Acer will unveil some new Acer tablets on April 21 in New York, and one of them is the new Intel Core powered Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S (SA5-271) Windows 10 tablet.
The Alpha 12 S is an obvious Microsoft Surface Pro 4 copy, but the benefit of that is that at least it makes the Acer Alpha 12 S an interesting tablet.
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S is a 12-inch (64-bit) Windows 10 Home tablet with built-in kickstand and a Microsoft Surface like keyboard, that also has active digitizer support, and even has a little flip on the left side of the keyboard to attach the Acer Pen to.
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S is powered by a choice of the latest 6th generation Intel Core Skylake processors, and will as such come in hardware combinations like an Intel Core i5 (6200U) processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
Other specs include a full-size USB 3.0 port and a USB Type-C port, front and rear cameras, and an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera.
The built-in kickstand looks just like on some of the latest HP tablets, you can easily mistake this tablet for the HP Elite x2 (1012).
Design wise the Acer Alpha 12 S has brushed anodized aluminum on the outside, and thermal liquid cooling for the hardware on the inside.