Acer today launched two new notebooks in its existing Switch lineup: the Switch 3 and Switch 5. Both of them are powered by Windows 10, featuring 2-in-1 capabilities. What’s more, they can also be used with Acer’s active stylus pen that allows for pressure sensitive drawing on the touchscreen and access different functions using hover feature. Users can take notes or annotate documents or photos using Windows Ink, a note and annotation feature Microsoft introduced to Windows 10 last year.
“Acer’s Switch line is now able to reach more customers, whether they are looking for something that provides the latest in performance and features, or if they need a more accessible option for studies, work and play,” Acer made a statement.
Let’s take a look at what the Acer Switch 5 is all about:
The Acer Switch 5, like its predecessor the Switch Alpha 12, offers a fanless LiquidLoop cooling. At its heart lies Intel’s 7th-gen Core i7 processor. It boasts of an auto-retracting kickstand for easy one-handed adjustments to the viewing angle. It also comes with Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader for security, thanks to Windows 10.
Design-wise, it flaunts an anodised aluminium chassis. It has a 12-inch IPS display featuring 2160 x 1440 Quad HD resolution. It also supports Intel HD Graphics 620 and wide 178-degree viewing angles. The battery is claimed to last around 10 hours.
Here’s what we know about the Acer Switch 3:
Powering the Switch 3 is Intel’s Pentium and Celeron processors that Acer claims to offer up to 8 hours of battery life. It sports a 12.2-inch 1080p display featuring a wide 178-degree viewing angle. It comes with front-facing speakers and sleek metallic top cover.
Both the devices come with a snap-on attachable keyboard and optional USB Type-C dock. The Switch 3 is up for grabs in the US at a starting price of $399 (Rs 25,623). The Switch 5, on the other hand, costs $799 (Rs 51,310).