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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Specs

Release Date in Philippines
DateMay 2016
Processor family6th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor manufacturerIntel
Processor modeli5-6200U
Processor frequency2.3 GHz
Processor cores2
Processor boost frequency2.8 GHz
Processor threads4
System bus rate4 GT/s
Processor cache3 MB
Processor cache typeSmart Cache
Processor socketLGA 1356 (Socket B2)
Processor lithography14 nm
Processor operating modes64-bit
Processor seriesIntel Core i5-6200 series
Processor codenameSkylake
Bus typeQPI
Thermal Design Power (TDP)15 W
Configurable TDP-down frequency800 MHz
Tjunction100 °C
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes12
PCI Express slots version3.0
PCI Express configurations1x4,4x1
ECC supported by processorNo
Internal memory4 GB
Internal memory typeLPDDR3-SDRAM
Display diagonal30.5 cm (12")
Display resolution2160 x 1440 pixels
Touch technologyMulti-touch
Panel typeIPS
Aspect ratio3:2
LED backlightYes
Ports & interfaces
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
DVI portNo
Combo headphone/mic portYes
Docking connectorYes
Charging port typeDC-in jack
Weight & dimensions
Weight1.25 kg
Width292 mm
Depth201.4 mm
Height15.8 mm
Weight (tablet mode)900 g
Width (tablet mode)29.2 cm
Depth (tablet mode)20.1 cm
Height (tablet mode)9.5 mm
Numeric keypadNo
Pointing deviceTouchpad
Full-size keyboardYes
Top Wi-Fi standardWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi standardsWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Ethernet LANNo
Bluetooth version4.0
Total storage capacity256 GB
Storage mediaSSD
Optical drive typeNo
Card reader integratedYes
Number of SSDs installed1
SSD capacity256 GB
SSD interfaceSerial ATA III
Compatible memory cardsMicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Operating system installedWindows 10 Pro
Operating system architecture64-bit
Product typeHybrid (2-in-1)
Product colourAluminum, Black
Form factorConvertible (Detachable)
On-board graphics adapterYes
Discrete graphics adapterNo
Discrete graphics adapter modelNot available
On-board graphics adapter modelIntel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter familyIntel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter base frequency300 MHz
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)1000 MHz
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory1.74 GB
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version12
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version4.4
On-board graphics adapter ID1916

Reviews of Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12
Reviewed on 2018-04-02
Normally, the inside of your computer is the very last place you'd want to get any water. But it's an advertised benefit of Acer's latest laptop-tablet hybrid, which features liquid cooling.This isn't unique: similar arrangements, technically kn...
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Reviewed on 2018-02-22
Tablets with detachable keyboards are an established segment of the mobile device market...
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Reviewed on 2016-10-18
Responsive backlit keyboard, agreeable price, decent build quality,
Iffy touchpad, middling battery life, some bloatware,
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 cribs quite a few design notes off the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and even improves on it somewhat while offering pleasantly robust build quality at a price that's even cheaper than what inspired its design.Externally, the tabl...
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Reviewed on 2016-09-30
Like several systems before it, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 (starts at $599.99; $749.99 as tested) is looking to replicate the success of Microsoft's Surface line, combining a quick Windows 10 tablet with a slim detachable keyboard. While the Switch Alpha 12...
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Reviewed on 2016-09-24
For its price class, the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 delivers excellent performance in a well-thought-out design, and it includes a great keyboard
While the display is good, it's not as contrasty or vivid as the OLED models on other 2-in-1s. And it's got a middling pen system
Acer manages to roll premium construction and smart design, better-than-average performance, decent battery life and an excellent keyboard into a reasonably priced 2-in-1 tablet. The battery life could be a little better and the easily hit power button ma...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-19
Looking for a better priced Surface Pro 4? The $600 Acer Switch Alpha 12 offers 90% of a Surface Pro, at almost half the cost . While Acer's brand doesn't portend quality, their latest 2-in-1 hybrid offers every bit the refinement of a Surface.So should y...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-05
Parents are gearing up for back to school and for many of us, that means having to invest in a computer as well as new clothes, shoes, and backpacks One of the hot categories right now is 2-in-1 laptops which give you both a Windows laptop and a tablet in...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-01
Low price, Intel Core i5 and i7 performance, nice design and materials. Keyboard (and sometimes pen) included
Battery life isn't great
BenchmarksWe're really impressed at the power and value Acer offers with the Switch Alpha 12. Yes, like other competitors, it's a Surface Pro 4 clone, but that's not a bad thing: Microsoft created the Surface line to inspire and spur manufacturers to crea...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-29
Very Inexpensive, Fanless, Good screen
Terrible battery life, Can get hot
A solid and inexpensive Windows tabletAt first glance, Acer's Aspire Switch Alpha 12 looks very much like a me-too device. It's a Microsoft Surface clone running Windows 10, albeit with a slightly different kickstand and a clever way of cooling itself (li...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-24
performance, big storage capacity, fanless cooling, good input devices with backlight, solid construction, display with strong colors can be very well calibrated, good microphone, cameras
speakers, short battery life
Better take the entry-level model with i5. This update will reveal why the expensive i7 model does not pay off for typical buyers. In addition, we will compare the test model to the popular Surface Pro 4, MateBook, Miix 700 and Spectre x2 12 convertibles...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-20
Its a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.AdvertisementAcers not the first to try something unusual to make a hyb...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-05
Excellent build quality and ergonomics, Comfortable keyboard + optional LED backlight depending on your region, 3rd generation Acer stylus (also optional and depends on your region), Great IPS panel with good properties, Successful implementation of a Cor...
A bit erratic touchpad performance, Limited connectivity options, Slightly hefty for a tablet, PWM from 0 to 100% screen brightness
Acer has been releasing Aspire Switch devices for quite some time now and we've seen a steady increase in overall usability, design, quality etc. But since their last announcement at next@acer conference in New York, the Aspire Switch lineup has matured e...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-04
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a Windows tablet with a high-resolution display, support for up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, and a fanless design. But Acer doesn't position the Switch Alpha 12 as a tablet. It's listed in the laptop category on Acer'...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-04
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a Windows tablet with a high-resolution display, support for up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, and a fanless design. But Acer doesn't position the Switch Alpha 12 as a tablet. It's listed in the laptop category on Acer'...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-27
performance readiness, fanless cooling, good input devices, solid build
abysmal speakers, battery life
Absolute silence. A liquid cooling system in a convertible doesn't work? Of course it does! For the first time ever, Acer installs a noiseless cooling technology in a high-performance convertible based on Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors. This innovation...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-27
Useful ports, Bright, vivid display, Strong performance
Poor battery life, Too much bloatware, Lackluster front camera, Warm back
Does your laptop get louder than a jet engine? With the $650 Switch Alpha 12 ($800 as tested), Acer is selling you on complete silence; it's the first liquid-cooled detachable on the market. It also happens to deliver strong performance and features a bea...
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Reviewed on 2016-11-02
It's easy to dismiss 2-in-1 laptops as a gimmick but their utility isn't hard to see. Yesterday's laptops were all about uniformity. They were standardized tools in the hands of a workforce that was consistent, if inflexible. Today's laptops are of a diff...
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Reviewed on 2016-10-19
Silent, fanless operation; good value for money; very useful tablet standalone mode, stylus and keyboard included
Screen not very bright
I've previously written about my choice of a Surface Pro 4, and the main reason I selected the Core M3-powered version. Well, Acer has come along with a nifty tablet/notebook hybrid of its own which manages to eliminate any need for a low powered processo...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-09
It's a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.Local pricing for the Acer Switch Alpha 12 hasn't been officially announ...
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Reviewed on 2019-11-18
Since the Acer Switch Alpha is a tablet laptop, this ensures easy portable use wherever the user may be. Most users will enjoy the added functionality. The Acer Switch Alpha comes with a quad core Generation i5 processor that is clocked at 2.3 GHz and can...
The Acer Switch Alpha Tablet is a great device but is not without its flaws. For starters, the onboard memory is only 128 GB. Sure it is a SSD, which are faster than hard drives, but the space it offers is nominal. Most users will easily fill up the space...
The Acer Switch Alpha is a 2 in 1 device as it is both a laptop and a tablet, depending how the user wants to use it. The overall feel of the device is premium and slim, catering to the needs of the users as they can use it during their travels and when a...
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