Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Review

At the intersection of versatility and innovation resides the Switch Alpha 12, delivering a knockout combination of productivity, portability, and flexibility. Its innovative fan-less liquid-loop cooling system is the world’s first to support high-performance 6th Gen Intel Core processors in a 2-in-1 device and keeps the system cool and quiet. This thin and light device features a 12-inch QHD touch display with a stylish kickstand and snap-on/off wireless backlit keyboard that transforms to meet your needs and maximize productivity. Simply put, this masterfully crafted dynamic device is boundless!

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Cool, Quiet and Powerful

The Switch Alpha 12 is the world’s first 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based fanless 2-in-1 device giving you the best of both worlds – the premium performance and great battery life of a laptop, plus the portability of a tablet. Edit photos one minute, watch movies the next and go from spreadsheets to gaming in a flash. The innovative fan-less liquid-loop CPU cooling system effectively cools the powerful CPU under its hood. The result is a cool and quiet PC.

Take Your Office With You

Travel freely with the Switch Alpha 12, an intuitive 2-in-1 device that transforms easily from a tablet to a laptop. This thin and light device slips into your bag and disappears, only to reappear when you need to get work done. It can be the workhorse you need at your desk when facing a tough deadline, the efficient study buddy in class, or a stunning display for presentations, e-books and browsing. Whatever your use, with up to 8 hours of battery life, you have the entire day to do what you want without being interrupted.

Impressive Audio and Visuals

The striking 12-inch touchscreen display with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolutions shows everything in incredibly fine detail making editing, creating and presenting easier. Whether sharing a movie or a presentation enjoy consistent color and viewing from any perspective thanks to the IPS display. Two front-facing speakers provide fuller, more immersive stereo sound for music and video enjoyment when using as a tablet or as a laptop.


  • 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U Processor (2.3GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 12″ QHD 2160 x 1440 resolution, high-brightness, LED-backlit IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology with integrated 10-point multi-touch screen
  • 4GB of LPDDR3 Onboard Memory
  • 128GB SSD
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Acer TrueHarmony High-Performance Sound System
  • Two built-in front facing speakers
  • MicroSD memory slot up to 128GB
  • 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2×2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2MP front-facing HD camera
  • 5MP rear-facing Full HD camera (2592 x 1944)
  • 1 – USB 3.1 (Type C) port (Tablet)
  • 1 – USB 3.0 port (Tablet)
  • 2-Cell Li-Ion Battery (4870mAh)
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life


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