Acer Switch Alpha 12

Acer Switch Alpha 12


Acer Switch Alpha 12





  • Lightweight.
  • Versatile.
  • Powerful.
  • Affordable.
  • Thin.


  • Lacks the functionality of android or iOS.

Acer Switch Alpha 12 is the latest hybrid by the company that comes with tablet-laptop features. The device rivals Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and here’s a review of this 2-in-1 device. It features a powerful 6th generation Intel Core processor and is a perfect blend of productivity and portability.

Acer Switch Alpha 12Design and Display

It comes with a relatively slim design for a tablet and the hybrid is 9.5mm thick. When combined with the attachable keyboard, it goes up to 15.85mm. It is lightweight with just 1.25 kg and includes one USB 3.1, a headphone jack, microSD slot and a single USB Type-C port.  The hybrid comes with 12-inch display with resolution of 2160 * 1440. The screen is sharp and the colors look bright.

Acer Switch Alpha 122-in-1 device

It comes equipped with versatile kickstand, attachable keyboard and an optional Acer Active Pen. The U-shaped kickstand features an anti-slip design so that you can comfortably hold it. The kickstand includes sturdy hinges to handle frequent angle adjustments. The device can be easily adjusted to any angle up to 165 degrees.  The optional Acer Active Pen offers an intuitive writing and drawing experience.


The Switch Alpha runs Windows 10 and offers a decent experience. You may feel the lack of Android or iOS when used as a tablet. It utilizes Continuum with full PC functionality. The hybrid uses Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The hybrid provides ample storage with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD and also includes microSDXC slot. It comes with 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM.

Acer LiquidLoop

The company claims that it is the world’s first for hybrids, Acer’s LiquidLoop cooling. This uses the liquid coolant so that internal components do not get too hot. It has no whining fan and has a fan-less heat pipe CPU cooling system called Acer LiquidLoop. The keyboard comes with optional backlighting and attaches magnetically to the tablet. The keys are nicely placed and typing is comfortable.

Acer Switch Alpha 12
A quick look at specifications of Acer Switch Alpha 12:

Specifications Details
Display 12-inch
Resolution 2160 * 1440 pixels
Processor Intel Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3
OS Windows 10
RAM 4GB or 8GB
Internal Storage 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
Battery 8-hour battery life
Ports DisplayPort, HDMI, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports and three USB Type-A ports
Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 802.11ad
Dimensions 292.1 (W) * 201.4 (D) * 15.85 (H) mm
Weight 1250 grams
Price $749.99
Available at acer

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Acer Switch Alpha 12

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