Sponsored Links

Acer unveils a slew of new Switch laptops and detachables

The Switch 5 detachable has a retractable kickstand that you can adjust with one hand.
Engadget / Edgar Alvarez
Engadget / Edgar Alvarez
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low|@cherlynnlow|April 27, 2017 11:26 AM

At the IMAX theater in New York's Lincoln Center, Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off his company's upcoming back-to-school lineup of products, including new Switch laptops and detachables, as well as a fanless all-in-one. The new Swift 1 and Swift 3 laptops expands the company's existing lineup of super-thin notebooks. They come in 13-, 14- and 15-inch models with full HD displays and colorful aluminum bodies, and sport fingerprint readers for Windows Hello biometric logins.

Then there are the Switch detachables, which were previously known as Switch Alpha. Two new models are available: the Switch 3 and Switch 5. Both devices feature 12-inch displays and run Windows 10. However, the higher-end Switch 5 has a sharper 2K resolution, and stands out for its auto-retractable kickstand that you can adjust with one hand. It also has a fingerprint reader for convenient logins. The Switch 3, meanwhile, is a pretty run-of-the-mill detachable, with an adjustable kickstand, full HD display and support for Acer's Active Pen.

As for the all-in-one desktop, Acer only said that it's the "world's first" fanless AIO, and there are no details yet on how much it'll cost or when it will be available. Stay tuned, though, as we'll be taking a closer look at these computers later today.

Update: We published our hands-on impressions of the Switch 5 convertible, which you can find here.

Turn on browser notifications to receive breaking news alerts from Engadget
You can disable notifications at any time in your settings menu.
Not now

Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.
Acer unveils a slew of new Switch laptops and detachables