Acer Switch Alpha 12: New 2-in-1

The curtain rises on the Switch Alpha 12: Acer has shown in his New York clients a new tablet notebook hybrids with liquid cooling.

I m an event in New York has introduced a lot of fresh technology the Taiwanese manufacturer Acer. In addition to the new notebook Aspire R 15 Aspire S 13 and Predator 17X and the desktop PC Predator G1 there was also a hybrid of tablet and laptop admired: The Switch Alpha 12 is intended to draw attention to themselves with a special feature: The elimination a fan, the machine is according to the manufacturer in the operation does not make a sound.

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Inside the switch Alpha 12, a sixth-generation Intel Core i processor for proper performance should provide. Unlike similar devices that use this type of processor, the newcomer from Acer uses no fan to prevent possible overheating. Instead, to a liquid cooling system for quiet and at the same time ensure efficient operation. This hybrid is closed so that no dust from entering the enclosure. Acer promises thanks to the combination of i processor and fanless design a battery life of up to eight hours.

Half tablet, half Notebook

Like the Microsoft Surface Book is the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a tablet with notebook power and Windows 10, which can be stuck on a supplied keyboard. Thus, it quickly turns into a laptop. The U-shaped bracket is intended to be very non-slip, so that the touch screen does not move when the user touches it. The holder can be adjusted for a viewing angle up to 165 degrees and is robust enough to survive even frequent adjustment without damage according to the manufacturer. The case of the Switch Alpha 12 is made of brushed aluminum, the keyboard is 5.85 millimeters high. The trackpad also supports Windows 10-gestures.

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12-inch display and USB Type C

The touch screen of the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) tall and dissolves with 2160×1440 pixels. The device measures 292,1×201,4×15,85 millimeters and weighs 1,250 grams, if the keyboard is connected. The tablet alone is 9.5 millimeters thin and bring 900 grams on the scale. The internal memory in the switch Alpha 12 amounts to 512 gigabytes and can be expanded via microSD card. The USB 3.1 Type-C port to allow data transfers of up to 5 gigabits per second. In addition, this Bluetooth version 4.0 and Wi-Fi support in ac standard.

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More Accessories

Who wants to switch upgrade Alpha 12, the Acer offers a number of accessories. So is illuminated keyboard make working in difficult lighting conditions. A display pin called Active Pen is intended for handwritten text and drawings on the screen. The WiGig dock allows the manufacturer wireless connections in ad standard with up to 4.6 gigabits per second over the 600-gigahertz band. In addition, the dock has a number of important connections.

Price and Availability

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is in June 2016 are commercially and cost 799 Euro. The Acer WiGig dock strikes then with 299 euros.

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