Acer announced this year that it will release a new version of its Aspire 5 laptop, which will use AMD’s Ryzen 5 4500U mobile chip. The company also revealed a release date for swift 3, a Ryzen processor.
Acer’s goal is to offer thin products at reasonable prices through two production lines. Both laptops are integrated with the U-Series AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processor, designed for ultra-portable devices. The 14-inch Swift 3 includes a 15W Ryzen 7 4700U with eight cores, eight threads and a 2.0 GHz base speed to 4.1 GHz, an aluminum body and magnesium cover, and includes up to 16GB of memory and up to 512GB of storage, as well as a 1080p display. Acer promises a battery life of 11.5 hours. The Ryzen-powered Swift 3, which starts at $629, will go on sale in April.
The 15.6-inch Aspire 5 has up to 24GB of memory and up to 1TB of SSD. It’s cheaper than Swift 3, but it doesn’t work the same. The 15W Ryzen 5 4500U has six cores, six threads and a 2.3 GHz clock speed, up to 4.0 GHz. Acer markets Aspire 5 as a budget product for homes and small businesses.
The Aspire 5 AMD configuration, which starts at $519, will go on sale in June. Consumers can now also buy the Aspire 5 with Intel’s 10th-generation Core i7 and Core i5 chips.