The marketplace is jam packed with tech items that are part tablet, part notebook and very portable. Although there isn't one as yet that can beat the good old workhouse still known as the desktop, if all you have to spend is about $400 the new hybrid Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a good investment.
It is versatile and switches between four modes without too much delay due to the snap hinge and magnetic detachable design for latch-free docking. There is the display mode where as the screen pops off and can be placed forward. The typical tablet mode which is the most comfortable for browsing the Internet, viewing movies, and playing games. The stand alone or notebook mode is good in for when you are watching movies or listening to music. Then finally there is the tent mode which Acer says is great for tight spaces.
It's lightweight and features 10.1-inch display (1366 x 768 pixels), and is powered by an Intel® Atom™ (Bay Trail T) quad-core processor. It comes equipped with Windows 8, 2GB of Ram and up to 64GB SSD for storage, which most of is absorbed by Windows 8..That's a bummer but you get your own cloud based storage so you give and get.
Acer has said that the target audience for this product is for students, business users and anyone who wants a highly capable Windows notebook. That's a pretty board market, but not an insane claim.
I can't say that it is the most perfect machine because like all technology there are little glitches here and there. Plus at this low cost it's hard to get everything you want perfectly. What I will say was that I really enjoy this machine and find reasons to use it to read my favorite magazines, shop on the web and update all the fun stuff there is to do on social media.