Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows 8 tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. It’s also a 10 inch laptop thanks to the detachable keyboard dock which comes with the tablet.
What you get for that price is a tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of solid sate storage, up to 8 hours of battery life and a keyboard dock.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 features Windows 8.1 32-bit software and comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013.
The tablet measures 10.3″ x 7″ x 0.35″ and weighs about 1.3 pounds. Add the keyboard and you’ve got a system that measures 10.3″ x 7.6″ x 0.8″ and weighs 2.6 pounds, which isn’t bad at all for a portable notebook.
When I got a chance to check out the Aspire Switch 10 in person I was pretty impressed with the keyboard dock. It has a magnetic hinge which feels very sturdy. Connect the tablet to the keyboard and you can hold it upside down without worrying that the screen will fall out. But give the tablet a bit of a tug and it’ll slide right out.
You can also use the dock as a sort of stand. Just flip the tablet around so it faces away from the keyboard and connect it to the dock and you can stand the tablet up like a touchscreen monitor or tiny all-in-one computer.
Acer also plans to offer a higher-priced model with 64GB of storage and there will be an optional keyboard dock with a 500GB hard drive built in.
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