Acer Updates its Consumer Laptops with Intel Tiger Lake Processors

by Duey Guison  October 21, 2020

Acer formally unveils its line of consumer laptops with Intel’s 11th-generation Tiger Lake processors. Acer’s Q4 2020 lineup comprises of the Swift 3x, Spin 5, Spin 3, and Aspire 5.

The Swift 3x retains the design language of its predecessor, which includes its 14-inch Full HD IPS display with 72% NTSC color gamut and 84% screen-to-body ratio. Aside from being equipped with Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, The Swift 3x now gets Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and an improved battery life that is rated for up to 17.5 hours on a single charge. It also comes with Intel’s in-house Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics, which is a laptop version of the Intel DG! announced at CES 2020.

The more premium Aspire 5 keeps its Full HD IPS touchscreen display, along with optional MX450 or MX350 discrete graphics and up to 24GB of RAM and 1TB of NVMe SSD and 2TB of HDD storage to store all of your files. You also get dual-band WiFi 6 and an updated design where the hinge lifts the body and tilts the keyboard for comfortable typing.

For its 2-in-1 laptops, the Spin 3 gets a 13,3 IPS touchscreen IPS display that can be configured with up to a WQXGA resolution. As a 2-in-1 device, the Spin 3 has a built-in Acer Stylus with 4096 levels of pressure and can be configured with dual SSDs—both being essential for content creators. Other features of the Spin 3 include Killer 1650 Wi-Fi and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The higher-end Spin 5, on the other hand, has a 13.5-inch 2k VertiView display with a tall 3:2 aspect ratio, Both the display panel and glass trackpad can be configured with an optional Gorilla Glass with antimicrobial agents. The same antimicrobial agents is standard for the keyboard and surrounding areas.

Other features include two ThunderBolt 4 ports, built-in Acer Stylus, Killer 1650 WiFi and dual front-facing speakers.

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