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Acer’s focus at the next@acer event in New York City today wasn’t just on pure gaming laptops. The company also announced additions to their Swift series of thin and light ultrabooks, namely a new model that’s called simply the Acer Swift 3. And if you’re unfamiliar with Acer’s naming convention for this line-up, you might be confused and end up thinking it’s a less powerful version of the already-available Swift 7.

But in reality, it’s specced out a lot better: it uses 7th gen Intel Core processors, can be used with either Intel HD or dedicated graphics, and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. It also comes in two different sizes, 14-inch or 15.6-inch, both of which feature Full HD IPS anti-glare display panels. And the keyboard is backlit.

Other features of the Acer Swift 3 include choices between 512GB SSDs or 1TB HDDs for storage, up to 8GB RAM, 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an HD webcam with Super HDR, a large Precision Touchpad, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. All that plus the above in a package that measures 17.95mm thick and weighs 3.9 lbs.

There will also be a special edition version of the Acer Swift 3, boasting a lid that’s covered with “Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass” that can be customized with photorealistic images, we’re guessing upon ordering. The Swift 3 will be available first in EMEA this June starting at €649 or around Php 35,000. That’s a bit low for such a drool-worthy device, so it may be best to wait for an official local announcement to be sure of its availability and price.

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