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Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U Hybrid (2-in-1) 30.5 cm (12") Touchscreen Quad HD 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Black, Grey

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Bullet Points Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U Hybrid (2-in-1) 30.5 cm (12") Touchscreen Quad HD 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Black, Grey
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  • - Hybrid (2-in-1) Convertible (Detachable) Black, Grey
  • - Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U 2.3 GHz
  • - Touchscreen 30.5 cm (12") Quad HD 2160 x 1440 pixels IPS LED backlight 3:2
  • - 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM
  • - 256 GB SSD
  • - Intel® HD Graphics 520
  • - Bluetooth 4.0
  • - Lithium Polymer (LiPo) 37 Wh 8 h 45 W
  • - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Long product name Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U Hybrid (2-in-1) 30.5 cm (12") Touchscreen Quad HD 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Black, Grey :
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Intel Core i5-6200U (2.3GHz), 4GB LPDDR3, 256GB SSD, 30.5 cm (12") QHD 2160 x 1440 LED, WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
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Superb performance without the noise
This lightweight 2-in-1 uses a space-age heat pipe cooling system to cool its high-performance CPU, so you get powerful computing without ever hearing the whine of a fan. Sporting a powerful 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor, the Switch Alpha 12 is the perfect blend of productivity, portability and flexibility.

Take your office with you
This thin and light device slips into your bag and disappears, only to reappear when you need to get work done. The full-size keyboard also features deep key travelling depth (1.4mm) for comfy and accurate typing. Adjust the kickstand to tilt the screen to the exact angle you need.

Cool, quiet and powerful
The Switch Alpha 12 makes no noise because it has no whining fan, and that's because it has a fan-less heat pipe CPU cooling system, Acer LiquidLoop™, that effectively cools the powerful CPU under its hood. Cool, quiet power – that pretty much sums up this great device.

The perfect port
This 2-in-1's powerful capabilities are extended seamlessly to external devices via a USB 3.1 Type-C™ port. This impressive port transfers data super-fast and streams high-res video to premium displays without a hitch. You can also recharge external devices like smartphones via this port.

Great audio and visuals
Your videos will look and sound perfect, thanks to a 12" touchscreen with 2160x1440 resolution and two front-facing speakers that offer fuller, more immersive sound.

Pro-level options
All models come with built-in TPM, and all models can connect to an optional WiGig dock2 for high-speed wireless data transfers. You can also transform the Switch Alpha 12 into a PC with desktop-grade performance via an optional external USB Type-C™ dock2. Choose models with Windows 10 Pro if you need professional-grade software. Jot down ideas and notes with an optional Acer Active Pen2.

Short summary description Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U Hybrid (2-in-1) 30.5 cm (12") Touchscreen Quad HD 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Black, Grey:
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Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK, Intel® Core™ i5, 2.3 GHz, 30.5 cm (12"), 2160 x 1440 pixels, 4 GB, 256 GB

Long summary description Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U Hybrid (2-in-1) 30.5 cm (12") Touchscreen Quad HD 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Black, Grey:
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Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK. Product type: Hybrid (2-in-1), Form factor: Convertible (Detachable). Processor family: Intel® Core™ i5, Processor model: i5-6200U, Processor frequency: 2.3 GHz. Display diagonal: 30.5 cm (12"), HD type: Quad HD, Display resolution: 2160 x 1440 pixels, Touchscreen. Internal memory: 4 GB, Internal memory type: LPDDR3-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 256 GB, Storage media: SSD. Operating system installed: Windows 10 Pro. Product colour: Black, Grey

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Reviews
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2017-08-23 01:26:06
Uk has collected 154 expert reviews for Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52LK Intel® Core™ i5 i5-6200U Hybrid (2-in-1) 30.5 cm (12") Touchscreen Quad HD 4 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Black, Grey and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
80%
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gadgetspeak.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:04
The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 measures 29x20xjust over 1cm. and it weights 1275grams with the supplied keyboard attached and 909 grams without it.The attachment is very magnetic and just presents the two parts close together and they click in place. Whi...
