Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 converts to 4 modes, is powered by Bay Trail

Acer has unveiled a new portfolio of devices at its recent event and amongst them is the Aspire Switch 10 convertible. Featuring a 2-in-1 design, this piece of hardware can be cycled through 4 different modes, making it convenient for use is different scenarios.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 comes in two pieces, a tablet and a keyboard dock. The two halves are connected together using the company’s Snap Hinge design which utilizes two hooks to secure them. Owing to this, the device can be used in multiple modes, namely notebook, pad, display and tent. The tablet portion sports an aluminum rear shell that has a cross-brush pattern. The device is pretty slim at 8.9mm thick and it weighs 0.59kg.

Aspire Switch 10

With the keyboard dock connected, the thickness is increased to 20.2mm, while the overall weight stands at 1.17kg. The main hardware components are fitted within the tablet. You get a 10.1-inch IPS HD display with wide viewing angles. On the inside, there’s an Intel Atom Bay Trail T quad core processor, 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. For higher storage needs, the keyboard dock comes with HDD options of up to 500GB. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 runs on Windows 8.1 and is bundled with a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 as well as various exclusive apps from the company.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 will be available for $379.99 or €349 and above in Pan America the Middle East, Europe and Africa late May.

Side Rear Views

Here’s an overview of the specs:

– Windows 8.1 OS
– 10.1-inch HD IPS display
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage, up to 500GB HDD (keyboard dock)
– Quad core Bay Trail T processor
– Front webcam