Acer Aspire Switch 11 have been taking pre-orders for a while, and will be released on November 12 in the US I was told by Acer today. This seems to correspond with the estimated European delivery dates as well.
Both versions of the 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 tablet Acer Aspire Switch 11 should be released then, and both are taking pre-orders now too.
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111
This is the cheapest model, because of its 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 1366 x 768 resolution 11.6-inch screen. With 64GB storage, it costs $429.99.
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171
This Full HD model is more expensive, but then you also get a better device. It has an Intel Core i3 (4012Y) processor, 4GB RAM, and a 1920 x 1080 resolution 11.6-inch screen.
The price for this Full HD version with 128GB storage is $649.99.
That’s quite a lot of money for a Acer device. The Full HD Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171 is more powerful than the HD version, but it’s just $150 away from a Surface Pro 3, which is a much better device altogether.
The HD version Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111 however is more a competitor to the recently released Asus Transformer Book T200, a 2-in-1 tablet that have been give top scores from it’s customers so far. It has a longer battery life, twice the RAM, with a more powerful 1.46 GHz Intel Z3775 processor. And it has near infinite storage with the exchangeable/removable HDD underneath the keyboard.
Acer Aspire Switch 11 launch, September 8.
– Tom Bowen