Acer has announced its first Copilot+ PC with the Swift 14 AI laptop, in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm, ushering in a new AI era with new user experiences and AI capabilities on Windows 11.

The Swift 14 AI has multiple device models, powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus platforms, and both feature one of the world’s fastest NPUs for laptops to enable on-device AI processing.

“Engineered for AI from the inside out, the Swift 14 AI is the first among many Acer Copilot+ PCs to come. These next-generation AI PCs see significant leaps in AI processing power, unlocking new experiences that we know users will love,” Acer chief operating officer, Jerry Kao said.

The Snapdragon X Series processors are built for AI and are designed to be among the most powerful, intelligent, and power efficient processors created for Windows.

The new Acer Swift 14 AI, powered by 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.

It is equipped with up to 32GB LPDDR5X-8533 memory and up to 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD to enhance system performance and navigate multi-tasking workloads. Paired with apps optimised for Arm-compatible architecture, Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors enable smooth and efficient user experiences.

With Recall, users can find anything they have seen on their PC by describing the clues they remember. With an explorable timeline, users can scroll across time to get back to apps, documents, or messages they previously used. Live Captions with live translations provides automatic speech captions and conducts translations in real-time of any live or pre-recorded video into English.

To spark imagination and creative abilities, visual or written prompts can now be used to co-create AI images and texts on the device with Cocreator. Auto Super Resolution automatically upscales graphics resolution and frame refresh rates of games in real-time.

For those who want to look and sound their best while on video calls, Windows Studio Effects helps automatically improve lighting conditions and cancel out unwanted noise. It can also be used to activate three artistic filters on any video platform via quick settings. Copilot, the everyday AI companion, is accessible via a click of the dedicated key.

The Swift 14 AI sports a refined Copilot+ PC-exclusive design, highlighted by a unique AI icon stamped on the cover of the chassis and an Activity Indicator on the touchpad that illuminates when the device or Copilot is activated.

The laptop features a 14.5-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for 100% sRGB colour gamut. It is available with edge-to-edge touchscreen options and comes with TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe certification 2.0 to help minimise the effects of blue light. A 180-degree hinge design provides the flexibility of a different user mode.

A 1440p QHD IR webcam with a triple microphone array and privacy shutter supports Acer’s suite of AI-boosted conferencing tools in Acer PurifiedView 2.0 and Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0 to ensure users always look and sound their best.

A dedicated key directs users to the AcerSense app for device management and a library of AI features available on the device through the Experience Zone. This Copilot+ PC comes with Windows Hello that supports biometric and facial recognition login.

The device also boasts Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 connectivity to deliver speeds of up to 5.8Gbps and low network latency of under 2ms, plus a host of port selections including two USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Type-A ports.

Sustainability remains a key pillar for Acer’s next-generation products, with the Swift 14 AI utilising PCR plastic in the device, shipping with 100% recyclable packaging, and receiving the EPEAT Gold certification for its compliance with the highest EPEAT criteria.

The Acer Swift 14 AI (SF14-11) will be available in Australia from late July starting at $2,199.