Acer Swift 3 OLED: price and specifications

Taking a look at Acer’s list of news at the @Next 2022 event is like getting lost in a forest of laptops with almost no way out. The Taiwanese manufacturer has the habit of updating practically its entire range in a single day, leaving a totum revolutum of models that after ten minutes begin to look like clones, to the point that one no longer knows if one is looking at the characteristics of a Swift or a Spin. But this year there is one notable exception.

As part of the renewal of its general catalog, Acer has announced the Swift 3 OLED. This laptop is characterized by being one of the first general equipment with an organic screen, and serves to prove that little by little we are going to see a growing number of equipment with an OLED screen for all audiences, and not just for designers or players.

Entering flour, the Swift 3 OLED is equipped with a 14-inch OLED panel and WQXGA + resolution (2880 x 1800) certified as VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500, which means that it can display peaks of up to 500 nits. As usual, it has a very wide color, covering 100% of the DCI-P3 space, and although it is not a screen designed for games, its speed is remarkable, with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a declared response time of only 0 .2 ms.

The rest of the card lives up to what is expected in a laptop announced at this time, with 12th generation Intel Core H-series processors, integrated Iris Xe graphics, storage in PCIe SSD drives and up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Connectivity options include two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports (one of them Thunderbolt 4), an HDMI 2.1 output, and a headphone jack.

Acer will launch the Swift 3 OLED in July with a base price of 999 euros. Unfortunately, the company has not communicated the details of the most affordable configuration, but a priori it seems competitive with respect to the HP ENVY x360, also with OLED screen but convertible design and equipped with older hardware.