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NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : New MX-Class Laptop Graphics!

NVIDIA just launched the GeForce MX450 – a new MX-class GPU for laptops, with GDDR6 memory and a PCIe 4.0 interface!

Find out what else is new and what it offers over the GeForce MX300 and GeForce MX200 series GPUs!

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : Finally Time For Turing!

The NVIDIA GeForce MX300 and MX200 series of laptop graphics are based on the old Pascal architecture from 2016, and built on the 14 nm process technology.

This allows them to deliver decent esports gaming performance at just 25 watts, but they are certainly not as fast as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.

In addition, with the exception of MX350, they all lack the NVENC hardware encoder and NVDEC hardware decoder.

With the upcoming 11th Gen Intel Core processors (Tiger Lake) threatening to pose a serious challenge with their Xe graphics, NVIDIA needed to up the ante.

And so, they launched their new GeForce MX450 graphics, based on the newer Turing microarchitecture!

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : New MX-Class Laptop Graphics

The NVIDIA GeForce MX450 was quietly released, without much fanfare even though it is the first NVIDIA GPU to officially support PCI Express 4.0.

On top of that, it is also the first MX-class GPU to support faster GDDR6 memory, and feature the newer Turing microarchitecture.

The NVIDIA GeForce MX450 is built on the more efficient 12 nm process, and come with 1024 CUDA cores, with 64 texture units and 16 ROPs.

These upgrades will let the GeForce MX450 perform somewhere between the GeForce MX350 and the GeForce GTX 1650. Probably about as fast as the GeForce GTX 1050.

More importantly, the Turing TU117 GPU it uses supports the NVENC hardware encoder and NVDEC hardware decoder, allowing it to boost content creation and media playback performance with lower power consumption.

That is if NVIDIA doesn’t actually turn disable them in the GeForce MX450, to avoid cannibalising their higher-end mobile GPUs.

Like the other MX-class GPUs, it has a 25 watt TDP. And while it supports GDDR6 memory, manufacturers can opt to use GDDR5 memory.

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : Specifications

Now, NVIDIA has not revealed much on the GeForce MX450, so here are our best educated estimates of its key specifications, compared to its predecessors :

Specifications GeForce
MX450
GeForce
MX350
GeForce
MX330
GeForce
MX250
GeForce
MX230
GPU TU117 GP107 GP108 GP108 GP108
Architecture Turing Pascal
Transistor
Count
4.7 Billion 3.3 Billion 1.8 Billion
Fab Process 12 nm 14 nm
Die Size 200 mm² 132 mm² 74 mm²
CUDA Cores 1024 640 384 256
Texture Units 64 32 24 16
ROPs 16
Base Clock 1395 MHz 1354 MHz 1531 MHz 1519 MHz 1519 MHz
Boost Clock 1575 MHz 1468 MHz 1594 MHz 1582 MHz 1582 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
GDDR5
GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GB
Memory Bus 64-bit
Memory Speed 2500 MHz 1750 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 80 GB/s 56 GB/s 48 GB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
TDP 25 watts

 

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HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (2020) Review : Ultra-Light Beast!

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is a premium ultra-light laptop, targeted at the discerning business user and professional content creators.

While HUAWEI doesn’t come right out to say it, it seems squarely designed to offer a cheaper and better Windows 10 alternative to the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro.

Let’s take a close look at the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, and see how it bests the much-vaunted 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro!

 

2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Specifications

First, let’s take a look at the specifications of our review sample, which is the top-of-the-line model :

Specifications HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (2020)
Display 13.9-inch LTPS touchscreen display
– 3000 x 2000 pixels, 260 ppi
– 450 nits maximum brightness
– 100% sRGB, 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 10-point touch, anti-fingerprint coating
– Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-10510U
– 4 cores, 8 threads
– 1.8 GHz base clock, 4.9 GHz boost clock
– 1 MB L2 cache, 8 MB L3 cache
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2 GB GDDR5)
Memory 16 GB LPDDR3-2133
Storage 1 TB PCIe SSD (Samsung MZVVLB1T0HBLR)
Connectivity Intel Wireless-AC 9560
– WiFi-AC (2×2 MIMO, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
– Bluetooth 5.0
Camera 1 MP front camera (720p)
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, integrated into Power button
Ports 1 x 3.5 mm stereo jack
1 x USB-A port (USB 3.0, 10 W max)
1 x USB-C port (USB 3.1, 10 W max)
1 x USB-C port (15 W max)
Audio 4 x digital microphones
4 x speakers
Battery 56 Whr Lithium-polymer battery
Charger 65W HUAWEI USB-C power adaptor
Dimensions 304 mm wide
217 mm deep
14.6 mm thick
Weight 1.33 kg

 

2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Price + Deal!

