Since the launch of the Surface Pro 3 many OEMs have brought similar devices to the market: The Lenovo Miix 700 and HP Spectre X2 are just two of countless Surface-like devices from well-known and unknown manufacturers. Now Acer joins those companies with the today-announced Switch Alpha 12.
While the included keyboard cover reminds me a lot of latest the Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4 (and Pro 3), the U-shaped kickstand looks a lot like the one found on the HP Spectre X2. Just like the Surface Pro, features a pen for note-taking and drawing.
Unlike the Surface Pro 4, the Acer device doesn’t have a fan – despite being powered by the latest Skylake Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The display measures 12 inches and has a resolution of 2160 x 1440p. The device weighs 2.76 pounds/ 1.25 kg (tablet and keyboard together).
The device will be available starting this June in the United States and Canada starting from $599 USD.
Source: Windows Blog