The Acer Swift Series is the brand’s signature thin and light laptop family which you can easily identify the specific product tier by its model name. In general, the Swift laptop gets more premium as the model numbering gets higher from one to seven although there is also the creator/gaming-oriented Swift X.
Hence, it is rather interesting that Acer has equipped an OLED panel which is usually considered a premium feature into its lower mid-range model, the Swift 3. Simply dubbed as the Swift 3 OLED, the new model was one of several new products that were announced at the first next@acer Global Press Conference (GPC) for 2022 last night.
The laptop which weighs around 1.4kg and has a thickness of 17.9mm generally carries the Swift series’ sleek and unassuming design language. That being said, its 14-inch OLED display has a 16:10 aspect ratio which is unlike most Swift laptops and the first sign that the Swift 3 OLED is rather different from its fellow family members.
The OLED display has a native resolution of 2880 x 1800 (WQXGA+) alongside a 90Hz refresh rate. Acer also noted that the panel is able to deliver 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and has met the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 as well as TUV Rheinland Eyesafe standards.
In terms of internal hardware, Swift 3 OLED can be obtained with up to Intel Core i7-12700H processor that also features integrated Iris Xe Graphics. With a battery life of up to 10 hours, the Intel Evo verified model can also provide more than 4 hours of operational time with just 30 minutes of charging time.
The laptop is also equipped with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe solid state drive, alongside an Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i adapter and USB-C port that supports USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 standards. In line with the company’s increasing focus on sustainability, the Swift 3 OLED also features an OceanGlass touchpad that was made from ocean-bound plastic waste.
Acer also noted that Swift 3 OLED’s backlit keyboard has an air inlet that helps disperse 8% to 10% more heat than traditional laptop keyboards. For now, it is not known when the company is going to release the laptop in Malaysia although it will be first made available in China starting this month with a starting price of CNY4,999 (~RM3,258).