The main laptop I use for blogging is absolutely huge and super heavy. I love using it at home, but whenever I am travelling, I need something more compact. My new Acer Aspire Switch 10* is exactly what I was looking for and it is definitely the most versatile tablet I have ever used.
Don't get me wrong... I do love iPads, but only for browsing the net and watching videos. Blogging from an iPad is a real pain, even with special apps. IOS is also known for restricting users with almost everything, so I needed a tablet with a different operating system and more features.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 can be used as a standard touch-screen tablet or as a laptop with Windows 8.1. It is fantastic for someone who uses programs like Photoshop to edit their pictures and prefers to work on a laptop. I am one of those people. I just love working with Windows, because that's what I am used to, especially when I want to be more productive. Having a full keyboard is also ideal for blogging on the go. You can use the touchscreen and keyboard at the same time as well, which is great for multitasking. I find myself trying to touch the screen on my big laptop quite often and I end up laughing at myself - well, not with the Acer Switch 10 :) It actually works, haha.
Switch 10 is a light, thin, sleek and beautiful looking device. The brushed aluminium finish is very elegant, modern and nice to the touch. The 10.1" Full HD display ensures bright colours and crisp, clear text, making the user experience very pleasant. You can switch between four different modes - flip, rotate or detach in a snap. It's very easy , as the hinge on the keyboard uses force of magnetism to make the screen attach smoothly and effortlessly.
Other great features of the Switch 10 include Zero Air Gap technology and Acer LumiFlex™ display to eliminate reflections and provide optimised color, letting you use the tablet comfortably even in direct sunlight.
You also get many different ports to connect your devices, including Micro SD, Micro USB, USB 2.0 and Micro HDMI. Fantastic! Maybe Apple should watch and learn!
The operating system is very smooth, making the device quick and glitch-free. The initial setup took 2 minutes and I love the fact that as soon as I unlock the screen I can start working. The only problem I have with the tablet is the small storage space of only 32GB. Considering the size of all the files on the drive, you are only left with about 15GB. With constant Windows updates I have11GB left after just 3 days! I will have to invest in a big Micro SD card for storing any files, which is fine, but I thought I should mention that.
Overall, I think that Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a fantastic 2 in 1 device and a perfect option for bloggers. The only thing I would change is the small storage space, but other than that, I am perfectly happy with it!