Acer just announced a handful of new laptops, but the most notable is the Swift 3 because it packs an OLED screen into a device that costs just $900. Typically, you’d spend over $1,000 to get an OLED screen on a computer. laptop, although companies like steel (and Asus) are changing that trend.
The Swift 3’s display is a 14-inch 16:10 WQXGA+ (2880×1800) OLED display that Acer claims supports 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Acer’s Swift product line generally offers solid hardware at a more affordable price. However, to get to that lower price point, certain other things have to be sacrificed. Usually that was the screen, which has always underperformed compared to premium options. The introduction of an OLED display is an exciting proposition because it means the only thing holding these devices back is about to be totally revamped.
However, it’s not just the OLED screen that makes the new Swift 3 attractive. The Swift 3 is powered by Intel’s 12th generation H-series processors, including the Core i7. It features an aluminum chassis, up to a 1TB PCIe SSD, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 memory, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
The battery also offers up to 10 hours of life on a single charge, which is pretty solid for an OLED device. A 30-minute charge will give you four hours of use.
Getting all this in a laptop that costs less than $900 will appeal to budding creatives, students who need a powerful laptop, or anyone who does extensive photo editing and color editing work.
Acer also announced the Spin 5 and Spin 3 laptops. The Spin 5 is a 2-in-1 laptop meant to compete with premium options like the Dell XPS 13. Like the Swift 3, it has up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. , up to 1TB PCIe NVME SSD, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and Wi-Fi 6.
The Spin 5 has a 0.67-inch chassis and a 14-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS display. It also has better battery life than the Swift 3, offering up to 13 hours.
The Spin 3 is very similar. It has the same specs and battery life, but a lower resolution FullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display. It also supports up to 16GB of LPPDR4X memory, a step down from the LPDDR5 RAM in the other two options.