HUAWEI is offering the 2020 MateBook X Pro in two colour options – Space Grey and Emerald Green.

Here in Malaysia, only one variant will be available for sale starting 16 May 2020 :

  • Core i7, MX250, 16GB, 1TB : RM 7,999 / ~US$1,845 / ~£1,495 / ~A$2,843 / ~S$2,615

Every purchase will come with these free gifts :

  • HUAWEI Sound X Bluetooth speaker
  • HUAWEI Bluetooth Mouse
  • HUAWEI Backpack
  • HUAWEI Band 4

Here are online purchase options in various countries :

 

2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Unboxing

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) came to us in a large brown box, but that’s just the shipping box. Inside is the actual white retail box, which is what you will find in a retail store.

Once you fully unbox it, this is what you will find inside :

  • HUAWEI MateBook X Pro laptop
  • HUAWEI MateDock 2 dongle
  • HUAWEI MateBook X Pro documents
  • HUAWEI USB-C Charger (65W) + USB-C power cable

 

2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Hands-On Experience!

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) is a compact, premium ultra-light laptop, that packs the very best that HUAWEI has to offer.

Display

Despite its larger 13.9-inch display – the 2020 MateBook X Pro is slightly smaller than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, thanks to its narrow bezels which gives it an incredible 91% screen-to-body ratio.

In addition, this is a 10-point touchscreen display, with a higher resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels, and 100% sRGB colour gamut.

The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and an anti-fingerprint coating – helping to keep it scratch-free and smudge-free.

Build Quality

Thanks to its CNC-machined metal unibody, it is only 14.6 mm thick and weighs just 1.33 kg – making it thinner and lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

HUAWEI also gave it a sandblasted finish for that premium look and feel. We are also glad to note that the finish is smear-resistant.

Keyboard + Touchpad

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) comes with a full-size keyboard with back-lit chiclet keys that are 16 mm in size.

Its multi-touch touchpad is large for a Windows 10 laptop, measuring 12 cm x 7.7 cm (4.7″ x 3″) – almost as large as the Force Touch trackpad on the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Naturally, it doesn’t have a Touch Bar and that’s just fine because it gets hot at the strip above the keyboard. Precisely where the Touch Bar is on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and precisely why that’s such a stupid idea.

Next Page > 2020 MateBook X Pro : A Closer Look!

 

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2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : A Closer Look!

Available Ports

Like all ultra-thin laptops, the 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) lacks ports. On the left side, you will find a 3.5 mm audio jack, and two USB Type C ports.

The USB Type C port with the charging icon is a USB 3.1 port with a maximum power output of 10 watts. The other USB Type C port has a higher power output of 15 watts.

They both support 40 Mbps transfer rates, and DisplayPort output, and double as the MateBook X Pro’s charging port.

On the right side, you will find a single USB 3.0 Type A port. It would have been nice if HUAWEI added a third USB Type C port here, but we cannot underscore how important it is to have this Type A port.

Many of us still have many USB Type A devices – thumb drives, portable drives, mouse, etc. so having even a single USB Type A port would let you use them without resorting to a dongle.

Dongle

That brings us to the next point – . The lack of ports on ultra-light laptops virtually require you to purchase a USB Type C dongle.

Fortunately, HUAWEI includes their MateDock 2 dongle with the 2020 MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK), which offers these ports :

  • USB Type A : supports USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 drives
  • USB Type C : supports USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 drives
  • HDMI 2.0 : supports video resolution up to 3840 x 2160 (30 Hz) or 2160 x 1440 (60 Hz)
  • VGA : supports WUXGA resolution up to 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz)

Recommended : HUAWEI MateDock 2 : A Nifty Little USB-C Dongle!

