Acer released some new official images of their upcoming 11.6-inch 2-in-1 notebook and tablet Acer Aspire Switch 11 just now.
(UPDATED: It’s now taking pre-orders on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-SW5-111)
This tablet is a little more powerful and innovative than its main rival, the Asus Transformer Book T200.
The Aspire Switch 11 has an 11.6-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display with either a HD or Full HD display.
Because there are two Acer Aspire Switch 11 model options.
The beast of the two is the Windows 8.1 Full HD Acer Aspire Switch 11 Switch (SW5-171) 1920 x 1080 resolution model with a 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor. This is supported by 4GB DDR3L RAM, with storage up to 128GB in a SATA hard drive. Other useful details includes a full-sized USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports.
The other Windows 8.1 model option, the Acer Aspire Switch (SW5-111) have a lower laptop-familiar 1366 x 768 resolution HD display. It’s powered by a much used 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor with 1.86GHz turbo speed.
This is then supported by 2GB DDR3 RAM, and options of 32GB storage or 64GB storage as well as microSD card support. This model has a micro-HDMI port, micro-USB 2.0 port and a regular sized USB 2.0 port. And the 2MP front camera has Full HD 1080p video recording support. 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi is supported, and so is Bluetooth 4.0
The Acer Aspire Switch 11 is a clever 2-in-1, so unless Acer have bugs in its firmware and shortcuts in the manufacturing, it could be recommendable. But we’ll have to test it and see first, since the current 10.1-inch Acer Aspire Switch 10 have a lot of flaws, which have had a lot of unlucky customers return their unit and go for a Asus Transformer Book instead.
– Tom Bowen