Acer Adds Pair of New 2-in-1 Notebooks to Switch Line
Acer has announced two new 2-in-1 Switch notebook computers, adding the Switch V 10 and the Switch One 10 to its expanding Switch notebook lineup. The company also unveiled 14-inch and 15.6-inch Acer TravelMate P2 series business laptops.
Both Switch machines, which feature 10.1-inch multitouch In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays, Intel Atom quad-core processors and precision touchpads and run on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, were unveiled by Acer on May 27. Both are full-featured notebook machines that can be disconnected from their keyboards and used as tablets.
Both the Switch V 10 and Switch One 10 run Windows 10 and quad-core Intel Atom processors, with pricing starting at $199 for the Switch One 10 and $249 for the V 10.
The Acer Switch V 10The Switch V 10 (pictured), which can be purchased with 32GB or 64GB of storage, includes a metal outer cover, a USB Type-C port for video output and charging, and an all-new antimicrobial-treated Corning Gorilla Glass cover. It also features dual-band MIMO 802.11ac WiFi and a built-in fingerprint reader that lets users securely sign in using Windows Hello for instant access. In addition, the touch screen of the Switch V 10 can be used by owners to take notes, write, draw and highlight on Web pages using Microsoft Edge. The machine also includes Acer's Snap Hinge latchless magnetic mechanism that lets users position the device into four different modes—notebook, pad, tent and display— by opening, folding and repositioning it. The Switch V 10 is aimed at students, families and young professionals and is available in five colors: Pearl White, Shale Black, Coral Red, Peacock Blue or Navy Blue.
Also included in the Switch V 10 are dual cameras and battery life of up to about 9 hours per charge, according to Acer.