Pop-Up Camera

HUAWEI was able to squeeze in the large 13.9-inch display into a form factor smaller than the 13-inch MacBook Pro because they used extremely thin bezels.

Unfortunately, this meant displacing the camera, which is usually hidden in the top bezel of the display.

They opted to hide the 720p camera and an LED light under a special camera key on the keyboard. It pops-up when you press on it, and pressing it again hides it.

This is a great security measure because the camera is physically blocked until you actually need to use it – no hacker will be able to surreptitiously use it to take your photos or videos!

There is only one problem with such a design – it takes photos and videos at an unflattering upward angle. You will also always appear to look upwards on video conferences, and videos that you record.

Fingerprint Sensor

It may not seem obvious, but the 2020 MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) comes with a Goodix fingerprint sensor built into the Power button, located on the upper right edge of the keyboard.

This is a useful feature for those on-the-go, because it lets you login without keying your password in public.

Quad Speakers + Microphones

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) comes with four speakers offering both tweeters for clear treble, and woofers for deep, resonant bass.

It also comes with quad microphones, which not only offer 360° sound reception up to 4 meters away, but also noise cancelling capabilities.

HUAWEI Share Multi-Screen Collaboration

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) supports HUAWEI Share for multi-screen collaboration.

It basically lets you connect your smartphone, and use it directly on the MateBook X Pro!

You can control the apps and files on your phone directly on the laptop, even drag and drop files!

The only downside? It is limited to HUAWEI and HONOR smartphones with NFC.

HUAWEI MeeTime

The 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) also supports HUAWEI MeeTime, which is their version of Apple FaceTime – a free, proprietary video call service.

It offers some advantages over its competitors – FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc. but can only be used by HUAWEI devices.

Recommended : MeeTime : Free Voice + Video Calls On HUAWEI Devices!

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2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Performance

Our 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) came powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor, which is a 4-core, 8-thread processor with a 1.8 GHz clock speed that ramps up to 4.9 GHz during intensive tasks.

The processor has Intel UHD Graphics built-in, but can switch to the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics (with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory) for more strenuous graphics demands.

Our unit came with 16 GB of LPDDR3 memory, and a 1 TB Samsung PCIe SSD. Keeping all that powered is a large 56 Whr lithium-ion polymer battery.

Work Performance : PCMark 10

The Intel Core i7-10510U processor was powerful, delivering high scores in PCMark 10.

It is, frankly, overkill for basic work applications, but will be very helpful in tackling compute-intensive tasks, like rendering videos.

Gaming Performance : 3DMark Time Spy

The NVIDIA GeForce MX250 is entry-level mobile graphics, and it shows – it’s slightly slower than a desktop GeForce GT 130.

That means it will be good enough for esports gaming, at the lower 1080p resolution with lower quality settings.

Battery Life : YouTube + Modern Office

HUAWEI claimed 13 hours of video playback, albeit with the display set to 150 nits (⅓ of max brightness).

YouTube Screen-On Time

We locked the brightness at 50% and streamed YouTube videos in theatre mode using WiFi.

The 2020 MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) lasted 9 hours 11 minutes before its battery dropped to 10%.

PCMark 10 : Modern Office

With the brightness locked at 50%, we then ran PCMark 10’s Modern Office benchmark until it powered off.

The 2020 MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) lasted 7 hours 40 minutes before its battery dropped to 3%.

Battery : Recharging Speed

Its recharging time was even better, especially up to the 90% point. Here are the times it takes to recharge from 10% :

  • 25% : 12 minutes
  • 30% : 16 minutes
  • 50% : 31 minutes
  • 60% : 39 minutes
  • 75% : 52 minutes
  • 90% : 72 minutes
  • 95% : 84 minutes
  • 100% : 121 minutes

Its 65W fast charger takes about 35 minutes to hit mid-point, but 2 hours 1 minute to fully recharge its battery.

That gives it a battery life : recharging time ratio of 4.6:1 for video streaming, and 3.8:1 for office work.

