Today, Acer held its next@acer global press conference, revealing a wide range of new products.
First up is the range of Swift and Spin laptops. The stand out device is the new Acer Swift 3 OLED.
Acer Swift 3 OLED (SF314-71)
The new Acer Swift 3 OLED laptop (SF314-71) is powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, PCIe Gen4 SSDs and up to 16 GB LPDDR5 memory, offering professionals, freelancers and students powerful performance for creation-focused work and gaming. The laptop has also been Intel Evo verified as meeting key experience targets such as instant wake from sleep and offering 10 hours of real-world battery life. In a pinch, a 30-minute charge yields over 4 hours of battery.
Light, modern and thin, the Swift 3 OLED features a 14-inch 16:10 WQXGA+ (2.8k) OLED display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, which is VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500-certified. The display provides true-to-life images supporting 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. The laptop has a 17.9 mm-thin aluminium metal chassis, weighs just 1.4 kg, and features an OceanGlass touchpad made from ocean-bound plastic waste that provides users with a sleek glass-like tactile feeling when scrolling.
The Swift 3 OLED features Intel Wi-Fi 6E for blazing-fast connectivity. Its FHD MIPI webcam leverages Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) technology to provide high-quality video feedback even when in low-light conditions, while technology like Acer PurifiedVoice with AI Noise Reduction ensures that a user’s voice comes through loud and clear. Its backlit keyboard features an air inlet design that expels 8-10% more heat than a standard keyboard.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Swift 3 OLED laptop (SF314-71) will be available in the United States in July 2022, starting at USD 899.99; in EMEA in July 2022 starting at EUR 999; and in China in May 2022, starting at RMB 4,999.
No word on the official UK price or availability but the Euro price works out as £855
Acer Spin 5 (SP514-51N)
The Acer Spin 5 (SP514-51N) is a light (1.3 kg), ultra slim (16.9 mm) convertible notebook with a 14-inch 16:10 WQXGA (2560 x 1600) touch display with low-blue light TÜV certification and an 88% screen-to-body ratio. The Spin 5’s innovative 360-degree hinge design with custom-designed bearings allows for smooth transitions between various usage modes: laptop, stand, tent or tablet mode, making it ready for any task. The Spin 5 is designed for those who need a sleek and convertible device with power for creative projects.
The Acer Spin 5 is an Intel Evo verified laptop, and features up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics to accelerate editing needs. It comes with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 1 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i means faster connectivity to networks and two Type-C USB ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 ensure fast data transfer and power delivery.
The Spin 5’s TwinAir cooling system is designed with Acer’s Vortex Flow architecture, increasing performance by up to 75%. Dual D6 copper heat pipes help maintain optimal temperature for the best performance experience. The rechargeable Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES 2.0 technology delivers engineered precision with 4,096 pressure levels for enhanced accuracy and control. The Spin 5 also features Acer PurifedVoice with AI-enhanced Noise Reduction and DTS Audio to ensure high quality audio on video calls.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop (SP514-51N) will be available in the United States in July 2022, starting at USD 1,349.99; and in EMEA in July 2022 starting at EUR 1,399 or roughly £1200.
Acer Spin 3 (SP314-55/N)
The slim, convertible 14-inch Spin 3 (SP314-55/N) is a 2-in-1 FHD touchscreen laptop that comes with a dockable Acer Active Stylus for drawing and writing on the go. It is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and PCIe SSDs, and can be charged for 4 hours’ use in 30 minutes, offering solid performance and productivity for professionals on the move. The Acer Spin 3 has narrow bezels that offer an 86% screen-to-body ratio, and rotates 360-degrees making switching between reading, taking notes or sharing work effortless. The laptop offers speedy connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and dual USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 ports to ensure fast data transfer and power delivery. The Spin 3 features an HD camera with Acer’s TNR technology and comes with Acer PurifedVoice and AI-enhanced Noise Reduction.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Spin 3 convertible laptop (SP314-55/N) will be available in the United States in August 2022, starting at USD 849.99; and in EMEA in June 2022 starting at EUR 999 or roughly £845.
I am a UK tech blogger and have been in the industry for over ten years now, running Mighty Gadget and its sister sites and contributing to other sites around the web. I am passionate about all tech, including computers/networking, mobile, wearables, and smart homes. I am also a fitness fanatic, being both a keen runner and cyclist, so I cover as much fitness tech as possible.