The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is now expected to be the largest 5-in-1 tablet version to date for the company. The new Switch from Acer will be a Windows powered device that will come with new kickstand design and magnetic latch-less detachable keyboard. You can expect up to 8 hours of battery life and this is even while watching videos. The display is a Full HD touchscreen that measures 12.5″ and is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The new Switch will also be the first to come with an Intel Core M processor for the power.
The hybrid line-up for Acer just got bigger, better, crisper, and faster. The Aspire Switch 12 is expected to arrive early in 2015 and will have more useable modes than the current ones on the market. From all the rumors about the iPad Pro this could be one heck of a head to head match between the two. As mentioned earlier this is a 5-in-1 tablet that allows for notebook, tablet, display, tent and desktop modes. This should be one very versatile machine about to hit the market.
While the little brothers Switch 10 and 11 come in a silver finish the Switch 12 so far looks like it will be sporting a black paint color scheme around the display and keyboard. The keyboard is a full sized one and features a pointing stick and the notebook itself comes with Acer’s Active Pen for those who like to jot down notes or draw.
With the new Intel Core M processor you can expect a lot more power and the screen uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology with Zero Air Gap direct bonding technology for brighter more vivid colors and wider viewing angles. The display has also been treated with an anti-fingerprint coating so that fingerprints and smudges show up a lot less. The new Aspire Switch 12 from Acer uses a fanless design and you will be able to get one in either a 60GB or 120GB SSD storage configuration.
Can’t wait to see this new 12 hybrid from Acer next year. Many people have been pleasantly impressed with the Switch series so let’s hope the trend continues for Acer with the new bigger brother. There have been no pricing yet for the Acer Switch 12 5-in-1 hybrid but as we mention the convertible is expected to appear early next year.