First Look: Acer Swift 14 AI Copilot+ PC

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edited June 3 in AI

The future is closer than you think, thanks to Acer’s first Copilot+ PC, the Swift 14 AI. Ushering in a new era in AI-integrated mobile computing, this recently announced Copilot+ PC features previously unseen AI capabilities for enhanced mobile productivity, creativity, and communication. Currently on showcase at COMPUTEX 2024 in Taipei, the Swift 14 AI is a lightweight, revolutionary laptop that streamlines daily tasks with intelligent AI solutions designed to tackle your complex workloads more effectively.

  • CPU: Up to Qualcomm Snapdragon® X Elite platform with up to 45 TOPS NPU performance
  • Display: 14.5" 2.5K resolution at 120 Hz, 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB, touchscreen option
  • Memory: Up to 32 GB dual-channel LPDDR5X
  • Storage: Up to 1 TB, PCIe Gen 4 SSD
  • Camera: 1440p QHD with Privacy Shutter and IR sensor
  • Connectivity: Two USB Type-C, Two USB Type-A, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, headphone/speaker jack
  • Battery: 75 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery with up to 26 hours video playback
  • Dimensions: 322.5 x 226 x 10-17.95 mm (12.7 x 8.9 x 0.39-0.7 inches)
  • Weight: 1.36 kg (2.99 lbs)
  • Sustainability: 100% recycled packaging, EPEAT gold registered where applicable, made with post-consumer recycled materials

Copilot+ PCs

Copilot+ PCs are a new category of laptop featuring next-gen AI-infused hardware and software, as well as new Windows capabilities, and all-day battery life. These laptops are the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs yet, enabling more efficient on-device AI processing and innovation. Alongside CPUs and GPUs, Copilot+ PCs have NPUs (neural processing units) designed to power AI applications and services. Copilot+ PCs are a bold new wave of mobile computing.

A New Era of Mobile Computing

Produced in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm, the Swift 14 AI enables responsive performance, superior battery life, and features one of the world’s fastest NPUs, which allows for more optimized on-device AI processing. An NPU’s processing power is measured in TOPS (trillions of operations per second) which serves as the standard benchmark for measuring AI performance. To be considered a Copilot+ PC, an NPU with over 40 TOPS is required, and Snapdragon X series processors are capable of up to 45 TOPS. The Swift 14 AI pioneers previously unseen capabilities in Windows 11 by harnessing the power of the Snapdragon X Elite processor to power Copilot’s latest AI features, and Acer’s own innovative suite of AI technologies.

AI Features 

  • Copilot, the everyday AI-powered assistant we mentioned above is easily accessible via a single press of the Copilot key, while the dedicated AcerSense™ key allows quick access to all the Acer AI features of the Swift 14 AI in one place.
  • Live Captions is the multilingual interpreter we’ve all been waiting for. This AI translator provides automatic speech captions and real-time translations of any live or pre-recorded video from 44 languages into English.
  • Recall provides an explorable timeline of your laptop, where you can easily scroll across time to get back to apps, documents, or messages. If you’re stuck trying to remember when something happened, it can be located by simply describing the clues you remember.
  • Cocreator helps everybody become an artist. Spark imagination and creative abilities with ease via visual or written prompts on the Swift 14 AI’s responsive touchscreen.
  • PurifiedView™ 2.0 elevates your communication via automatic framing, advanced background blur, and gaze correction. New supersharp resolution and portrait refinement features mean that you’ll always look (and sound) your best through the 1440p QHD IR webcam with a triple microphone array.
  • PurifiedVoice™ 2.0 further improves your conferencing. AI noise cancellation suppresses any unwanted sounds, guaranteeing that voices from both sides of the video call are crystal clear. Both of these can be quickly calibrated thanks to Acer QuickPanel which intuitively appears when the device’s webcam or microphone has been switched on. 
  • The Swift 14 AI Copilot+ PC comes with Windows Hello that supports biometric and facial recognition login for quick and secure access. Acer User Sensing knows when you move away from your laptop screen, automatically turning it off, and reviving it when you return.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Platform

Back to our earlier discussion of NPU performance, the Snapdragon X Elite Platform is capable of a whopping 45 TOPS. These neural processing units—essentially AI accelerators—enable Copilot+ PC features such as Live Captions to run smoothly by taking over these sustained low-power AI tasks and freeing up resources for the CPU and GPU for more intensive workloads. Delivering computing power and energy efficiency, the Snapdragon X Elite platform is equipped with the world’s fastest NPU for laptops, supercharging the Acer Swift 14 AI, and redefining what’s possible for AI-enabled apps running on a PC.

Snapdragon X Elite features 12 high-performance CPU cores on a 4nm process node, integrated Qualcomm Adreno™ GPU of 3.8 TFLOPS, and Qualcomm Hexagon™ NPU capable of 45 TOPS. Simply put, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite Platform is the most powerful, intelligent, and efficient Windows on ARM processor ever created. Optimized on Windows for endless possibilities across productivity, creativity, and immersive entertainment, Snapdragon X Elite delivers game-changing performance and efficiency with low power consumption and all-day battery life.

Security Features

Equipped with advanced security features to ensure your data remains protected, Swift 14 AI offers biometric login options, including fingerprint and facial recognition, for seamless and secure access. As a Secured-Core PC, it provides robust security at the hardware, firmware, and software levels. Additionally, the device supports local computation of AI workloads, enhancing data privacy by minimizing cloud dependency. A built-in privacy shutter for the webcam adds an extra layer of protection, giving you peace of mind when the camera is not in use.

Contemporary Yet Futuristic Design

With its sleek aluminum body design, the Swift 14 AI exudes both elegance and accents of futurism. Complemented by an edge-to-edge glass touchscreen option, it offers a seamless and immersive viewing experience. Additionally, the Activity Indicator on the upper right corner of the touchpad provides visual cues for system status, ensuring you're always informed about your device's AI operations. This combination of premium materials and thoughtful design elements makes the Swift 14 AI both stylish and functional.

The Takeaway

Coming to a town near you this summer, the AI-infused Swift 14 AI Copilot+ PC represents the new age of mobile computing, with capabilities to enhance productivity, creativity and communication. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Series processors, it combines the power of Acer’s innovative design, with AI features such as Recall and Cocreator to create a truly next-gen AI PC. Featured at COMPUTEX 2024, the Swift 14 AI is poised to potentially reshape the future of mobile computing.

The Swift 14 AI will be available in North America in July, starting at USD 1,099, and in EMEA in June, starting at EUR 1,499. Weighing in at just under 3 lbs, it delivers next-gen performance, all-day battery life and fresh AI experiences. Discerning PC users looking to strike a balance between style, power, affordability, and sustainability need look no further than the Swift 14 AI.

Get your Swift 14 AI today from the Acer store or authorized retailers.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.

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