Thursday, June 27

Acer presents Switch Alpha 12, liquid-cooled two-in-one notebook


ta04292KUCHING: Acer’s latest Switch Alpha 12 two-in-one notebook with Windows 10 delivers a heightened level of mobility with Acer LiquidLoop cooling and an ultra-slim, flexible notebook-to-tablet design that is both elegant and sturdy.

The new Switch Alpha 12 is the industry’s first fanless two-in-one notebook that uses a sixth Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3 processor. It is powered by Windows 10, which is off to the fastest start in Windows history, with more than 270 million active devices.

“The Switch Alpha 12 is part of Acer’s new generation of mobile two-in-one products that focuses on providing exceptional performance, while also remaining cool and quiet,” said Acer Inc Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business general manager Jerry Hou, in a statement.

“This new Switch Alpha line takes the best aspects of our award-winning Switch two-in-one product line and adds new features such as a fanless design, an ultra-thin attachable keyboard and the latest in mobile computing performance.”

“The two-in-one category continues to grow with new innovative designs coming to market,” said Navin Shenoy, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Computing group, Intel Corp.

“The new, 6th Generation Intel Core-powered Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a great combination of performance, no-compromise computing and long battery life, making it ideal for work as well as playing on the go.”

“The Acer Switch Alpha 12 two-in-one with Windows 10 allows people to have choice to experience entertainment and productivity as a notebook or tablet, with full PC functionality,” said Peter Han, vice president worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp.

“Only Windows 10 can deliver more personal computing, help reinvent productivity and use the power of the cloud to make all of your personal experiences across devices familiar.”

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is ideal for places where quiet operation is appreciated – such as meetings, shared offices, classes and libraries. The silent LiquidLoop Cooling System keeps the Switch Alpha 12 at a stable temperature and running efficiently without fan noise. The device is the industry’s first two-in-one with a 6th Generation Intel Core processor to use a fanless design; this combination contributes to the system’s excellent performance and all-day eight-hour battery life.

Equipped with a versatile kickstand, attachable keyboard, and an optional Acer Active Pen, the Switch Alpha 12 utilises Continuum to be enjoyed as a Windows 10 notebook and as a tablet with full PC functionality, virtually anywhere.

In addition to being a great two-in-one PC for home and school use, the Switch Alpha 12 will be available to Acer’s commercial customers.

Its combination of performance, versatile design and features lets businesses and institutional customers handle all aspects of their work.

It can be used as a traditional notebook for dedicated input, as a display for presentations, and as a tablet with the optional pen for capturing ideas and making sketches.

Commercial models come with integrated Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) to ensure safer computing in all environments and ship standard with Windows 10 Pro.

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is thin and light, measuring just 292.1 x 201.4 x 15.85mm (11.5 x 7.93 x 0.62inches) and weights 1250 grammes (2.76 pounds) when the tablet and keyboard are connected. The tablet alone measures just 9.5mm (0.37 inches) in height, and weighs 900 grammes (1.98 pounds).


Technical Specifications

Acer Switch Alpha 12 NT.GDQSM.004

Operating system: Windows 10 Home

Processor: Intel Core i3-6100U processor, Dual-core 2.30 GHz

Display: 30.5 cm (12inch) QHD (2160 x 1440) 3:2 IPS

Storage: Intel, Shared Memory, 4GB, LPDDR3, 128GB SSD

Features: Touchscreen, long battery life

Acer Switch Alpha 12 NT.GDQSM.004

Operating system: Windows 10 Home

Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U processor, Dual-core 2.30 GHz

Display: 30.5 cm (12 inch) QHD (2160 x 1440), 3:2 IPS

Storage: Intel Shared Memory, 8GB, LPDDR3, 256GB SSD

Features: Touchscreen, long battery life