Sur­face dress ed down

Acer aims high

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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.

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