Acer announces a new range of Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017

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The company claims that the device is the "world's first" fanless 2-in-1 notebook equipped with discrete graphics. "The new generation of Swift, Spin and Switch notebooks from Acer intersect functionality and mobility with the power and performance of Windows 10", said Peter Han, Vice President, Partner Devices and Solutions, Microsoft Corp.

The Switch 7 Black Edition centers on a 13.5-inch IPS display with a 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution. The hardware is cooled by Acer's Dual LiquidLoop cooling system which is based on the type of heat pipe technology often found in air-cooled heatsinks. It supports Windows Hello and incorporates an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor with power on authentication (POA) allowing users to both power on the device and log in simultaneously. The device is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

Acer Swift 5 The Swift 5 is for folks who want a more traditional laptop, one with a premium look. It weighs less than 1kg thanks to a magnesium-lithium alloy used in the top and bottom covers, as well as the palm rest.

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It also features a new kickstand called AutoStand that can be deployed and retracted simply by pressing the notebook down on a surface vertically. It too uses Intel's latest 8th-generation of Core processors and offers an up to 8 hour battery life.

Meanwhile, the Acer Spin 5, available in 13 and 15-inch screen sizes starting September for $799 and up, targets the ideal quality - pricing ratio for "style-conscious professionals". The company plans to offer this model in North America starting this upcoming December; the starting price will be $1,699 United States dollars. These new processor options are the foundation for Acer's next-generation Swift, Spin, and Switch models, and specifically the Swift 5 (ultralight), Spin 5 (convertible), and Switch 7 Black Edition (stylish detachable 2-in-1). Like the others, the Swift 5 is powered by Intel's Kaby Lake-R lineup. The model will launch in the EMEA markets in December as well at 1,999 Euro. Despite their relatively small sizes, Acer said the devices "pack a punch" with 8th Gen Intel Core processors, a 13-hour battery life, and configuration options up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics available in the 15-inch version.

Acer says its IPS HD display provides a crisp viewing experience at all angles, with a display that can be tilted from -5 degrees to 30 degrees.

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