80%
devontechsupport.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:04
The success of the Microsoft Surface has proved that there's a market for tablets that can replace your laptop. We loved the Surface Pro 4 for its sharp screen, excellent Type Cover keyboard and precise Surface Pen – and it's still the benchmark for Windo...
Good The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is an unabashed Microsoft Surface Clone, but it's a very good one. For a fraction of the price, the Acer replicates the form factor and most important features of the Microsoft Surface. It's aluminum body may not be as light or pr...
Bad Below average battery life makes the Acer Switch Alpha 12 hard to recommend for users who can't be around an outlet constantly. For many, it may be a deal breaker, While the Switch Alpha 12 is a good value compared to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, you'll n...
Bottom line Want a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 but can't justify its high price? The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is your best bet. It undercuts Microsoft's offering by hundreds of smackers and manages to replicate its performance and features. However, battery life is short whi...
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channelnews.com.au
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
It's easy to dismiss 2-in-1 laptops as a gimmick but their utility isn't hard to see. Yesterday's laptops were all about uniformity. They were standardized tools in the hands of a workforce that was consistent, if inflexible. Today's laptops are of a diff...
Bottom line With the challenges of modern workplaces being what they are, it's hard to imagine a better solution than this. The laptops of the future is one where the nuances of design - not greater technical prowess - enable more productivity and the the Acer's Swit...
40%
gadgetguy.com.au
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
I've previously written about my choice of a Surface Pro 4, and the main reason I selected the Core M3-powered version. Well, Acer has come along with a nifty tablet/notebook hybrid of its own which manages to eliminate any need for a low powered processo...
Good Silent, fanless operation; good value for money; very useful tablet standalone mode, stylus and keyboard included...
Bad Screen not very bright...
Bottom line I'm inclined to think that I'd prefer a Surface Pro 4 except for two clear advantages for the Acer Switch Alpha 12. First, it has USB Type-C which is clearly the emerging connector standard. And, secondly, price. For a similarly specified (processor, RAM...
90%
chip.com.my
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Sometimes it takes a portable and simple notebook to get things done instead of a gaming notebook filled with the most powerful hardware. Some may find the larger and heavier notebooks less than ideal when going on business trips, especially when you don'...
Good Sensitive touch screen, Portability, Overall performance...
Bad Only a single USB 3.1 port...
Bottom line All-in-all the Acer Switch Alpha 12 makes for a great working notebook for those constantly on-the-go. The only downside would be that it only has a single USB 3.1 port, reducing the amount of connectivity you have for USB devices.(previously published i...
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wovow.org
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
It seems that the future of computing is more closely linked to convertible than computers, since recently, the development of these devices has increased dramatically. Perhaps because of its convenience and versatility, but these devices are gradually re...
Bottom line The device has given us a big surprise in performance. Working with him has been very comfortable without stoppages and fluently. It is light and easy to carry because of its small size. The screen has offered us a very good time to work on it sharpness t...
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gizmodo.com.au
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
It's a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.Local pricing for the Acer Switch Alpha 12 hasn't been officially announ...
Bottom line Problems aside, the performance you get with the Acer Switch Alpha 12 at just $US800 ($1,065) is surprisingly impressive. But like most hybrids, it's not for everyone. For the passionate laptop fan the thinner Samsung 9 is better — if devoid of touchscree...
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mobilesyrup.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
When Microsoft first announced its Surface lineup of 2-in-1 detachables back in 2012, most people were not sure how to greet the company's new device.On the one hand, it seemed like the Redmond-based company wanted to displace its manufacturing partners...
Good Excellent screen, Superlative performance, Great operating system in Windows 10...
Bad Poor battery life, Average keyboard and trackpad at best, Heavy, Before anyone asks, here's the wallpaper you see on my desktop...
Bottom line On its own, the Switch Alpha 12 is, save for its less than stellar keyboard and poor battery life, a good device.And if all you care about is performance, then it's an easy computer to recommend. Going with the Switch Alpha 12, consumers can get a modern...
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thunderbaylive.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Lisa Gade compares the Acer Switch Alpha 12 and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows tablets. Check out our video review of the Acer Switch Alpha 12...
