The Acer Swift 5 was announced during the next@Acer 2019 global press conference recently, and the 14″ notebook—which Acer once touted as the world’s lightest 14″ laptop—has now been launched in Malaysia.
Here’s everything you need know.
Price & availability
The Acer Swift 5 is now available at all Acer Concept Stores and Acer Official Online Stores, as well as authorised retailers now for a starting price of RM3,699. There are 4 variants available in Malaysia, with options of either 8GB (16GB for range-topping variant) of onboard LPDDR4 memory. Meanwhile, graphics options include Intel UHD Graphics (SF514-54T-50GD/SF512-54T-52AS), Nvidia MX250 (SF514-54GT-512N), and Intel Iris Plus Graphics (SF514-54T-70AA) for the top-end variant.
All 4 variants come with a 512GB PCIe SSD for storage, along with Windows 10 Home. There are 2 colour options: Moonstone White and Charcoal Blue.
The various configurations, along with relevant pricing, is as follows:
SF514-54T-50GD (Intel Core i5-1035G1) – RM3,699
SF512-54T-52AS (Intel Core i5-1035G1) – RM3,699
SF514-54GT-512N (Intel Core i5-1035G1) – RM3,999
SF514-54T-70AA (Intel Core i7-1065G7) – RM4,699
The first 5 units of any model purchased at any of the above stores will receive a Mi True Wireless Earbud Basic, while purchasers of models worth between RM3,000 to RM5,299 will be entitled to a Predator waterproof bag, a Predator Cestus 310 gaming mouse, or Acer E300 true harmony earphones (these free gifts can be redeemed here).
The new Acer Swift 5 runs on the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and comes packed with up to Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. At just 990 grams, the Swift 5 has a thickness of 14.95mm—this weight is made possible by a combination of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium alloys for greater weight reduction.
For its display, the Swift 5 has a 14″ Full HD IPS touch-screen that boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 86.4%, along with narrow bezels measuring at just 3.97mm. Configurations go up to the Intel Core i7-1065G7 (U-Series) and a maximum of 512GB PCIe Gen 3×4 SSD storage.
Sustaining the device is a battery that, according to Acer, gets you up to 12.5 hours on a single charge. Fast charge is supported, and 30 minutes of charging will get you 4.5 hours of usage, according to the manufacturer.
You’re also looking at dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C. Addressing accessibility and security in one go, the Swift 5 also supports Windows Hello with a built-in fingerprint scanner.