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Acer Launches New Ultraslim, Convertible, and Detachable Devices: Swift 5, Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition

2017-08-30 17:31
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Sleek stylish offerings bring functionality and mobility to the next level

BERLIN, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Editor's Summary

  • Swift 5: Ultraslim and ultralight notebook for the agile user whose life never stops
  • Weighing less than 1 kg, it provides superb portability, smooth usability and a stylish design
  • Spin 5: A new convertible for every-day use. Dynamic, highly flexible interface – perfect for creating professional-quality content, music, video and games
  • Switch 7 Black Edition: Super-stylish detachable 2-in-1 notebook for the modern professional. World's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics

Acer today expanded its popular portfolio of ultraslim convertible and detachable Windows 10 devices with the next generation of Swift, Spin and Switch models. The additions all incorporate the new, exceptionally powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core processors, more secure biometric technology supporting Windows Hello, and versatile usability features necessary for immersive entertainment and professional productivity. Along with the performance and mobility of these notebooks, they also sport a new refreshing sense of style and design, providing an ideal balance of form and function.

"Acer is constantly bringing the latest technology to its notebooks across the portfolio to give people the personal computing experience they demand in an always-on, digitally-driven world," said Jerry Kao, President, IT Products Business of Acer Inc. "Whether for work, play or creating, in the office or on-the-go, Acer offers a wide range of products to meet diverse and unique needs of the modern user."

"A PC with 8th Generation Intel Core processors inside is a reassurance it's equipped with and optimized for the most outstanding performance and experiences," said Chris Walker, Vice President of Client Computing Group, Intel Corp. "Acer's new lineup of ultra slim PCs are distinctly unique but united by their dynamic design, and the immersive entertainment, simple convenience and incredible 40% performance boost[1] 8th Gen Intel Core processors deliver."

"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. "Light, sleek and powerful, these notebooks are three great options for anyone that uses their PC for productivity or entertainment, at home, in the office, or on the road."

Switch 7 Black Edition – World's First Fanless 2-in-1 Notebook with Discrete Graphics

The pioneering Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook equipped with discrete graphics, made possible by Acer's innovative Dual LiquidLoop™ fanless cooling technology. With a powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 graphics, it is an ideal companion for intensive tasks, creative production and content streaming. Designed for the mobility minded, the new Switch 7 Black Edition is incredibly versatile, weighing less than 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs.) with the keyboard detached. The Switch 7 Black Edition's slender and lightweight design features a sturdy brushed-aluminum body that offers a robust feel and beautiful tactile touch.

The Switch 7 Black Edition is Acer's first to feature Acer AutoStand™, a patented kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted, providing single-handed operation as simple as opening and adjusting the display on a clamshell notebook.

With a large 13.5-inch IPS[2] display with 2256 x 1504 resolution, the Switch 7 Black Edition offers a crisp, vibrant visual experience from wide viewing angles. The latest reincarnation of the Switch has 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.

Supporting Windows Hello, the Swift 7 Black Edition features an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor design with POA (Power on Authentication) that allows users to power on the device and login instantly with just one touch. 

Swift 5 – Extreme Portability without Compromising on Power

The new Swift 5 is designed for users who want superb portability, solid performance, and a touch of style. The elegant chassis weighs less than 1 kg making it ideal for people always on the go. The Swift 5 is constructed with a sophisticated selection of materials including ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys for the top and bottom cover, and magnesium-aluminum alloys for extra sturdiness on the palm rest area.

Utilizing the power of 8th Generation Intel Core processors, the Swift 5 offers an exceptionally fast and responsive experience with 8-hour[3] battery life. With Windows 10 and 2x2 802.11ac wireless, it allows users to work effectively on the go all day – even at night thanks to the backlit keyboard.

The interactive multi-touch Full HD IPS2 touchscreen and narrow bezel design maximizes the viewing experience. Acer TrueHarmony with Dolby Audio™ Premium technology provides powerful and clear audio, while Skype for Business certification ensures crisp videoconferencing and a great experience with Cortana.

Spin 5

Lightweight, portable, and enclosed in a head-turning metal casing, the Spin 5 is the style-conscious professional's go-to device for all types of work and fun. The device's versatile, convertible form factor allows users to interchange seamlessly between laptop, tablet, display and tent modes making the Spin 5 a perfect platform to create and share content. 

Easy to carry around, the 13-inch model of the Spin 5 weighs in at 1.5 kg and measures in at 15.9 mm thin, while its 15-inch sibling is just over 2 kg in weight and 17.9 mm thin. While this device is portable, it's engineered to pack a punch with new 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory, up to 13 hours[4] of battery life, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics option for the 15-inch model. This allows the Spin 5 to handle intensive creative production, such as graphic design and video editing. It also helps to offer premium entertainment with crisp, true-to-life colors that come alive in Full HD. 

Delivering a great touch experience, the sharp 13- or 15-inch display also works with an optional Acer Active Stylus for incredible precision, offering greater control during work and increased usability through Windows Ink. Acer's omni-directional ExoAmp Antenna optimizes the Spin 5's antenna position to ensure a stable wireless signal, regardless of the antenna being located beneath the notebook's metal cover and the direction the device is facing.

With Acer TrueHarmony, Dolby Audio Premium technology and two front-facing speakers cleverly placed so they won't be blocked in any mode, the Spin 5 delivers a crystal clear and immersive audio experience. Skype for Business-certified, the Spin 5 integrates four array microphones combined with far-field voice-recognition technology that allow users to access Cortana from up to four meters away. This enables them to get quick, hands-free answers, check the weather or traffic, set a reminder, get an overview of their daily schedule, and more – all just by using their voice.

Pricing & Availability

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. 

The Acer Swift 5 will be available in North America in December starting at $999; in EMEA in December starting at €1,099; and in China in November starting at ¥7,499. 

The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in September with both the 13-inch and 15-inch models starting at $799; and in EMEA in September with the 13-inch model starting at €899 and the 15-inch model starting at €999.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

The new products were unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer, or click here for the press kit.

Notes:

[1] As measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE (Second Edition) on Intel Reference Platform  on Intel Reference Platform Intel® Core i7-8550U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 600p SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10 versus previous generation: Intel® Core i7-7500U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.5GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel 600p SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10

[2] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products

[3] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014® productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

[4] On 13-inch model. Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014® productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

About Acer

Founded in 1976, Acer is now one of the world's top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer's 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

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Email: erin.davern@acer.com

EMEA - Manuel Linnig

Tel: +41 91 2610 522

Email: manuel.linnig@acer.com

Corp./Asia – Steven Chung

Tel: +886-2-86913202

Email: acer.corp.pr@acer.com

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