At the global press event in New York, Acer announced two new Switch 2-in-1 notebook models – the Switch 5 and Switch 3 . Both the devices will ship with the latest update of Windows 10, the Creators Update.
Both the new Acer Switch 2-in-1 notebooks support Acer Active Pen which means you can easily draw, take notes or annotate documents or photos with Windows Ink or doodle on the web while browsing with Microsoft Edge.
For business meetings, both the Switch 5 and Switch 3 include a rear camera for videoconferencing, while the front camera is capable of 720p video recording. Being 2-in-1 devices, they also have an attachable keyboard that snaps on with ultra-secure magnets and can be adjusted to an ergonomic angle for user preference.
Acer Switch 5
The Acer Switch 5 is thin and light-weight, weighing in at just 1.27 kg (2.8 pounds). When the keyboard is detached, it measures just 9.6 mm (0.38 inches) in height, and weighs 0.92 kg (2.03 pounds).
For enhanced audio performance and clarity, Acer relies on the Acer TrueHarmony and Smart Amplifier technology. What good is a 2-in-1 without a good display, that is why Acer has put a 12-inch qHD (2160 x 1440 resolution) IPS touch-screen with wide-viewing angles, and support from Intel HD Graphics 620.
The Switch 5 storage option include a 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD with up to 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. For business users, Acer is also providing the Acer USB Type-C Dock that transforms the device into a powerful workstation.
Pricing and Availability:
The Acer Switch 5 will be available in North America in June starting at $799; in EMEA in June starting at €1,099; and in China in July starting at ¥7,499.
Acer Switch 3
For the Acer Switch 3, the company boasts of up to 8 hours of battery life, when running on either the Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, without compromising the performance.
It comes with a 12.2-inch FHD IPS (1920×1080) display with 178-degree wide-viewing angles, delivering incredible accuracy and a responsive 10-point touch experience.
Memory options include up to 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM4, and device supports 32GB, 64GB or 128GB eMMC storage. The Switch 3 weighs 0.9 kg (1.98 pounds) and the tablet alone measures just 9.95 mm (0.39 inches) in height, and weighs 0.9 kg (1.98 pounds).
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch 3 will be available in North America in June starting at $399; in EMEA in June starting at €499; and in China in July starting at ¥4,999.