Acer updates their 2-in-1 Switch notebook lineup – perfectly timed for the summer season. We are striking while the iron is hot starting with the top of the line, the Switch 5.
Acer Switch 5
Acer is boasting here the ‘fanless cooling system” – removing the need for ventilation, thus avoiding overheating. Normally, only low-end tier models are capable of running without fans but the latest Switch 5 actually goes full throttle with the Intel i7 and i5 processors configurations. To further impress, that’s up to 10.5 hours of usage on the sleek 2-in-1 notebook.
Easy to adjust, easy to use
Featuring an auto-retracting aluminum kickstand, users can easily adjust the 12-inch IPS 2160 x 1440 touchscreen display, which by the way, comes and works with Acer Active Pen stylus, to which angle you are comfortable with.
Together with the backlit keyboard attached, it only weighs under 1.3kg and measures 12mm thin inside a bag.
The Acer Switch 5, of course, does not come cheap starting at €1,099 or Php60,000 Philippine peso when roughly converted. The configuration varies between 256GB and 512GB of SSD storage with up to 8GB of RAM.
Acer Switch 3
If the Switch 5 is too much, the Switch 3 might be perfect for you as your on-the-go basic productivity notebook.
Same product, low power, but cheaper
Inside the Switch 3, there will be an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor that can run up to 8 hours of usage. It’s still a 12-inch 2-in-1 notebook but the resolution settles at 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Magnetic snaps attach the keyboard, much like the Switch 5 and provide 5.85mm thin and 1.44mm of travel for typing.
The Switch 3 starts for a more reasonable price at €499 or Php27,000 and combines with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage and up to 4GB RAM.
Both the Switch 5 and Switch 3 features Windows Hello via the power button that also acts as a fingerprint sensor. Both again will go on sale first in Europe starting June 2017.