Acer Unveils Swift and Predator Laptops in Support of Intel Core Ultra Launch

Acer is backing the launch of Intel’s Core Ultra (Meteor Lake) processors with a pair of notebooks: the Acer Swift Go 14, for productivity, and the Predator Triton Neo 16 gaming/creator laptop. The Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-72/T) will ship in North America in January for $799.99, while the Predator Triton Neo 16 will cost $1,499 and up, and will ship in March. Both laptops will use Intel’s Core Ultra-branded processors, part of the Meteor Lake mobile processor architecture that Intel has spoken at length about. The Acer Swift Go 14 also carries Intel’s “Evo Edition” branding, which tweaks Intel’s Evo certification slightly. Traditionally, Evo has signified Intel’s premium laptop brand, in which Intel engineers and the PC maker share engineering resources and perform intensive testing.

There will be five Swift Go 14 configurations shipping from Acer. The base model will include 8GB of memory, 512GB of SSD storage, and a Core Ultra 5 125H processor. Acer will also offer configurations with 16GB of memory and up to 1TB of Gen4 NVMe SSD storage, topping out at $999.99.

The Swift Go base model offers 1920×1200 resolution, while the premium models offer 2,880×1,800 resolution and a pure, black OLED (CineCrystal) display, at 90Hz. Acer is also building in 1440p webcams.

The Predator Triton Neo 16 will include Core-H parts for gaming, paired with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPUs. Acer has added liquid-metal grease to the CPU for better cooling, with vector heat pipes and Acer’s 5th-gen AeroBlade fan. This is an Nvidia Studio-classified machine, which leans more heavily onto the creative aspect rather than raw gameplay. The 16-inch display offers a few options, up to 3.2K resolution at a 165Hz refresh rate. The laptop includes a Thunderbolt port, HDMI, and a microSD card reader.