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.
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
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
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
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
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 screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.