By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer
Acer Switch 7 is more than just a challenger
The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is not only a challenger to the Microsoft Surface Pro and MacBook Pro, it may well be the winner when the dust settles. The Switch 7 is the world’s first fanless 2 in 1 equipped with discrete graphics. Acer’s innovative Dual LiquidLoop™ fanless cooling technology keeps the powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 graphics chilled and ready for intensive tasks, creative production and content streaming.
Built with a sturdy brushed-aluminum body, the 2 in 1 weighs less than two and a half pounds with attached keyboard. The power efficient NVIDIA® MX150 graphics are about 30 percent more efficient than their previous MX graphics. Along with the 8th Gen Intel Core i7, this makes for one powerful system that barely makes a difference in packing around your backpack or carry on.
Innovation doesn’t stop with light weight, cooling and power. The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is tricked out with a auto-deploying and auto-retracting kickstand for single handed operation when setting the tablet on a table or desk. With a 13.5 inch IPS display that has 2256 x 1504 resolution, the Switch 7 Black Edition promises to be easy on the eyes even from wide viewing angles. Add a keyboard backlight that is powered automagically when it is snapped to the screen, and your eyes will thank you when you are not in a bright office.
Power on the device and login instantly with just one touch. Supporting Windows Hello, the Swift 7 Black Edition features an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor design with POA (Power on Authentication).
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Get in touch with your creative side
The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition also comes with an embedded stylus powered by Wacom EMR technology that features 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and pen tilt support to control the angle, width or shading of the stroke. This stylus is now battery-free, and cased in the sleek outer shell designed to provide users with a more authentic writing and sketching experience when using Windows Ink.
The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in December starting at €1,999. Just in time for Christmas! Are you listening Santa?
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