When they first arrived it was common in tech circles to predict that tablets would impact sales of the trusty laptop. If you wanted a truly mobile computer, why lug around a screen and a keyboard when you could just tap away at a powerful tablet in one hand? Of course, practicality usually wins in these arguments, and so we’ve seen the arrival of the logical next step: 2-in-1devices.
Whether they’re designed as laptops with screens that detach to become tablets, or tablets that can dock onto a keyboard attachment to become laptops, two-in-one devices like the Acer Aspire Switch 10 really do offer the best of both worlds. They can be ultraportable when the situation demands it, and they can focus on the same productivity and comfort as any normal laptop.
A spectacular view
The Aspire Switch 10 is no ordinary 2-in-1 device. Starting with the tablet section, its 10.1-inch display offers the sharpness of a Full HD resolution along with beautiful, vibrant colours, and it’s made from the latest Gorilla Glass 3 material that’s three times more resistant to scratches, so you won’t pull it from your bag to find the view spoiled.
The Zero Air Gap technology adds to the effect by greatly reducing the distance between the glass and the display, making it seem as though your finger is tapping the content itself. And Acer LumiFlex technology optimises the visibility of the wide-angle IPS screen when you’re outdoors.
The battery gives up to eight hours of use, and it’s also incredibly thin and light at just 8.9mm and 585g. You can comfortably use it in one hand, or carry it around in a bag without feeling weighed down at the end of a long day.
When you add the keyboard as well, that weight only rises to 1.17kg, making this a highly portable yet productive device. As well as the basic tablet or laptop modes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 can also be used as a static display in viewing mode for presentations in small meeting rooms and for showing off photos and videos to friends, or propped up in tent mode, giving a hands-free viewing experience that’s ideal for use on public transport. The magnetic Snap Hinge makes it a breeze to switch between the four modes in seconds.
The beauty of a good 2-in-1device is that it can be turned effortlessly to any task, and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 doesn’t disappoint. When you add the built-in Acer BYOC (Bring Your Own Cloud) platform, which lets users access their data from anywhere, and the real-time Acer BYOC Apps, which handle data management and security, you have a do-it-all device that’s always synchronised with the rest of the your online life.
If that’s not enough, you can add the optional Acer Active Pen to turn the Aspire Switch 10 into a precise and fast note-taking tablet, and the Acer Snap Case to keep those two key sections of the device in good condition on your travels.
The two-in-one is the current hot trend, and with devices like the Acer Aspire Switch 10 it’s easy to see why. It offers the power and comfort of a laptop, and the portability and flexibility of a tablet, rolled into one do-it-all device.
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