As a rule of thumb, you will need to recharge its battery about 16 minutes for every hour of battery life.

 

2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Verdict + Award

Despite its innocuous looks, the 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) is truly an ultra-light beast.

It is smaller and lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and yet boasts a touchscreen display that is larger and offers a higher 3K resolution!

On top of that, it comes with a powerful quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 mobile graphics, 16 GB LPDDR3 memory and a spacious 1TB PCIe SSD.

Its large 56 Whr battery lasts a phenomenal 9 hours 11 minutes in our test, and recharges in just 2 hours. That means you can really be on-the-go all-day with this ultra-light laptop.

That said, 2020 MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) is not a gaming machine. The GeForce MX250 will handle games like Civilizations VI and Dota 2 just fine, but don’t expect it to take on Red Dead Redemption 2!

And if you are expecting more ports, then it’s not for you. You have to learn to live with two USB Type C port – one of which you will need to use to recharge the laptop!

But the good news is unlike most ultra-light laptops, the MateBook X Pro comes with one USB Type A port, and a MateDock 2 dongle. That gives you great flexibility, right out of the box.

Now, the biggest impediment for many people would be its price. Like other premium ultra-light laptops, the 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) costs a pretty penny.

There are really no two ways about it. It is expensive to make super-thin, ultra-light laptop computers that are this powerful. Especially one with a large, 3K touchscreen.

The truth is – the 2020 MateBook X Pro offers great performance and features in a really light and compact form factor, and it is at least 20% cheaper than a comparable 13-inch MacBook Pro!

For those reasons, we believe the 2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY|SG|UK) deserves our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, HUAWEI!

 

2020 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro : Price + Deal!

HUAWEI is offering the 2020 MateBook X Pro in two colour options – Space Grey and Emerald Green.

Here in Malaysia, only one variant will be available for sale starting 16 May 2020 :

  • Core i7, MX250, 16GB, 1TB : RM 7,999 / ~US$1,845 / ~£1,495 / ~A$2,843 / ~S$2,615

Every purchase will come with these free gifts :

  • HUAWEI Sound X Bluetooth speaker
  • HUAWEI Bluetooth Mouse
  • HUAWEI Backpack
  • HUAWEI Band 4

Here are online purchase options in various countries :

 

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2020 Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 5 / 10th Gen Intel Revealed!

Acer just unveiled three 2020 Acer Swift 3 laptop models with AMD and Intel processor choices! Find out what the three models offer, and which would best suit your needs!

 

2020 Acer Swift 3 : A Quick Primer

Acer today announced the 2020 Acer Swift 3 thin and light laptop, which is now available with AMD and Intel CPU options!

AMD + Intel Processor Choices

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 offers three AMD and Intel processor options :

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is from the recently-launched Ryzen 4000 mobile APU family, while the Intel processors are the latest Intel Ice Lake processors.

14-inch Full HD Display

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 comes with a 14-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Thanks to its narrow bezels, it has a 83.65% screen-to-body ratio, and a 10% smaller chassis!

Long Battery Life + Fast Charging

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 will last up to 11 hours with the Ryzen 5 processor option, and up to 16 hours with the Intel processor option.

It also supports fast-charging – a quick 30 minute charge will give you up to 4 hours of battery life.

Pre-Installed Microsoft Office

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019, and the licence is valid for the lifetime of the laptop.

 

2020 Acer Swift 3 : Models + Specifications

Specifications Acer Swift 3
(Ryzen 5)
Acer Swift 3
(Core i5)
Acer Swift 3
(Core i7)
Model SF314-42-R43G
SF314-42-R8A9
SF314-57-50TR
SF314-57-5549
SF314-57-57E3
SF314-57G-78HJ
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019
Display 14.0-inch IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i7-1065G7
Graphics AMD Radeon
Graphics
Intel UHD
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce
MX250 (2 GB)
Memory 8 GB DDR4 16 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel Wireless AX201 Wi-Fi 6
– 2×2 MU-MIMO, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0
Webcam HD webcam
Ports 1 x USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
1 x USB 3.1 (Power Share)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI port
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Battery Life Up to 11 hours Up to 16 hours
Dimensions 323 mm wide
218.9 mm deep
15.95 mm high
319.5 mm wide
217.0 mm deep
15.95 mm high
Weight 1.2 kg 1.19 kg
Warranty 2-Year Local 2-Year Local + 1-Year International

