Surface dress ed down
Acer aims high
Microsoft’s Surface Pro might be the top dog in Windows tablets right now, but it’s far from being the only pup in the race. Acer’s brand new Switch 3 and 5 tablets are remarkable tablets that pull off most of the Surface’s tricks for a fraction of the price. The Switch 3, based on a Pentium processor, costs around £450 – half that of the Surface – while the more powerful Switch 5, using an Intel Core i5 or i7 chip, still manages to undercut its rival by a good £200.
Type on A keyboard cover is included in the price – on the Surface Pro, that’s a £100 add-on.
Write right The Switch range includes an active pressure-sensitive stylus for drawing on screen.
Quiet time The Switch 3 runs completely silently thanks to a clever passive cooling design.