Acer Swift 1 is a line of thin, light, and affordable laptops with entry-level specs. It was first released in 2016 and has been updated several times over the past few years.
The latest version of this series has started shipping and will appeal to users looking for low-cost laptops or entry-level equipment for segments such as education. Its main novelty lies in its Intel ‘Jasper Lake‘ processors. This is the new platform for the low end of the market, consisting of Pentium and Celeron models.
They are manufactured in 10 nanometer processes and Intel promises an improvement of up to 35% in the overall performance of applications, improved graphics performance of up to 78% compared to the previous generation “Gemini Lake” and advanced camera and connectivity features for an enhanced viewing and video conferencing experience.
The new Acer Swift 1 is powered by an Intel Celeron N5100 processor with four cores and four threads, operating frequencies from 1.1 to 2.8 GHz and Intel UHD graphics at 800 MHz. Its TDP is only 6 watts, which results in an improved battery life for this laptop, which the manufacturer puts at over 13 hours.
Not bad for a 14-inch laptop with FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) that bets on mobility with a weight of 1.3 kg and a thickness of less than 15 mm. Its connectivity is enhanced by the presence of Jasper Lake processors, which allows it to offer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5, plus three USB 3.1 ports (two Type A and one Type C), HDMI output, webcam, stereo speakers and fingerprint sensor.
Pre-installs Windows 10 Home although the platform also supports Linux distributions and Chrome OS. In silver finish and in a configuration with 4 Gbytes of LPDDR4X memory and a 128 Gbyte PCIe solid state drive, it is priced in Asia at $440. to the exchange rate. We expect to see it on the international market soon and probably at a lower price. It won’t break speed records, but this kind of platform is an advance over the old netbooks with Atom chips and an entry-level model for those who are price-conscious above all else.