Acer unveiled the Aspire Switch 11 only two months ago, but now the company is filling out its Windows 2-in-1 lineup with a brand new Aspire Switch 12. The new laptop-tablet hybrid offers a bigger screen, a refreshed design and more.
The Acer Aspire Switch 12 comes equipped with a 12.5-inch Full HD 1080p display featuring Corning Gorilla Glass and an anti-smudge coating for repelling those greasy fingerprints. It also packs Intel’s new Core M processor, 60GB or 120GB of solid state storage, an 8-hour battery and dual front-facing speakers. Along the sides you’ll find ports for micro-HDMI video output and microUSB 3.0.
Acer’s new design includes a sleek built-in kickstand and a magnetic keyboard for a total of five viewing modes. You can use it like a regular tablet, a laptop, a desktop computer with the keyboard detached, a “tent” when placed upside-down, or propped upright as a display.
If you already own the Aspire Switch 11 or Aspire Switch 10 it might not be worth picking up this slightly bigger model, but if you’re in the market for a hybrid Windows device this may be a new front-runner. Unfortunately the Aspire Switch 12 won’t arrive in the U.S. until early next year, and the company still hasn’t said how much it will cost.