Acer Switch 7

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Quad core, dedicated graphics, fanless. Got a bad feeling really. But yes, finally a proper pen from acer since R7 572. And top of that, emr with 4k pressure. Might be my next upgrade if not throttling badly.

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    Acer prepared the Switch 7 Black Edition for IFA 2017 in Berlin and the specs are sounding amazing!
    Here are the specs which almost sound to good to be true:

    • 13.5" 2256×1504 (3:2)!
    • Wacom EMR, 4096 pressure levels, tilt support!
    • Pen silo!
    • 8th gen. quad-core i7 (15W)
    • Nvidia MX150 2 GB dGPU
    • Passive cooled ("Dual LiquidLoop")!
    • 2.5 lbs (1.15 kg) (without keyboard)
    • 9.5 mm (without keyboard)
    • 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
    • Fingerprint reader (with power on authentication [POA]*)
    • Auto-deploying kickstand ("AutoStand")
    • According to the pictures Thunderbolt 3 support!
    • 1*USB3, 1*USB3.1-C, DC-jack, headphone, µSD
    • Backlit keyboard
    • Price: $1699 / 1999€
    The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 with it's fanless cooled 15W Core i7 was already very innovative and Acer was able cool it with less throttling than many actively cooled competitors.
    With the now bigger case (13.5" vs. 12.0") and the second LiquidLoop I really hope they can get the additional Nvidia MX150 dGPU decently cooled. Though I'm assuming the dGPU will run at lower clock speeds than normal to stay within the power/cooling-limit.
    The fingerprint reader with power on authentication and the "AutoStand" seem to be two more interesting additions.
    Acer will sell only one configuration. There will also be a Switch 7 (minus the Black Edition) with probably lower specs.

    *Powering on and log in can be done simultaneously with one touch.

    Sorry for all the ! & bold :cool:

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    Source 1, 2, Press release

     
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    That does look like a pretty sweet machine. The prior Acer was on my short list before settling on the nSP, and a real price performer. Battery life was one of its drawbacks, so hopefully this next generation Intel processor will allow them to get good battery life with all these great features.
     
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    What's a GeForce MX150?
     
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    Thank you for not making the kickstand shiny gold like HP chose to do!
     
  7. azaniramsan

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    It's a GT 1030, roughly 40-50% better than 940mx

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    Wonder how it compares to the Radeon 540 in the Notebook 9 Pro?
     
  9. azaniramsan

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    In 3d mark fire strike 1080:
    540: 2495 points
    940mx: 2399 points
    MX150: 3673 points

    The actual result may vary, due to fanless, the clocks guaranteed lower than stock

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