New Acer AMD-based Ai laptops launched

Acer launches new AMD Swift laptops

Acer is launching new AMD-based Swift Edge 16 and Swift Go 14 laptops with AMD Ryzen 8040 series processors that are equipped with Ryzen Ai.

The laptops feature AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors with up-to (integrated) AMD Radeon 780M graphics and Ryzen Ai which supports capabilities such as AcerSense, Acer PurifiedVoice, Acer PurfiedView, the new Acer LiveArt photo-editing feature and Microsoft’s Copilot. Furthermore, the AcerSense application and Copilot in Windows are instantly accessible via dedicated keys.

All of the laptops have OLED displays and Microsoft Pluton technology which helps secure devices, personal data and encryption keys.

The processors push AI workloads to the AMD’s “Zen 4” processor architecture’s NPU, GPU and CPU.

Acer PurifiedView and Acer PurifiedVoice enhance web-conferencing sessions, while Acer QuickPanel facilitates easy enhancements to the videoconferencing tools. The AcerSense utility app is activated by the AcerSense key while the new Acer LiveArt feature utilises Ai to quickly edit images with a control panel that appears when an image or screenshot appears on the device.

We’ve already been very impressed by the previous Acer Swift Edge 16 but have lamented its lack of availability in Australia.

Once again, it’s encased in a thin, lightweight, magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis that’s weighs only 1.23KG and is just 13mm thick.

It’s powered by (up-to) AMD Ryzen 7 8840U octa-core processors with integrated AMD Radeon 780M graphics and comes with up-to 32 GB of low-powered LPDDR5 RAM and up-to a fast, 2TB of PCIe 4.0 hard drive storage.

It has a 16-inch, UHD, 3.2K, OLED display with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate and support for 100 per cent of the tricky DCI-P3 colour gamut that helps designers know that what they’re seeing is what they get. The screen has narrow bezels and supports the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification.

It supports Wi-Fi 7 network speeds (up to 5.8 Gbps) and low pixel response times (under 2ms quoted). The secured-core has Microsoft Pluton to protect against cyber threats.

The Swift Edge 16’s ports include HDMI 2.1 video out, two USB4-C ports (with speeds of 40Gbps, DisplayPort compatibility and USB charging), two USB-A 3.2 ports and a MicroSD Card reader.

The new Acer Swift Go 14 supports up-to an AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS octa-core processor, AMD Radeon 780M graphics and Ryzen Ai. It also supports up to 32GB of low-power LPDDR5 RAM and up-to 2TB PCIe of fast, PCI Gen 4 storage. The processors are (again) integrated with Microsoft Pluton security.

The 14-inch laptop has up-to a UHD, 2.8K OLED display with a faster-than-normal 90Hz refresh rate. It also comes as with touchscreen option on a Full-HD, IPS display.

It, too, has a thin-and-light aluminum body plus a 180-degree hinge and (recycled) OceanGlass touchpad with a 44 per cent larger area to make it easier to work and scroll within any setting.

There’s a UHD, 1,440p webcam, a maximum-sized 99.9Wh battery (with quick-charging capabilities), Wi-Fi 6E and dual USB4-C ports that also support DisplayPort and USB charging. There’s also an HDMI 2.1 port, Bluetooth 5.3 and a MicroSD reader.

The Acer Swift Edge 16 (code: SFE16-44) will be available in Australia in Q2 2024 and starts at $2,200.

The Acer Swift Go 14 (code: SFG14-63) will also be available in Australia in Q2 and starts at $1,400.

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