IFA 2017: Acer Goes Big On Performance, Portability And Gaming

Starting with the Switch 7 Black Edition, which takes the title of being the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics. 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. Such an achievement is thanks to Acer Dual LiquidLoop cooling tech, which keeps the Black Edition from overheating despite the lack of a fan. Supporting Windows Hello, the Switch 7 Black Edition features an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor design with POA (Power on Authentication) which will enable the users to power on the device and login instantly with just one touch. Utilizing new 8th Generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, and a stylus withWacom EMR technology.

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 sub-1kg metal device comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, an FHD IPS touchscreen display, and Dolby Audio Premium.

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America this December starting from US$1,699. More concrete is the mention of ultralight magnesium-lithium allows for the top and bottom cover, and magnesium allows for extra sturdiness at the palm rest.


Along with an unreasonably powered gaming PC, Acer did have some relatively reasonable products on offer at the IFA today, with the most productivity-filled one being the new Acer Spin 5.

The Spin 5 is one of the cheaper convertible laptops in Acer's lineup, with a starting price of $799.

Featuring 8th-generation Intel Core processors and biometric Windows Hello security, the new notebooks, convertibles, and detachables are designed for users looking for advanced mobile productivity, according to Acer. The Swift 5 will be available in China from November 2017. The Acer Spin 5 can be used in laptop mode, tablet mode, and tent mode, just like the Lenovo Yoga series. In addition to Kaby Lake-R CPUs, these systems can be equipped with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics (15.6-inch model), and boast up to 13 hours of battery life.

The screen on both models is touch-sensitive and both come supplied with Acer's Active Stylus, and the 15-inch model gets another exclusive feature in the form of Dolby Audio processing technology and two forward-facing speakers.


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