The Acer Swift 5 is still the lightest 14-inch laptop on the market


Keeping with Project Athena standards, Acer’s thin and light Swift 5 is in fact the world’s thinnest and lightest 14 inch laptop. Designed for performance on the go, the Acer Swift 5 comes with a sleek chassis and slim bezels with noteworthy performance and battery life.

Acer Swift 5: Body and Build

Acer Swift 5 light
The Acer Swift 5 is lightweight but also brings concerns of durability when you hold it

The 14-inch Acer Swift 5 has a chassis made from a combination of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium alloys. The latest generation weighs just 990g with a new discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics option, or even less with solely newly updated integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics while measuring just 14.95mm thin. The screen is a 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen and features a three-sided narrow bezel with a decent screen-to-body ratio of 86.4 per cent.

Acer Swift 5: What’s inside

Acer Swift 5 Ports
There are ample ports on the Acer Swift 5. 2x USB Type-A, 1x HDMI and 1 USB Type-C.

The Swift 5 comes with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, and a maximum of 512GB PCIe Gen 3×4 SSD storage. It has a full-function USB 3.1 Type-C connector that supports Thunderbolt 3, dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader.

Acer Swift 5: Battery life

Acer Swift 5 fingerprint reader
Windows Hello compatibility comes along with a fingerprint reader on the Acer Swift 5

Considering the device is made for people on the move, the Swift 5 comes with up to 12.5 hours of claimed battery life. It supports fast charging, providing up to 4.5 hours of use with just a 30-minute charge.

Price and availabiltiy

The Acer Swift 5 will be available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in September starting at €899 (about Dh3,646).


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