Published: Fri, April 28, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Hands on the Acer's Swift 5, a competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro

Hands on the Acer's Swift 5, a competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro

Must-have gaming tech and features include powerful 7th Generation Intel Core processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, speedy NVMe PCIe SSDs and lightning-fast Intel Thunderbolt 3.

With up to 10 hours of battery life, the Swift 1 features a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display, an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, 4GB of memory and either 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of SSD or eMMC storage depending on configuration.

Acer bolstered its Aspire lineup with some new all-in-one (AiO) desktop PCs and powerful notebooks today at an event in NY.

The key to its slim design is the incorporation of its LiquidLoop fanless cooling system. Included are two new AiO PCs - one of which includes Acer's fanless cooling system - and four new notebooks. Acer TrueHarmony deliver immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics, while Skype for Business Certification ensures conversations are clear and lag-free. The Aspire 7 is available in either 15-inch or 17-inch varieties with a textured aluminum cover.

The next step up is the Swift 3, which now offers an option for Nvidia GeForce graphics.

On the desktop side of things, Acer took the wraps off of the Aspire U27 and Aspire Z24. In addition, the Aspire U27 and Aspire Z24 include Acer's BlueLightShield technology, which reduces the emission of blue light and may help minimize eye strain, while Acer Flickerless technology cuts down on eye fatigue.

A smart leather cable management holder keeps the workspace neat and clutter-free, while a screen that tilts from -5 to 25 degrees allows for easy adjusting of viewing angles for maximum comfort when browsing, watching movies, and taking video calls.

Acer didn't confirm pricing of any of these devices, or specific availability, but most of these should be available for the back to school season, and the Swift laptops will presumably be priced similarly to their predecessors.

The Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook will be available in North America in August starting at $2,999; and in EMEA in August starting at 3,399 Euros. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

The team at Notebook Review will have full reviews of the new Acer Swift and Acer Switch series notebooks as they become available later this year. For more information, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.

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