Acer Announces New Switch Laptops and Detachables
Acer’s event brought more than enough devices to keep us hurting for money. The company introduced the Swift 1 and Swift 3, which expand the companies ultra-thin notebook lineup. The laptops are available in 13, 14, and 15-inch models. Each model comes with full HD displays, aluminum bodies, and fingerprint readers to work with Windows Hello. The Swift laptops are the traditional style laptops, with Acer also announcing Switch detachable.
The Switch detachable, which were previously the Switch Alpha but now known as the Switch 3 and Switch 5. Both models have a 12-inch display and run the latest Windows 10. The Switch 5 has a sharper 2K resolution and an auto retractable kickstand. It also sports a fingerprint reader to work with Windows Hello. The 3 has a regular detachable kickstand, full HD display, and work with Acer’s Active Pen.
Acer’s Swift and Switch laptops and detachable are a part of their back to school refresh
Acer also announced a new all-in-one desktop “world’s first” fanless AIO but doesn’t have a price or release date. The fanless design is a first but will help push laptops to become even smaller, if they’re able to bring the tech to a laptop.
Acer is pushing hard on laptops with thin aluminum bodies that price towards the higher end. It’s a move to make the computers more compelling to college and high school students who love the look and feel of the MacBook Air but still need Windows. The laptops have cut corners with specs, the HD screens, and other areas but overall they look promising. While I cannot pass judgment on an unreleased laptop and all-in-one, I am looking forward to seeing them and maybe even picking one up.
Tell us your thoughts! Would you buy any of the Swift laptops or any of the Switch convertibles?