Acer’s latest Windows 10 lineup: Swift X, gaming notebooks, sustainability-focused Aspire Vero and more
Acer’s most recent lineup of Windows 10 devices includes the first product within the Earthion platform (focused on the company’s sustainability efforts), the newest member of its Swift line of notebooks, new Predator Triton and Helios Series gaming laptops, refreshed ConceptD models and the latest addition to its TravelMate P6 series, engineered for professionals who frequently work on the road.
With the Aspire Vero, Acer embraces sustainability throughout the computer manufacturing process. Post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic is used throughout the device’s chassis and keyboard caps, and it ships in a box made from 80-85% recycled paper pulp. All graphics on the shipping box are printed with soy ink, and the notebook itself contains no paint on the chassis, reducing the impact on the environment.
Under the hood, it comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics to power through daily productivity tasks and more, while up to 1 TB of M.2 SSD storage gives users plenty of space to store music, movies and files. This display features a lifting-hinge design that slightly elevates the notebook when opened, allowing for a more ergonomic typing experience. You can also log in with peace of mind with the security of Windows Hello and use your voice with Cortana to assist you in daily tasks.
Acer also introduced the Swift X, the newest member of its popular Swift line of notebooks. An AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processor with “Zen 3” architecture and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs powers this ultrathin-and-light laptop. It’s the first of its series to come powered with discrete graphics, offering creative professionals such as video editors or photographers plenty of power. Its productivity capabilities are further enhanced by up to 2 TB of SSD storage (max of 1 TB SSD, but 2 slots are available), so you can take all your work with you. A fast-charging 59W battery offers up to 17 hours of use.
The notebook also includes a fingerprint sensor for more secure sign-ins through Windows Hello and is compatible with Cortana through voice and multi-gesture touchpad supporting gestures. AI-enhanced noise suppression makes for smoother video calls and Acer BlueLightShield technology helps lessen eye strain during long editing sessions.
The Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G) will be available in North America in June starting at $899.99; in Europe, the Middle East and Asia this summer starting at 899 euros; and in China it’s expected in late summer/early fall, starting at RMB 6,499.
Updates to the Predator Triton 500 SE and the Predator Helios 500 notebooks include up to the new 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, plus premium features like Acer’s 5th Generation AeroBlade 3D Fan Technology for better cooling, DTS:X Ultra audio, Intel Killer E3100G Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i and the PredatorSense device management software.
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) will be available in North America in June starting at $1,749.99; in EMEA in July starting at 1,999 euros; and in China in June, starting at RMB 14,999.
The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) will be available in North America in August starting at $2,499.99; in EMEA in June starting at 2,499 euros; and in China in August, starting at RMB 39,999.
All new ConceptD 5 models now include a 16-inch 3K (3072 x 1920) PANTONE-Validated display with a taller 16:10 aspect ratio that provides additional vertical screen space. Designed for 2D and 3D design workflows, Acer’s all-metal ConceptD 5 notebooks (CN516-72G) pair the new 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. A ConceptD 5 Pro (CN516-72P) is also available, featuring either the NVIDIA RTX A5000 or NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, which empowers creators with the ability to bring ray tracing and AI to the largest rendering, 8K editing and multi-app workflows.
The ConceptD 5 (CN516-72G) will be available in North America in August starting at $1,999.99; and in EMEA in July starting at 2,199 euros.
The TravelMate P6 series of premium thin-and-light notebooks for professionals on-the-go now includes the TravelMate Spin P6 convertible, coming with a stylus and a Corning Gorilla Glass touch display that can be rotated 360 degrees into four modes (presentation, tablet, notebook and tent). They also have a dockable Acer Active Stylus that works with Windows Ink for capturing notes and drawing. These devices take advantage of the powerful security features of Windows 10 Pro, including a fingerprint reader and IR webcam for quick and safe logins via Windows Hello. Built-in Acer User Sensing technology detects if someone is in front of the computer to either wake up or lock up the notebook, and Windows Hello can recognize whether that person is the owner. For privacy, the system’s webcam can be physically shuttered when not in use.
New traditional clamshell models have been refreshed with up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processors, 20 hours of battery life* and facilitate collaboration by capitalizing on a 180-degree hinge design that allows the devices to lay flat for easier content sharing. All new models have dual speakers for crystal-clear videoconferencing, while a four-mic array picks up vocals from up to 6.5 feet away and enables quick and accurate voice commands.
Measuring only 0.6 inches (16.8 mm), the TravelMate Spin P6 (TMP614-52) and TravelMate P6 (TMP614RN-52) are thin, portable and very light—starting from just 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg) and 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg), respectively. The chassis is comprised of a magnesium-aluminum alloy, which is stronger and lighter than standard aluminum alloys of the same thickness. With a long battery life, professionals can work throughout the day without having to plug in or recharge—and when the time comes, fast charging can boost the battery up to 80% within an hour.
The Acer TravelMate P6 (TMP614-52) will be available in North America in October, starting at $1,299.99; in EMEA in September, starting at 999 euros; and in China in October, starting at RMB 6,999.
The Acer TravelMate Spin P6 (TMP614RN-52) will be available in North America in October, starting at $1,399; in EMEA in October, starting at 1,199 euros; and in China in October, starting at RMB 7,499.
*Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use.