Acer is renowned for its wide range of laptops and monitors, and its CES 2023 announcement met many of the expectations. Acer is launching new Predator and Nitro gaming laptops and new Swift laptops, including the new Swift Go range, which features 13th generation Intel processors.
So what’s new from Acer at CES 2023?
Acer Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14
Acer’s Swift range of notebooks offers slim and compact devices that don’t break the balance. The new Acer Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14 continue that tradition with slim bezels, lightweight builds, and best of all, 13th Gen Intel CPUs.
Additionally, the new Swift Go 14 and Swift Go 14 also feature improved OLED screens, which should make both options great for any creative endeavor, or just watching a movie.
The Go 16 packs an impressive 16-inch 3.2K OLED display with 3200×2000 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Go 14 has a slightly smaller 14-inch 2.8K OLED display with a resolution of 2880×1800 and a refresh rate of 90Hz.
Besides the obvious appeal of a high-quality screen, Acer has switched the new Swift Go laptops to use Intel 13th-Gen processors exclusively. Previously, the Swift lineup was available with AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors, but its 2023 models will now use Intel silicon exclusively. Additionally, both models support up to 16GB of RAM with a 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD.
Another thing to note about the new Swift Go range is the focus on workers and productivity. Acer is building the Swift range with productivity in mind, and it’s great to see an impressive integrated 1440p webcam on both new models. Along with this, each model includes USB Type-C ports, HDMI 2.1 and a MicroSD reader.
Swift Go 16 will launch in June 2023, starting at $799, while Swift Go 14 will launch slightly earlier in May 2023, starting at $849.
Acer Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18
Now Acer is also well known for its gaming laptops, and the new Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 look like absolute beasts. These will certainly pique your interest if you’re in the market for a new gaming laptop.
The Acer Predator Helios 18 is Acer’s first 18-inch gaming laptop, powered by the 13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX (or Core i7 HX) processor, with a robust Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 mobile GPU. Combined with up to 32GB of RAM, it’s clear that the Predator Helios 18 is more than just a gaming laptop; it’s an absolute desktop replacement.
You’ll find the 18-inch display available in three configurations: WUXGA (1920 x 1080) at 165Hz, WQXGA (2560 x 1600) at 165Hz or 240Hz (the higher refresh rate might be useful for fast-paced games), and AUO’s ultra-high 250 Hz mini-speed. Led screen. The latter is set to provide one of the best gaming laptop displays on the market, and despite its relatively massive size, it should look absolutely sublime.
Now, obviously, 18-inches is huge, so this isn’t a laptop you’re going to lug around to work. But given its impressive specs, integrated RGB, and new fifth-generation AeroBlade cooling, the Predator Helios 18 could be the device that fully launches 18-inch gaming laptops to a broader audience.
These mammoth gaming laptops won’t come cheap though. The Predator Helios 16 launches in March 2023, starting at $1,649, and the Predator Helios 18 launches in April 2023, starting at $1,699.
The new ranges of Acer laptops mark all the requirements
The Swift Go and Predator Helios were undoubtedly the stars of Acer’s 2023 laptop lineup, and it will be interesting to see how these devices hold up to their impressive specs once they launch later in 2023.