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Digitaltrends.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
When it comes to Windows tablets, OEMs are following Microsoft's lead. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 , for example, is unapologetically a ThinkPad take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 . Acer's specialty is value, so it makes sense that its Windows 10 tablet would...
Good Great price point for a Windows 10 tablet, Performance similar to more expensive devices, Keyboard case is included...
Bad Weak battery life, Heavier than the competition...
60%
pocket-lint.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
The laptop-replacement market is going from strength to strength, with every manufacturer worth its salt looking to innovate in the 2-in-1 market and stand apart from the top-of-the-pack Microsoft Surface. With the Acer Switch Alpha 12, the Taiwanese comp...
Good Affordable, keyboard and stylus included (in the UK), ample power to rival Microsoft Surface, silent operation, decent screen, integrated and adjustable stand...
Bad Battery life limited to around 5-hours per charge, not the smallest or lightest design, trackpad has an irksome click, two-tone finish looks off, poor speakers...
Bottom line As a full laptop-replacement the Acer Switch Alpha 12 ticks many of the right boxes. The integrated stand is solid, the silent operation from the LiquidLoop cooling system is an obvious benefit, there's as much power on hand as a Microsoft Surface P...
80%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2017-08-23 01:26:05
Coming in three different flavours, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 could at first be mistaken for almost any other 2-in-1 ultraportable, with the HP Elite X2 first springing to mind. Sure Acer isn’t exactly rewriting the rulebook when it comes to design, but it...
Bottom line Overall, I feel Acer has done a noteworthy job here, with the Switch Alpha 12 really proving its worth. With a superbly crafted design and a surprising amount of oomph under the hood, you get a whole lot for your money, even if the display and keyboard ar...
80%
thestar.com.my
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2017-08-23 01:26:06
Acer's Switch Alpha 12 is essentially the company's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – it runs on Intel's latest sixth gen Core processor and even comes with a kickstand and a magnetic keyboard.However, the Alpha 12 has some interesting tech under th...
Good Nice looks, good performance, fanless design makes it very quiet...
Bad A little heavy for its size, trackpad rattles a bit...
Bottom line The Alpha 12 is a very nice device – the screen looks good and it performs really well.More importantly, at RM4,499 you get the high-end Core i7 processor, keyboard and Active Pen.This makes it significantly cheaper than a Surface Pro 4 with similar speci...
80%
Theinquirer.net
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2017-08-23 01:26:06
ACER'S SWITCH ALPHA 12 is the company's latest hybrid tablet-laptop ready to lock horns with the likes of Huawei's MateBook and Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 . Due to be released in May and priced at $599, approximately £416, the device will have the tough t...
Bottom line Acer is up against some strong competition in the hybrid arena, so it needed to bring it's A game to the fight. We're not sure it's quite managed that, but it's well priced and a solid if unremarkable hybrid. As such, it will likely sell well, particul...
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techradar.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:06
There's no denying – not even from Acer – that the Surface Pro line has inspired Microsoft's partners to follow suit in the 2-in-1 laptop category. With that forgone conclusion out of the way, Acer's success with its new Switch Alpha 12 depends more on ho...
Good Liquid, cooled goodness, Very well, priced, Thin and light...
Bad Single USB, C port, Not exactly original...
Bottom line This might not be the most original 2-in-1 device from Acer, but it's impressive nevertheless and undoubtedly has the best chance of sticking it to rivals...
70%
techadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2017-08-23 01:26:06
At its global launch event in New York, Acer has taken the wraps off its new premium 2-in-1 tablet laptop which rivals the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 . PC Advisor was able to attend so here's our Acer Switch Alpha 12 hands-on review. See also: Best convertib...
Bottom line It's another Surface Pro 4 rival (or clone even) but it's a quickly growing market where competition is a good thing. Acer has done a great job of packing in decent specs into a device with a nice design which hits a lower price point than rivals. It's fa...
