Acer had a big event today, one that featured a new tablet, the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This is a Windows based device with a 10 inch display, that includes a hinge allowing it to be both a tablet and a notebook.
The device’s display can be detached and reattached either forwards or backwads. There are four usage modes here, reminding me of the modes that the Lenovo Yoga devices offer. You can set up this Acer model like a notebook, in a tent position, flat like a tablet or detached to be a tablet on its own.
The display is a zero air gap one, meaning there’s no space between the screen and the bottom part, the keyboard, when attached. Acer Aspire Switch 10 is light and runs Windows 8.1 from the box. This model also has a full sized USB port on the dock, a microSD card slot, a miniature HDMI port and there’s also another dock with a built in hard drive.
Under the hood there’s an Intel Atom Z3745 CPU and the battery is supposed to offer 8 hours of life. Acer promises a June launch and $380 price tag.