Acer Switch Alpha 12 convertible tablet beats the heat with liquid cooling

Today’s Acer hardware event continues, and in addition to checking out that Android-powered Liquid Zest Plus with its big 5,000mAh battery, we’re also hearing a lot about new Windows 10 devices. In addition to some hot desktops and conventional laptops, we’re also seeing one new model that seeks to give the Surface Pro family a run for its money, as Acer introduces the Switch Alpha 12 convertible tablet.

The Switch Alpha 12 features a (you guessed it) 12-inch 2160 x 1440 display, Skylake Core i-series processors, 4GB of RAM, and storage options topping out at 128GB. With both traditional USB 3.0 and reversible USB type-C connectors, it’s equipped to handle any accessory you can throw at it.

The tablet comes with a detachable keyboard featuring a full-sized trackpad, and has an integrated kickstand supporting 165 degrees of travel – we told you this was looking like a serious Surface Pro competitor.

Acer pulls of a quiet fanless design with the help of a liquid cooling system: Acer LiquidLoop.

Sales of the convertible tablet should start soon, with pricing beginning at just about $600.

Source: Acer (YouTube)
Via: The Verge

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