You don’t need to pay a lot of money (or go big) to get OLED in a laptop. Acer has unveiled an updated line of laptops with the Swift 3 OLED, an updated slimmer and lighter version of its flagship laptop. The highlight, as you might imagine, is a 14-inch “2.8K” display that promises OLED’s signature high contrast, accurate color (100 percent DCI-P3) and 500-nit HDR. Add in a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio and it could be great if you want lush visuals without buying a special PC.
The Swift 3 OLED is powered by 12th-gen Intel Core H-series chips with Iris X integrated graphics, PCIe Gen 4 SSDs and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 memory. It will ship to the US this July starting at $900. While we wouldn’t call it a budget laptop, it’s a relative bargain given the display technology.
They are also improvements for flexible machines. The 14-inch Spin 5 (shown in the middle) features a 1600p display and configurations up to a 12th-gen Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. You also get two Thunderbolt 4 ports and an improved cooling system for greater performance under heavy loads. Opt for the Spin 3 and you’ll ‘only’ get a 1080p 14-inch display, but you’ll also get twin Thunderbolt 4 ports, SSD storage and 12th-gen Core CPUs.
The updated Spin 5 will ship in July with a starting price of $1,350. Acer will offer the new Spin 3 in August with a base sticker of $850.
And yes, Acer is expanding its eco-friendly Vero line. The new 14- and 15-inch Vero laptops get 12th-gen Cores, Thunderbolt 4 and 1080p displays with bodies made from partially recycled and ocean-friendly plastic. Desktop users can get the 24-inch Veriton Vero all-in-one with up to 12th-gen Core i9 and GeForce MX550 graphics. Vero portables, regardless of size, start at $750 and ship in the US in September, while the Veriton Vero will wait until October to sell for $799.
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