Acer Switch is the series of detachables (tablets with detachable keyboard) from the Taiwanese manufacturer. 2-in-1 devices that we anticipated this week and that Acer presented at a major hardware event held in New York and also included new gaming notebooks, Predator series, monitors, AIO, Aspire and Swift laptops, and even a smartwatch.
The new Acer switches share aluminum chassis with U-shaped rear bracket to position it in various positions and as other detachables are connected by a magnetic system to a base with keyboard and touchpad for ultraportable uses.
Versatile 2 in 1 with design inspired by the Microsoft Surface, hardware platform updated to the Intel Kaby Lake, support for stylus, Windows 10 operating system and a price content for what they offer.
Acer Switch 3 Specs and Price
It is based on a 12.2-inch multi- touch IPS screen with active digitizer, support for the Acer Pen and a native resolution FHD of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Acer Switch 3 can mount state-of-the-art Intel Celeron and Pentium processors and low-voltage “Apollo Lake” variants, such as the Pentium N4200 with four processing cores and a TDP consumption of only 6 watts, allowing you to use a passive Acer LiquidLoop cooling system without annoying fans.
Equipped with 4 Gbytes of LPDDR3 memory and variants with storage of 32, 64 and 128 Gbytes, expandable with Micro SDXC cards. Acer Switch 3 has the new USB Type C and USB 3.1 port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with dual band 2 × 2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual camera. The declared autonomy is 8 hours.
With Windows 1st pre-installed, it will be available in June in North America for $ 399. It will also arrive on the same date in Europe for 499 euros. Interesting price to get this 2 in 1.
Acer Switch 5 Specs and Price
It is very similar to the previous one in design and concept, but raises several degrees the hardware level. With an anodized aluminum chassis repeats the 12.2-inch multi-touch IPS display, but its native resolution rises to 2160 x 1440 pixels. It offers a stylus and is compatible with Windows Ink.
Acer Switch 5 hardware base also improves to “Kaby Lake”, with possibility to mount processors Core i5 or Core i7 with integrated graphics Intel HD 620.
Equipped with 8 Gbytes of LPDDR3 memory and for storage, it offers solid state drives of 256 or 512 Gbytes, expandable with Micro SDXC cards.
It has the new USB Type C and USB 3.1 port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with dual band 2 × 2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual camera. Acer Switch 5 also has a fingerprint reader and camera compatible with Windows Hello. Its declared autonomy amounts to 10.5 hours.
With Windows 1st pre-installed, Acer Switch 5 will be available in June in North America for $ 799. It will also arrive on the same date in Europe for 1,099 euros. The price is less attractive than that of its younger brother, although Acer Switch 5 level is much higher.