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techradar.com/au/
Updated:
2017-08-23 01:26:06
There's no denying – not even from Acer – that the Surface Pro line has inspired Microsoft's partners to follow suit in the 2-in-1 laptop category. With that forgone conclusion out of the way, Acer's success with its new Switch Alpha 12 depends more on ho...
Good Liquidcooled goodness, Very wellpriced, Thin and light...
Bad Single USBC port, Not exactly original...
Bottom line This might not be the most original 2-in-1 device from Acer, but it's impressive nevertheless and undoubtedly has the best chance of sticking it to rivals...
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trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2017-08-23 01:26:06
We get hands-on with Acer's liquid-cooled tablet Acer has launched what it hopes will be Microsoft Surface Pro 4 beater, announcing what it says is the first ever fanless 2-in-1 with high-power Intel Core i processors. A genuinely impressive feat, the new...
Good Good value for money, Full-size USB port is handy, Backlit keyboard, Runs silently...
Bad Mediocre screen calibration, Touchpad struggles with multi-touch, Middling battery life...
Bottom line Acer Switch Alpha 12 – Performance I reviewed the cheapest Intel Core i3 configuration of the Switch Alpha 12 with 4GB of RAM. This makes direct comparisons with other convertibles I've tested slightly tricky, as the Surface Pro 4 I reviewed had a Core i5...
70%
en.zinggadget.com
Updated:
2017-09-23 02:58:42
Our first impression on the Acer Switch Alpha 12 instantly reminds us on the Surface tablet from Microsoft. However, the Switch Alpha 12 has impressed us on its slim and lightweight design when we received the review unit. It is a 2 in 1 hybrid notebook w...
Bottom line The Switch Alpha 12 is a decent hybrid tablet/notebook that is highly portable and well design. With the base model price tag at RM2499, it is cheaper than the Surface and Surface Pro tablet and comes with decent hardware for your office productivity and...
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hardwarezone.com.my
Updated:
2017-11-07 01:07:53
2-in-1 notebooks are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, especially in today's mobile-centric world. Consumers want mobility and flexibility, and 2-in-1 notebooks provide just that. Today, just about every major notebook manufacturer has a 2-in-...
Bottom line And the Winner is…2-in-1 notebooks have come a long way. When they first burst onto the scene, they were promising, but flawed devices. Either too bulky or too thick, they were compromises and were neither good notebooks nor tablets. These days, thanks to...
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canadalaptopreviews.com
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2018-04-27 01:29:39
The Acer Switch Alpha is a 2 in 1 device as it is both a laptop and a tablet, depending how the user wants to use it. The overall feel of the device is premium and slim, catering to the needs of the users as they can use it during their travels and when a...
Good Since the Acer Switch Alpha is a tablet laptop, this ensures easy portable use wherever the user may be. Most users will enjoy the added functionality. The Acer Switch Alpha comes with a quad core Generation i5 processor that is clocked at 2.3 GHz and can...
Bad The Acer Switch Alpha Tablet is a great device but is not without its flaws. For starters, the onboard memory is only 128 GB. Sure it is a SSD, which are faster than hard drives, but the space it offers is nominal. Most users will easily fill up the space...
Bottom line The Acer Switch Alpha Tablet is a very capable and useful device. Having the ability to transition from laptop to tablet is a very welcome addition to any laptop device. This feature of the Acer Switch Alpha Tablet will allow it to be used even when a use...
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canadalaptopreviews.com
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2019-11-26 02:54:33
The Acer Switch Alpha is a 2 in 1 device as it is both a laptop and a tablet, depending how the user wants to use it. The overall feel of the device is premium and slim, catering to the needs of the users as they can use it during their travels and when a...
Good Since the Acer Switch Alpha is a tablet laptop, this ensures easy portable use wherever the user may be. Most users will enjoy the added functionality. The Acer Switch Alpha comes with a quad core Generation i5 processor that is clocked at 2.3 GHz and can...
Bad The Acer Switch Alpha Tablet is a great device but is not without its flaws. For starters, the onboard memory is only 128 GB. Sure it is a SSD, which are faster than hard drives, but the space it offers is nominal. Most users will easily fill up the space...
