In August 2017 Acer revealed their Switch 7 Black Edition, the world’s first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics. Acer Switch 7 Black Edition features a sturdy brushed-aluminum body and is powered by a 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. Despite its powerful specs, it weighs less than 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs.)
Now in their CES 2018 press release, they revealed the device will be hitting shelves this month.
The Switch 7 Black Edition comes with a new kickstand mechanism. Acer calls it Acer AutoStand and it can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted, providing single-handed operation as simple as opening and adjusting the display on a clamshell notebook.
On the display front, it features a 13.5-inch IPS display with 2256 x 1504 resolution and supports Windows Ink powered by Wacom EMR technology. The Acer Pen will support 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support to control the angle, width or shading of the stroke. There’s no need to charge the new Acer Pen.
To support Windows Hello based authentication, the Swift 7 Black Edition features an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor design with POA (Power on Authentication) that will allow you to power on the device and login instantly with just one touch.
The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in the US starting at $1,699.