Acer Expands 2-in-1 Notebook Series with Aspire Switch 12
BIOGGIO, Switzerland (2014-11-04)

Editor’s Summary

  • Unique design provides smooth transitions between five versatile modes
  • Full HD 12.5-inch display boasts 1920 x 1080 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass for durability
  • Powered by Intel Core M processor for exceptional mobile performance, up to 8 hours of battery life


Acer announces a new addition to its Aspire Switch 2-in-1 notebook family, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 with a vibrant Full HD 12.5-inch display. It offers a distinctive kickstand design with a magnetic and latch-less detachable keyboard, which allows it to be easily converted between five usage modes . It also combines powerful computing with the newest Intel® Core™ M processor and a Full HD display to provide users a versatile device that helps boost productivity.  

Fluidly versatile
Equipped with a unique kickstand design that features a magnetic and latch-less detachable keyboard, the centerpiece of the Aspire Switch 12 is its ability to easily transition between five distinct modes (notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop). Through these five modes, users can find a configuration for just about any need and use it as a laptop, tablet with or without keyboard, or desktop PC. It can also be optimized for sharing information and viewing multimedia (display and tent modes) in conjunction with its dual front-facing speakers for a rich and full audio experience on the go.

The Aspire Switch 12’s detachable keyboard can work connected or wirelessly and provides full-sized typing comfort along with a pointing stick, for an enhanced navigation experience. Users can also enjoy its 10-point touch controls on a larger screen and use an optional Acer Active Pen1 for a more intuitive writing and drawing experience.

Dashing Display
With a 12.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) display with IPS* technology and Zero Air Gap direct bonding technology, users can see everything clearly from wide viewing angle, with vivid colors and detail and even in bright sunlight. For added durability, the Aspire Switch 12’s display is built with next generation of Corning® Gorilla® Glass and treated with an anti-fingerprint coating that reduces unsightly smudges.

Outstanding performance
The Aspire Switch 12 is powered by the new Intel® Core™ M processor for a compelling combination of computing performance and stunning display graphics. The processor also delivers significant reduction in power consumption, allowing it to run up to 8 hours2 during video playback. What’s more, it also sports a fan-less design that makes it whisper quite, while further complementing its reduced power consumption. 
To top off its high processing power and outstanding graphics, the Aspire Switch 12 comes with two antennas; 2x2 wireless antenna technology processes data at up to twice the speed of traditional single antenna solutions by forming a multi-input/multi-output (MIMO) setup for fast and reliable throughput. It also comes with USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI ports.



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1 Specifications may vary depending on model.
2 Battery life may vary depending on usage.