Acer Debuts New Ultraslim, Convertible, Detachable Devices

Ahead of Friday's kickoff of the IFA consumer electronics convention in Berlin, Acer today took the wraps off an assortment of new slim notebooks, 2-in-1s, and convertible devices. The company also unveiled a new ultrathin desktop PC and a new large display Chromebook.

Featuring 8th-generation Intel Core processors and biometric Windows Hello security, the new notebooks, convertibles, and detachables are designed for users looking for advanced mobile productivity, according to Acer. The lineup includes Acer's Switch 7 Black Edition (pictured above), which the company called "the world's first fanless two-in-one notebook."

First held in 1924 and hosted annually by the German Association for Entertainment and Communications Electronics, the IFA has been the launching ground for ground-breaking devices, including some of the earliest televisions and audio tape recorders. This year's show runs from Sept. 1-6.

One-Touch Login, One-Handed Kickstand

Set to hit the North American market in December, the new Switch 7 Black Edition uses Acer's Dual LiquidLoop technology for fanless cooling. Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, it features a 13.5-inch IPS display, Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics, brushed-aluminum body, and embedded, battery-free stylus for writing and drawing with Windows Ink.

The Switch 7 Black Edition also has an optical-based, under-glass fingerprint sensor designed to support Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric security technology. This enables a user to activate the device and log in with just one touch through Power on Authentication.

The notebook is also the first built with Acer's AutoStand, an automatic kickstand feature that allows for one-handed operation. The Switch 7 Black Edition will be priced starting at $1,699.

Powered by 8th-generation Intel Core processors, the Switch 7 Black Edition and several other new mobile computing devices from Acer provide a 40-percent boost in performance compared to computers built with 7th-generation chips, according to Chris Walker, vice president of Intel's client...

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