At its media event in New York, Acer announced the Switch Alpha 12, a 2-in-1 hybrid that relies on liquid cooling to keep its components cool. The 12-inch device features a brushed aluminium design, offering a 2160x1440 display and a kickstand.
Acer is targeting the premium segment with the device, which offers a backlit keyboard (for free) and configuration options that include sixth-generation Intel Core i series of processors, 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB storage. The device also offers a full-size USB 3.0 port, as well as a USB Type-C port, and you can even opt for an Intel RealSense 3D camera, which allows you to login to the notebook using Windows Hello.
Acer notes that the laptop doesn't need active fan cooling because it uses a closed-loop liquid cooling solution to keep the system temperature constant during periods of high load. There's an optional stylus called Acer Active Pen that attaches to the side of the notebook.
The Switch Alpha 12 is coming to North America in June starting at $599. In EMEA, it is coming in May starting at €699, and in China it is coming in May starting at ¥5,999.