Acer announces a new range of Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017
31 August, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Kristen Ingram
The Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America and Europe from December 2017, and is priced at $ 1,699. Acer says the combination of components make the Switch 7 Black Edition ideal for carrying out intensive tasks, streaming video and music content and creative content production. Other features include support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and pen tilt support using an embedded stylus, and a 13.5-inch IPS display that provides "a crisp, vibrant visual experience from wide viewing angles".
Under the display (err, bezel), you'll find an optical-based fingerprint sensor with POA (Power on Authentication) that supports Windows Hello authentication. The device is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. This is also the first system from Acer to feature its AutoStand, a fancy name for a patented kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted, providing single-handed operation.
Acer Swift 5 The Swift 5 is for folks who want a more traditional laptop, one with a premium look. The laptop itself weighs less than 1.15kg with the keyboard detached, and features a brushed aluminium body that Acer says offers "a robust feel and handsome tactile touch".
The Switch 7 Black edition is a sleek looking ultrabook that is pretty light at just 1.15Kgs.
The Swift 5 meanwhile is designed with true portability in mind. Ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys are used for both the top and bottom covers, while the palm rest area uses magnesium-aluminum alloys for enhancing the sturdiness.
The Acer Swift 5 sports 14-inch full HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolutions display and runs 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor with up to 8GB RAM under-the-hood. The model will launch in the EMEA markets in December as well at 1,999 Euro. Acer Spin 5 As to Acer's lineup, the Spin 5 is a lightweight laptop in a "head-turning metal casing". Despite their relatively small sizes, Acer said the devices "pack a punch" with 8th Gen Intel Core processors, a 13-hour battery life, and configuration options up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics available in the 15-inch version. On the audio front, the Swift 5 comes equipped with Dolby Audio and Acer TrueHarmony.
The screen on both models is touch-sensitive and both come supplied with Acer's Active Stylus, and the 15-inch model gets another exclusive feature in the form of Dolby Audio processing technology and two forward-facing speakers.
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