Acer Launches New Range of 2-in-1 Switch and 2017 Swift Laptop Series

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Acer has launched new range of Swift laptops and 2-in-1 convertible Switch notebooks at a special event organized by the firm in New York, the Swift 1 (2017), Swift 3 (2017), Switch 3, and Switch 5, all running Windows 10 out-of-the-box. The new 2017 edition of Swift 1 and Swift 3 are here to replace their predecessors that were released in late 2016, while the later two are completely new in the fold.

The Swift 1 (2017) is the cheapest and the less powerful in the list. It comes with a 13.1-inch full-HD (1080p) display and it can be configured with Intel Celeron or Pentium processor depending on buyers preference. It has an all metal-chassis, is 14.95mm thick, and weighs 1.3kg.

Acer Swift 1 (2017) Specifications

  • 13.3-inch IPS display with full-HD (1920x1080) resolution
  • Intel Celeron/Pentium processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB SSD or eMMC storage
  • HDR webcam
  • Fingerprint reader, Windows Hello supports
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 Type-A port, USB 3.0 Type-A port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI port, mic/headphone combo jack, SD card reader
  • Battery: up to 10 hours

The Swift 3 (2017) comes with a sleek slim brushed-aluminium body design that weighs just 1.8kg. It packs up to 7th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, while the graphics is handled by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GPU or integrated Intel HD Graphics depending on variant. Acer is also offering a special edition with Gorilla Glass protection.

Acer Swift 3 (2017) Specifications

  • 14-inch/15.6-inch IPS anti-glare display with full-HD (1920x1080) resolution
  • Seventh-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor; NVIDIA GeForce GPU or Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB/8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD or 1TB HDD
  • HDR webcam
  • Fingerprint reader, Windows Hello supports
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Backlit keyboard (optional)
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 Type-A port, USB 3.0 Type-A port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI port, mic/headphone combo jack, SD card reader
  • Battery: up to 10 hours

Acer Switch 3 and Switch 5 CCN

Moving on, the Switch 3 and Switch 5 are convertible, meaning, they can be use in different modes depending on users preferred choice in a given environment. The keyboards of these laptops are detachable and their display are touch-enabled. With Acer Active Pen (available separately), users can take notes or sketch by writing on the screen. Both has auto-retracting kickstands that can be use to position the display in various angle and fingerprint reader onboard works smoothly with Windows Hello (on Switch 5). Acer is touting fanless design of both device.

Acer Switch 3 Specifications

  • 12.2-inch IPS display with full-HD (1920x1080) resolution, 10-point multi-touch, 178-degree viewing angle
  • Intel Celeron or Pentium processor
  • 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB eMMC storage
  • HD (720p) webcam
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Attachable keyboard
  • Front-facing speakers
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.1 Type-A port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, mic/headphone combo jack, SD card reader
  • Battery: up to 8 hours

Acer Switch 5 Specifications

  • 12-inch IPS display with FHD+ (2160x1440) resolution, 10-point multi-touch, 178-degree viewing angle
  • Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors; Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 4GB/8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB/512GB PCIe SSD
  • HD (720p) webcam
  • Fingerprint reader, Windows Hello supports
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Attachable backlit keyboard
  • Acer TrueHarmony, Smart Amplifier
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.1 Type-A port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, mic/headphone combo jack, SD card reader
  • Battery: up to 10.5 hours

Pricing

  • Acer Swift 1 (2017) -> Starts at $329 for North America / at €399 for EMEA regions
  • Acer Swift 3 (2017) -> Starts at $599 for North America / at €649 for EMEA regions
  • Acer Switch 3 -> Starts at $399 for North America / at €499 for EMEA regions
  • Acer Switch 5 -> Starts at $799 for North America / at €1,099 for EMEA regions

All the device will be available from June in selected markets.
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