Bottom line The Acer Switch Alpha Tablet is a very capable and useful device. Having the ability to transition from laptop to tablet is a very welcome addition to any laptop device. This feature of the Acer Switch Alpha Tablet will allow it to be used even when a use...
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pcmag.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Like several systems before it, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 (starts at $599.99; $749.99 as tested) is looking to replicate the success of Microsoft's Surface line, combining a quick Windows 10 tablet with a slim detachable keyboard. While the Switch Alpha 12...
Good Fast performance, Sharp, bright display, Keyboard is included...
Bad Kickstand feels flimsy, Battery life on the shorter side compared with competition...
Bottom line The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a good value, offering top speed in its price range, a crisp display, and useful extras. There are some minor design caveats, but this Windows tablet can help you be productive without breaking the bank...
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makeuseof.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Looking for a better priced Surface Pro 4? The $600 Acer Switch Alpha 12 offers 90% of a Surface Pro, at almost half the cost . While Acer's brand doesn't portend quality, their latest 2-in-1 hybrid offers every bit the refinement of a Surface.So should y...
Bottom line What's GreatBy far the least expensive Surface Pro 4 clone aroundHigh-quality constructionFanless Mainstream Intel ProcessorCharges over both USB-C and its barrel connector2 years of international warranty with covered shipping costs!What's Not So GoodNot...
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geekdad.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Parents are gearing up for back to school and for many of us, that means having to invest in a computer as well as new clothes, shoes, and backpacks One of the hot categories right now is 2-in-1 laptops which give you both a Windows laptop and a tablet in...
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mobiletechreview.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
BenchmarksWe're really impressed at the power and value Acer offers with the Switch Alpha 12. Yes, like other competitors, it's a Surface Pro 4 clone, but that's not a bad thing: Microsoft created the Surface line to inspire and spur manufacturers to crea...
Good Low price, Intel Core i5 and i7 performance, nice design and materials. Keyboard (and sometimes pen) included...
Bad Battery life isn't great...
Bottom line We're really impressed at the power and value Acer offers with the Switch Alpha 12. Yes, like other competitors, it's a Surface Pro 4 clone, but that's not a bad thing: Microsoft created the Surface line to inspire and spur manufacturers to create excitin...
80%
theverge.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
A solid and inexpensive Windows tabletAt first glance, Acer's Aspire Switch Alpha 12 looks very much like a me-too device. It's a Microsoft Surface clone running Windows 10, albeit with a slightly different kickstand and a clever way of cooling itself (li...
Good Very Inexpensive, Fanless, Good screen...
Bad Terrible battery life, Can get hot...
Bottom line More times than not, the Verge score is based on the average of the subscores below. However, since this is a non-weighted average, we reserve the right to tweak the overall score if we feel it doesn't reflect our overall assessment and price of the produ...
75%
notebookcheck.net
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Better take the entry-level model with i5. This update will reveal why the expensive i7 model does not pay off for typical buyers. In addition, we will compare the test model to the popular Surface Pro 4, MateBook, Miix 700 and Spectre x2 12 convertibles...
Good performance, big storage capacity, fanless cooling, good input devices with backlight, solid construction, display with strong colors can be very well calibrated, good microphone, cameras...
Bad speakers, short battery life...
Bottom line What remains are the big 512 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM and a backlit keyboard. Prospective buyers have to decide themselves whether these are worth a surcharge of 500 Euros (~$549). The 128 GB model with i5 is already available for under 800 Euros (~$878). We stil...
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gizmodo.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Its a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.AdvertisementAcers not the first to try something unusual to make a hyb...
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computershopper.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
It's hard to write a review about a Windows tablet without referencing Microsoft's iconic Surface and Surface Pro lineup. As a matter of fact, it's borderline impossible. The Surface Pro 4 is the best iteration yet, and we've yet to find a true alternativ...
Good Outstanding value, Outperforms competing Core M-based tablets, Passively cooled, Excellent QHD display, Good port selection...
Bad Keyboard doesn't sit totally flat, Pen technology lags behind competition's, Good battery life, but still falls short of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4...
