Thin Is In with Acer's Latest Swift 7 Notebook

31 August, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Cecelia Webb
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Ahead of IFA 2017, Acer has announced three convertible Windows devices, namely the Acer Swift 5, Acer Spin 5 and the Acer Switch 7 Black edition. 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. The Wacom tech is paired with a 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 IPS display and the promise of wide viewing angles.

You can unlock the Switch 7 Black Edition using Windows Hello and the accompanying optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor.

It also features a new kickstand called AutoStand that can be deployed and retracted simply by pressing the notebook down on a surface vertically. The new Swift 5 weighs less than 1 kg, thanks to the usage of materials including ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys for the top and bottom cover, and magnesium-aluminum alloys for extra sturdiness on the palm rest area. While the launch dates and price for the Indian market hasn't been confirmed, the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in the U.S. in December starting at $1,699; the Acer Swift 5 will be available in the United States in December starting at $999 while the Acer Spin 5 will be available in the USA in September with both the 13-inch and 15-inch models starting at $799. In addition to its 8th-generation Intel Core processors, the S24 will also be available with an option for Intel Optane memory.

The Switch 7 Black Edition uses a brushed aluminum body that weighs in at 2.5 pounds with the keyboard detached. The device will go on sale in North America in December starting at $999, in EMEA in December starting at €1,099, and in China in November starting at ¥7,499. The new 8 generation Intel processors are supposedly going to offer 40% of a performance boost over the last generation.

The full HD touchscreen has narrow bezels around all sides to offer the largest possible screen real estate, and is complemented by Dolby Audio technology for enhanced sound when watching movies and TV shows.

The Spin 5 will be one of the cheaper offerings from Acer this year, delivering both in form and function. The Acer Spin 5 can be used in laptop mode, tablet mode, and tent mode, just like the Lenovo Yoga series. There's a lot to like about this model, not the least of which is its NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

The laptop will feature Dolby Audio Premium along with Acer's own TrueHarmony audio technology being pushed through two front-facing speakers.



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