Acer has announced a whole range of new notebooks with AMD Ryzen 6000U (Pro) or 12th Gen Intel Core (with vPro) based on Alder Lake-U. Models with these platforms, which were announced at CES in early January, are still not commercially available. But even with Acer it will take months. Intel predominates.
Acer TravelMate (Spin) P4 in 16:10 also with Ryzen
For the first time, customers will be able to choose between Intel Core and AMD Ryzen with the new generation of office notebooks from the TravelMate P4 (classic notebooks) and TravelMate Spin P4 (convertible) series: In addition to Intel's 12th generation Core processors based on Alder Lake -U from the 15-watt class with vPro support, variants with AMD Ryzen Pro 6000U based on Rembrandt-U are also coming onto the market. The AMD models have Microsoft's new security platform Pluton. To date, the TravelMate P4 series has only been available with Intel Tiger Lake.
16:10 instead of 16:9 and 14 and 16 inches
But not just the choice , but also the display format is new: following the current trend, both series are changing from 16:9 (1,920 × 1,080) to 16:10 (1,920 × 1,200). In addition to the well-known 14-inch version, the classic notebook will also be available in a currently popular 16-inch version.
According to Acer, the new models with AMD Ryzen Pro 6000U will be released a month earlier than with Intel Core and are slightly cheaper. The manufacturer did not provide data sheets with further technical details before the embargo came down.
Aspire Vero, Swift 3 OLED, Spin 3 and Spin 5 with Intel only
There is no choice in terms of processor in the other new products: Aspire Vero (14 inch with FHD, AV14-51), Aspire Vero (15 inch with FHD, AV15-52), Swift 3 OLED (SF314-71), Spin 3 ( SP314-55/N) and Spin 5 (SP514-51N) all rely on Intel's 12th generation “Alder Lake” core.
Acer Swift 3 OLED from 999 euros
The Acer Swift 3 OLED (SF314-71) is the new compact flagship notebook from the Taiwanese manufacturer in the class 3. The 14-inch chassis houses an OLED display in 16:10 format (2,880 × 1,800 pixels), which is VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified and covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. CPUs from the H series are used in the 17.9 mm flat aluminum metal housing. The notebook weighs 1.4 kg. Acer wants to ensure availability in July, prices start at 999 euros.
The new Acer Spin 5 too (SP514-51N) will start in July, but will be more expensive with prices starting at 1,399 euros. This model also uses a 14-inch display in 16:10 format with 2,560 × 1,600 pixels.
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