 

2020 Acer Swift 3 : Price + Availability

Here are the launch prices for the three variants :

  • SF314-57-R43G / R8A9 (Ryzen 5) : RM 2,599 / ~US$600 / ~£489 / ~A$926 / ~S$851
  • SF314-57-57E3 / 5549 / 50TR (Core i5) : RM 3,099 / ~US$716 / ~£583 / ~A$1,105 / ~S$1,015
  • SF314-57-78HJ (Core i7) : RM 4,299 / ~US$994 / ~£809 / ~A$15,32 / ~S$1,408

Note : The first 100 purchasers in Malaysia will receive Touch ‘N Go e-wallet credit worth RM 100.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Acer TravelMate P6 “Project Athena” Laptop : First Look!

The Acer TravelMate P6 – co-engineered with Intel for advanced mobile performance – is here!

Here is everything we know so far about this Project Athena laptop!

 

Acer TravelMate P6 : A Project Athena Laptop!

The Acer TravelMate P6 is designed for mobile professionals who have to be on-the-go. To do that, it is designed to be thin, light and yet tough and last long. It also comes with the ability to stay connected on both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.

Co-Engineered With Intel

The Acer TravelMate P6 is co-engineered with Intel under the Project Athena program. This means it has been verified to deliver advanced mobile performance in responsiveness, instant wake and battery life.

Performance

The Acer TravelMate P6 can be configured with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, and up to 24 GB DDR4 memory.

It comes with a fast PCIe x4 SSD, with up to 1 TB of storage – delivering high throughputs, as well as a large storage capacity.

High-Speed Connectivity

The Acer TravelMate P6 comes with Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, that delivers 3X faster speeds than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It can be configured to support eSIM to let you to stay connected using 4G LTE.

Thin + Light + Lasts Long

The Acer TravelMate P6 has a premium magnesium-aluminium alloy chassis, and weighs just 1.1 kg and is only 16.6 mm thick.

Yet its battery will last up to 23 hours, with fast charging capability that lets it recharge up to 50% in less than 45 minutes!

Military Tough

The Acer TravelMate P6 is both MIL-STD-810G and 810F compliant, allowing it to withstand bumps, drops and other mishaps. It is also resistant to rain, humidity and extreme temperatures.

Secure

Users can log into the TravelMate P6 using Windows Hello via the fingerprint reader on the power button, or through the IR webcam that utilises biometric facial recognition. When not in use, the camera shutter can be physically closed for added security.

It also comes with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip hardware-based protection for passwords and encryption keys.

The pre-loaded Acer ProShield includes a suite of security and management tools that help safeguard sensitive data, while Acer Office Management lets IT professionals deploy security policies and monitor assets from one unified interface.

 

Acer TravelMate P6 : Specifications

Acer is offering two variants in Malaysia, with these specifications :

Specifications Acer Spin P6 2020 (Core i7) Acer Spin P6 2020 (Core i5)
Model P614-51TG-G2-78WZ P614-51T-G2-55Z1
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Touch Display
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Processor Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i5-10210U
Memory 8 GB LPDDR4, Upgradable to 24 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Intel UHD Graphics
Storage 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Weight 1.1 kg
Launch Price RM 6,299 RM 4,899

 

Acer TravelMate P6 : Price + Availability

The Acer TravelMate P6 will be available in these regions, with these starting prices :

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  • North America : February 2020, starting at USD 1,149.99
  • EMEA : February 2020, starting at EUR 1,099
  • China : January 2020, starting at RMB 9,999

Here in Malaysia, it is available in two variants with a 3-year warranty, including a 1-year international traveller warranty :

  • P614-51TG-G2-78WZ (Core i7) : RM 6,299
  • P614-51T-G2-55Z1 (Core i5) : RM 4,899

 

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Two Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : FREE Upgrade + Price Cut!

To celebrate the Christmas season, Acer just announced two awesome 2019 Acer Swift 3 deals!

