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. The latest 2020 edition of Acer Swift 3 is available in Nepal. Here you can check the specs and price of different SKUs of the Acer Swift 3 2020 that are available in Nepal.
Acer Swift 3 2020 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.
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.
Performance & Memory
Here, you can choose to go with team blue or team red. If you go with Intel you get to choose between Core i5-1035G1 and Core i7-1065G7. Both are 10th Gen Intel processors based on a 10nm process. They can hit a top clock speed of 3.60GHz and 3.90GHz, respectively. Interestingly, the i7-1065G7 variant is 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.
If you happen to lean on the other side of the line, you will have to decide between Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U.
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 and Radeon Vega 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. In terms of storage, you can configure the Swift 3 with up to 512GB of M.2 SSD.
Battery & rest of the specs
Coming to the battery, the 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 ( DisplayPort over USB-C), 1x 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, 1x HDMI, Kensington lock, and finally 1x DC-in jack. The USB-C on the Intel variant also supports Thunderbolt. Thankfully, you can also charge the laptop via the USB-C connection (5V/3A). On the wireless side, the Swift 3 comes with Wi-Fi 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: 10th Gen Intel Core / Ryzen 4000
- 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 in Intel, DisplayPort over USB-C, USB charging), 1x 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, 1x HDMI, Kensington lock, 1x DC-in jack.
Acer Swift 3 2020 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 89,000 whereas the high-end i7 variant comes with a price tag of NPR 115,990 in Nepal. Similarly, the Ryzen 5 4500U model costs NPR 95,000.
|Acer Swift 3 2020||Price in Nepal||Availability|
|14” FHD, Intel i5-1035G1, NVIDIA MX350, 256GB SSD, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM||NPR 89,000||ITTI|
|14” FHD, Intel i5-1035G1, NVIDIA MX350 (2GB GDDR6), 512GB SSD, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM||NPR 93,000||ITTI|
|14” FHD, Intel i7-1065G7, NVIDIA MX350 (2GB GDDR6), 512GB SSD, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM||NPR 115,990||LDS|
|14” FHD, Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Vega 8, 256GB SSD, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM||NPR 95,000||ITTI|
- Watch our review of the Acer Swift 3 2020 (Intel).