IFA 2017 — Acer introduces a number of new devices running Windows 10, including the Switch 7, a two-in-one tablet with fanless design with an Intel Core i7 chip and discrete graphics. If you’re about pure-gaming and price isn’t an issue, Acer is also introducing the new Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktop with an Intel Core i9 18-core processor with up to 128GB of memory and up to four graphics cards.
In addition, Acer unveiled the Predator X35 monitor, the Swift 5 laptop, Spin 5 convertible, and the Aspire S24 all-in-one desktop computer.
Here’s a closer look at the devices Acer is introducing.
The Switch 7 looks very similar to the Microsoft’s Surface Pro with a fanless design and powerful Intel Core i7 processor, but you also get an Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics processor, and of course, a kickstand that can deploy automatically and auto retract.
Although it comes with dedicated graphics, it’s not a device for gaming. Instead, it’s a 2-in-1 designed for productivity.
In the Switch 7 Black Edition 13.5-inch (2256×1504 pixels) 2-in-1 you’ll find an Intel eighth-generation Core i7 processor with discrete Nvidia GeFroce MX150 graphics and Acer’s Dual Liquid Loop cooling technology, which is what allows a fanless design.
Unlike the Surface Pro, the Switch 7 comes with a battery-free Wacom stylus that has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support, and you can even store the pen inside the device.
As most computers today, Acer’s newest 2-in-1 comes with a fingerprint sensor in the keyboard with support for Windows Hello.
Pricing starts at $1699 in the United States, and it’s expected to be available in December.
If you’re a serious gamer, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop is perhaps a good option for you. This new computer features up to Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor with up to 128GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory and up to four-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics in SLI.
Acer is also using its IceTunnel 2.0 liquid cooling system with advanced airflow management solution to keep the temperature down.
As for connectivity, this gaming rig includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A), and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A). And it also supports three M.2 slots and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards.
Pricing starts at $1999 for the base model, and the Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktops is expected to be available in North America in December.
Alongside the new Predator gaming rig, Acer is also making available the Predator X35 curved monitor featuring a 35-inch display with 21:9 aspect ratio and (3440×1440 pixels) WQHD resolution. The monitor also comes with Nvidia G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it provides great contrast quality with high dynamic range.
Acer isn’t sharing pricing details, but it’s expected to be available in early 2018.
The Acer Swift 5 is getting a refresh with Intel eighth-generation Core processors, and the top and bottom covers, and the palm rest area, now features magnesium-lithium, and it only weighs 2.2 pounds.
Pricing starts at $999, and it’s expected to be available in the United States in December.
The Acer Spin 5 is also getting a refresh this year. The 13-inch convertible now comes with Intel eighth-generation Core processors and options up to 16GB of memory. It’s also light and thin device weighing 3.3 pounds and measuring 15.9mm thick. Then there is also its 15-inch sibling weighing 4.4 pounds and measuring 17.9mm.
Acer claims 13-hours of battery life, and the 15-inch model also comes with an option for discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
Both devices feature 360-degree hinges that allow them to fold over for a tablet-like experience, or to prop up tent-style to easily watch videos.
Acer also unveiled its Aspire S24 all-in-one desktop with a very slim profile.
The desktop sports Intel eighth-generation Core processors with up to 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD of storage space, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (802.11ac 2×2 MIMO) technology, Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology, and -5 to 30 degree tiltable display.
Pricing starts at $999, and the Acer Aspire S24 is expected to be available in the United States in January 2018.