Acer unveils news laptops in Aspire and Swift series

There's also a lower powered Switch 3, with Full HD screen and a choice of Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. The Acer Switch 3 will be available in North America in June starting at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,600); in EMEA in June starting at Euro 499 (roughly Rs. 34,800); and in China in July starting at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 46,500).

The Aspire 5 can handle photo editing and a media-heavy lifestyle, according to Acer, as it's powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core processors, latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a maximum of 20GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory.

The flagship model is the Aspire 7, which Acer is aiming at digital and creative professionals.

The Acer Switch 3 and Switch 5 both sport 12-inch displays and run on Windows 10. The Switch 3 tablet alone measures just 9.95mm in height, and weighs 0.9kg. Screens are 15.6 inches with either 720p or 1080p options, Kaby Lake Intel Core processors (again, what you get depends on configuration), and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. It also features a pretty expansive trackpad that shares in the display's 10-point multitouch compatibility to accommodate gesture support when navigating around the Windows 10 OS.

Both version of the new Switch come with a keyboard cover included in the price, with the Switch 5's being backlit. The Switch 3 sports front-facing features, and supports 32GB, 64GB or 128GB eMMC memory and up to 4GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM4. The built-in fingerprint reader on the power button authenticates users and provides quick access to their projects. The Switch 3 measures just 295 (W) x 201 (D) x 16.3 (H) mm (11.61 x 7.91 x 0.64 inches) and weighs 0.9 kg (1.98 pounds) when the tablet and keyboard are connected.

"Acer's Switch line is now able to reach more customers, whether they are looking for something that provides the latest in performance and features, or if they need a more accessible option for studies, work and play", says James Lin, General Manger, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer. The Aspire U27 has also won a 2017 iF Design Award but the display resolutiojn does disappoint as it's only Full HD. Measuring just 5.85 mm thin, the keyboard delivers 1.4 mm of travel for comfortable typing. The Switch 5 supports a 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. Meanwhile the ultraslim Acer Swift 1 offers users essential features for productivity in the office or classroom and a attractive design, all without breaking the bank, the company claims in a recent press release.

The team at Notebook Review will have full reviews of the new Acer Swift and Acer Switch series notebooks as they become available later this year.

  • Latoya Cobb