Acer Switch: four hybrid PCs for all budgets

Acer Switch: four hybrid PCs for all budgets

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Between PC and tablet, why choose. This is certainly one of the lines of thought that pushed Acer to launch its Switch 10 almost a year ago. In this continuity, the Taiwanese firm returns to the charge with four new devices to appear in this range of hybrid PCs: Switch 10 (2015), Switch 10 E, Switch 11 and Switch 12.

All three are 2-in-1 machines, as Acer calls them. The screen is detachable from the rest to transform into a tablet. Operating under Windows 8, these devices are compact with panels less than 11 inches.

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Gorilla Glass for everyone

The Switch 10 E seems to replace the generation of 2014. Processor Atom, 1/2 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of storage, we stay in a modern netbook configuration. Its hinge has been improved to gain strength and it will be available in five colors. Its 10.1-inch IPS screen displays 1280 x 800 pixels on a screen protected by Gorilla Glass.

Image 3: Acer Switch: four hybrid PCs for all budgetsAcer switch 10If the Switch 10 takes up this same characteristic and even pushes even to use a Gorilla Glass 3 on its hood, like the Aspire S7, high-end Acer ultrabook. The 10.1 inch screen of the Switch 10 is more precise than the version stamped “E” with a definition of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Admittedly, on such a small screen size, it may seem absurd, but you have to see in use its interest.

Another point that differentiates these two Switch 10: autonomy. The Switch 10 E is announced at 12 o’clock while the Switch 10 caps at 7 o’clock, according to its technical sheet.

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Two more high-end switches

Finally, the Switch 11 and Switch 12 make their appearance in this 2015 back-to-school range. Little information has been provided on these machines. We do know, however, that they will carry a processor Core M from Intel, a sign that they will be devoid of fans, thanks to the fine engraving of this generation of chips. They will gain in finesse and silence. Also note that they will benefit from a brushed aluminum finish. More details will be released later, Acer said.

Image 5: Acer Switch: four hybrid PCs for all budgetsAcer switch 11If we do not know the prices of these last two machines, we can already advance those of 10 inches: € 299 for the Switch 10 E and € 449 for the Switch 10. They will be available in May and in June.

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