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Two new Acer Swift laptops fly into IFA 2019 packing discrete graphics

Two new Acer Swift laptops fly into IFA 2019 packing discrete graphics

Acer has now officially refreshed it's Swift lineup of laptops at the ongoing IFA 2019 event in Berlin. Addressing our biggest complaint from the early 2019 model, it also sports an option for the Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card, with a separate model featuring Intel's Iris Pro graphics.

"The new ASUSPRO B9 is the world's lightest 14-inch business laptop at just 880 grams, created to provide a next-level usage experience for on-to-go business professionals". It also gets the upgrade to Intel Ice Lake processors, and it will have the same option for discrete Nvidia GeForce MX250 or integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics. The screen features a three-side narrow bezel with a high screen-to-body ratio of 86.4%.

The Acer Swift 3 will be available from September end starting from €799.

The display is an FHD IPS panel and supports touch. This feature allows the user to login via fingerprint reader for easy and more secure access.

ASUS announces ASUSPRO B9, the world’s lightest 14” laptop with a remarkable 94% screen-to-body ratio
The New Acer Swift 5 Still Weights Under 1kg; Features 10th Gen Intel Core and NVIDIA GeForce MX 250

The top of the range offering here is the Intel Core i7-1056G7, which can be paired with a maximum 512GB PCIe SSD storage. It also supports fast charging that can provide up to 4.5 hours of use with a 30-minute charge, according to Acer.

"Known for their lightweight designs, this latest iteration of the Swift 5 retains its billing as the world's lightest 14" notebook, which has been constructed from a mix of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys, the firm notes. For further color enhancement the Swift 3 also includes Acer Color Intelligence™ and Acer ExaColor Technology for enhanced, vivid images.

Putting the weight contest aside, the Acer Swift 5 is still an impressive workhorse for a notebook that weighs less than a kilo. It is available with 27-inch, 24-inch, and 22-inch Full HD IPS screen options, all powered by 10Gen Intel Core processors and an optional discrete NVIDIA MX130 GPU. This newest version of the Acer Swift 5 will be released starting in either September or November, depending on region. Up to 16 GB RAM and up to a 512 GB PCI NVMe SSD can be configured. Battery life test condition: 100 nits LCD brightness, 50% speaker volume, WLAN on, Bluetooth on, no direct Internet connection.

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