Acer has announced its new Aspire Switch 12 convertible laptop. The new Switch has 5 different modes of usage. It can be a laptop, it can be a tablet, or it can even be a mini-desktop with the detachable wireless keyboard. There’s also a couple modes in between. The laptop is built around a 12.5″ full-HD 1920×1080 touch screen with IPS technology. It has zero air gap for the best quality and touch performance. Speaking of performance, it’s got Intel’s Core M Processor which brings performance, but it’s so low wattage, it gives this laptop up to 8 hours of battery life. It’ll also give you 60GB and 120GB storage options.
The Aspire Switch 12 will be coming to the US in 2015. Pricing and exact availability will be announced later by Acer.
Acer Unveils the Aspire Switch 12 with Five Modes in One Notebook
- Expanding the Aspire Switch 2-in-1 series notebooks with new 12.5-inch display
- Unique design provides smooth transitions between five versatile modes of usage
- Full HD display boasts 1920×1080 resolution and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for durability
- Powered by Intel® Core™ M processor for exceptional mobile performance, up to 8 hours of battery life
SAN JOSE, CALIF, (Nov 4, 2014)Acer announces the Acer Aspire Switch 12 with five modes of usagein one notebook and a vibrant 12.5-inch display. It also combines powerful computing with the newest Intel® Core™ M processor and a Full HD display to provide users a versatile device that helps boosts productivity.
Equipped with a unique kickstand design that features a magnetic and latch-less detachable keyboard, the centerpiece of the Aspire Switch 12 is its ability to easily transition between five distinct modes (notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop). Through these five modes, users can find a configuration for just about any need and use it as a laptop, tablet with or without keyboard, or desktop PC. It can also be optimized for sharing information and viewing multimedia (display and tent modes) in conjunction with its dual front-facing speakers for a rich and full audio experience on the go.
The Aspire Switch 12’s detachable keyboard can work connected or wirelessly and provides full-sized typing comfort along with a pointing stick for an enhanced navigation experience. Users can also enjoy its 10-point touch controls on a larger screen and use an optional Acer Active Pen1 for a more intuitive writing and drawing experience.
With a 12.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display with IPS* technology and Zero Air Gap direct bonding technology, users can see everything clearly from wide viewing angle, with vivid colors and detail, even in bright sunlight. For added durability, the Aspire Switch 12’s display is built with next generation of Corning® Gorilla® Glass and treated with an anti-fingerprint coating that reduces unsightly smudges.
The Aspire Switch 12 is powered by the new Intel® Core™ M processor for a compelling combination of computing performance and stunning display graphics. The processor also delivers significant reduction in power consumption, allowing it to run up to 8 hours2 during video playback. What’s more, it also sports a fan-less design that makes it whisper quite, while further complementing its reduced power consumption.
To top off its exceptional mobile processing power and outstanding graphics, the Aspire Switch 12 comes with two antennas; 2×2 wireless antenna technology processes data at up to twice the speed of traditional single antenna solutions by forming a multi-input/multi-output (MIMO) setup for fast and reliable throughput. It also comes with micro USB 3.0 and micro HDMI ports.
Pricing and availability
The Acer Aspire Switch 12 will be available in the United States and Canada in early 2015. Models will be configured with either a 60GB or 120GB SSD. Pricing for models in both countries will be announced when shipping.
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1 Specifications may vary depending on model.
2 Battery life may vary depending on usage. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.