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Acer has unveiled its first Copilot+ PC, the Swift 14 AI laptop, marking a significant advancement in AI-integrated computing. This new product, developed in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is set to redefine the user experience with its advanced AI capabilities and high-performance specifications. The Swift 14 AI is part of Acer’s broader strategy to integrate artificial intelligence into everyday computing, promising enhanced productivity and mobility for users.

Introduction to the Swift 14 AI

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The Swift 14 AI stands out with its sleek, thin-and-light aluminum chassis design, combined with a range of optimised AI features aimed at supporting enhanced productivity and mobility. Powered by Snapdragon® X Series platforms, specifically the Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus, this laptop is equipped with an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that delivers 45 Trillions of Operations Per Second (TOPS). This configuration promises a significant leap in performance, extended battery life, and innovative AI experiences.

AI Capabilities and Features

The Swift 14 AI supports next-generation AI features in Windows 11, such as Recall, Cocreator, Live Captions, new Windows Studio Effects, and Auto Super Resolution. These features position the Swift 14 AI among the most powerful, intelligent, and energy-efficient laptops in its class of Windows devices.

Powering the Next-Generation AI PCs

The Snapdragon X Series processors, designed for AI, are among the most powerful and efficient processors available for Windows devices today. The Swift 14 AI, powered by Snapdragon X Elite, features 12 high-performance CPU cores on a 4nm process node, an integrated Qualcomm Adreno GPU with 3.8 TFLOPS of power, and a Qualcomm Hexagon NPU capable of 45 TOPS. With up to 32 GB LPDDR5X-8533 memory and up to 1 TB NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD, the system performance is significantly enhanced, making it suitable for demanding multi-tasking workloads across productivity, creativity, and entertainment scenarios.

A New Era with Copilot+ PCs

The Swift 14 AI has been optimised with powerful AI, unlocking new productivity, creativity, and communication experiences. For instance, the Recall feature allows users to find anything they have seen on their PC by simply describing the clues they remember. Live Captions provide automatic speech captions and real-time translations of any live or pre-recorded video from 44 languages into English.

The Cocreator feature sparks imagination and creative abilities by using visual or written prompts to co-create AI images and texts on the device. Auto Super Resolution automatically upscales graphics resolution and frame refresh rates of games in real-time to deliver enhanced visuals without compromising performance. Windows Studio Effects improve lighting conditions and cancel out unwanted noise during video calls, offering artistic filters to express creativity. The Copilot feature, accessible via a dedicated key, serves as an everyday AI companion for users.

Design and Build Quality

Reflecting its modern capabilities and usability, the Swift 14 AI sports a refined Copilot+ PC-exclusive design. This includes a unique AI icon on the cover of the thin-and-light chassis and an Activity Indicator on the touchpad that illuminates when the device or Copilot is activated. The laptop features a 14.5-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB colour gamut support. It also offers edge-to-edge touchscreen options and comes with TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Certification 2.0 to help minimise the effects of harmful blue light without sacrificing colour accuracy.

The 180-degree hinge design provides flexibility and enables easy opening of the aluminium cover with one hand. A 1440p QHD IR webcam with a triple microphone array and privacy shutter supports Acer’s suite of AI-boosted conferencing tools in Acer PurifiedView 2.0 and Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0, ensuring users always look and sound their best. These can be quickly calibrated thanks to Acer QuickPanel, which intuitively appears when the device’s webcam or microphone is switched on. A dedicated key directs users to the AcerSense app for device management and a library of AI features available through the Experience Zone.

Connectivity and Security

The Swift 14 AI includes advanced connectivity options with Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4, delivering speeds up to 5.8 Gbps and low network latency under 2 ms. It features a range of ports including two USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Type-A ports for added flexibility. Windows Hello supports biometric and facial recognition login for quick and secure access.

Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability remains a key pillar for Acer’s next-generation products. The Swift 14 AI utilises PCR plastic in its construction, ships with 100% recyclable packaging, and has received the EPEAT Gold certification for its compliance with the highest environmental criteria. This commitment to sustainability ensures that users can enjoy cutting-edge technology while contributing to a more sustainable future.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Swift 14 AI (SF14-11) will be available in North America in July, starting at USD 1,099, and in EMEA in June, starting at EUR 1,499. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. For more details on availability, product specifications, and prices in specific markets, users are advised to contact their nearest Acer office via the official website.

Specifications at a Glance

  • Model: Acer Swift 14 AI (SF14-11/SF14-11T)
  • Operating System: Windows 11 for ARM64
  • Processors: Snapdragon™ X Elite X1E-78-100 (12 cores up to 3.4 GHz, integrating Qualcomm Hexagon™ NPU AI Engine up to 45 TOPS), Snapdragon™ X Plus X1P-64-100 (10 cores up to 3.4 GHz, integrating Qualcomm Hexagon™ NPU AI Engine up to 45 TOPS)
  • Graphics: Qualcomm® Adreno™, up to 3.8 TFLOPS
  • Screen: 14.5″ WQXGA (2560×1600) Display with IPS Technology, 120 Hz, 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB, TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe® Certified 2.0, Touchscreen option
  • Memory: Up to 32 GB dual-channel LPDDR5X-8533 SDRAM
  • Storage: Up to 1 TB, PCIe Gen4, NVMe
  • Camera: 1440p QHD IR camera, with Privacy Shutter and Triple-mic support
  • Audio: DTS® X Audio, dual speakers
  • Ports: Two USB Type-C (supporting DisplayPort, USB charging), Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, headphone/speaker jack
  • Battery: 75 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery, fast charging; provides battery life up to 16 hours
  • Wireless and Networking: Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 or above
  • Features: Microsoft Copilot+, Copilot Key, AcerSense™ + Experience Zone + AcerSense key, Acer PurifiedVoice™ 2.0, Acer PurifiedView™ 2.0, Activity Indicator, Backlit keyboard
  • Dimensions: 322.6 (W) x 225.95 (D) x 14.9 (H) mm [12.7 (W) x 8.9 (D) x 0.59 (H) inches]
  • Weight: 1.36 kg (2.99 lbs.)

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