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.


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