The new Acer Switch 5 2-in-1 device competes with the Surface Pro


Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
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At the recent press event from New York City, Acer unveiled its brand new Switch 5 2-in-1 device that seems to be directly competing with Microsoft Surface Pro series. It has also revealed a brand new Switch 3 device.

Acer Switch 5 features

The Switch 5 comes auto-retractable kickstand that is U-shaped which is going to allow users to adjust it according to their preferences and needs. The laptop supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader.

The Switch 5 makes great use of Acer’s LiquidLoop technology, and the laptop sports a fanless cooling system in order to be able to keep the temperature of the device at optimum levels.

The Switch 5 comes with a 12-inch Full HD (2160×1440) display that features support for Acer Active Pen. The laptop can be configured with Intel 7th gen Core i5 and i7 processors.

The Acer Switch 3 features

Acer has also announced the Switch 3 which is a more affordable convertible that is going to feature a 12-inch full HD display also with Acer Active Pen support, Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. It will feature the same auto-retractable kickstand and the efficient fanless cooling system.

Availability and prices

The Acer Switch 5 is going to be available in North America starting June and you’ll find it at a price of $799. In EMEA, you’re going to be able to purchase it also in June for €1,099 and in China the device will be available at the starting price of ¥7,499 starting July.

The Acer Switch 5 is going to be available for purchase in North America from June for a starting price of $399. In EMEA, you’ll be able to get the device also starting from June for €499, and in China the laptop can be purchased for ¥4,999 starting from July.

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