Acer’s Upcoming Laptops Are Sleek, Affordable, and AMD-Powered

An Acer Swift 4 laptop with swirly green desktop background.
Acer

Acer announced a pair of new laptops today, the Aspire 5 and Swift 3. Both are relatively slim, powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 processors, and set at prices that won’t break the bank. The Aspire 5, which starts at $520, will be available in June. The Swift 3, which starts at $630, drops in April.

An Acer Aspire 5 featuring Windows 10.
Acer

Starting with the more affordable Aspire 5, you get an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Mobile processor and your choice of up to 24 GB of RAM and either an SSD (up to 1 TB) or an HDD (up to 2 TBs).
It sports a 1080p 15.6-inch display and Radeon graphics.

The Swift 3 will cost more, but provide more power for your money. An AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Mobile Processor powers this laptop, along with 16 GBs of RAM, and your choice of up to a 512 GB SSD. It tips the scales at 2.6 pounds and sports a 14-inch 1080p display.

Mostly, the specs are the same as the existing Intel-powered Aspire 5 and Swift 3, but you get AMD processors instead. It’s an excellent option to have for anyone that prefers AMD over Intel.

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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