Remember the Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 tablet, the convertible device that some hailed a true jack-of-all trades, others didn’t hide their admiration for it? Now the tablet is being overlapped in terms of size by its sibling successor, the Aspire 12-inch Aspire Switch 12 that beyond standard modes for hybrid devices goes with an additional fifth option – desktop mode. So, if you don’t mind the combination of a small screen and keyboard, the upcoming Switch gives you the opportunity to get a all-in-one device.
Acer Aspire Switch 12 all-in-one portable device
Acer wanting to move the Switch line to a larger size factor is launching a 12.5-inch version. The Acer Aspire Switch 12 will be powered by the Intel 5th gen fanless Core M processor, which means that the device will work in a whisper-quiet manner. This soundlessness and the fact that it goes on sale equipped with a detachable keyboard makes the 12-inch Switch a perfect work companion for professionals.
Just as in the case of the previous models the latest Switch’s design will allow you to put the device in five different configuration. It may serve as a regular tablet or just as well you may use it as a standard notebook PC. The mentioned before detachable keyboard when detached from the tablet may be paired with it wirelessly, so there’s no need to dock it when you want to type from a distance.
Moving on the specs’ list, the tablet apart of housing a speedy processor, comes with a 1080 p screen covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for extra anti-scratch protection and special anti-fingerprint layer which is said to reduce smudges and streaks occurring on the slate’s display. In terms of in-built storage, the Aspire Switch 12’s future users will get the opportunity to pick between a 60GB or 120GB versions. As for the device’s memory it is still unknown, but knowing that its predecessors sport either 2GB or 4GB, we may expect the new Switch to house similar RAM parameters.
In addition to that, there will be also a micro USB 3.0 and micro HDMI ports under the slate’s hood. Energy will be provided by a pretty powerful, though still unknown in terms of capacity parameters, battery allegedly guarantying up to eight hours of work and entertainment.
So far, Acer keeps mum about the specific date of the 12-inch Switch’s US premiere, availability and pricing. Though the company want to announce it shortly, they won’t begin to ship it until the first quarter of 2015.