Three weeks after the Aspire Switch 12 first showed up in online stores, Acer finally got around to announcing the computer.
Acer calls the Aspire Switch 12 a 5-mode device. I don’t see that at all. I see a one-in-one device here, but nice try Acer.
What it is otherwise though, is a 12.5-inch small Windows 8.1 computer with detachable keyboard, where the 10-point touch screen (with Zero Air Gap) have Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, and can be used with an optional “Acer Active Pen1.”
One of the main reasons people show some interest in this computer, is because of the Intel Core M processor, in this case a M-5Y10a 800 MHz dual-core processor.
There are two storage options says Acer, either 30GB or 128GB. The price begins at $649 in Europe for the 30GB model, and it is on sale in Europe where there’s even an unannounced 60GB model available, an it’s listed with a preliminary release date of December 7 at the moment. The price in Sweden for the 60GB model is 6,290 Swedish Krona (SEK).
It has 4GB DDR3 RAM, an 8 hour battery life. MIMO 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a USB 3.0 port. And it weighs 1.460 gram. In comparison, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 weighs 800 gram.
– Tom Bowen