Bottom line Fanless and silent, the Switch Alpha 12 is a huge value among Surface-style Win 10 2-in-1 detachables: Core i5 power, a stylus, and a keyboard in one $799 test unit. Read More…...
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laptopmedia.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
Acer has been releasing Aspire Switch devices for quite some time now and we've seen a steady increase in overall usability, design, quality etc. But since their last announcement at next@acer conference in New York, the Aspire Switch lineup has matured e...
Good Excellent build quality and ergonomics, Comfortable keyboard + optional LED backlight depending on your region, 3rd generation Acer stylus (also optional and depends on your region), Great IPS panel with good properties, Successful implementation of a Cor...
Bad A bit erratic touchpad performance, Limited connectivity options, Slightly hefty for a tablet, PWM from 0 to 100% screen brightness...
Bottom line The performance and form factor of this device puts it in a category of its own and on par with Microsoft's premium Surface Pro 4. In terms of design and build quality, the 2-in-1 device is just flawless – rigid and premium construction with easy to snap...
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liliputing.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:05
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a Windows tablet with a high-resolution display, support for up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, and a fanless design. But Acer doesn't position the Switch Alpha 12 as a tablet. It's listed in the laptop category on Acer'...
Bottom line Acer promised us a tablet with laptop-class performance and a fanless design… and the company delivered on that promise. I've spent the last two weeks testing the Acer Switch Alpha 12, and I really did find myself using it as a notebook replacement for...
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Laptopmag.com
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2017-08-23 01:26:06
Does your laptop get louder than a jet engine? With the $650 Switch Alpha 12 ($800 as tested), Acer is selling you on complete silence; it's the first liquid-cooled detachable on the market. It also happens to deliver strong performance and features a bea...
Good Useful ports, Bright, vivid display, Strong performance...
Bad Poor battery life, Too much bloatware, Lackluster front camera, Warm back...
Bottom line The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a 2-in-1 with liquid cooling, strong performance and a bright display, but its battery life is too short...
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notebookcheck.net
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2017-08-23 01:26:06
Absolute silence. A liquid cooling system in a convertible doesn't work? Of course it does! For the first time ever, Acer installs a noiseless cooling technology in a high-performance convertible based on Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors. This innovation...
Good performance readiness, fanless cooling, good input devices, solid build...
Bad abysmal speakers, battery life...
Bottom line Users who cannot accept the battery life should certainly take a look at the Surface opponents and Lenovo's IdeaPad Miix 700. Comparing HP products, such as HP's Spectre x2, is also recommended...
87%
zdnet.com
Updated:
2018-03-02 02:04:52
Tablets with detachable keyboards are an established segment of the mobile device market...
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hitechcentury.com
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2018-04-01 01:45:53
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 cribs quite a few design notes off the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and even improves on it somewhat while offering pleasantly robust build quality at a price that's even cheaper than what inspired its design.Externally, the tabl...
Good Responsive backlit keyboard, agreeable price, decent build quality...
Bad Iffy touchpad, middling battery life, some bloatware...
Bottom line If you're after an affordable convertible with a decent keyboard and a great display and can live with the modest battery life, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is right up your alleyAcer Alpha Switch 12 - The affordable convertibleDisplayPerformanceBattery Life...
70%
topnewreview.com
Updated:
2018-04-06 02:05:11
Normally, the inside of your computer is the very last place you'd want to get any water. But it's an advertised benefit of Acer's latest laptop-tablet hybrid, which features liquid cooling.This isn't unique: similar arrangements, technically kn...
80%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2020-06-10 01:45:45
Like several systems before it, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 (starts at $599.99; $749.99 as tested) is looking to replicate the success of Microsoft's Surface line, combining a quick Windows 10 tablet with a slim detachable keyboard. While the Switch Alpha 12...
Good Fast performance, Sharp, bright display, Keyboard is included...
Bad Kickstand feels flimsy, Battery life on the shorter side compared with competition...
Bottom line The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a good value, offering top speed in its price range, a crisp display, and useful extras. There are some minor design caveats, but this Windows tablet can help you be productive without breaking the bank...
80%