The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet with a 10 inch display and a detachable keyboard dock which lets you use the machine like a laptop. Acer first launched the Switch 10 in 2014, but this summer the company plans to launch a few new models this summer, including a more affordable model with a starting price of $279, and a $399 model with a full HD display and a glass cover.
That higher-priced model will be available soon with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, but later this year Acer plans to introduce a version with a newer Intel Atom Cherry Trail chip.
Acer isn’t saying much about the Cherry Trail version, but the company says it will sport an Intel Atom x5 processor.
That’s Intel’s new low-power chip for mid-range Android and Windows tablets. It’ a 64-bit chip with support for 4K H.265 video playback, and improved gaming graphics over previous Atom chips.
If the upcoming Switch 10 with a Cherry Trail chip is anything like the new Bay Trail model I saw in April, it’ll feature a 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass on the back of the tablet, and support for an optional Acer Active pen which will be sold separately for folks that want a pressure-sensitive input device.
The tablet weighs 1.3 pounds. Add a keyboard dock and the weight goes up to 2.64 pounds. In some markets Acer will also an optional keyboard dock that has a built-in hard drive. The tablet itself has 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
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I’ll get one when it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64-bit version of Windows.
I would hope that the x5 version would be the higher end of the two and we would get 4 gb RAM with it. If not the upgrade from Baytrail hardly seems worth it.
If you’ve already got an older Aspire Switch, the new model isn’t very compelling an upgrade. If you’re looking for a new device in this category, Cherry Trail > Bay Trail.
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