Acer presented some exciting notebooks at an event in Ahrensburg. Especially the models of the consumer series left a positive impression. Namely, these are the Swift 3 OLED, Spin 3 and Spin 5.
Acer Swift 3 OLED
The 14-inch notebook comes with a namesake OLED panel, which offers a razor-sharp WQXGA+ resolution. Combined with the exceedingly thin screen edges, the display is appropriately showcased. The heart of the slim notebook is an Intel Core processor of the 12th generation. The graphics unit in the form of Intel Iris Xe graphics also comes from the chip expert. Acer relies on fast PCIe-SSDs and up to 16 GB of RAM so that the Swift 3 OLED can boot up at breakneck speed.
Acer does not only emphasize the mobility here with the compact design. The battery life of up to ten hours is also impressive. More exciting than the battery’s staying power is the short charging time. After only 30 minutes, the battery is supposed to have enough power to last four hours. The just under 1.8 cm thick Acer Swift 3 OLED relies on high-quality, but also sustainable materials.
While the chassis is made of aluminum, the so-called OceanGlass is used for the touchpad. Acer uses recycled plastic from the oceans here. There is also nothing to complain about in terms of connectivity. Besides Wi-Fi 6e, there is USB-C, USB-A, HDMI and a 3.5 mm jack. In times of home offices, the Swift 3 OLED also offers a high-quality webcam with an integrated microphone. Those who are interested in the Swift 3 OLED can get their hands on it starting in July at an MSRP starting at 999 euros.
Acer Spin 5
Of course, Acer also had matching convertibles at the start. After all, the combination devices consisting of notebook and tablet are becoming more and more popular. The Spin 5 scores with a low weight of 1.3 kg and fits in any backpack thanks to a thickness of just 16.9 mm. The 14-inch display has a WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) and can of course be used manually. The hinge is and remains a real highlight in the new Spin models. After all, it enables smooth switching between the Spin 5’s different usages. No matter whether tablet, notebook or stand mode – the changes are uncomplicated.
Meanwhile, Acer’s convertibles also offer decent performance. Thus, the Spin 5 comes with a 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor as well as an Intel Iris Xe graphics card. In combination with the maximum 16 GB working memory and the 1 TB SSD, content creators should also find optimal conditions in the mobile design. Of course, WiFi 6e is not missing here either and is complemented by useful connectivity options like Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C). The chic convertible will also be available in July. The RRP is supposed to start at 1,399 Euros.
Acer Spin 3
The Acer Spin 3 is a convertible in a slightly different direction than the Spin 5. It offers a bit less performance, but it seems to be the perfect companion for university or drawing thanks to the included Active Stylus. The Full HD display also measures 14 inches.
The whole thing is powered by a 12th generation Intel Core processor. The Intel Iris Xe graphics chip provides graphics power. With WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4, it also offers modern features that hardly leave anything to be desired. The Acer Spin 3 is supposed to be launched in June 2022 and will be available for an MSRP of 999 Euros (~$999).