Large screen, and possibly a tougher shell too. We hope.
Acer has revealed its newest mainstream laptop. It’s not just any laptop, it’s a premium one at that! This one has a wide nearly bezel-free OLED screen which is only getting popular now. OLED is far more expensive to manufacture than IPS LCD and it’s also harder to replace, especially those on laptops.
OLED screens on laptops make more sense for creative and productive users as this allows for better and more accurate colour reproduction. The 16″ OLED here supports both regular RGB and Adobe sRGB and also has a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. Those who love to edit and draw would appreciate this type of display. Unlike your typical TFT screens, OLED screens also have better viewing angles and richer contrasts.
Also, the 3.2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate make it also viable for gamers because every pixel is sharp and detailed. Remember to use proper scaling so that icons and programs don’t look too small.
Laptops are also meant to be movable and the Swift Edge 16, despite its size, is pretty light. It weighs only 1.23kg and it’s also thin at 12.95mm. Although, thin does not always mean better because this means manufacturers have to make a compromise with ports, battery size, and heat dissipation.
In the Philippines, this particular laptop uses an AMD Ryzen 7040 CPU with Radeon 740M integrated graphics. It also appears to have a backlit keyboard and a number pad. The laptop comes with up to 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD storage and up to 32GB DDR5 RAM. According to Acer’s website, there are cooling fans inside situated underneath the keyboard (which is an appropriate placement). Users can choose between Normal, Silent, and Performance modes.
In terms of security, you have the Kensington Lock, Microsoft’s Pluton security chip, and fingerprint biometric authentication with Windows Hello. This ensures maximum security.
You have your typical ports placed in this laptop which include two USB-A 3.0 ports, two USB-C, one HDMI 2.1, a 3.5mm jack, and a MicroSD Card reader. One of the USB-C ports is used to charge the laptop and supports up to 65W of power.
Wi-Fi 7 is enabled so that users can experience fast connectivity alongside Bluetooth 5.2. It runs Windows 11 Home out of the box and includes a trial for Microsoft Office 365.
Unfortunately, Acer has not announced any price range for this yet. You could visit their website for more information.