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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38H6

Specifications

Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38H6
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38H6 (Aspire Switch Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
12 inch 3:2, 2160 x 1440 pixel 216 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 128 GB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 292.1 x 201.4 ( = 0.63 x 11.5 x 7.93 in)
Battery
37 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Weight
1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38H6

Acer Alpha12 SA5-271-38H6. Pros y contras (629 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; good cooling system; support USB-C. Negative: Heavy and bulky; no stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2017

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Series: The Acer Aspire Switch Series is a series of portable and hybrid laptops. The design of the laptop models is stylish thanks to their attractive looking aluminium lids. The hinge of the Windows systems allows users to flip, rotate and even detach the screen from the keyboard in a snap. Each model in the Switch Series has different processors ranging from 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3745 up to Intel Core i5-6200U processors. There are also different options for the graphic card ranging from Intel HD Graphics up to Intel HD Graphics 5300.

In terms of storage, Acer offers two different options; 32 GB and 64 GB. There are 10.1-inch and 12-inch models. The displays are Full HD, IPS and they provide good contrast and colors from all viewing angles. In addition, they are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for additional damage and scratch resistance. The tablet part of the laptop has a USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port and a headset jack, while the keyboard dock has an additional USB 2.0 port. The weight of the laptop starts from 1.05 kg up to 1.6 kg depending on the model the user selects.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6006U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm. The maximum clock speed is only 2 GHz and Turbo Boost is not supported.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12":

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.
1.25 kg:

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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-29 (Update: 2017-07-29)