Acer Unveils 2023 Laptop Lineup Featuring Intel Raptor Lake CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 40 GPUs

Acer has announced its new line of Nitro & Predator Helios gaming laptops with Intel 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 GPUs.

Acer gaming laptops get a big upgrade for 2023 with the latest Intel and NVIDIA technologies

Increased display technology, DDR5 memory, and storage space have been leveraged to give users unparalleled speed and space for any situation. The heat is also optimized to improve game lengths, ensuring users can play their favorite titles all day long.

The Acer Nitro 16 and 17 models offer the latest 13th Gen Intel Core HX processors and 165Hz refresh rates. The Acer Nitro 16 features a WUXGA or WQXGA display that supports NVIDIA Advanced Optimus for easy switching between integrated and discrete GPUs without having to reboot the system. The keyboard offers four-zone RGB backlighting with 100% sRGB color gamut support, and an enhanced screen-to-body ratio of 84%. Acer’s Nitro 17 is a lightweight 17.3-inch laptop with multiple display options (FHD @ 144Hz or 165Hz and QHD @ 165Hz). Below the keyboard is a large touchpad, measuring 125 x 81.6mm, with a screen-to-body ratio of 81% and four-zone RGB backlighting on the keyboard.

All Acer Nitro laptops come with 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory and 2TB of M.2 PCIe Gen 4 storage for storing movies, photos and user creations, depending on the size. Both models have dual fans, four fan outlets on the side, and a front and rear air intake for superior cooling. The new Acer Nitro laptops offer a high-resolution camera, two microphones, and dual speakers with DTS:X Ultra sound. For connectivity, they both offer an HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card reader, dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, and three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. Pricing for the Acer Nitro 16 starts at $1,199.99, and the Nitro 17 starts at $1,249.99, with shipping estimated in May.

We are excited to collaborate with Acer to bring high-performance PC platforms to enthusiasts
Worldwide based on the 13th Generation Intel Core mobile processor family. The incredibly fast performance that users can experience is remarkable when compared to industry alternatives, with our labs showing up to 40% higher in Crossmark tests for general PC use and twice as high in Blender which many content creators use for work.

– Steve Long, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, Intel Corporation

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Image source: Acer.

The Predator Helios 16 offers a 16-inch WQXGA display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a display size of 2560 x 1600 pixels, with a choice of 165 to 240 Hz. The other option is a small 250Hz LED panel powered by AUO AmLED technology, which supports 1,000 nits of peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The 18-inch Predator Helios delivers stunning visuals Similar, but display options come in either WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) @ 165Hz, WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) @ 165Hz or 240Hz, or AUO Mini LED @ 250Hz.

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The heat in the new Predator laptops is provided by fifth-generation AeroBlade 3D metal fans and heat pipes oriented in a rectangular shape to improve heat transfer through the computer. The keyboard offers a small LED backlight and 1.8mm travel distance with anti-ghosting N-key. Predator laptops are designed with Intel’s Killer E2600 Ethernet controller and Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 support bandwidth for wired and wireless connections. The connectors equipped with Predator laptops are a single HDMI 2.1 port, USB Type C Thunderbolt 4 connectors, and a Micro SD card reader. Predator Helios 16 will be available in March for $1,649.99, and Predator Helios 18 will be available at the same time for $1,699.99.

Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go debuted this year as part of Acer’s award-winning Swift series of laptops focused on students and professionals. In addition, Acer is updating its Acer Swift X 14 and Acer Swift 14 with the latest generation of components.

New Swift laptops kick off 2023 with all-new designs that are elevated, modern, and offer stunning visual appeal. Not only do the new Swift laptops look good, but they pack an impressive array of the latest technologies and features including high-resolution OLED screens, long-lasting batteries and 13th Gen Intel Core processors that deliver top-notch performance.

– James Lin, General Manager, Laptop, IT Products Business, Acer Corporation

The 16-inch Acer Swift Go offers a 3.2K OLED display with a screen resolution of 3200 x 2000 and 120Hz refresh rates, while the 14-inch model offers a 2.8K OLED display, 2880 x 1800 resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The Acer Swift Go 14 and 16 offer an OLED display with 500 nits of brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification. The screen on both laptops is TUV Rheinland Eyesafe certified and optimized for a 16:10 ratio with touchscreen capability. Electives. Both laptops offer a backlit keyboard and OceanGlass touchpads.

