 based laptops

Continuing the massive list of new products being launched by Acer at their next@acer global press conference. Acer has updated its consumer range of laptops including the Swift, Spin and Aspire series.

Iris Xe Max discrete GPUs on Core i5-1130G7 and the Core i7-1185G7

Perhaps the highlight of the new announcement is the inclusion of Intel’s Xe discrete GPUs across the range. The two CPUs confirmed to use this new discrete GPU are the Core i5-1130G7 and the Core i7-1185G7. Acer has not confirmed that these are the CPUs in use on the new laptop but we can assume this is the case.

Intel has made big claims about the new GPU stating it is a massive improvement over. the existing ntel UHD Graphics common in previous generations of laptop

From the limited information we have so far, the new  Core i7-1185G7 offers superior performance to the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U and it is expected to offer comparable performance to laptops equipped with the MX350 GPU.

Acer Swift 3X – Thin, Light and Packed With Performance         

The Swift 3X features the new Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics solution paired with 11th Gen Intel Core processors in order to offer creative professionals such as photographers and YouTubers unique capabilities and powerful on-the-go performance for work and gaming. Modern and featherlight, the 1.3 kg3 Swift 3X breezes through the most task-intensive apps for up to 17.5 hours at a time and, if necessary, can also be fast charged to provide 4 hours of use in just 30 minutes. Colors pop and details come to life on a 14-inch FHD IPS screen that covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut and offers an 84% screen-to-body ratio, while content loads more quickly thanks to the faster connection speeds of IntelWi-Fi 6 (Gig+). The Swift 3X also comes with a plentiful array of ports, including USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2, ensure fast and convenient data transfer. 

Price and Availability

Acer Swift 3X will be available in North America in December starting at USD 899.99; in EMEA in November starting at 849 EUR

Acer Spin 5 – Ultrathin. Touchscreen. Convertible.

The 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning Acer Spin 5 is a touchscreen convertible notebook just 1.2 kg3 light and 14.9 mm thin, aimed at those seeking extreme productivity. The eye-catching device features a 360-degree hinge design that enables it to transform into a variety of different form factors, such as tablet mode for taking notes or clamshell mode for typing, where the keyboard is slightly elevated for an ergonomic typing experience and better thermal performance. The touch screen is covered by an optional layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. Additionally, an optional BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard, touchpad and surrounding surface is proven to show a consistently high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 & ISO 22196 test protocol.

Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor3 with Iris Xe graphics, it has strong performance to fuel creative projects. Its ultra-narrow 7.78 mm (0.31 inch) side bezels allow for an impressive 80% screen-to-body ratio, expanded further with a 3:2 IPS VertiView display that provides 18% more screen real-estate compared to a 16:9 display, allowing ample room to make creations come alive with the integrated Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES technology. With up to 15 hoursof battery life, multiple full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, Killer 1650 Wi-Fi and dual front-facing speakers, the Spin 5 is an ideal companion for professionals who need to take their creativity with them on the go.       

Price and Availability

The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in December 2020 starting at 1,099 EUR

Acer Spin 3 – Productivity in 360 Degrees

The portable and lightweight Spin 3 is a 13.3 inch notebook with a 16:10 aspect ratio that boasts up to a WQXGA (2560×1600) multi-touch IPS display. Like the Spin 5, it also features the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics to give professionals and artists solid performance. The Spin 3 rotates 360 degrees, giving users the ability to work and play in whatever way comes naturally. It also comes with a built-in Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make the most of the touch screen when sketching or writing. Combined with dual SSDs, a pair of USB type-c ports with Thunderbolt 4 and Killer 1650 Wi-Fi, the Spin 3 is an excellent choice for students or professionals working on the go.

Price and Availability

The Acer Spin 3 13.3″ laptop will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at USD 849.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 899

Acer Aspire 5 – Practical, Function-Driven and Powerful

With the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or discrete NVIDIAGeForceMX450 GPUs, the Aspire 5 clamshell notebook range allows users to breeze through multiple tasks simultaneously. Ideal for productivity, the notebook’s full HD IPS touchscreen3 display is surrounded by narrow bezels that allow for over an 80% screen-to-body ratio. This emphasis on looks continues on to a sleek, professional looking chassis that packs in up to 24 GB DDR4 Memory and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD storage. An ergonomic hinge design lifts the body of the Aspire 5 and tilts the keyboard to an angle for comfortable typing, a better sound experience and improved ventilation whilst Acer Color Intelligence enhances the visual appearance. Dual band Wi-Fi 6improves the average network throughput by up to three times and reduces latency by up to 75% compared to Wi-Fi 5. 

Price and Availability

Acer Aspire A514-54(G) UMA 14″ laptop will be available in North America in December starting at USD 499; in EMEA in November starting at 599 EUR

Acer Aspire A515-56(G) UMA 15″ laptop will be available in North America in December starting at USD 499; in EMEA in November at 599 EUR

Acer Aspire A517-52(G) UMA 17″ laptop will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at USD 54

Posted by Mighty Gadget Blog: UK Technology News and Reviews

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