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?

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.