Acer Swift Go 16

The Acer Swift Go series is powered by Intel Core Raptor Lake H-Series CPUs with compatibility with the Intel Evo platform. The laptops offer a battery life of 9.5 hours or longer, so users will be guaranteed to be able to last for long sessions. For graphics, the new Swift Go laptops feature an Intel Movidius VPU with a custom AI engine. Also, all Swift Go laptops feature Intel Unison capability to seamlessly connect their laptops to Android or iOS devices so that a single screen can handle a multitude of tasks, including messages and phone calls, as well as file transfers.

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Both Acer Swift Go laptops feature a newly designed dual fan system, D6 heat pipes made of copper, and an air-inlet keyboard to reduce heat on the keys during use. The 14.9mm aluminum body displays a 90% screen-to-body ratio with ultra-narrow bezels. While the 14-inch Swift Go offers slimmer 4.15mm tires and a weight of 1.3kg, the 16-inch Swift Go offers 4.2mm sidewall tires and a weight of 1.6kg. For connectivity, both systems offer USB Type C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, HDMI 2.1, and a MicroSD card slot. The 1440p PurifiedView webcam supports video conferencing that offers background blur, auto framing, eye contact, PurifiedVoice, and temporal noise reduction for clear video images and sounds during meetings and classes. Wi-Fi 6E controls wireless connectivity, and for storage, the systems offer up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 memory.

The Acer Swift Go 14 will ship in May starting at $799.99, and the Swift Go 16 will ship in June at $849.99.

Acer Swift X 14

Acer’s new Swift X 14 is powered by the Intel 13th Gen Cor H-Series CPU and offers NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 laptop graphics cards. The laptops are validated and pre-installed with NVIDIA Studio drivers, which means the computer is ideal for creatives. . The new Swift X 14 includes a more significant cooling fan and D6 copper heat pipes to keep the laptop cool and offers keyboard air intakes to keep users cool. The new laptop also offers a larger battery for all-day use.

14-inch 2.8K OLED screen and offers 120Hz refresh rates. It delivers 100% DCI-P3 color ranges, VESA DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 certification, and 500 nits of brightness. The indoor webcam is a 1080p FHD indoor camera. The Acer Swift X 14 will be available in April, starting at $1,099.99.

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Acer has updated the Swift 14 for 2023 with a CNC-machined unibody chassis, aerospace-grade aluminum, and two color ways—Steam Blue or Mist Green. The edges of the chassis are diamond cut, the body is 14.95mm thick and weighs 1.2kg. The touchpad is OceanGlass, which reduces the amount of waste you use and is easier on the environment. The laptop is powered by Intel Raptor Lake H-series CPUs, also Intel Evo certified, and lasts 9.5 hours with its long-lasting battery. Intel Unison is also provided to connect Android and iOS devices for maximum productivity in a small package.

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The webcam is a 1440p QHD camera with TNR technology, and audio is supported by Acer PurifiedVoice and DTS Audio with dual speakers. Two touchscreen options are available with the new Swift 14 – WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) or WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) – and they’re covered in antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. Built into the laptop is a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello login compatibility, and for connectors, there are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and an HDMI 2.1 port. The Acer Swift 14 will ship in March and retail for $1,399.99.

Acer has also refreshed its Aspire series with the Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 laptops. The Acer Aspire 3 series of laptops is a family-friendly laptop that uses an Intel Core i3-N series CPU. The surface area of ​​the fan has increased by forty percent with an additional heat capacity of seventeen percent. It’s lighter and thinner than previous models, has an 18.9mm metal casing and weighs 1.6kg. The screen is a 1080p FHD display with Acer’s BlueLightShield technology to reduce eye strain and fatigue. The available ports are USB Type-C and HDMI ports, and for wireless connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 6E.

The Aspire 5 offers an Intel Core Raptor Lake processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPUs with AI ray tracing technology. It offers 32GB of DDR4 memory, 1TB M.2 SSD storage, and several colors for the laptop’s shell. The screen is a 16:9 IPS FHD screen for the 14-inch model and a 16:10 IPS QHD screen for the 15-inch model. The Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 come in 14-, 15-, and 17-inch display sizes. The Aspire 5 comes with a 1080p FHD webcam with TNR technology and Acer PurifiedVoice to ensure that all your video calls and meetings are clear and understandable. The laptop offers TwinAir Cooling technology, an air intake keyboard, and several ports for streaming or file sharing like the Acer Aspire 3.

The Acer Aspire 3 laptop will retail for $499 for the 14-inch model, $349 for the 15-inch model, and $379.99 for the 17-inch model. The Acer Aspire 5 laptop will retail for $549.99 for the 14-inch model, $599.99 for the 15-inch model, and $699.99 for the 17-inch model. Both series will ship in March and April. Actual specifications, pricing, and availability vary by region. Users can learn more about each new Acer laptop by visiting their website at www.acer.com.

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