Popular Acer flips the Switch (10) on new laptop-tablet hybrid

Acer flips the Switch (10) on new laptop-tablet hybrid

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During an intimate press occasion in The big apple, Acer drew back the curtain on the Aspire Aspire Switch 10. Unsurprisingly, it’s a mid-range, 10-inch, detachable laptop-tablet hybrid with four use modes.

What makes the Aspire Switch 10 mainstream is an IPS display. On the inside, the gadget operates on an Intel Atom (Bay Path) chip, so mainstream specs for a middle-priced device. That said, the gadget is covered in a fancy aluminum surface.

That hardware inside the Switch 10 powers a Windows 8.1 set up, with 64GB worth of storage area. Being a hybrid, the gadget display rotates almost 360 degrees, much like the Dell XPS 11 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, save for the removable display.

Handcrafted for Windows 8

With the magnetic, Acer Breeze hinge, the device can be used in 4 ways. Those start with the standard, stand-alone tablet mode and laptop modes. Then, users can remove the screen and flip it around for a display mode, where the device leans on its keyboard base face down. Finally, the standard outdoor tents mode is possible too.

Acer Aspire Switch 10

This is absolutely nothing new, but in line with the multi-mode laptop-tablet hybrid trend that’s been ramping up for a couple of years now. At the very least, this device allows for all sort of use modes, being a removable gadget with an extensively rotatable hinge.

The best of the rest

Acer also revealed a refresh and development to its Aspire E series of standard, mainstream laptops in 11, 14 and 15-inch ranges. The devices will be readily available in several vivid colors, with a clear concentrate on students or for use in the home.

Acer Aspire E Series

The company claims to have actually improved battery life throughout the 14 and 15-inch Aspire E series to around 7 hours. Lastly, the touchpads throughout the line have actually gotten an upgrade that Acer calls its Precision Touchpad. (However we will be the judge of that.)

As for the 11-inch variation, the Aspire E 11, Acer is positioning it as a thin, light-weight Windows gadget with a focus on design and cool, peaceful computing. Basically, Acer has built a Windows alternative to its Chromebook line with a fanless design.

Acer Aspire E 11

The final and possibly most fascinating announcement close to the Aspire Switch 10, Acer teased the release of the world’s initially Chromebook packing an Intel Core i series processor. Housed in the very same framework as the Acer C720P Chromebook, this variation is merely made to increase the gadget’s video conferencing capabilities.

Acer was mum on pricing and release timing for all of the announced gadgets, unfortunately. Stay tuned for our hands on impressions of the Acer Aspire Switch 10, Aspire E 11 and bigger Aspire E series laptop computers later on today.

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