Acer reportedly planning to launch Switch 12 convertible with a new design

Hammad Saleem

Switch 12

Acer already has a number of convertible devices under its name, namely Switch 10 and 11, but according to a new leak, the Taiwanese company may launch a 12-inch Aspire Switch tablet with a new design, and improved hardware on board.

The folks at Tablets Magazine posted a handful of unofficial images of the 12-inch device, showing a completely new design compared to its previous iterations. To be honest, it looks much better than the previous versions if it is the real deal. There’s a hinge which will allow users to use the convertible in a better way, by placing it on any surface at an angle so you can use it as a tablet or a laptop in a new efficient manner. It’s not just the screen, the new keyboard on the purported Aspire Switch 12 gets a makeover as well, offering a sleek new design. You can see the pictures below.

Switch 12

Coming over to what this beautiful device is expected to bring to the table, there’s a 12.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. The processing power comes from the latest Intel Core M SoC clocked at 2.9GHz. There’s 4GB of RAM, coupled with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card — there’s no word about the maximum supported capacity of the memory card.

The alleged tablet is also said to feature a microUSB and microHDMI ports, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and boasts a 2MP front-facing camera for video calls. Last but not the least, it runs a full-fledged Windows 8.1 pre-installed out of the box.

Switch 12

There’s no word about the pricing and availability of the tablet, Acer hasn’t confirmed its existence yet so take it as a rumor, and don’t get your hopes up too high. The images do look promising, but let’s wait for the Taiwanese company to officially announce the device. We’ll update you the moment this piece of beauty is officially announced.