Acer's glass topped special edition of the Swift 3 laptop makes a stylish statement
Bangalore December 26 2017: Laptops never died, they just became thinner, lighter -- and in the case of the Special Edition of the Acer Swift 3-- more stylish. The Swift series was Acer's answer to the ultra laptop challenge, sleek and highly portable machines that were built to be rugged for users on the road. The Swift 3 is a 14 inch model running Windows 10 Home edition -- a curious choice, considering this is priced and built with productivity features, where a professional edition of Windows makes more sense.
The RAM memory of 8 GB will measure up to most tasks but the 256 GB solid state storage is again on the lower side. The 1.6 GHZ Intel Core i5 processor is backed by a good graphics chip, the NVIDIA GeForce MX 150, which might explain why video played on the full HD display looks so good. And sounds good and loud -- thanks to the True Harmony twin speakers.
The HD camera is Skype-ready and there is a generous quota of USB 3 and USB 2 ports together with a HDMI. The 3220 mAh battery promises to provide about 10 hours of usage. For the security -conscious, they have built in a finger print reader. The Special Edition means the laptop cover is toughened Corning Gorilla Glass rather than metal. At just under 0.7 inch in thickness, and 1.8 kg in weight, the Swift 3 is handy without sacrificing strength. At the asking price of Rs 66199, it is not the most affordable -- but there is a price to pay for making a style statement.