Acer has added Switch 10 and Switch 11 Pro to its Aspire notebook series that transform between laptop and tablet form factors.
The line is aimed at enterprise users and has been upgraded from the previous versions to include Windows 8.1 Pro.
According to Acer, the device is aimed to be flexible, with touch, type, viewing and sharing modes, and even includes a stylus. The magnetic Acer Snap Hinge allows the screen portion of the device to be separated, attached, or even flipped over the keyboard to stand like a picture frame.
The two new models feature:
|SW5-171P-17EQ – Retail: $499.99||SW5-171P-87GQ – Retail: $899.99|
|Windows 8.1 Pro (32-Bit)||Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) – English/French|
|Intel Atom Processor Z3735||Intel Core i5-4202Y|
|2GB (2) DDR3L SDRAM||4GB (4) DDR3L SDRAM|
|64GB e-MMC storage, microSD (up to 32GB) card reader||128GB SATA SSD|
|10.1 (1280 x 800) IPS, 10-point touchscreen, Zero Air Gap Technology||11.6 (1920 x 1080) IPS 10-point touchscreen, Zero Air Gap Technology|
|Integrated Intel HD Graphics||Integrated Intel HD Graphics|
|802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, bi-lingual keyboard||Keyboard dock, 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam|
|Active stylus pen included|
|Two year limited warranty||Two year limited warranty|
According to Acer, the models are being offered through all of its distributors in Canada, including PC Corp, CDW, Softchoice. Retailers include Amazon, Tiger Direct, Newegg, NCIX, Memex, Direct Dial and Canada Computers.