In Short

The Acer Switch 12 is billed as a 5-in-1 Windows device that may be used as a laptop, tablet (with or without keyboard), or desktop PC. Its 5 "modes" include notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop). The Acer Switch 12 features a 12.5-inch touchscreen display, Windows 8.1, and Intel Dual-core 800 MHz processor, 4 GB of RAM and 60 or 128 GB SSD depending on the model.

The kickstand on the device allows it to stand in desktop mode, and also holds the keyboard connection. The keyboard — which can be used in wired or wireless modes — features a "mouse stick" in the middle. The optional Acer Active Pen also allows for easy drawing and note taking directly on the tablet.

Pricing for the Acer Switch 12 starts at $649.