Acer's 12-Inch Switch Turns Into a Very Small Desktop PC

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Acer's new tablet, the Aspire Switch 12, claims to be five devices in one — though you may find some of them rather more useful than others.

Like most convertibles, the Switch 12 (the bigger brother to Acer's previous Switch 10) works as a tablet and a laptop. It also flexes a little more, folding into a display (with its screen facing out to watch things) or a tent (with its screen facing up and out to use the tablet on a table).

But it also allows you to unclip the keyboard and use it as a... well, an all-in-one desktop PC. Pictured above, it's probably the best desktop ever if you're very, very small.

In terms of specs, the Windows machine features a 1080p screen, Core M processor, 60 GB or 120 GB of solid-state storage, micro-HDMI out, and micro-USB 3.0 for peripherals. It will be available in North America from "early 2015", but release information for the UK is unavailable at this time. [Acer via Engadget]