Making like a super hero
By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
Taiwanese computer maker Acer celebrates everyone’s favourite superheroes with the release of its Swift 3 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Iron Man Edition limited-edition notebook computer.
Even though the Swift 3 can’t fly like its namesake, it’s every bit as powerful as the Avengers hero with all the muscle and power you need to perform computing tasks and let you have fun playing games and watching HD movies.
It looks sleek too in its dark red shell just like Iron Man’s suit and a sturdy aluminium top cover emblazoned with Iron Man’s glowing Arc Reactor.
The Iron Man Swift 3 is one of three special edition notebook computers Acer has launched in collaboration with Mavel Studios. The two others are the Aspire 6 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Captain America Edition and the Nitro 5 Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Thanos Edition.
The Iron Man Swift 3 is 17.95 mm in height and weighs about 1.6 kg. It also has a good battery life of 10 hours.
And it doesn’t just look good, it works well too, with the power coming from an 8th Generation Intel Core i58250U processor, which runs at 1.6 GHz. Its graphic horsepower comes from NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 gigabytes of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM memory to better handle graphics tasks. It’s equipped with 8GB of DDR3 working memory or RAM and 256GB of storage using fast SSD or Solid State Drive.
The notebook runs on Windows 10 Home (64bit) edition. During the test, I found the notebook ran business applications like Microsoft Office fast and smoothly. It also played games smoothly.
Its 14-inch Full HD Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD with 1920×1080 pixels is bright and great for viewing photos and watching video clips.
The notebook comes with a fast 2×2 802.11ac MIMO adapter to allow you to stream movies and videos from the Internet and your home network storage fast. It also has a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter for connecting to other devices, such as a Bluetooth mouse or Bluetooth headphone.
The Iron Man Swift 3 comes with a high-definition webcam with Super High Dynamic Range, with which you can enjoy high-quality video chats with friends or family.
The notebook’s keyboard is backlit, making it easy to type in a dimly lit environment. The spacious Precision Touchpad provides ample room for navigating, scrolling and zooming.
There’s even a fingerprint reader for fast unlocking.
You’ll find a HDMI port with HDCP support for you to play Full HD movies on your large LCD TV, an SD card reader for conveniently accessing photos and video files stored on your SD memory card, and a USB TypeC port for expansion, like connecting to an external monitor or new generation superfast storage drive.
Two other USB 3.0 ports are provided, allowing you to recharge your devices even when the notebook is turned off, and there’s also a USB 2.0 port.
Acer Swift 3 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Iron Man Edition has a suggested retail price of Bt29,990.
Acer Swift 3 Key Specs
– OS: Windows 10 Home (64bit)
– CPU: Intel Core i58250U processor (6MB SmartCache, 1.6 GHz up to 3.4 GHz)
– Memory: 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
– Storage: 256GB SSD
– Display: 14inch FHD IPS (1920 x1080), Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD
– Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
– Wireless connectivity: 2×2 802.11ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
– Ports: SD Card reader, HDMI port with HDCP support, USB TypeCT port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports featuring poweroff USB charging, 1 x USB 2.0 port
– Dimensions (W x D x H): 338 mm x 234 mm x 17.95 mm
– Weight: 1.6 kg.
Republished with permission from The Nation