NEW: Acer Swift Laptops with Advanced AMD 8040 + Ryzen AI ChipsI

Sophia Rodriguez

Acer introduced two new laptops on Tuesday featuring AMD Ryzen 8040 series chips with dedicated neural processing units (NPU) designed for AI-related tasks. The Swift Edge 16 and Swift Go 14 are marketed as AI workhorses and come with Windows 11 support, OLED displays, Radeon 780M graphics, and up to 32GB of RAM.

Acer Swift Edge 16 & Swift Go 14

The Acer Swift Edge 16 boasts a 16-inch OLED panel with WQXGA resolution and a 120Hz frame rate. It supports 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification. The laptop is powered by the Ryzen 7 8840U processor and comes with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. It also supports Wi-Fi 7 or Wi-Fi 6E.

Acer Swift Edge 16 and Acer Swift Go 14 with AMD Ryzen 8040 Series  processors announced

The Acer Swift Go 14 features up to an AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS octa-core processor with AMD Radeon 780M graphics. It has up to 32GB LPDDR5X RAM and up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. The 14-inch model offers a WQXGA OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and touchscreen capabilities.

What You Need to Know

The Ryzen 8040 chip series is equipped with a dedicated AI Engine, making it up to 1.4 times faster than its predecessors in terms of Llama 2 and AI vision model performance. The NPU in these laptops will be used for AI-related tasks like PurifiedVoice and PurifiedView.  Both laptops feature a dedicated Microsoft Copilot button for AI queries and include Microsoft’s Pluton security co-processor for enhanced data protection.

t/f Summary: Availability

The Acer Swift Edge 16 will launch in March in North America with a starting price of $1,300. The Swift Go 14 follows in April at a starting price of $700. Additional pricing details and configurations are yet to be announced.

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By Sophia Rodriguez “TF Eco-Tech”
Sophia Rodriguez is the eco-tech enthusiast of the group. With her academic background in Environmental Science, coupled with a career pivot into sustainable technology, Sophia has dedicated her life to advocating for and reviewing green tech solutions. She is passionate about how technology can be leveraged to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world and often speaks at conferences and panels on this topic.
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