This week Acer announced a number of new laptops, but the Swift Edge 16 appears to be the best of the bunch. The new laptop is designed and targeted to professionals who require high computing capability, productivity, and portability.
The lightweight laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors and up to AMD Radeon 780M graphics for next-gen performance and visuals. It also features AMD Ryzen AI on select models with select processors, enabling the device to keep up with today’s AI demands and more.
The big selling point here is the impressive display, known as the Swift Edge 16, a stunning 16-inch 3.2K OLED display with an upgraded refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut to provide true-to-life colours and images.
Running Windows 11, the laptop also boasts compatibility with up to Wi-Fi 7, Microsoft Pluton, and a range of smart features so users can stay connected to fast wireless connections and have private data secured.
Design and Display
The Acer Swift Edge 16 offers an eye-catching design with a minimal bezel and squared-off edges on the chassis. The ultra-thin and light magnesium alloy chassis measures just 12.95 mm (0.51 inches), weighs only 1.23 kg (2.71 lbs) and is finished off with a sleek olivine black coating.
Users can enjoy its 16-inch 3.2K OLED panel, running an impressive 3200 x 2000 resolution at 120 Hz refresh rate and ultrafast 0.2 ms response time. This makes it a great option for those looking for some gaming on the go.
For those producing content, the display supports 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support. This combines with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits peak brightness and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, the OLED laptop offers precise and high-contrast colours to be enjoyed.
The TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe-certified display also helps reduce blue light exposure for added comfort during extended viewing periods.
AI-powered performance and security
The Swift Edge 16 takes advantage of the latest AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors for pure performance speeds and power efficiency that keeps the laptop running longer when unplugged, while also leveraging up to AMD Radeon 780M graphics for immersive visuals.
Featuring AMD Ryzen AI on models with select processors, the dedicated engine ushers in new AI experiences such as real-time video quality enhancements for video calls.
Thanks to the built-in Microsoft Pluton security processor, enabled by default, the Swift Edge 16 supplies added protection to help defend against sophisticated attacks, while the fingerprint reader supporting Windows Hello allows for biometric authentication to the Windows 11 PC.
The AMD Ryzen-powered laptop also comes with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage for quick data transfer, lower latency, and faster load time, while its TwinAir cooling technology with enhanced fan and air inlet keyboard designs helps keep the device running at full speed.
Smart features and seamless connections with Wi-Fi 7
The latest version of the Swift Edge line comes with support for up to Wi-Fi 7, boasting enhanced speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, low latency of under 2 ms, and multi-link capability for fast and reliable wireless connections.
The Swift Edge 16 is also equipped with a bundle of smart features to help boost overall productivity and ease of use.
With support for Window Studio Effects, users can present themselves in their best light during video conferences with its 1440p QHD webcam with automatic framing, gaze correction, and advanced background blur. For far too long, webcams in laptops have been 720p resolution, so it’s great to see this being addressed and improved by Acer here.
The webcam also features Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) and Acer PurifiedVoice with AI noise reduction to provide elevated video call experiences.
It also includes a full-sized keyboard and a range of essential connectivity ports; two USB Type-A ports, dual USB 4 Type-C PD 65 W ports with fast charging and display capabilities, HDMI 2.1, and a Micro SD card reader.
Pricing and Availability
The Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) will be available in Australia from July 2023, starting at $1,999 AUD.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via acer.com.au