Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271-61X7
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271-61X7
Standing ovation. The Acer Aspire Switch 12 design has surprised us in its flexibility and ability to be a very productive hybrid PC with a huge range of usage scenarios and processing capability.
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The Switch 12 S is one of the finest hybrids Acer has ever produced, but it won't cost you an arm and a leg to buy it. There are plenty of new features to admire, along with the premium feel of the device and its vibrant 4K display. While Acer's latest convertible is ambitious, and impresses based on my short time with it, I'll have to take an extended look at the device before I can confidently recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2016
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Outside of my concerns about its processor, on paper the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S shows signs of being one of the best Windows 10 convertibles on the market. Featuring a top-notch 4K display, solid but slim design, a wealth of connectivity options plus the added allure of an Intel RealSense camera, the Aspire Switch 12 S oozes potential.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2016
Source: Ultrabook Review Archive.org version
The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a sturdy built 2-in-1, a fast and efficient implementation of Intel's Core M hardware bundled with a good digitizer-enabled screen. Its form factor could be a deal-breaker for many though, as it leads to a lacking experience both in tablet and in laptop modes. You'll find out exactly why from the article below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 74%
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Very good FHD IPS display; good input devices; Negative: Mediocre speakers; eccentricity design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2015
Model: The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a versatile convertible notebook with a well-thought-out design. Users will experience an intuitive and immersive device with good functionality. The draw of the device is in the fact it can transform into 5 different modes; notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop. Elegant and streamlined, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 comes in dark grey and features a solid hinge system required for transformations. The Windows 8.1 notebook comes with a 12.5 inch Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD with IPS technology and Full HD support.
Colors and contrast are superb supporting Acer's immersive claim. Hardware consist of an Intel Core M 5Y10c dual-core processor clocked at 800 MHz, 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5300 and 128 GB SSD. This configuration is pretty capable and highlights the good battery life the Acer Aspire Switch 12 is designed to have. Speaking about battery life, the device comes with a 3-cell Lithium-Ion battery rated at 3220 mAh which enables at least 6 hours of run time. Overall weight is kept light at just 3.09 lb (1.4 kg) and the device comes with Bluetooth 4.0, built-in microphone and WiFi. The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a moderately priced device intended for users with need for multiple form factors in one device.
Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5Y10c: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
78%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.