MAKE THE SWITCH

SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK | ACER - Writ­ten by Fer­gus Hal­l­i­day

Yes­ter­day’s lap­tops were all about uni­for­mity. They were stan­dard­ized tools in the hands of a work­force that was con­sis­tent, if in­flex­i­ble. To­day’s lap­tops are of a dif­fer­ent breed. They re­flect mod­ern work­place val­ues, pri­ori­tis­ing ver­sa­til­ity and free­dom.

Acer’s Switch Al­pha 12 un­der­stands that what you want out of a lap­top first thing in the morn­ing isn’t nec­es­sar­ily al­ways go­ing to be what you want out of it in the af­ter­noon. It’s a 2-in-1 that ac­com­mo­dates for that re­al­ity – bal­anc­ing porta­bil­ity and us­abil­ity with ease.

Out of the box, the Switch Al­pha 12 makes for a sturdy work­sta­tion but when the need calls for it can be eas­ily detached and used as a tablet. It hinges upon an ad­justable kick­stand and the ul­tra­sharp 12-inch screen also works as a multi-touch dis­play. It’s been de­signed to strike a bal­ance be­tween dura­bil­ity and flex­i­bil­ity – and it strikes its chord with re­sound­ing style.

The Switch Al­pha 12 de­liv­ers su­perb and con­sis­tent per­for­mance comes cour­tesy of a 2.3GHz In­tel i5 pro­ces­sor, Win­dows 10 and 8GB of RAM. What’s more, this per­for­mance comes with­out caveat. Liq­uid cool­ing keeps the Switch Al­pha 12 quiet while a 256GB solid state drive en­sures the ex­pe­ri­ence re­mains as re­spon­sive as a top-grade lap­top can de­liver.

With the chal­lenges of mod­ern work­places be­ing what they are, it’s hard to imag­ine a bet­ter so­lu­tion than the Switch Al­pha 12.

2-in-1 so­lu­tions don’t get any bet­ter than this.

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