If the Aspire Switch 10 was Acer’s two-in-one gem, the new Aspire Switch 11 takes that successful model and expands it into something even more versatile. All 2-in-1 devices lean slightly towards either tablet or laptop in their core design, and the Switch 11 definitely veers towards the latter, with its larger screen making it a genuinely usable everyday work device, as well as a great entertainment companion.
The Aspire Switch 11 is ingeniously designed, and it’s all thanks to the unique magnetic Snap Hinge. Use it as a sizeable 11-inch tablet, or dock it effortlessly with the keyboard component to turn it into a fully functional Windows 8.1 laptop.
You can work away on it in the traditional manner, or prop it open in two other usage modes: display mode that keeps the screen stable while you showcase your latest presentation to the room or gather people around to watch a video; and the other propped open in tent mode, making the Switch 11 totally hands-free and ideal for enjoying a movie on the cramped table of a plane seat.
The top-end Aspire Switch 11 is engineered for power users, with an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM taking care of any work tasks, while also offering the potential of a little gaming on the side. It comes with up to 128GB of storage for handling plenty of data, and Acer’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Cloud) platform makes sure those files are always accessible wherever you may be.
The Switch 11 has a microHDMI port for easily connecting to a larger desktop monitor or TV when you want more room to get things done. And to show just how versatile it is, add the optional Acer Active Pen and you have yourself a fast and accurate portable note-taking tablet when you’re on the move.
Stunning sights and sounds
And it’s all built around that new 11.6-inch tablet display. Outfitted with durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to safeguard the screen against bumps and scratches on its travels, it also features an anti-fingerprint coating to keep it gleaming all day, and Zero Air Gap technology for enhanced sharpness. With a Full HD resolution and IPS technology, it offers stunning colours and crisp detail, while Acer’s LumiFlex technology boosts the brightness when you’re using it under sunlight.
The audio hasn’t been neglected either, with two front-facing stereo speakers pumping out clear movie dialog and the latest music, and there’s an HD webcam and a microphone built in so you can effortlessly dive into conference calls.
All in all, the Aspire Switch 11 is slightly larger and more productive than its sibling, the Switch 10, at the expense of a little portability, and together they make the Aspire Switch family a flexible and powerful blend of either laptop and tablet or tablet and laptop. Take your pick.
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