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Acer's Switch Alpha 12 is a silent, liquid-cooled hybrid laptop

Engadget Engadget 21/04/2016 Devindra Hardawar
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When you think of a liquid-cooled laptop, a giant gaming monstrosity like the ASUS GX700 probably comes to mind. But with its latest convertible, the Switch Alpha 12, Acer is taking that technology in the other direction to create a slim and silent notebook. It's the first hybrid laptop to run Intel's sixth generation Core processor without a fan, a notable accomplishment since fan noise is still a problem with today's thin laptops. The Switch Alpha 12 also packs in a kickstand and a detachable keyboard, both of which gives it the vague profile of Microsoft's Surface devices.

As you can probably guess, the Switch Alpha 12 packs in a 12-inch screen. It's running at a 2160 by 1440 resolution, which is almost as sharp as Apple's Macbook Retina display.


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