05 Aug 2020: Acer launches Project Athena-certified Swift 3 laptop at Rs. 65,000
Acer has finally launched its much-anticipated Project Athena-certified Swift 3 laptop in India.
The device features a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 chipset, a Full-HD+ screen, Wi-Fi 6, and a 56Wh battery that is claimed to offer 17-hours of battery life.
As for the pocket-pinch, it costs Rs. 64,999, and is currently up for grabs in the country.
Here's our roundup.
Certification program: What is Project Athena?
Announced at Computex 2019, Project Athena is Intel's certification program wherein the company joins hands with OEMs to ensure that the hardware used on a PC meets or even exceeds certain Key Experience Indicators (KEIs).
These indicators include parameters like ultra-fast boot-up time, fast charge via USB-C, 16-hours or more of local video playback, stylus support, precision touchpad, and far-field microphones.
Design and display: Acer Swift 3: At a glance
The Acer Swift 3 has a metallic chassis and features slim bezels on three sides. It is also fairly lightweight, weighing a little under 1.2kg.
The laptop features a 13.5-inch Full-HD+ (2256x1504 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display, combined with a backlit keyboard, and a multi-touch trackpad.
Moreover, it is offered in a single Silver color option.
Fact: Connectivity options available on the Acer Swift 3
The Acer Swift 3 has a USB Type-A 3.1 port, a USB Type-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB Type-A 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. It also offers support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, a 720p webcam, and stereo speakers.
Internals: Under the hood
The Acer Swift 3 is powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 chipset, coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD, and Intel Iris Plus graphics support.
Under the hood, the notebook packs a 56Wh battery that is touted to offer 17-hours of battery life on a single charge.
Moreover, the device runs on Windows 10 Home edition.
Fact: What about the pricing?
The Acer Swift 3 (SF313-52) carries a price-tag of Rs. 64,999 in India. It is currently up for grabs via the company's official e-store and will soon go on sale via Acer exclusive showrooms as well as other leading retail outlets.