ITTI brings Acer Swift 3 2020 with 10th-gen Intel CPU in Nepal

Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel) Price in Nepal

When it comes to powerful & capable laptops, not everyone is on board with heavy and bulky machines. Some people put comfort, portability, and versatility above the utmost performance. And laptop manufacturers have been coming up with such light machines over the years. Here, Acer’s “Swift” series is a reputed lineup of ultra-lightweight laptops. Now, the latest 2020 edition of Acer Swift 3 has been made available in Nepal. However, only Intel-powered Acer Swift 3 is currently in the Nepalese market and we may have to wait a while for the ones with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series CPU. Let’s take a look at the new Acer Swift 3 2020 including its specs, official price in Nepal, and availability.

Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel) Overview

Design & Display

Swift 3 looks just as sleek as ever. Committing to its Ultrabook heritage, Acer has managed to make the 2020 model even lighter than Acer Swift 3 (2019). Nice! It has an aluminum plus magnesium-alloy chassis and although color options are a little more diverse on AMD variants, it’s all silver here. The lid houses the reflective “Acer” branding at the center. Here, the area on the internal chassis where your wrists would rest is thin while getting slightly thicker as you move to the other edge.

Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel) - Display, Design

Moving to the display, you’re getting a 14-inches FHD panel and as expected. Acer has compromised a fair-bit on this front in order to bring down the cost of the laptop. Although the company sells a 13.5-inch option with a squarish aspect ratio in the western markets, those aren’t currently available in Nepal. This “Acer ComfyView” IPS LCD panel can’t reproduce the most accurate colors. As a result, if you’re into graphics-intensive work, this shouldn’t be something to consider. Having said, it is more than good enough for other casual tasks. The bezels are quite minimal although the chin is quite big that holds yet another “Acer” branding.

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Performance & Memory

As I said earlier, the Acer Swift 3 2020 is powered by Intel’s 10th-gen Core i5 or Core i7 processors. The i5 variant is the Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU which is a 10nm silicon with 4 cores/8 threads. It has a base frequency of 1.00 GHz and a turbo boost of up to 3.60 GHz. Interestingly, the i7-1065G7 variant is also compliant with Intel’s Project Athena. This is also a quad-core CPU with a base frequency of 1.30 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 3.90 GHz.

Intel Project Athena Certification Logo

In case you didn’t know, Project Athena is Intel’s relatively new standard for thin-and-light laptops with a focus on aspects like battery life (9+ hours to be precise), constant connectivity, AI optimization, and minimized time from opening lid to action. You can tell a Project Athena laptop by the “Engineered for Mobile Performance” logo. Learn more about it here. Anyway, the Swift 3 2020’s performance has been coupled with either 4 or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. And you should just avoid the 4GB RAM variant altogether since that’s just not enough for 2020.

What’s even worse, is the fact that the RAM stick is soldered into the motherboard meaning you won’t even be able to upgrade it if and when necessary. On the graphics side of things, you have the regular Intel UHD graphics. Besides this, Swift 3 2020 also enjoys NVIDIA’s MX350 GPU. This means that the laptop will be able to handle tasks like light photo editing and even playing eSports titles. However, the MX350 is left out from the entry-level model in Nepal. In terms of storage, you can configure the Swift 3 with up to 512GB of M.2 SSD.

Battery & rest of the specs

Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel) - Keyboard

Coming to the battery, this laptop has a sizable 3-cell 55.9Wh (4200mAh) battery and thanks to the onboard power-efficient CPU, it should easily last you over 8 – 9 hours. The island-style (chiclet) keyboard’s keys are arranged with a fair bit of spacing and as you could imagine, there is no separate Numpad on this laptop. However, you do get a fingerprint scanner on the center-ish right corner of the chassis.

The port count includes 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB Type-A 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB Type-C Gen2 (supporting Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort over USB-C), 1x 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, 1x HDMI, Kensington lock, and finally 1x DC-in jack. Thankfully, you can also charge the laptop via the USB-C connection (5V/3A). On the wireless side, the Swift 3 comes with WiFi ax and Bluetooth 5.0. There are two speakers on this laptop capable of delivering stereo audio.

Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel) Specifications:

  • Design & Build: Aluminum plus magnesium-alloy chassis; 12.56W x 8.54D x 0.59H-inches; 1.18kg (2.62 pounds)
  • Display: 14-inches FHD “Acer ComfyView” IPS LCD (1920×1080) panel, 16:9 aspect ratio; No touch support
  • Keyboard: Chiclet style (not full-size); Backlit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Up to 3.6 GHz) / i7 – 1065G7 (Up to 3.9 GHz)
  • RAM: Up to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM @2667MHz
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics + 2GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce MX350 VRAM
  • Battery: 3-cell 55.9 Watt-hours (4200mAh) Li-Ion
  • Max Power Supply Voltage: 65 Watts
  • Storage: Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Webcam: 720p HD Webcam with Windows Hello support
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0
  • Ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB Type-A 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB Type-C Gen2 (w/ Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort over USB-C, USB charging), 1x 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, 1x HDMI, Kensington lock, 1x DC-in jack.

Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel) Price in Nepal and Availability

The starting variant of Acer Swift 3 2020 with 10th-gen Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM is priced at NPR 88,000 whereas the high-end i7 variant comes with a price tag of NPR 125,000 in Nepal. You can buy them at ITTI.

Laptop Model

Price in Nepal

Availability

Acer Swift 3 2020

– 14” FHD, Intel i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics, 256GB SSD, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM

NPR 88,000

ITTI

Acer Swift 3 2020

– 14” FHD, Intel i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics, NVIDIA MX350 (2GB GDDR6), 256GB SSD, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM

NPR 95,000

ITTI

Acer Swift 3 2020

– 14” FHD, Intel i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics, NVIDIA MX350 (2GB GDDR6), 512GB SSD, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM

NPR 99,000

ITTI

Acer Swift 3 2020

– 14” FHD, Intel i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics, NVIDIA MX350 (2GB GDDR6), 256GB SSD, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM

NPR 104,000

ITTI

Acer Swift 3 2020

– 14” FHD, Intel i7-1065G7, Intel UHD Graphics, NVIDIA MX350 (2GB GDDR6), 256GB SSD, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM

NPR 125,000

ITTI

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