New, cheaper Acer Aspire Switch 10 model on the way?

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 2-in-1 tablet/notebook hybrid with a starting price under $400, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and decent performance (despite less-than-amazing battery life).

But if the $379 list price seems a little high, it looks like there may be a new cheaper mode on the way.

Mobile Geeks discovered a version of the tablet called the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which has a slightly less powerful processor, a slightly lower-resolution display, and a slightly smaller battery.

Acer Aspire Switch 10

The original model features an Intel Atom Z3745 processor, a 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, and a 5910mAh battery.

The new model has an Atom Z3735F CPU, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, and a 5700mAh battery. The rest of the specs appear to be unchanged.

Mobile Geeks spotted the new tablet in German retail listings… although it’s also showing up in Canada and other regions. In Germany the new model seems to cost more than the original despite having less powerful components — but odds are that by the time prices are finalized this tablet will be a little cheaper than the original Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011.

  • isdo

    It’d be nice if they put a second battery in the keyboard. I saw pictures of the inside of it and there’s a lot of space they could use for one.

    The resolutions have different aspect ratios the more expensive one is close to 16:9 while the cheaper one is 16:10. I wonder if they’ll have different physical demensions or one will just have different sized bezels around the screen.