The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a Windows tablet with a 12.5 inch display, a detachable keyboard dock, an Intel Core M Skylake processor, an Intel Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C connector, and an Intel RealSense camera.

It’s the latest in Acer’s Switch line of 2-in-1 tablets which transform into notebooks when you attach a keyboard dock. And it’s one of the company’s first models to be available with an optional 3840 x 2160 pixel display.

All those features don’t come cheap though: the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is expected to sell for $1000 and up when it launches in February.

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The tablet ships with Windows 10 and can make use of Microsoft’s Continuum feature to automatically switch between tablet and notebook user interfaces when a keyboard is attached or disconnected.

While there’s no shortage of 2-in-1 tablets that come with keyboard docks, Acer’s Switch series is reversible: you can attach the tablet so it faces the keyboard or looks away from the keyboard, allowing you to use the dock as a sort of stand.

The tablet is held in place with magnets, so there’s no latch. Acer says the Snap Hinge Gold is the third-generation of its “Snap Hinge,” which features a 6 Gbps data connection between the tablet and keyboard and zinc-alloy connectors to charge the keyboard.

Acer will offer 1920 x 1080 pixel and 3840 x 2160 pixel display options. Both versions have IPS screens with wide viewing angles and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for scratch resistance.

The tablet will be available with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. Other features include two USB 3.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and the aforementioned Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Type-C port.

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S tablet measures about 0.3 inches thick and weighs 1.8 pounds. Add the keyboard and you’ve got a notebook that measures 0.7 inches thick and which weighs 3.1 pounds.

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