How about a FREE upgrade for the 2019 Acer Swift 3, as well as a pretty nice PRICE CUT? Here are the full details!

 

Two Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : FREE Upgrade + Price Cut!

For this Christmas season, the 2019 Acer Swift 3 laptop will get a FREE upgrade from a 256 GB SSD to a 512 GB SSD, as well as a pre-installed copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019!

In addition, Acer will offer a RM 300 discount for two 2019 Acer Swift 3 variants, one with Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the other with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics.

In short, here is a summary the two 2019 Acer Swift 3 laptop deals :

  • FREE upgrade to 512 GB SSD
  • FREE Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019
  • RM 300 discount

All other specifications remain the same. The Acer Swift 3 comes with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8 GB DDR4 memory, as well as a rated battery life of 12 hours.

It also comes with a USB Type C port and a USB 3.0 Type A port, and a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with narrow bezels.

 

Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : Specifications Compared!

These two new discounted 2019 Acer Swift 3 variants have different model numbers, so make sure you look out for SF314-55-57T3 (Intel UHD Graphics 620) or SF314-55G-55DX (NVIDIA GeForce MX250).

Specifications Acer Swift 3
(UHD Graphics 620)
Acer Swift 3
(GeForce MX250)
Model SF314-55-57T3 SF314-55G-55DX
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i5-8265U
– Quad Core, 1.6 GHz
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
(shared memory)
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
(2 GB dedicated memory)
RAM 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512 GB SSD
Price RM 2,399 RM 2,699

 

Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : Availability

Both Acer Swift 3 variants are available in the Sparkly Silver colour only, and are actually of existing models priced at RM 3,499 (SF314-55-57T3) and RM 3,799 (SF314-55G-55DX) respectively.

Hence, Acer is actually offering both models with a massive discount of RM 1,100, which works out to about 31% and 29% respectively.

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The new prices will have gone live at these two links :

And will go live at these other two links shortly :

 

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Acer Swift 5 2019 Ultra-Light Laptops : All 4 Variants!

Acer just launched four variants of the 2019 Swift 5 – an ultra-light laptop that weighs only 990 grams!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about these new Acer Swift 5 laptops – price, deals, specifications and key features!

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Ultra-Light Laptop : All 4 Variants!

The 2019 Acer Swift 5 is a 14-inch ultra-light laptop that is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core (Ice Lake) processors, and weighs less than 1 kg!

Giving us a primer on the 2019 Acer Swift 5 (MY | UK) is Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia’s Senior Product Manager.

Ultra-Light Build

The 2019 Acer Swift 5 (MY | UK) is designed for road warriors. With a magnesium alloy chassis, it weighs just 990 grams!

14-inch Touch Display

It comes a 14-inch IPS touch display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 300 nits of maximum brightness.

Thanks to thinner 3.97 mm display bezels, it boasts a 86.4% screen-to-body ratio, and a 11% smaller footprint.

Faster Processors + Graphics

Acer will offer two 10th Gen Intel Core (Ice Lake) processor options :

  • the Intel Core i5-1035G1 with UHD Graphics, and
  • the Intel Core i7-1065G7 with Iris Plus Graphics.

If you need better graphics performance, they are also offering a variant with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

USB 3.1 Type C / Thunderbolt 3

It also comes with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C port, which supports Thunderbolt 3 – offering you greater connectivity capabilities.

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Colour Comparison

The 2019 Acer Swift 5 (MY | UK) comes in two colour options – Charcoal Blue and Moonstone White. Here’s a colour comparison video :

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Models + Specifications

Acer is offering four variants of the 2019 Swift 5 (MY | UK) ultra-light laptop. For your convenience, we summarised their key specifications in this comparison table :

