Acer’s new Swift laptops include Intel’s 11th Gen processors
By: Monica Chin
on September 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Publication: The Verge – All Posts

Acer Swift 3 SF313-53 from the front.

This is the Swift 3 SF313-53 (the one with the 13.5-inch screen). | Acer

Acer has announced new Swift 3 and Swift 5 laptops, which include Intel’s 11th Gen “Tiger Lake” processors. Both models will launch in November. The Swift 5 starts at $999.99 and the Swift 3 starts at $699.99.

The Swift 5 is one of the first batch of laptops to be verified through Intel’s new Evo platform. Systems that earn this badge are supposed to deliver nine or more hours of “real-world” battery life, have less than a second of wake time, fast charging, Wi-Fi 6, and Thunderbolt 4, among other requirements. Acer says it’s still working on getting the Swift 3 verified as well.

The Swift 5 can come with either a Core i5 or Core i7 processor, and Acer claims it provides 17…

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