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Acer Outs Switch Alpha with Liquid Cooling Tech

April 25th, 2016 | by Z. Gonzales

Acer’s recently announced 2-in-1 the Switch Alpha 12 is another Microsoft Surface copycat but with a slight twist. Because unlike other Surface Pro wannabes, the Switch Alpha 12 incorporates liquid cooling in its construction.

The liquid cooling tech which Acer calls LiquidLoop enables the device to have a fan-less design that doesn’t require vents for to get proper airflow and prevents dust accumulation.

Switch Alpha 12 1.pngThe Switch Alpha can come with the latest generation Skylake processors, Intel HD Graphics 520, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The display is of course 12 inches as the name implies with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. The display also supports an Active Pen which, just like the detachable keyboard is also optional.

As for the kickstand, the Switch Alpha 12 can be adjusted up to 165 degrees. The main unit also comes with various ports including a USB Type-C port, a regular USB 3.0 port and a headphone jack.

Switch Alpha 12  back.pngAcer is giving users the option to choose from a standard keyboard and a backlit one for improved efficiency in low-light areas. The keyboard, which also doubles as a tablet cover connects to the main unit via a magnetic hinge and can also be adjusted to an ergonomic angle for comfort.

Apart from the keyboard and Active Pen, Acer will also be creating optional docks to extend the capabilities of the Switch Alpha 12 including a USB Type-C Dock that transforms the device into a workstation. There’s also a ProDock Wireless that ups the device connectivity features.

The Acer Alpha Switch 12 will ship by June with a price tag of $599.

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