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  • With the challenges of modern workplaces being what they are, it's hard to imagine a better solution than this. The laptops of the future is one where the nuances of design – not greater technical prowess – enable more productivity and the the Acer's Swit...

  • 10 0
    9

    Date: 19/10/2016

    Good: Silent, fanless operation, good value for money, very useful tablet standalone mode, stylus and keyboard included

    Bad: Screen not very bright

    I'm inclined to think that I'd prefer a Surface Pro 4 except for two clear advantages for the Acer Switch Alpha 12. First, it has USB Type-C which is clearly the emerging connector standard. And, secondly, price. For a similarly specified (processor, RAM...

  • 10 0
    8

    Date: 24/09/2016

    Good: For its price class, the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 delivers excellent performance in a wellthoughtout design, and it includes a great keyboard.

    Bad: While the display is good, it's not as contrasty or vivid as the OLED models on other 2in1s. And it's got a middling pen system

    The Acer Switch Alpha offers a surprisingly great design and feature set in a 2-in-1 for the money without sacrificing power...

  • Problems aside, the performance you get with the Acer Switch Alpha 12 at just $US800 ($1,065) is surprisingly impressive. But like most hybrids, it's not for everyone. For the passionate laptop fan the thinner Samsung 9 is better — if devoid of touchscree...

  • Good: Liquidcooled goodness, Very wellpriced, Thin and light

    Bad: Single USBC port, Not exactly original

    This might not be the most original 2-in-1 device from Acer, but it's impressive nevertheless and undoubtedly has the best chance of sticking it to rivals...

Where to Buy (1)

  • Acer Switch Alpha 12 2.5GHz i7-6500U 12" 2160 x 1440pixels Touchscreen Black,Silver Hybrid (2-in-1)*

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Technical Specifications

Processor

  • i7-6500U processor
  • Y
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6xxx
  • 2.5 GHz
  • 2
  • Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
  • 4 MB
  • 14 nm
  • 15 W

Audio

  • Y

Battery

  • 8 h
  • Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
  • 2

Design

  • Serial ATA III
  • Black, Silver
  • Y
  • Convertible (Detachable)

Display

  • 30.5 cm (12")
  • Y

    Connect to TV Wirelessly
    With a few clicks, Intel® Wireless Display expands your screen’s potential, linking mobile devices and laptops to TV screens wirelessly. Stream family favorites and view personal experiences while turning your device’s small screen into a superior, sharable experience.

  • TFT
  • Y
  • 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • 3:2
  • Multi-touch

Graphics

  • Y
  • Intel® HD Graphics 520
  • Not available
  • 300 MHz
  • 1050 MHz

Intel Technologies

  • 2.0

    Higher Performance When You Need It Most
    Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

  • Y
  • Y
  • Y

    Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash
    Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.

  • Y
  • Y
  • N
  • Y

    Solutions to Help You Focus on Your Small Business
    Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) helps small businesses without a managed network manage security and productivity issues. This solution helps maintain and protect PCs automatically so that you can focus on running your business.

Keyboard

  • Y

Memory

  • 8 GB
  • LPDDR3-SDRAM

Networking

  • Y

    Connect to TV Wirelessly
    With a few clicks, Intel® Wireless Display expands your screen’s potential, linking mobile devices and laptops to TV screens wirelessly. Stream family favorites and view personal experiences while turning your device’s small screen into a superior, sharable experience.

  • N
  • Y
  • Y
  • N
  • N
  • Y
  • IEEE 802.11ac

Operating System & Software

  • Windows 10 Home

Other

  • N
  • Y

Ports & Interfaces

  • MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC
  • Y

Storage

  • 512 GB
  • SSD

Weight & Dimensions

  • 1.25 kg
  • 15.9 mm
  • 292.1 mm
  • 201.4 mm
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