Acer Switch 7

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

  1. Jellypyu

    Jellypyu Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Detatchable 2in1 notebook like surface
    There is i7 8550. (High spec)
    acer's flagship laptop

    it has emr pen.(no charge)
    in case of surface- you should buy the pen and keyboard separately
    but this tablet Comes with a keyboard and pen.
    Pen performance is very good. Enough to draw a professional webtoon

    Auto stand function is good.
    I felt uncomfortable to have to unfold manually even though it was a thousands-dollar laptop.
    But it is not very good if the floor is not hard.

    With the MX150
    Video editing is great.
    You can enjoy a lot of games.
    (except high-performance games like doom and battleground)

    * cooling system explain *
    no noise. no fan sound.
    but back cover is so hot
    I doubt if the cooling is working properly.

    display is good
    2256 * 1504
    The width is slightly shorter.

    * Dolby audio *
    I wonder how these sounds come from such a small place.
    Really good
    camera in front and rear
    The finger sensor is also good.

    * usb specs explain *
    it has usb 3.0, usb c (thunderbolt 3), micro sd slot

    There are two models, i7 and i5.
    i7 = 1760 $
    i5 = 1376 $

    Battery time is 9 ~ 10hour (probably not for high performance such as video editing)
    you can use almost all day long

    /* maybe battery is not poor
     
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  2. Elmstrom

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    That sounds almost to good to be true, please report back after a few days, if you still see 9-10 hours as possible.
     
  3. sitoudien

    sitoudien Pen Pal - Newbie

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    More like 4 to 5 hours max. I never seen an i5 model. There is only one model in the West. That review is basic. Not real test.
     
  4. sitoudien

    sitoudien Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Apple just released a new iPad with impressive specs. HP released the Folio. Surface pro 6 got an update. The Switch 7 announced 1 year ago and only now shipping in numbers seems big, heavy, expensive and not very innovative. Acer got slammed.
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    If there's not a definitive review by @MobileTechReview it's not a consideration for me, regardless of unicorn tech specs. The user reviews are all over the map. Such a shame—it really looked ideal when annonced a year and two months ago. :confused:
     
  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That's nearly an elephantine gestation period.
     
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  8. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Acer's done the same thing with a unicorn chromebook, the Spin13. Amazing specs, good pricing, apparently decent design/build, a few floating in the wild in Europe, couple of low-brow reviews, 6 months since announcement still not for sale in US. What gives Acer?
     
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  9. Marty

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    Guys, not every device is centered on the US market. Just because Acer is not focusing Stateside for this particular release, doesn't mean that it is somehow "abandonware" or "EOL"...

    Acer has a much stronger marketing presence in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, HK and of course, Taiwan). Case in point, Acer Malaysia just held its annual "Acer Day" in August, where they proudly showed off the AS7:



    Every spec was discussed and in my opinion, they are rightly proud of their technical achievement.

    So let's expand our awareness to a global perspective before railing on a particular company or device.
     
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  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @Marty - maybe we just aren't the target market then. As a serial returner, the lack of demo units and high cost of returns to Acer (most sellers want 15% or more in restocking fees) makes this a gamble, much less the fact that it is larger (L x W) than the Surface Book clipboard and nearly as heavy as my SB2 with the Acer keyboard attached.

    I'm not railing on it for not being in the states, it's more a healthy skepticism of a device that took 14 months to go from announcement to release that has me concerned.
     
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