Acer’s affordable and slim Swift 1 laptop is now available in Malaysia

Posted:  July 5, 2017   By:    5 comments   

Acer Swift 1 Malaysia Launch

If you’re in a market for a slim and portable laptop but without much money to burn, Acer might have the laptop just for you. Acer’s new entry-level Swift 1 has finally arrived in Malaysia and it aims to offer ultra-portability for the masses.

Acer Swift 1

Acer Swift 1

At first glance, it looks heavily inspired by a MacBook Air as it gets an all-metal build with a familiar looking black border around the front display panel. As the entry-level offering, it runs on an Intel Pentium quad-core N4200 processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM along with an integrated Intel HD 505 graphics. It boasts up to 10 hours of battery life from a single charge.

Despite being a budget device, it still gets a 13.3″ Full HD IPS display and 128GB of SSD storage. On top of that, it even gets a fingerprint sensor below its directional keys for quicker logins via Windows Hello. The Swift 1 has an overall thickness of 14.95mm and it weighs 1.3kg.

In terms of ports, the Swift 1 gets 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, USB Type-C (Gen 1) and a headphone jack on the right while the left side comes with an SD Card slot and another full-size USB port. It also supports 2×2 802.11 ac/b/g/n WiFi with MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Swift 1 priced at RM2,199 runs on Windows 10 Home (64-bit) and it comes in 3 colours – Salmon Pink, Luxury Gold and Sparkly Silver. You can find it at authorised Acer dealers nationwide and it comes with a 2-year local warranty.

Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 5

If you’re looking for something more affordable, Acer Malaysia has also introduced its Acer Aspire 3 series priced from RM1,339. It comes with either Intel Celeron N3350 processor or AMD A-Series dual-core A4 (9120) processor with 4GB of RAM and 500GB of SATA HDD. It comes either a 14″ or 15.6″ display that does 1366×768 resolution.

The 14″ Aspire 3 is 20.15mm thick and it weighs 1.8kg while the 15.6″ option is slightly thicker at 21.6mm while weighing 2.1kg. The pricing for each model are as follows:

Aspire 3 (A314-31) 14″ HD, Celeron N3350 – RM1,339
Aspire 3 (A315-31) 15.6″ HD, Celeron N3350 – RM1,439
Aspire 3 (A4) 15.6″ HD, AMD A4-9120 – RM1,499

For those requiring more power, there’s the Acer Aspire 5 that comes with a 15.6″ Full HD display. The Intel Core i5-7200U version comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics while the AMD A-Series quad-core A12-9720P version comes with an AMD Radeon RX 540.

Both models come with 4GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), 1TB SATA SSD and up to 7 hours of battery life. Overall, the Aspire 5 weighs 2.2kg with a thickness of 21.6mm. The Intel Core i5 Aspire 5 is priced at RM2,639 while the AMD A12-9720P is going for RM2,549. In terms of warranty, the Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 both come with a 1-year coverage.

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5 Comments for Acer’s affordable and slim Swift 1 laptop is now available in Malaysia


I do not recommend Acer laptop as it’s brought nightmare for the past 3 years for me. Lousy support websites with outdated drivers. Expect you to go dig OEM drivers yourself and risk of compatibility issues.

Attracted by the ultra slime form factor that resembled MacBook Air, many of my colleague bought them and guess what? Some even have keyboard failed on delivery, frequent disconnection on WIFI and lots of unknown and unexpected problems.

The above is my experience. Get some other brands, they could be better than Acer.


See acer malaysia web site. So outdated n not user friendly.

Thats what you get when buy Acer in Malaysia.


Lastime the peoples sitting at starbucks with the laptop now all playing with phone and tab already. At office and home use pc, for what reason still buying a laptop?


    U must be retarded…


    Dude that slim laptop is mostly appeal for business user who always on the go…try working on spreadsheet/business project with your bloody tablet without physical keyboard. It is certainly not for you