Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) FHD Announced In N.Y.

In addition to the the new Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (SW3-013) announced in New York today, Acer also announced that they are adding a Full HD (FHD) model to the series, called Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015).

The launch comes on the heels of the launch of the Full HD Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi last month, so that meant it was time for Acer to come up with a Full HD model too.

Acer Switch 10 (SW5-015) is a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet/2-in-1 with a Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution display with Zero Air Gap technology and IPS, as well as Gorilla Glass 3. In addition, Acer says that the Acer Active Pen is optional for it with support for passive and active pen input.

Acer will so far only say it has an Intel Atom processor (UPDATED: Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) was later confirmed to run an Intel Atom x5 processor). Other specs include 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 2MP front camera with 1080p FHD audio/video recording, a 22Whr battery with a low 7 hour battery life, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and two USB 2.0 ports.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015)
Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015)

The tablet weighs 1.31 lbs / 595 grams, and 2.6 lbs / 1180 grams with the keyboard dock, while the tablet is 8.9 mm thick. Like the Asus Transformer Book T100 it can be bought with an optional hard drive in the keyboard.

Acer will launch their Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) in North America in August from $399 (so get the Asus T100 Chi instead), while in Europe it will be made available in June already for €449.

– Tom Bowen