The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a multi-talented wonder

Acer sets its sights on the Surface Pro

The Switch Alpha 12, which is a strongly Surface Pro-esque 2-in-1 Windows 10 notebook, is finally available in the Middle East.

The keyboard detaches to turn the bulk of the device into a tablet, which has an adjustable stand and also a pen for touchscreen scribbling.

And there's another Surface Pro-like perk. It's liquid cooling, which along with the fanless design should keep the device nicely chilly even when running graphics-intensive games and apps. Pack in Intel's Skylake processors and a 12in 1440p screen and the US$599 starting price sounds pretty appealing.