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Acer Swift 5 Review: Cheaper Version Of Surface That Runs Silent

Apr 28, 2017 07:07 PM EDT

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Microsoft has already set standards for 2-in-1 tablets with Surface Pro. There are several other PC makers too that have joined the bandwagon. Acer has also joined the list with its Surface-type device known as Acer Swift 5. The tech biggie had announced the arrival of this new device at the Acer event in New York City.

The Acer Swift 5 is, first of all, a tablet, however, the keyboard can be attached to it to make it a laptop. As a tablet, the device is lightweight. The tablet doesn't appear very polished like Surface Pro and doesn't have the premium finish. As per PC World, it does include the new Intel processor as well as liquid cooling. This feature is one of the latest inclusion in a tablet that sets the device apart from its rivals.

This Acer Swift 5 also ensures the user get all the performance from 7th generation i5 or i7 processor without overheating and minus fan noise. The fanless cooling feature is a remarkable inclusion since it doesn't require any ventilation. This also eliminates the risk of dust getting into the device and clogging the internal. The device also includes the company backed auto retracting kickstand. This allows the user to adjust the screen using one hand without trouble.

The kickstand of the Acer Swift 5 is made up of solid aluminum chassis that measures 12mm in thickness and weighs just 1.3kg with an attached keyboard. It also includes a IPS 12 inch touchscreen display that sports an Acer Active Pen stylus, Pocket-lint reported. As per latest reports, the device would be available across Europe from June and in China from July.

The price of the device has been kept at $799 for the US market. However, the price has been kept at $1192 for the European market. The Acer Swift 5 tablet comes with USB-C port, giving a hand over Surface Pro. It also includes 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and can be configured with 256GB to 512GB of drive storage.

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