Acer just updated the Acer Swift 5 productivity laptop with Intel’s latest 12th gen processors. On top of that, it also has a number of other improvements, including a larger, taller screen and a trackpad made from recycled plastic.
Dubbed OceanGlass trackpad, this is the same one used in the new Swift X. Despite the fact that the Swift 5’s trackpad is made out of recycled plastic, it still feels quite smooth to the touch. At least, that was the case with the Swift X.
Of course, the new Swift 5 also sports Intel’s latest 12th gen processors (up to 12 cores) with Iris Xe graphics. Just like its predecessor, it also remains thin and light with a 14.95mm slim chassis that tips the scales at 1.2kg.
Other specifications of the Swift 5 include a new, taller 16:10 touch-enabled screen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and 92.22% screen-to-body ratio, up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of PCIe Gen4 SSD, a fingerprint reader built into the power button, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
The 2022 Acer Swift 5 will be available in EMEA markets from March 2022 onwards, while China and the US will get it sometime in April and June respectively. No word yet on when the new Swift 5 will be offered in Malaysia.