Acer launches new Swift Go and X laptops at CES

Acer Unveils New Swift Go and Swift X ‘Ai laptops’ (and local pricing) at CES

Acer has updated its impressive Swift laptops with Intel’s new 14th-Generation ‘Meteor Lake’ processors. It showed off the new models at the Las Vegas, CES technology expo and also announced local availability and pricing. It comes after Acer performed the first, public demonstration of a Meteor Lake laptop at the Intel Developer Conference in San Jose, last September.

James Lin, Acer’s General Manager, Notebooks and IT Products Business said, “After unveiling our first Intel Core Ultra laptops last month, we’re debuting even more products in our Swift line to help a wider range of customers take advantage of premium laptop experiences and AI-supported technology for more exciting and effective PC use. Plus, these laptops feature impressive updates that help customers do more – and do them even better.”

New Acer Swift-Go 14 SFG14-73-04
New Acer Swift-Go 14 laptop.

Jim Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Client Business Group, added, “Through our deep, technical collaboration with Acer, we are building beyond the CPU focusing on power efficiency, graphics, and Ai usages. The Acer Swift Go and Acer Swift X 14 laptops are excellent examples of Ai PCs being delivered to market, powered by Intel Core Ultra processors and featuring an all-new NPU to enable Ai on client. We are excited to have our customers experience the enhanced collaboration, productivity, and creativity these Ai PCs deliver.”

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New Acer Swift Go laptops

Acer’s new Swift Go laptops have, once again, been verified for Intel’s Evo platform. The new Acer Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14 are powered by Intel’s 14th-Gen Core Ultra processors with integrated Intel Arc GPUs. Acer says the 14-inch Go has a 12-and-an-half hour battery life and that this drops to ten-and-a-half hours for the 16-inch model.

The new laptops also have a dedicated Windows Copilot key to activate the Ai-based assistant app.

Both laptops have a UHD, 1,440P webcam with Acer PurifiedView’s AI-boosted web-conferencing tech which includes background blur, automatic framing and enhanced eye contact. The webcam is backed-up by Acer’s PurifiedVoice 2.0 technology with Ai noise reduction via three microphones. Wi-Fi 7 is also present.

Both Swift laptops maintain the thin-and-light, aluminum chassis, which can be opened-up flat.

The Swift Go 14 features a 44 per cent larger, OceanGlass touchpad which, with optional multi-control lighting on certain models, enables direct media commands.

Both Swift Go laptops, once again, feature OLED displays with 500-nit peak brightness and which support 100 per cent of the difficult DCI-P3 colour space.

The Swift Go 16’s 16-inch display is a UHD, OLED with a 3,200 x 2,000 resolution and a quick 120Hz refresh rate. The Swift Go 14 has a 14-inch UHD, OLED display with a 2,880 x 1,800 resolution and a brisk 90Hz refresh rate.

Both models have a TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe display certification to help reduce eye fatigue. Both have the option to work with a touchscreen and stylus.

Both Swift Go laptops will now support up to 32GB of low-powered, LPDDR5X memory and up-to 2GB of fast, NVMe storage. For connectivity, they have Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI 2.1 video out and a microSD card reader. The laptops also include Bluetooth LE Audio for improved wireless audio.

New Acer Swift Go 16
New Acer Swift Go 16 laptop.

The Acer Swift Go 16 (code: SFG16-72) will be available in Australia in Q2 2024 and starts at $1,899.

The Acer Swift Go 14 (code: SFG14-73) will be available in Australia in Q1 2024 and starts at $1,699.

New Acer Swift X 14

We’ve been waiting to see another Acer Swift X for a long time as the previous model impressively melded an ultraportable chassis with discreet, gamer-friendly graphics.

The new Acer Swift X 14 is now available with new Intel Core Ultra, H-series processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series GPUs (up to 4070).

The new Acer Swift X 14 is also Nvidia Studio validated and so has designer-optimised Nvidia Studio Drivers. It, too, has a dedicated Windows Copilot key.

New Acer Swift X
New Acer Swift X laptop.

The 500-nit, Calman-colour-accuracy-verified, 14.5-inch, UHD OLED display ensures impressive colour accuracy with a Delta E<2 accuracy to suit animators, photo editors and video creators. It also supports 100 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and the 120Hz refresh rate opens the door to gamers.

Above the screen is a Full HD webcam that, again, features the Ai-enabled Acer PurifiedView and PurifiedVoice 2.0 with Ai Noise Reduction technology via three microphones.

For connectivity, the new Acer Swift X 14 has two, USB-C ports, HDMI 2.1 video out and a MicroSD card reader along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth LE Audio.

Cooling comes courtesy of a “Large fan, dual D6 copper heat pipes and dedicated air inlet keyboard.”

The Acer Swift X 14 (code: SFX14-72G) will be available in Australia in late Q1 2024 and will start at $4,199.

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