The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a two in one device designed with multiple modes of usage in one notebook. It has a detachable keyboard lock and has a new magnetic latch and hinge which lets the tablet be attached in one of the two orientations. These orientations lead to four different use modes. They are the traditional Notebook mode, Tablet mode, Tent mode, Display mode and Desktop mode
The back of the tablet is classic and is covered in aluminum that has a grey silvery finish with crisscrossing brushstroke that looks quite impressive. The 10.1 inch screen is covered in Gorilla glass 3 and it has a five-point touch. There is a 1920 x 1080 resolution image capture webcam located just above the screen. It runs on Intels latest Core-M platform, featuring an Intel Core M-5Y10a as a processor.Although it works well for Skype chats and Google Hangouts, it is not well suited to handle bright light. Also it doesn’t have a rear facing camera. It weighs 1.5 pounds, making it easily portable.
If you combine a vibrant 12.5-inch display with the docking keyboard, then it weighs 2.8 pounds and is 0.9 inches thick when closed. 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. Although the keyboard is a bit cramped, the comfortable keys, wide click pad and the integrated left and right buttons all give the user a smooth typing experience.
Almost all of the ports and the connections are located on the tablet itself. There is a micro SD slot, micro HDMI-out port and a micro USB 3.0 port on the right edge. Headset jack and volume and power buttons adorn the left hand side. It sports dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of SSD storage. A battery run down test was performed and it lasted for about 7 hours 39 minutes, which is quite decent.
This is a safe purchase for someone who wants a portable Windows tablet without compromising on the productive capability of the design.The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is expected to land in the UK this December starting at £529.
ACER ASPIRE SWITCH 12