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Acer Amps Up Aspire Switch 2-In-1 Convertible

San Jose, Calif. — Acer introduced Tuesday the Aspire Switch 12 two-in-one notebook/tablet with five viewing modes of usage and a new 12.5-inch FullHD IPS LCD screen.

The new Acer Aspire Switch 12 incorporates a powerful Intel Core M processor that requires less power to operate and offers up to eight hours of video playback.

The new model answers the market looking for a compact hybrid computing tool with enough power to handle full computing tasks, online and offline, along with a range of entertainment applications.

It is equipped with a kickstand design that features a magnetic and latch-less detachable keyboard.

The Aspire Switch 12, which will be available in early 2015 at a price to be announced later, converts easily between five distinct modes (notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop).

Other features include dual front-facing speakers; a detachable keyboard that can work connected or wirelessly and provides a full-sized typing format; a 10-point touch control provided on a larger screen; and an optional Acer Active Pen available for writing and drawing on screen.

To achieve screen clarity, the Aspire Switch 12 uses Zero Air Gap direct bonding technology, allowing users to see everything clearly from a wide viewing angle, and Corning Gorilla Glass for screen durability.

Included are two antennas for 2×2 wireless antenna technology that 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 MicroUSB 3.0 and MicroHDMI ports.

Models will be configured with either a 60GB or 120GB SSD.