Acer To Launch Intel Skylake Laptops With Fingerprint Readers At Computex 2016

This year at Computex, Acer will be launching several devices, including a range of Windows 10 laptops that will feature fingerprint readers.

According to Engadget, two of those laptops, a 14-inch and a 15.6-inch TravelMate, are powered by Intel's Skylake sixth-generation core processors. They will ship with Windows 10 Pro, can support up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and are also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics cards.

These new laptop models from Acer are geared more toward small businesses, so they also come with some pre-installed enterprise-level software. The Acer Skylake-based laptops will be available in North America some time in the fourth quarter, and the cheapest model will cost at least $599.

The computer manufacturer is also launching a 2-in-1 budget line for students. The line includes two models, the Switch V 10 and the Switch One 10. When one detaches them from their keyboards, these laptops can transform into 10-inch tablets.

The 2-in-1 budget line of Acer laptops will ship with Windows 10 and will come powered by quad-core Intel Atom processors. The V 10 model will come with additional features such as a fingerprint reader, USB Type-C port, Gorilla Glass screen and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The tablets will come in configurations of either 32GB or 64 GB, but 500GB of additional storage can be added using the keyboard dock. The 2-in-1 devices will feature 10-inch screens.

The exact release date for V 10 is unknown yet, but it is expected to be some time in the third quarter with a price tag of at least $249. The One 10 will arrive in July in North America with a price tag starting at $199.

According to PC World, Acer's Windows 10 hybrids are priced to battle Chromebooks. It will be difficult to find a 2-in-1 budget hybrid as cheap as Acer's $199 Switch One 10. This is one of a few touchscreen hybrids priced under $200.

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