Acer launches new Swift 3 laptop under Intel’s Project Athena innovation program
Mumbai: Acer, the global PC brand, today revealed its first Intel Project Athena verified Swift 3 laptop in India. Powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processors and Iris® Plus graphics, the Acer Swift 3 delivers the latest in performance, connectivity, productivity, and platform stability. The laptop is designed to suit the needs of a power-user, packing excellent performance and eye-popping graphics into a sleek and stylish metal chassis.
Co-engineered with Intel as part of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, the new Acer Swift 3 comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors featuring Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics , delivering uncompromising performance, stunning entertainment and power efficiency with long-lasting battery life that gives users up to 17 hours of non-stop productivity. In addition, its 13.5-inch QHD IPS with 400 nits brightness 2,256 x 1,504 display features a productivity-boosting 3:2 aspect ratio with thin bezel in a lightweight body weighing just 1.19 kg. The display covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and is further enhanced by Acer's own suite of Color Intelligence and ExaColor software.
Speaking on this occasion, Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer, Acer India said, “We are excited to launch Swift 3 laptop under Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, in India. This will enhance our product offerings in our lifestyle segment with stylish looks and top-notch performance. Acer’s Swift 3 demonstrates the engineering efforts driven by Acer and Intel through the Project Athena innovation program offering our customers a product that is designed around their needs with amazing performance and features. Our commitment to bringing in the best of technology at a great value for our customers stands true here.”
Commenting on the launch, Rahul Malhotra, Director - Retail, Intel India said, “Intel’s Project Athena innovation program is rooted in insights about people and how they use their devices to deliver a new class of advanced laptop experiences. Leveraging the technological strengths of Intel’s PC platform engineering, Project Athena verified device designs are co-engineered, tuned and tested across the program’s experiential and technology requirements spanning battery life, responsiveness, connectivity, and more. The new Acer Swift 3 laptops are powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors featuring Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics that deliver a feature-rich suite of capabilities for people to watch, game, and create more.”
Acer Swift 3 features eye-popping colors and details that bring images and videos to life. Through the use of thin bezels with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 84%, users see more of the 13.5” 3:2 2256x1504 IPS The 3:2 ratio that gives 18% more vertical height so there’s more length to read on. For further color enhancement, Swift 3 also includes Acer Color Intelligence™ and Acer ExaColor Technology.
Colorful, Stylish & Lightweight
Look the part as you carry around this slim and lightweight laptop. Weighing at just 1.19kg and 15.95mm, in a stylish the aluminum & magnesium-aluminum metal chassis turns heads.
The Swift 3 packs a lot of power into the chassis. The latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors featuring Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics offer first-rate performance for work and play. It also includes a max. of 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD and up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM.
Spending all day on the move requires a long battery back-up, the Swift 3’s battery will last for up to 17-hours. In cases of emergency, it can also be fast-charged to provide up to 4-hours of use for just 30 minutes charge.
Wake on Voice (WoV) enables users to activate and query Windows 10 when the screen is off. It also allows interaction with Cortana while the device is in Modern Standby mode. Password free access gives users quicker access to the laptop. The embedded fingerprint reader is a quick and secure way for Windows Hello to verify a user’s identity without a password. Also, the illuminated keyboard for continuous typing after the sun goes down.
The Latest Connectivity
Users get easy updates to the latest information with a full range of connectivity options. Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) improves the average network throughput by up to 3 times and reduces latency by up to 75% compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). Through the use of the full function, USB-C™ users get superfast data transfer over Thunderbolt 3, USB3.1 Gen 2, and Display Port and it can also be used for power delivery.
Pricing and Availability:
The Acer Swift 3 laptop is available at leading retail stores and Acer exclusive stores.