ACER SWITCH 5

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The aptly named Switch is Acer’s fam­ily of de­tach­able note­books of which the Switch 5 is its flag­ship. Based on first im­pres­sions, it is easy to dis­miss it as a clone of Mi­crosoft’s Sur­face Pro, but that would be miss­ing the point.

One stand­out fea­ture of the Switch 5 is its Liq­uid­loop cool­ing sys­tem. In place of tra­di­tional heatsinks and fans, the Switch 5 in­stead uses a sin­gle fan-less liq­uid cool­ing cir­cuit for cool­ing, al­low­ing it to runs silently even un­der heavy loads.

The Switch 5 comes with a 12-inch IPS panel dis­play with a 2,160 x 1,440 pix­els res­o­lu­tion. The dis­play is a lit­tle small and prone to re­flec­tion and glare, but it is crisp and sharp.

The Switch 5 is fairly com­pact, mea­sur­ing just 9.6mm thick and weigh­ing 900g. How­ever, the bun­dled key­board does add a fair bit of heft, in­creas­ing its thick­ness to 15.95mm and its weight to 1.27kg. It also has an in­te­grated kick­stand, which is handy and can tilt the Switch 5 at an an­gle of up to 165 de­grees.

In­side, the Switch 5 is pow­ered by a sev­enth gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i7-7500u pro­ces­sor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of

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