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Acer announces 16-inch Swift Edge laptop that weighs less than 1.2kg – Computer – News

Acer introduces the Swift Edge, a 16-inch laptop with an AMD Ryzen 6000 processor that weighs 1.17 kg and is thus “the world’s lightest 16-inch OLED laptop” according to the manufacturer. The Swift Edge will be available from the beginning of 2023 at a suggested retail price of €1,499.

Acer Swift Edge is equipped with a 16-inch OLED display with a resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels, a brightness of 500 nits and a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz. The laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 6000 or Ryzen Pro 6000 series processor, although Acer has not yet announced which chipsets customers can choose from. The processors in question have different specifications; From four Zen 3 cores with a base clock frequency of 2.7GHz to up to eight Zen 3+ cores with a base clock frequency of 3.3GHz.

According to Acer The Swift Edge is made from an alloy of magnesium and aluminum, which means that the laptop weighs relatively little compared to other 16-inch laptops. For comparison, the MacBook Air with an M2 processor weighs 1.24 kg, the LG Gram has no OLED screen and weighs just under 1.19 kg while the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 with a 16-inch OLED screen weighs about 2.95 kg.

The new Acer laptop also has 16GB Lpddr5 memory and 512GB or 1TB of storage. Moreover, a fingerprint scanner and 1080p webcam are integrated into the laptop and there is WiFi 6E support. Finally, the Swift Edge has an HDMI 2.1 port, a 3.5mm jack input, two USB-C 3.2 ports, and two USB-A connections.