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At CES 2024, Acer has announced updates to its popular Swift range of thin and light laptops, bringing the latest Intel and NVIDIA components and new AI-powered features. The refreshed line-up includes two new Swift Go models with Intel’s latest Core processors, as well as an updated Swift X aimed at creators.

Swift Go – Striking OLED screens and Intel AI acceleration

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The Swift Go 14 and 16 have been verified as Intel Evo platform laptops, meaning they meet strict requirements around performance, battery life and connectivity. They are powered by 13th Gen Intel Core processors with integrated Intel Arc graphics, featuring a dedicated AI accelerator to boost workloads like video conferencing.

Both models sport vibrant OLED displays with 500 nits peak brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, ensuring vivid image quality. The Swift Go 16 packs a 16-inch 3200 x 2000 panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the 14-inch version has a 2880 x 1800 resolution at 90Hz. The touchscreens also support pen input for sketching and note-taking.

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New AI-enhanced features leverage the laptops’ processing power for improved video calling and multimedia experiences. These include a 1440p webcam with temporal noise reduction (TNR) for sharp image quality, Acer’s PurifiedView tech for background blur and framing correction, and PurifiedVoice mic array for clear audio capture.

Wireless performance gets a boost thanks to built-in support for the latest Wi-Fi 7 standard, promising up to 2.4x faster speeds than Wi-Fi 6. The Swift Go range also incorporates Intel’s Unison software, enabling seamless connectivity with iOS and Android devices.

Both models can be configured with up to 32GB LPDDR5 memory and 2TB PCIe Gen 4 storage. They retain the original Swift’s lightweight metal chassis with 180-degree hinges. The Swift Go 14 additionally offers a multi-control touchpad with integrated media keys, while the larger 16-inch version promises over 10 hours of battery life.

Swift X – RTX 40 GPUs and pro-grade display

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Acer has upgraded its creator-focused Swift X laptop with 13th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series processors and the option for NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 4070 graphics. This enables accelerated creative workflows leveraging AI and real-time ray tracing in applications like video editing and 3D modelling.

The 14.5-inch, 2880 x 1800 OLED touchscreen has been professionally calibrated to ensure colour accuracy, making it suitable for colour-critical work. It covers 100% of the DCI-P3 gamut and carries VESA’s DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 certification. The panel also features Acer’s Light Sensing tech, automatically adapting the picture to ambient lighting conditions.

NVIDIA Studio platform validation means the Swift X ships with optimised drivers and supports features like one-click access to the Copilot AI coding assistant. The laptop is equipped for smooth video conferencing as well thanks to an FHD webcam with TNR and Acer’s suite of PurifiedView and PurifiedVoice enhancements.

Connectivity includes dual USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, HDMI 2.1, MicroSD reader and Wi-Fi 6E. The Swift X can be configured with up to 32GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD storage. A large fan, copper heatpipes and dedicated air inlet keyboard have been incorporated to ensure effective cooling under heavy workloads.

Pricing and availability

The Acer Swift Go 16 will launch first in EMEA regions in February, starting from €1149. The Swift Go 14 follows in March from $749.99 in North America and £899 in the UK. Finally, the updated Swift X arrives in February from $1399.99 in the US and €1799 in Europe.

Exact specifications, pricing and availability will vary by region. More details can be found through local Acer sales channels and retail partners.

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