Acer Aspire Switch 12


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The Acer Aspire Switch 12 runs on Intel's Core-M platform with the HD 5300 GPU. This hybrid device has a detachable keyboard and can be used as a tablet or as a laptop. It has 4GB of RAM and 60GB/128GB of SSD storage. Note that the detachable keyboard does not feature a touchpad but offers a trackpoint and can operate remotely via RF. A total weight of 1.4KG is not the best in class but pricing looks attractive so this may be an option for those looking for a low-cost hot-desking solution. The Acer Aspire 12 is slightly heavier than some of the other 12.5-inch 2in1 devices but starts at a slightly lower price. Good SSD speeds. A large range of usage scenarios are enabled by the design.

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Acer Aspire Switch 12 Specifications (base)
Manufacturer (Click for list) Acer
Model name Aspire Switch 12
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Core M 5Y10c
CPU speed 800 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD 5300 (Core M)
FanlessYES
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
12.5" 1920 X 1080
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
Touch with Digitizer
RAM 4096 MB
SSD 60 GB
Battery capacity 36 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 1200gm / 2.65 pounds
Size 317/221/16.5 mm
Size 12.5/8.7/0.6 inches
Physical Interfaces
DC-in
HDMI (Micro)
USB 2.0
SDXC Micro
USB 3.0 (Micro)
Headset i/f (Mic+Line)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 a/b/g
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11ac
BT 4.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Stand
Stereo speakers
WebCam 2.0Mp
Microphone
Product Notes
Total weight 1400 grams (3 lbs.) WiFi is dual-band. Micro USB port is USB 3.0. A 128GB model exists with the Core M 5Y10c CPU (Aspire SW5-271-64V2) at $50 more. USA entry level price is $649. A digitizer layer is included but no pen is included in the package (that we tested.) Total weight with included case and PSU is 2.1 KG. Update: Some users are reporting having the pen in the retail package. Battery is in base/stand. SSD is M.2 (long) and upgradeable. Digitizer is Synpatics.
Acer Aspire Switch 12 price guide (spot-check pricing.)
USA:$64919 Feb 15
Germany:€69919 Feb 15
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