Acer Updates Its Swift and Spin Series Notebooks

Acer hasn’t been bringing a lot of eye-catching updates in the past few years but its latest laptops should feel more at place in the current market. The company’s Swift and Spin series of laptops are getting the upgrade they deserve.

Swift series

The company’s Swift series of laptops, consisting of the Swift 1, Swift, 3, Swift 5 and Swift 7, are getting overhauled. All of them (except the Swift 1) get treated to the same Intel 7th-generation treatment.


The Swift 1 comes with a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display, boosted by Intel Pentium or Celeron chip with 4 GB RAM, up to 128 GB eMMC storage and Intel HD 520. It has a battery life of up to 12 hours and starts at just $249.


The Swift 3 and Swift 5 both share Intel’s Core i3/i5/i7 processors with either 4 or 8 GB RAM, Intel HD 520 and up to a 512 GB SSD. They get 14-inch displays with up to FHD resolution (Swift 5 has a 768p option, too), and have a battery life of up to 10 hours and 13 hours with Full HD screen, respectively. Swift 3 and Swift 5 start at $499 and $749, respectively.


The Swift 7 is billed as the thinnest laptop on the market, coming with a 13.3-inch FHD display and Gorilla Glass protection, Core i5-processor, 8 GB memory, 256 GB SSD and Intel HD 615. It has a battery life of up to 9 hours, and amazing aesthetics, weighing just 1.12 kg and being 9.98mm thick. It starts at $999.

The Swift 7 and Swift 3 come this October, while the Swift 5 and Swift 1 will be available next month.

Spin series

Just like the series above, this series comprises the Spin 1, Spin 3, Spin 5 and Spin 7. But these machines break the mold of traditional laptops and are convertibles that will fight better against Lenovo’s Yoga.


The Spin 1 comes with an 11.6-inch display of up to FHD resolution, with either Pentium or Celeron. Alongside it is 8 GB of memory, HD graphics and either up to a 64 GB eMMC or 1 TB hard drive. It starts at $249 and has a 9 hour battery.

Spin 3 comes with a larger 15.6-inch display of up to FHD resolution, a 6th-gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor, up to 12 GB DDR4 memory and HD 510 or 520. It gives you either a 512 GB SSD or a 1 TB HDD. The battery life is the same at 9 hours. Pricing starts at $499.


The Spin 5 comes with a 13.3-inch FHD display with 7th-gen Intel Core i3 or i5, up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM, HD 520 and 512 GB SSD. A 10 hour battery concludes the package. Pricing starts at $599.


Last in the Spin 7 machine which has a 14-inch FHD IPS display, 7th-gen Core i7 processor with 8 GB RAM and Intel HD 615 Graphics. Storage is set at 256 GB SSD while battery lasts for up to 8 hours. The emphasis is on the design, which is under 11mm thick and weighs just 1.2kg. Pricing starts at $1199.

The three upper-tier machines arrive later this month, while the Spin 1 arrives this December.

Via Tom’s Hardware

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