[CES 2023] Acer Swift Go Has OLED display and 13th Gen Intel Core CPU
At CES 2023, Acer has unveiled a number of interesting new ultraportable laptops, most notably the Acer Swift Go which uses an OLED display.
Acer Swift Go
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Swift Go 16 are the stars of the new Acer Swift laptop line. Both feature OLED displays with a 16:10 aspect ratio, but the Swift Go 16 has a larger, 16-inch display with a higher resolution of 3200 x 2000 and a faster refresh rate of 120Hz. The Swift Go 14 has a slightly smaller, 14-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and a refresh rate of 90Hz.
Both laptops are powered by Intel’s 13th-generation processors, including options for U-series and H-series models, which offer strong performance and a battery life of over 9.5 hours. They also come with the Intel Movidius VPU and support Intel Unison, allowing you to easily connect your smartphone to your PC. The laptops are equipped with the TwinAir cooling system and can be configured with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 2TB SSD.
A standout feature of the Acer Swift Go laptops is the PurifiedView suite of video tools, which are powered by the 1440p webcams above the display. These cameras provide options like background blur, auto framing, and eye contact. The Acer Swift Go laptops are also slim and lightweight, measuring 14.9mm in thickness and weighing 1.3kg for the 14-inch model and 1.6kg for the 16-inch version. They have a good selection of ports, including Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, and a microSD card reader, in addition to USB Type-A.
The Acer Swift Go 14 will be released in Europe starting at €999 and in North America starting at USD $849.99 in May 2023. The Swift Go 16 will be released in Europe starting at €1,099 in March and in North America starting at USD $799.99 in June 2023.
Acer Swift X 14
The Acer Swift X 14 is a more powerful laptop that is powered by 13th-generation Intel Core H-series processors and includes up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 GPU for improved graphics performance for creative tasks, aided by the included NVIDIA Studio drivers. It also has up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD.
Like the Swift Go laptops, the Acer Swift X 14 has an OLED display, a 2.8K (2880 x 1800) screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The base model comes with a WQXGA IPS panel. The laptop also has a 1080p webcam with temporal noise reduction and support for Acer PurifiedView features.
The Acer Swift X 14 will be available starting at USD $1,099 in North America and €1,499 in Europe in April 2023.
Acer Swift 14
The last new entry in the Swift lineup, the Acer Swift 14 shares some design elements with the 2022 Acer Swift 5, including the dual-tone look, and is available in Mist Green and a new Steam Blue color. The Acer Swift 14 is powered by 13th-generation Intel Core processors, including up to a Core i7-13700H, and has up to 32GB of RAM. It has a 14-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600.
The display is touch-enabled, but not OLED. The laptop has a 1440p webcam with temporal noise reduction for high-quality video during calls and meetings. It also has good connectivity, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports and HDMI 2.1 support, as well as USB Type-A ports.
The Acer Swift 14 will be released in EMEA regions starting at €1,699 in January 2023 and in North America starting at USD $1,399.99 in March 2023.
Pokdepinion: The Swift Go 16 looks to be quite feature-packed, but I’m personally curious about its thermals. I want to see how loud it can get, and how well it can really cool down the machine.
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