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Acer's new Switch 2-in-1s are meant to be seen, not heardThe Switch 3 and 5 tablets have enough power to replace a laptop, but a liquid-cooling system keeps them quiet.
Following in the path of Acer's Switch Alpha 12 Tablet PC are the new Switch 5 and Switch 3. Both are thin and light Windows 10 tablets that feature built-in kickstands so you can stand them up instantly, snap on the included magnetic keyboard cover, and start using it just like a laptop While the switch 3 is easily adjustable with your hand, the switch 5 can be pushed down and pulled back up again with a single finger. The switch 5 also gets a finger print reader combined with a power button for instant logins. The 12 inch switch 5 features a full HD plus touch screen, and 7th gen Intel core processors. While the switch 3's 12.2 inch screen is full HD with processing power coming from either Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. [MUSIC] Whatever the components are though, Acer uses a unique liquid cooling system inside so the thin tablets always stay quiet. Plus, both can be used with Acer's Active Pen with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. And it stores right here on the keyboard cover. Look for the new Switch 3 and Switch 5 to arrive in June, starting at $400 for the Switch 3 and $800 for the Switch 5. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]