Acer Swift 1 is a line of slim, light, and inexpensive 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 begun to be marketed and will be of interest to users looking for low-cost laptops or basic equipment for segments such as education. Its biggest novelty lies in its Intel ‘Jasper Lake’ processors. It is the new platform for the low-end of the market made up of Pentium and Celeron models.
They are manufactured in 10 nanometer processes and Intel promises an improvement of up to 35% in overall performance of applications, a better graphics performance up to 78% vs. previous generation ‘Gemini Lake’ and advanced camera and connectivity features for an enhanced viewing and video conferencing experience.
The new Acer Swift 1 mounts a processor Intel Celeron N5100 with four cores and four threads, working frequencies from 1.1 to 2.8 GHz and an Intel UHD graphic at 800 MHz. Its TDP is only 6 watts, which results in an improvement in autonomy than for this laptop the manufacturer places it above 13 o’clock.
Not bad for a laptop 14 inches with FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) that is committed to 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, as well as three USB 3.1 ports (two Type A and one Type C), HDMI output, webcam, stereo speakers and sensor. of footprints.
It pre-installs Windows 10 Home although the platform also supports Linux and Chrome OS distributions. In a 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 dollars to change. We hope to see you soon in the international market and surely with a lower price. It will not break speed records, but these types of platforms are an advance on the old netbooks with Atom chips and a basic model for those who bet on price above all else.