We unbox the slim powerhouse notebook that has Mr. Stark’s approval
With the hype for Infinity War, Acer whipped up three special edition laptops. For the Swift 3, Acer decked the ultrabook fitting for the Avenger’s Billionaire Playboy Genius: Iron Man. Decked in crimson red along with gold accents, the Swift 3 Iron Man’s standout feature is its glass-covered lid, where you have a depiction of Iron Man’s arc reactor right at the center of laptop’s lid. The best part? It lights up when the laptop is on, just like Iron Man’s suit when he is in action.
Before we head to the unboxing and initial impressions, here’s a quick recap of the spec sheet:
Acer Swift 3 Iron Man Edition Specs
- Intel Core i5-8250U processor
- 8GB of DDR4 RAM
- 14-inch Full HD IPS Display with ComfyView; 1920×1080 resolution
- 256GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
- 1280 x 720 Webcam
- Two speakers with Acer TrueHarmony
- 1X USB Type C 3.1, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, Ethernet Port, SD Card reader, HDMI port, Headset jack
- 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
- 65W adapter
Packaging and contents
Just like the other two Avengers-themed laptops, the Swift 3 Iron Man edition comes in a black box, with Iron Man’s face adorning the front.
Inside the box, you have a large Marvel logo greeting you, along with the Swift 3 wrapped in an exclusive Iron Man-themed sleeve.
Accompanying the Swift 3 is the 65W AC adapter and documentation papers.
Initial impressions: It is flashly like the Billionaire Playboy Genius himself
Staying true to the Iron Man theme, the Swift 3 gets a red lid. On the center is a depiction of Iron Man’s arc reactor, and the cool part is that it actually lights up just like Iron Man’s suit. A scratch and damage-resistant Gorilla Glass protects the top lid and light-up arc reactor detail.
For the display, you get a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with Acer’s ComfyView anti-glare finish. Gold trimmings adorn the laptop’s chassis and hinge, along with a superimposed Avengers logo on the top case. Just like the Aspire 6 Captain America edition, the Swift 3 Iron Man edition boots up with an Avengers: Infinity War logo instead of the usual Windows logo, making it a truly special notebook made for the Marvel geek.
As for the ports, you have a power adapter port, an HDMI port, a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports and a combo headphone jack on the left side.
On the right side, you have a Kensington slot, indicator lights, a USB 2.0 port, and an SDXC card reader.
Just like the Aspire 6 Captain America Edition, the Swift 3 Iron Man edition comes with an illuminated LED keyboard to keep you productive even while working in the dark.
To keep the laptop secure just like how Tony Stark’s gadgets, the Swift 3 Iron Man edition has a fingerprint scanner with a Marvel logo beside it.
Powering this slim laptop is an 8th-generation Intel i5 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. This ultrabook comes with decent graphics performance with its NVIDIA MX150 graphics card, making it a lightweight powerhouse perfect for busy people like Mr. Stark. With a power-efficient processor and an SSD drive, expect the Swift 3 Iron Man edition to have a dependable battery life just like the arc reactor powering Iron Man’s suit.
That’s it for our unboxing of the Swift 3 Iron Man edition. We will be putting this crimson-colored workhorse to the test to see if it can meet the requirements of a demanding and busy person like Mr. Stark. Fans of the Billionaire Playboy Genius should be ready to pony up Php 69,999/$1,347 if they fancy this lightweight powerhouse.