Acer Switch 7

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

  1. sitoudien

    sitoudien Pen Pal - Newbie

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    CES 2019 is around the corner. Do you think Acer will update the 7. Acer has no confidence in this product. Should have been a surface killer. I really wanted one. But the battery and extreme price killed it.
     
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    I dont know, I mean they just got this model out. It's not like its under spec'd really. Just overpriced.
     
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    This concept had so much potential. But ultimately, it seems to have failed because of many little missteps. Why make it passive cooled in the first place? Why the asymmetrical design? It's pretty heavy and battery life sucks.
    There is also no TB3 and no LTE version of it to make it the ultimate computer, both indoors and outdoors.

    I fully believe the vision Acer had is the future of computing, but it needs to be better executed. Of course, adding a dGPU in a tablet it not an easy task. But this is the first step into something much better. I mean, a tablet that has the power to do more than light stuff and is actually capable of heavy video editing, photo editing and gaming is definately something I would be every excited for, especially in that form factor with that portability. Those weak Intel iGPUs with less power than a 12 year old Nvidia 8800GT won't cut it anymore. And even Ice Lake won't change that, even though those are more powerful, still way less powerful than the dGPU in my 4 year old laptop.

    Maybe we can get something better by the end of 2019 with Intel Ice Lake CPUs and a RTX 2050. This time active cooled, because there's no sense in passive cooling such enormous hardware in a tablet. If the fans are quiet when doing office stuff and browsing, its just as good.
     
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  4. sitoudien

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    Let's hope acer doesn't abandon the switch 7. Agree with the above. Improvements like battery, lighter, smaller bezels. If apple can do it, then Acer can as well. Hope there's an announcement soon because I'm ready to move on.
     
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    Looks like they got the battery life issues figured out. Other than the weight and large bezels, actually sounds like a pretty decent device.
     

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