Specifications SF514-
54T-70AA
SF514-
54GT-512N
SF514-
54T-50GD
SF514-
54T-52AS
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Touchscreen Display
1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 nits
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i5-1035G1
Graphics Processor Iris Plus Graphics GeForce MX250 UHD Graphics
Memory 16 GB LPDDR4x 8 GB LPDDR4
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Wireless Capabilities Wi-Fi 6 : 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Connectivity Options 1 x USB 3.1 Type C / Thunderbolt 3
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Battery 56 Whr 4-cell lithium-ion battery
– Up to 12.5 hours battery life
Dimensions 329 mm wide, 219 mm deep,
14.95 mm thick
Weight 990 g
Colour Charcoal Blue Moonstone White Moonstone White Charcoal Blue
Price RM 4,699
£1,085.66
RM 3,999 RM 3,699 RM 3,699
£905.01

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Price List + Deals

Here is the price list for the four Acer Swift 5 2019 variants (accurate as of 19 November 2019) :

FREE Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019

Every 2019 Acer Swift 5 laptop (MY | UK) will come preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019.

FREE Acer Accessories

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If you purchase the Acer Swift 5 2019 laptop (MY | UK), you will also have the option to redeem one of these free gifts :

  • Acer Predator Waterproof Bag
  • Acer Predator Cestus 310 Gaming Mouse
  • Acer E300 True Harmony Earphones

FREE Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic

The first 5 units of each 2019 Acer Swift 5 variant purchased at an Acer Malaysia Concept Store, Acer Malaysia Online Store, and selected Acer Malaysia reseller will receive a free pair of Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic worth RM99.

Acer Predator League 2020 Contest

Purchasing a Acer Swift 5 2019 laptop (MY | UK) will also put you in the running to win a pair of tickets to Predator League 2020 finals in Manila, inclusive of accommodation, air tickets and airport transfers.

Recommended : The Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 Details Revealed!

 

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The 2019 Acer Aspire 5 – Everything You Need To Know!

At the launch of Acer Day 2019, Acer unveiled the 2019 Acer Aspire 5 laptops, which have been refreshed with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, and new Intel Core processor options.

Here is everything you need to know about the new 2019 Acer Aspire 5 laptops!

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 / 5 Laptops

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 laptops are designed for mainstream users, at very affordable price points.

Let’s start with a product presentation by Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia’s Senior Product Manager.

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 5

Like its predecessor, the 2019 Acer Aspire 5 has a 14-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, it is now 10% smaller and 16.7% lighter!

Thanks to an aluminium top cover, it offers a premium look and feel in a thin chassis that weighs just 1.45 kg. It also comes with a backlit keyboard, which allows you to work even in dimly-lit conditions.

Acer is initially releasing four different 2019 Aspire 5 models, three powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U processor, and one powered by the Intel Core i7-8565U processor.

Specifications

A514-52G-586W
A514-52G-58D7
A514-52G-58NY

A514-52G-72WC

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Processor

Intel Core i5-8265U

Intel Core i7-8565U

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2 GB GDDR5)

Display

14-inch Full HD IPS display

Memory

4 GB DDR4 (upgradable to 12 GB)

Storage

256 GB PCIe SSD
Upgradable with 2.5-inch HDD

Networking

Intel Wireless-AC 9560
– 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MU-MIMO)
– Bluetooth 5.0

I/O Ports

1 x USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
2 x USB 3.1 (one supports power off charging)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
1 x Ethernet port
SD card reader

Webcam

Acer HDR webcam (1280 x 720)

Audio

Acer TrueHarmony Audio

Dimensions

328.8 mm wide x 236 mm deep x 17.95 mm thick

Weight

1.5 kg

Warranty

3 years local warranty, with 1st year international warranty

Battery Life

Up to 12.5 hours

Up to 7 hours

Launch Price

RM 2,499
~US$601
~£492
~A$880

RM 3,099
~US$745
~£610
~A$1,091

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 5 Price + Availability

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The 2019 Aspire 5 is available with an Intel Core i7 processor (A514-52G-72WC) with immediate effect for RM 3,099 / ~US$746 / ~£615 / ~A$1,098.

The Core i5 models (A514-52G-586W, A514-52G-58D7, A514-52G-58NY) are priced at RM 2,499 / ~US$601 / ~£496 / ~A$855, and will be available by the end of August 2019.

The Core i3 model, price yet unknown, will also be available at the end of August as well.

The Core i5 and Core i3 models will be available in Pure Silver, Indigo Blue and Charcoal Black colours.

 

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