Acer's new Switch 12 tablet has a cool detachable keyboard
Acer today unveiled the new Switch 12 2-in-1 Windows tablet. Think of it as a larger version of the 10- and 11-inch Switch devices, a tablet and laptop in a single unit. Utilizing Intel's fight-generation Core M processors, Acer is certainly looking to pack some power inside these machines with a solid battery life.
Just like the smaller model, the Switch 12 comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass protected 1080p display, which also offers an anti-fingerprint coating. Thanks to the Intel Core M CPU, there's no fan to be heard while browsing the web and watching the latest blockbuster. And because the chip is also fairly energy efficient, Acer states that the Switch 12 should offer up to eight hours of video playback. The neat feature of the Switch 12 is the detachable keyboard.
Micro USB 3.0 ports are joined by Micro HDMI and the Switch 12 will be available with a 60GB or 120GB SSD. Unfortunately, Acer has yet to reveal pricing, but you can look forward to such details before the product launches next year.
Would you be interested in picking one up?
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My old ZTE Blade is covered in pock marks and scratches. My 1020 - just one deeper scratch on the screen and some indiscernibly small surface scuffs....(after 12 months of use)
The Blade was in a case...my 1020 has never been in one.
Gorilla Glass is pretty damn good. But of course, it doesn't stop scratches entirely.
Despite it only having an Atom processor, I have used mine to do Full HD video editing whilst cycle touring. Now I back home, I have it connected to my Full HD external monitor and use it for everything (website building primarily - but also photo editing & of course, watching videos etc).
The only problem I have had with mine is regarding the space. Mine is a 32GB edition....trying to manage the space was just so frustrating.
So I installed Wimboot using the guides/iso files provided here;
I now have 18GB of free space, and a super smooth computer!
I wouldn't change my T100 for anything right now. It is light, fast and works v.v.well. Also, recharging via USB means I can recharge my tablet using an Anker battery (and even via a solar panel when cycle touring).
Great piece of kit.
More tablets = more choice
More choice = more sales
More sales = more windows 8.1
More 8.1 = more apps.
Hopefully these will be cross platform until windows 10 unifies the platform completely.
The new windows tablets are brilliant I can heartily recommend them.