fbpx
Connect with us
[adinserter block="2"]

Acer

Acer Updates 2-in-1 Lineup with Aspire Switch 12 S: 4K Displays and Thunderbolt

Published

on

Acer has managed to fill the new Aspire Switch 12 S with a number of cutting-edge features: both 4K and Thunderbolt make an appearance in a tablet that measures just 0.31 inches thick. On the affordable side of things, a new 8-inch media tablet will offer families a portable media tablet for less than a hundred bucks.

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

The Aspire Switch 12 S represents a return to the more traditional laptop look and feel. Like most recent 2-in-1s, the Switch 12 S has two parts: a tablet section, which holds most of the brains of the device, and the keyboard dock, which has extra I/O ports. The two fit together with Acer’s new “Snap Hinge Gold” – a magnetic hinge, Acer says, that communicates with the tablet portion of the device at speeds of up to 6Gbps.Acer Switch 12 S SW7-272 display mode angle right disconnectedIn its base configuration, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S comes with a 12.5-inch, 1080p display. Acer has also taken the unusual step of offering an optional 4K screen upgrade – at that size, it gives the Switch 12 S a pixel density of a little over 352 pixels per inch, one of the highest we’ve seen on a tablet. Protecting the laminated display is a sheet of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4; meanwhile, Acer’s BluelightShield and Lumiflex apps optimize that high resolution display for both nighttime and outdoor/daylight use, respectively.Acer Switch 12 S SW7-272 Win10 Tent mode rightThere are also two traditional USB 3.0 ports, a Micro HDMI port and Micro SD card reader along with a front-facing camera capable of 720p video. The Aspire Shield 12 S supports Acer’s Active Pen stylus, but doesn’t include it. It does include the keyboard dock, however, which is functional but heavy – alone, the tablet weighs 1.76 pounds; in the dock, it jumps up to 3.09 pounds.Acer Switch 12 S SW7-272 straight forwardAcer will start shipping multiple SKUs for the Acer Aspire Shield 12 S stating next month: base models will start at $999 and include 4GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage, but options for 8GB and 256GB will be available.

This article may contain affiliate links. Click here for more details.

Acer Iconia One 8

While Apple has the high-end tablet market mostly locked up, there’s a lot of competition going on when it comes to the affordable side of the scale. Acer’s updated Iconia One 8 is a prime example, offering users an 8-inch, 1280×800 display and slimmer profile than its predecessor.Acer_Iconia-One-8_B1-850_white_front horiz left facingInside is a MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB of memory, 16GB of internal storage and a Micro SD expansion slot (a valuable addition for users who want to store a lot of music and movies on their tablets). There’s also a 2MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear-facing camera.

Acer_Iconia-One-8_B1-850_blue_rear right facingSoftware pre-installed on the tablet (which runs Android 5.1, by the way) lets parents enable a simplified interface with pre-approved content targeted to children – parents can enable or disable access to specific apps, games, books, websites, and more.

Acer promises up to 9 hours of battery life, which is often where cheaper tablets tend to fall down. You’ll be able to pick one up starting next month for $99.99.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *