The lightweight Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271 uses a heat pipe cooling system to keep its high performance CPU cool. This results in delivery of powerful computing power without any fan noise. The 2 in 1 is the perfect device to deliver a blend of portability, productivity and flexibility.
The Switch Alpha 12’s potent capabilities are extended to external devices flawlessly by means of a Type-C USB 3.1 port. The port is capable of super-fast data transfers and is able to stream high resolution video to the premium display without any problems. Smartphones and other external devices can also be recharged via this port.
Any video will sound and look great, thanks to the two speakers that face to the front, offering more immersive sound, and the 2160×1440 resolution 12″ touchscreen.
Processor: Intel Core i3
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Storage: 128 GB SSD
Screen: 30.48 cm
OS: Windows 10
- The Switch Alpha 12 is light and thin, easily slipping into a bag and disappearing, only to appear again when you want to get some work done.
- The full sized keyboard has a key travelling depth of 1.4 mm, allowing precise typing.
- A handy kickstand is adjustable to slant the screen at any angle you may require.
- As there is no fan and the device uses a heat pipe CPU cooling system, it is completely quiet.
- The USB 3.1 Type-C port can be used to connect to external devices seamlessly.
- While the display is good, it does not have the contrast, nor is it as vivid as the OLED screens on other 2-in-1s.
- The pen system is flimsy and prone to breaking easily
- The battery life is poor.
- The front camera can only be described as lackluster.
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a 2-in-1 offers strong performance with its liquid cooling and bright display. The battery life is however too short. For what it’s priced at, it does however offer an amazingly good design and feature set compared to any other 2-in-1, while not forgoing any power.