Acer’s $999 Swift 5 could be the first Tiger Lake ultralight laptop

Acer’s Swift 5 appears to be the first laptop containing Intel’s expected “Tiger Lake� microprocessors, which is in turn Intel’s first chip to bring its “Xe� graphics to PCs.

Acer didn’t formally identify the Swift 3’s microprocessor as “Tiger Lake,� though referring to it as being powered by the “next-gen Intel Core processors with powerful integrated graphics based on Intel’s new Xe architecture� is a tipoff—Intel announced Tiger Lake last year, in conjunction with the Xe graphics technology. 

Acer announced the new Swift 5 at its “[email protected]â€� event Tuesday morning, which was livestreamed due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions. The company didn’t reveal many details about the new ultralight laptop, though it will be available in North America for $999.

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