Acer launches a number of Windows 10 laptops and convertibles at its NYC event

At the Next@Acer event in New York City today, Acer launched a number of new products. These included new Predator and Nitro gaming devices, but there are also some laptops and convertibles that are built for the average consumer.

The device that you see above is the Swift 1, which is the most budget-friendly of the set. It's quite an improvement from the one that was launched last August though, as while it still offers Pentium and Celeron options, and 4GB of RAM, the new model offers up to 256GB of storage in an all-metal body.

The display is a 13.3-inch 1080p IPS, which is also an improvement, and it's just 14.95mm thick, weighing in at 1.3kg.

The next step up is the Swift 3, which now offers an option for Nvidia GeForce graphics. With either a 14- or 15.6-inch 1080p display, it comes with up to a seventh-generation Core i7 processor and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. The smaller model is 17.95mm thick and 1.8kg, while the larger variant is 18.95mm thick and 2.2kg.

There's also a Special Edition, which only comes in the 14-inch model. The specs listed are exactly the same, except for that it doesn't offer a variant with an HDD.

Switch is Acer's brand for devices that offer a detachable keyboard, and the company announced the Switch 3 and 5 today. Obviously, the lower-end of the two is the Switch 3, offering either a Celeron or Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. Unlike the Swift, or even the expensive Predator gaming laptops, both Switch devices offer a choice between Windows 10 Home and Pro.

The Switch 5 is similar in form factor to the 3, but that's about it. Instead of a 12.2-inch 1920x1200 display, there's a 12-inch 1440p display. You can get it with a Core i5 or an i7, and it comes with 8GB of RAM.

The Switch 5 also features Acer's LiquidLoop cooling, meaning that there's no fan. It also has a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.

Acer didn't confirm pricing of any of these devices, or specific availability, but most of these should be available for the back to school season, and the Swift laptops will presumably be priced similarly to their predecessors.

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