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Acer Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271 / SA5-271P)

Acer Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271 / SA5-271P)
alaAverage 4.9

8 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Acer Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271 / SA5-271P). The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The size and usability also get good feedback.

screen, usability, size, price, performance

On average, users rate this product 97/100.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271

 

Adaptability and size

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271

 

Acer alternative to the Microsoft Surface realistically. Same features (the important ones) with a much reduced cost. Does everything ive tried very well.

Nothing

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271

 

This 2-in-1 has an absolutely amazing screen, blazes through booting up and loading applications, and really looks the business! (i5 version).

Battery life could be better, but not a problem at all if you have the charger to hand.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Acer Switch 12.5 Inch Ci3 4GB

 

very good laptop/tablet. best price around at argos, at leat £50 cheaper than others

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

A good little laptop/tablet that does the job

 

I wanted a little laptop that I could use wherever I wanted. The switch comes in handy as I wanted a two in one so I wasn't restricted in what I could do with it. I also wanted a decent item as I had in mind that it would be a long term investment for...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great portability

 

I wanted something more portable to replace my defunct Toshiba laptop. This fitted the bill perfectly and I have not been disappointed. Performance is good with start up times measured in seconds thanks to the on-board SSD and the ability to use as a...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Lived up to expectations

 

The Acer switch alpha 12 lived up to all expectations and arrived well ahead of schedule. Really easy to do things on windows 10 and at lightening speed! Have only had a couple of weeks and am still getting used to the floppy screen - need to remember...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4870
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37 / 4870
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 2592 x 1944
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Swivel webcam:Y

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product colour:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 3:2
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:30.5
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
HD type:HD+ / QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB 3.0
Docking station DisplayPort: Yes
Docking station Ethernet LAN: Yes
Docking station HDMI port: Yes
Docking station headphone out: Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:3

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1912 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Windows keys:No / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ad
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ad

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included: Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 3.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-6100 / I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA1151 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / S0
System bus rate:4 / 5 / 8
Tcase:65
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 47, 51
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193 / 88194 / 90729 / I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512 / 96
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512 / 96

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.1 / 201.4
Depth (tablet mode):20.1
Height :1.52 / 1.58 / 1.59 / 1250 / 15.8 / 15.9
Height (tablet mode):9.5
Weight:1.25
Weight (tablet mode):900
Width:29.2 / 292 / 292.1
Width (tablet mode):29.2