Due to a lack of competition, the mainstream PC product line has been dominated by chip platforms from Intel for a long time. But with the rise of Zen’s new architecture, AMD has finally re-entered the fray and made OEMs look at it. In the case of Acer 2020 Swift 3 laptops, consumers can choose between Intel and AMD chips.
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The first is the SF313-52 model, which is still quite powerful, although slightly smaller than the rest of the company.
The machine has an Intel 10 Generation Core processor and 16GB of LPDDR4X memory.
Its screen is 13.5 inches, resolution 2256 x 1504, and the aspect ratio is 3:2.
The official 16-hour battery life is complemented by high-end features such as a fingerprint scanner compatible with Windows Hello authentication.
You can also summon Cortana Voice Assistant when your laptop hangs and use the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless card.
Then there’s the SF314-42 model, which combines form factor and energy efficiency with an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor.
In addition to 16GB of LPDDR4X memory, the Ryzen 7 4700U processor also integrates the Radeon Vega 7 core display.
The 14-inch Full HD display eliminates the fingerprint scanner but retains the voice wake-up feature.
From the price of products, the performance of the two models is still relatively obvious positioning. But for consumers, there is a choice, always good.
The Intel Platform’s Acer Swift 3 SF313-52 notebook is expected to go on sale in March for $699 (4869 RMB).
The AMD Platform’s Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 notebook will be available in late May for $599 (4172 RMB).