Today, Acer has given us a two different options on new affordable 2-in-1 laptops, and when I mean affordable, I really mean it. Both laptops are under $300USD and looked to be aimed for students and families on a budget. Introducing the Acer Switch V 10 and Acer Switch One 10. Both come with the ability to be customized to fit your needs with Windows 10, Intel’s latest Atom processor, multi-touch 10-inch screens with IPS technology, and Precision Touchpads.
There are four different modes for the Acer Switch laptops: notebook, pad, tent, and display thanks to the Acer Snap Hinge.
- Notebook: Traditional laptop/clamshell mode for efficient keyboard and touchpad productivity. Ideal for doing research, composing documents and performing spreadsheet calculations.
- Pad: Remove the display and use it as a standalone touchscreen tablet. Excellent for entertainment so sit back to watch your favorite TV series or play games after a long day at school or work.
- Tent: Place the tablet and keyboard in a tent (or “A” formation) to use the touchscreen in tight spaces like on long train journey, cross-country airplane trip, or simply at home to view a recipe on a crowded kitchen counter.
- Display: This mode connects the tablet facing away from the keyboard to offer a sleek way to present videos at small events or other types of gatherings.
Acer Switch V 10
As I’ve mentioned before both laptops are targeting students and budgets for families, the Acer Switch V 10 is the one that will be targeting the student audience the most. With the ability to transfer data at fast speeds, this will come in handy, and along with high resolution video output you can’t go wrong with watching a movie after all the homework that’s been given in a day. Charging the Switch V 10 is done by USB Type C, the 10.1 inch display is touch screen and is manufactured with Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, which contains an antimicrobial agent to help protect the surface from odor and stain causing microorganisms and reduce their growth on touch surfaces.
The Switch V 10 will also come with a fingerprint scanner that will allow you to log in to your laptop thanks to Windows Hello. A dual band MIMO 802.11ac connection is there to give you three times faster performance. Storage is available in either 32 or 64GB configurations, which can be paired with a keyboard dock for an extra 500GB of HDD and two extra USB Type A ports. The Acer Switch V 10 will be available in Pearl White, Shale Black, Coral Red, Peacock Blue, and Navy Blue. Pricing starts at $249USD and will available in North America in Q3, EMEA in September, and China in August with a price tag of ¥2,599.
Acer Switch One 10
This 2-in-1 is set for families who need a budget friendly laptop and able to allow the kids to play on it too. Kids can even take off the keyboard dock and play games or watch movies or TV shows tablet style to keep them busy for a few hours at a time. The Switch One 10 will only come in one color and that will be metallic gray. It will have a starting price of $199 in North America with a release date in July. EMEA will see the Switch One 10 in July with a price of €249, and China in September starting at ¥2,299.
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