Acer Debuts Liquid-Cooled Switch Alpha 12 Convertible Tablet

Subject: Mobile | April 21, 2016 - 06:56 PM |
Tagged: windows 10, tablet, switch alpha 12, liquid cooling, convertible tablet, acer, 2-in-1

Acer has unveiled their latest detachable 2-in-1 tablet/laptop with the Switch Alpha 12, and this device features some impressive specs - not the least of which is a liquid-cooling loop for the CPU.

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According to Acer, the Switch Alpha 12 "is the industry’s first fanless 2-in-1 notebook to use a 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3 processor," and these Intel offerings power a 12-inch 2160x1440 resolution IPS display.

Acer offers this video to showcase the device's features, including the water cooling loop:

Storage will range from 128GB - 512GB, with memory available in either 4GB or 8GB capacities. The magnetically attached keyboard offers full-sized keys with 1.4mm travel, and a full touchpad, and overall battery life is said to be 8 hours. The unit is 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.62 inches, and weighs 2.76 pounds (with keyboard connected).

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The CPU cooling loop (Image taken from Acer promo video)

As to pricing and availability, Acer states that the "Switch Alpha 12 will be available in North America in June starting at $599".

Source: Acer

April 21, 2016 | 11:48 PM - Posted by Pixy Misa (not verified)

Really liking this trend of 3:2 displays. The 20% or so of extra vertical space makes a huge difference on a small screen.

April 22, 2016 | 07:46 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Space Age"? Is it 1970? LOL

May 17, 2016 | 12:19 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The "future"

April 22, 2016 | 08:49 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Bets here Place your bets here!
Will the 'watercooling' turn out to be an actual discretely pumped all-liquid cooling loop, or just a passively-pumped heatpipe + vapourchamber phase-change setup?

June 9, 2016 | 07:45 AM - Posted by Alex_Fox (not verified)

Wow, it looks beautiful

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