Acer Switch 7

Discussion in 'Acer (Gateway)' started by dstrauss, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @dellaster - I think you've nailed it. I get better battery mileage out of my SB2 13.5 clipboard (granted only Intel UHD 620 graphics when undocked from the mothership) - usually 3-4 hours productivity apps.

    I HATE MICROSOFT FOR MOVING TO N-TRIG! These Surface devices would be PERFECT (even without TB3) if they were Wacom EMR.

    @MacrosTheBlack007 - I seriously doubt I'll ever have the opportunity for bitterness with the Acer Switch 7...
     
  2. WuBoy

    WuBoy Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I got a Switch 5 in a lucky mix-up. Amazon accidentally had the the Switch 5 listed at $500 on sale when it first came out. They intended that to be the sale price for the 12 Alpha and changed it soon after they realized their mistake. I went to Best Buy and got them to price match and wound up getting it for $300 off when it first came out.

    I have to say I'm really happy with it. The specs (i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD) are decent especially for the price. You'll pay much more for the comparable Surface. The pen and keyboard came with it. It runs like a charm. The only things that I feel aren't that good are the cameras, particularly the rear and the speakers. The cameras don't matter that much to me, but the poor speaker quality is a little annoying. All that said, it's a good device. What is the difference between the 5 and 7? Is it just the addition of the graphics card for the 7?
     
  3. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Better pen in the switch 7
    quad core i7
    bigger hd
    more ram
    slightly bigger screen
     
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    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    None of this except maaaybe the battery life seems like something that would hold them back from releasing. A SSD is still blazing fast. "Not PCIE fast" is not really a big deal as long as they are up front with it. Fingerprint readers seem to be a gong show on a lot of devices so this would also not be anything new to me.
    Given that they are touting it as powerful and mobile, I could see incredibly hamstrung performance (throttling from poor thermals) or crap battery life giving them pause to release though.
     
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    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    Wacom EMR? 2-hour battery life? Acer should sell this as a RETRO '90s device. Put it in yellowing beige plastic and strap a 5-pound weight to the back.
     
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