Acer has announced a new lightweight laptop aimed at on-the-go professionals in a world where an increasing number of individuals want to work from home or away from the workplace. The Swift Edge is a 16-inch OLED laptop with a magnesium-aluminum chassis that is 0.51 inch thin and weighs only 2.58 pounds. That’s less than the 2.73-pound weight of the 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air or the 2.62-pound weight of the 16-inch LG Gram.
It has a 4K OLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a small bezel that gives it a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. The model is powered by AMD Ryzen 6000 and Pro 6000 CPUs, which provide integrated RDNA2 graphics and enabling users to play recent 1080p games. It also has 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM that can be upgraded to 32GB and either 512GB or 1TB of SSD storage. According to the company’s movie playback testing, the device’s 54 Wh 3-cell battery can last up to 10.5 hours and up to 8.5 hours according to its web surfing test findings.
Other highlights include an FHD (1,920 x 1,080) camera and compatibility for Microsoft’s Pluton security processor architecture, which adds further security to Windows 11 PCs. The laptop also contains a fingerprint reader and a Noble Wedge Lock slot. Acer’s first Swift Edge laptop will be available in North America this month, with pricing beginning at $1,500. Prices start at €1,499 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and RMB 7,999 in China.