Acer is bringing AMD's Ryzen 4000 U-series processors to its laptops this spring. The Acer Swift 3 with a Ryzen 7 4700U will start at $629.99 in April, while the Acer Aspire 5 equipped with a Ryzen 5 4500U will start at $519.99 in June.
|Acer Swift 3||Acer Aspire 5|
|CPU||Up to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8C/16T)||Up to AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (6C/12T)|
|GPU||Radeon Graphics||Radeon Graphics|
|RAM||Up to 16GB LPDDR4x||Up to 24GB|
|Storage||Up to 512GB PCIe SSD||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD, Up to 2TB HDD|
|Display||14-inch, 1920 x 1080||15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080|
|Battery||Up to 11.5 hours||Undisclosed|
In a release, Acer said the Swift 3 will be 2.6 pounds and 0.6 inches thin, have a 14-inch FHD display and up to 11.5 hours of battery life. When we saw the machine at CES 2020, Acer said it would go up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Acer didn't disclose the size of the Aspire 5, but said in a release it will go up to 24GB of RAM with a 1TB PCIe SSD or 2TB HDD. It will have a 15.6-inch FHD screen.
Both laptops are clamshells. We expect to see more Ryzen laptops start to release to market over the next few months.