Acer unveils new Swift Edge laptop: equipped with Ryzen 7040 series

Acer has unveiled its latest offering, the Swift Edge (SFE16-43) laptop, meticulously engineered for mobile professionals who necessitate exceptional computational power, heightened productivity, and portability. Touted as one of the world’s lightest 16-inch OLED laptops, it is designed to fulfill user needs in productivity and creativity optimally, striking a fine balance between performance, security, and durability.

The newly introduced Swift Edge boasts a minimalist yet sophisticated design. Crafted from an ultra-thin magnesium-aluminum alloy, it weighs a mere 1.23 kg and measures 12.95 mm in thickness, enhancing both portability and resilience. The Swift Edge is fitted with an OLED display, sporting a resolution of 3200 x 2000, a 120Hz refresh rate, a peak brightness of 500 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, a response time of 0.2 ms, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, and is certified by VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 and TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe.

Equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7040 series processor, fabricated using a 4nm process with up to 8 Zen 4 architecture cores, the new laptop exhibits enhanced performance speeds and superior power efficiency, facilitating extended operation without electrical connection. Its integrated Radeon 780M GPU delivers immersive visual effects, and along with an AI engine, enriches the user experience, such as real-time video quality enhancements during video calls. The laptop comes standard with the Microsoft Pluton security processor to effectively thwart increasingly sophisticated security attacks.

The Acer Swift Edge laptop can be configured with up to 32GB LPDDR5 memory and up to 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. Leveraging TwinAir cooling technology with enhanced fans and an air-intake keyboard design ensures the device maintains peak performance. It supports Wi-Fi 7 and features a QHD webcam, two USB4 ports (with 65W PC charging support), two USB Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, a Micro SD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The novel product is scheduled to launch in North America in July, retailing from $1299.99.