Acer Aspire Switch 12 Released In North America

The unusual looking computer that is Acer Aspire Switch 12 was finally released today in North America, 4 months after it was first released in Europe.

As we can see, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 continues Acer’s vision of offering usability through exterior shapes and functional design. But strictly speaking this device isn’t so much a tablet as it is a small desktop PC or laptop with touchscreen and detachable keyboard.

But it has specs that a lot of people have been waiting for, such as a Intel Core M (5Y10c) processor, some proper RAM (for a tablet) at 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), 128GB SSD storage (Serial ATA/600), 64-bit Windows 8.1, and a Full HD 12.5-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, wide-angle IPS, and 10-finger multi-touch support. Asus released the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi just two days ago with the exact same specs and price of $699.

Acer Aspire Switch 12 with keyboard
Acer Aspire Switch 12 with the keyboard

Other specifications include a micro-USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI port, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a webcam on the front, a 6 hour battery life from a 3220 mAh battery, and a weight of 1080 gram for the Acer Aspire Switch 12.

It doesn’t ship with Office included, but it can be bundled in when buying it to save some money for those who have been looking to buy Acer Aspire Switch 12. This computer has digitizer support for the optional Acer Active Pen though so you can write and draw on the screen with precision.

There will be three different versions of the Acer Switch 12, and the one that have now gone on sale now has the model name: Aspire SW5-271-62X3 with part number: NT.L7FAA.007.

Acer Aspire Switch 12 Acer Active Pen
Acer Aspire Switch 12 back
Acer Aspire Switch 12
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