At their Next@ACER event at CES this morning, ACER has unveiled their new budget friendly Aspire range for families alongside their new Swift series notebooks for mobile professionals, creators, and students. The new Aspire and Swift series for 2023 will be powered by Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, with the new Acer Swift Go line offering OLED displays.
First off the ranks are the new Acer Aspire 5 series notebooks powered by the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPUs, while the new Acer Aspire 3 line will feature the new Intel Core i3-N series processors.
The Acer Aspire 5 series will come with a 17-inch, 15-inch and 14-inch display sizes with the 15-inch model offering QHD resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, while the 14-inch version
features an FHD resolution at 16:10 aspect ratio with narrow bezels using IPS technology to offer a wide viewing angle.
The Aspire 5 series will be available with a number of configurations including up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to a 1 TB M.2 SSD. The range will include a full-function USB Type-C with ThunderboltTM 4 port, Wi-Fi 6E and HDMI 2.1 for excellent connectivity.
Acer has promised an excellent video conferencing experience with a 1080p FHD webcam and digital microphones, with Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) technology and Acer PurifiedVoice included, offering ‘high-quality video feeds and crisp audio output when streaming or making conference calls’.
The Aspire 5 range will use an aluminium chassis that will come in a number of different colour options.
Exact specifications for the Australian market will become available closer to launch, however Acer Australia has advised the 14-inch Aspire 5 (A514-56P) will be available in Australia in Q1,2023, starting at USD $549.99 (around $810AUD), the 15-inch Aspire 5 (A515-58P) will be available in Australia in Q1, 2023, starting at USD $599.99 (around $884AUD) and finally, the 17-inch Aspire 5 (A517-58M) will be a will be available in Australia in Q1, 2023, starting at USD $699.99 (around $1030 AUD).
The Aspire 3 series will likewise arrive in 17-inch, 15-inch and 14-inch display sizes at 1080p resolution with Acer’s BlueLightShield technology to help minimise eye strain.
The new Intel Core i3-N series processors are on-board the latest Aspire 3 line offering a budget friendly alternative for ‘practical multi-tasking’. To go with these new processors, Acer has improved the thermal performance with a 40% increase to the fan surface area offering an additional 17% thermal capacity – or, it keeps it cooler when under load.
The laptops are lightweight at just 1.6kg and come with a slim 18.9mm profile in a metal chassis that will come in a range of colours.
Acer has included Wi-Fi 6E on the Aspire 3 series as well as USB-C port and HDMI 2.1 port for connectivity.
The new line of Acer Aspire 3 laptops will be making their way to Australia in Q1, starting with the 14-inch Aspire 3 (A314-23P) starting at USD $499 (around $735 AUD). The 15-inch Aspire 3 (A315-510P) starting at USD $349 (around $513 AUD) and the 17-inch Aspire 3 (A317-55P) starting at USD $379.99 (around $560 AUD).
The new Swift series of notebooks includes the all new Acer Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14 with vibrant, colour-rich OLED displays, as well as the Acer Swift X 14 featuring NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPUs with the NVIDIA Studio Drivers on a colour-accurate, high-brightness OLED display and finally the Acer Swift 14 with aerospace-grade aluminum, diamond-cut edges, and a gorgeous WQXGA screen, covered with Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Acer Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14 are the newest ultraportable designs offering a sleek and stylish notebook with angular edges and structural lines and impressive OLED display.
The Swift Go 14 includes a 14-inch 2.8K display, while the Swift Go 16 features a 16-inch 3.2K panel – both set in 16:10 aspect ratio and featuring TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe display certification. The OLED display comes with a 500-nit peak brightness and is colour accurate, covering 100% DCI-P3 colour range with 120Hz refresh rate and VESA DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500-certification.
Built on the Intel EVO platform and powered by 13th Gen Intel Core H-series processors with support for up to 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD and up to 16 GB LPDDR5 memory. The new processors will see upgraded cooling with a TwinAir dual fan system, dual D6 copper heat pipes and an air-inlet keyboard that expels heat.
The Swift Go 14 and 16 will have a slim 14.9 mm aluminum unibody chassis with the 14-inch model weighing less than 1.3 kg, while the 16-inch version weighs less than 1.4 kg. This slim profile still includes a battery which can last up to 9.5 hours.
The laptops will include a USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 port, HDMI 2.1, and a MicroSD card reader, as well as Wi-Fi 6E for excellent connectivity.
Acer Australia has confirmed the Swift Go 14 and 16 will be launching in Australia in Q1, with the Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-71) and Swift Go 16 (SFG16-71) starting at USD
$899.99 (around $1,325 AUD).
Swift X 14
Aimed at amateur and professional creators, the Swift X 14 will include the latest 13th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and options for up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPUs.
Acer have pre-installed NVIDIA Studio Drivers on the laptop as part of the NVIDIA Studio validation, enabling creators to do more with the knowledge their drivers are correct and up to date when working in industry standard applications.
The Swift X 14 will include a 14-inch 2.8K OLED display with 120 Hz frame refresh rate that is colour accurate with support for 100% DCI-P3 Colour range and also has VESA DisplayHDRTM TrueBlack 500 certification, with a peak brightness of 500 nits.
For content creators, collaboration will be a breeze thanks to the integrated 1440p QHD webcam and Acer PurifiedVoice with AI Noise Reduction.
Creators will also appreciate the dual USB Type-C and HDMI 2.1 ports and a
MicroSD card reader – as well a 9.5 hour battery life.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on the Acer Swift X 14, you can do so from Q1 this year with Acer Australia announcing the price will be $1,199.99 (around $1,765 AUD).
Acer Swift 14
Last, but by no means least, the Acer Swift 14 will also be coming to Australia, with the new model featuring a thin-and-light CNC-machined unibody chassis covered in Mist Green or Steam Blue coloured aerospace-grade aluminium.
The new Swift 14 will be Intel EVO certified and are powered by up to 13th Gen Intel Core H-series. The laptop will offer two 14-inch display options at either WQXGA
(2560×1600) or WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution with both covered with durable Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass.
The laptop boasts an impressive all-day battery life up to 9.5 hours to keep you on the go, as well as TwinAir dual-fan system and D6 copper heat pipes to keep the laptop cool.
As with the Swift X 14, the Swift 14 will also feature a 1440p QHD webcam with TNR
technology, Acer PurifiedVoice and dual speakers enhanced with DTS Audio.
There is an integrated fingerprint reader on the Swift X 14 for secure Windows Hello login, as well as dual USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and HDMI 2.1 port.
The Acer Swift 14 (SF14-71T) will be available in Australia in Q1, 2023, starting at USD $1,299.99 (around $1,912AUD).
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