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Acer Switch 3 SW312-31-P5VG

Specifications

Acer Switch 3 SW312-31-P5VG
Acer Switch 3 SW312-31-P5VG
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 505, 21.20.16.4639
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3
Display
12.2 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 186 PPI, multitouch, native pen support, XR122EA2T, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Apollo Lake
Storage
Hynix HCG4a2 64 GB, 64 GB 
, 30 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo, Card Reader: microSD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: position sensor
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.95 x 295 x 201 ( = 0.39 x 11.61 x 7.91 in)
Battery
36 Wh, 4670 mAh Lithium-Ion, not removable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix front
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix back
Additional features
Speakers: Acer TrueHarmony sound system, Keyboard: chicklet (keyboard dock), Keyboard Light: no, keyboard dock, power supply, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
877 g ( = 30.94 oz / 1.93 pounds), Power Supply: 156 g ( = 5.5 oz / 0.34 pounds)
Price
440 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.08% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 52%, features: 41%, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Switch 3 SW312-31-P5VG

83.8% Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
An elegant convertible! Acer has presented a new convertible in 12-inch format - the Switch 3. Thanks to its versatility, the convertible is supposed to be a great choice both for business and private use. Find out whether Acer reached its goals in our short but detailed review.
70% Acer Switch 3 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Given its $449 price tag, there’s a lot to like about the Acer Switch 3. It looks nice, it has a great display, and its keyboard cover is functional and easy to use. No, it’s not the lightest 2-in-1 available, and it’s not the fastest-performing one either. But it offers enough of the portability of a tablet and enough of the functionality of a laptop to make it usable as each. But the need for more storage space, combined with the ho-hum battery life, prevented us from rating it more highly than we did.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
64% Is this Acer laptop the budget alternative to the Surface Pro?
Source: Laptop Reviews English
The Switch is more affordable than the Surface Pro, but if it's a high-performance machine you're after, you may need to look elsewhere. Still, with its robust build and bright display, this 2-in-1 has a lot going for it. Not only is the price tag reasonable, you're also getting a keyboard cover and pressure-sensitive pen. This is great because these items (as standalone accessories) can be expensive, sometimes costing up to $150. Though the Switch is one slick machine, it has a couple of drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 64%
40% Acer Switch 3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Switch 3 is a midrange detachable 2-in-1 that seems to forget that both halves need to be great. The display is bright and vivid, and the tablet is built solid, but the keyboard is bouncy and feels like an afterthought in comparison. Add on blurry cameras, short battery life and a little too much heat, and you should definitely consider alternative devices. The best thing you can do in this situation is spend a bit more. The Inspiron 13 5000 is a convertible 2-in-1 starting at $450. It has a comfortable keyboard and a much faster processor, though its battery life is similar to the Switch's, and the screen isn't as nice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%
90% Acer Switch 3 review
Source: Techradar English
Far cheaper than the Surface Pro and a little less capable, but the Acer Switch 3 is perfect if you're not looking to use high-end apps.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Acer Switch 3 review
Source: Techradar English
Far cheaper than the Surface Pro and a little less capable, but the Acer Switch 3 is perfect if you're not looking to use high-end apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Acer Switch 3
Source: PC Mag English
For half the price of Microsoft's least-expensive Surface Pro with keyboard cover and stylus, Acer's Switch 3 offers an appealing 12.2-inch detachable with a winning keyboard and USB-C connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Eine gute und günstige Surface-Alternative?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Günstige Surface-Alternative
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2017
80% Acer Switch 3 - Lichtgewicht reisgenoot
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Review: Acer Switch 3 – hybride tablet met u-vormige kickstand
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
68% Test: Acer Switch 3
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 68%
Acer Switch 3 - o alternativă accesibilă la Surface, ideală pentru cei care călătoresc mult [REVIEW]
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2017

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 505: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N4200: Low power quad-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.5 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.2":

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.
0.877 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.


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.


74.08%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315-1H-P75Z
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315-1H-P1K8
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 15.6", 0.2223 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 14", 1.5 kg
Medion Akoya E3216-MD61800
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Spin 1 SP111-32N-P9VD
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 B118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.49 kg
Medion Akoya E3215-MD60794
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 13.3", 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion x360 11-ad051nr
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.38 kg
Medion Akoya E3216-MD60900
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Acer Spin 1 SP113-31-P0ZN
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Dell Latitude 3189
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.427 kg
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-P40B
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 11.6", 1.5 kg

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Acer Spin 5 SP513-52NP-870E
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8550U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-52NP-583A
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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 CP713-1WN-54GA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 13.5", 1.5 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 CP713-1WN-55HT
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 13.5", 1.5 kg
Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-55NV
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K1TR
PowerVR GX6250, Mediatek MT8173, 13.3", 1.49 kg
Acer Aspire Switch One 10 S1003-189R
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 10.1", 1.2 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 11 R751TN-C0CG
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-P0WG
HD Graphics 610, Pentium 4415U, 14", 1.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-27 (Update: 2017-07-27)