The new 2015-2016 model Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (SW3-013-17Z6) that was announced in April is now in stores in the US already, even if the official release date here was supposed to be mid-July this year:
This tablet was launched last month in China already, so this is just a case of some companies not honoring the official embargo date, which might be good for consumers.
Personally I would rather bank on the Asus T100, but for those who insist on this Acer tablet instead I can recap the details, which begins with a 10.1-inch IPS screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.33 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM, 32GB storage, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. It runs 32-bit Windows 8.1 and Acer claims they’ve beefed up the battery life from the predecessor.
The keyboard that this 2-in-1 comes with can be used to put this tablet up in a tent mode too, so that it almost works like it has a built-in kickstand. It’s the same feature that’s available on the new Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi too when the keyboard is attached the wrong way around.
Since the tablet won’t launch officially before July in the US, support and customers service for this model is expected to be lax before then.
Learn more about this tablet and the specs from our launch article: Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (SW3-013)
– Tom Bowen