Alongside Liquid X2 and Iconia One 8, Acer also announced its latest hybrid of laptop and tablet in the body of Aspire Switch 10 E. Acer, as we all know, has its foundation in producing pre-tablet and devices like laptops and desktops. What the brand has to offer amidst the crowd of hybrid is its low price point. Yes, there are many choices when it comes to the 2-in-1 category, but this offer is too good to resist.
Aspire Switch 10 E’s design language isn’t something unique but also exhibits common traits of other hybrids. Basically, you can see the two factors: the 10.1” tablet attached to the keyboard dock that serves as a laptop monitor should you use it that way. Of course, it can be utilized as an individual tablet if you deem to do so. Casing is made of plastic but has enough solid feel to it so the skin’s not that crappy to deal with.
The attachable slate has 1280 x 800 pixels resolution with enough saturation. Under the hood, the performance determiners include a Quadcore Intel Atom processor running with 2GB of RAM. Windows 8.1 brings the functions to the edge. For connectivity, the tablet-monitor has also been laid-out with microHDMI and microUSB ports; whereas, the keyboard dock houses a full-sized USB port.
As promised, Acer embraces affordability for Switch 10 E as it gives it a sticker price of mere $279. It might be dismissed as an entry-level set but it sure does the work. The model appeals mostly to budget-friendly crowd and for youngsters who want to buy something practical. This time, the brand won’t keep us in thrill for further announcements regarding the release. The hybrid’s expected to grace the shelves by July this year (2015).