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Acer Aspire Switch 12 S (SW7-272 / SW7-272P)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 12 S (SW7-272 / SW7-272P). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and keyboard are overall positive. The portability and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price, and many are critical about the battery.

performance, screen, portability, keyboard, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S (SW7-272 / SW7-272P) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (

Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0 Convertible Review


Flexible. Acer's Switch 12S is a 12.5-inch detachable equipped with a bright, contrasty display and optional pen input. The Switch costs 1200 Euro (~$1330) - way too much in our opinion.

bright display with lots of contrast ; noiseless ; fast SSD ; keyboard dock

only 12-month warranty ; CPU and GPU throttling ; average run times

Acer's Switch 12S is a 12.5-inch detachable. The Switch is equipped with a Skylake-generation Core-m processor, which offers enough performance for word processing and web browsing. The convertible is noiseless, only gets moderately warm and is -...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (

Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272 review – a Core M detachable


While an overall good device, it's hard to call the Aspire Switch 12S anything but ordinary these days, in a segment where you can actually find a few extraordinary devices. For the right price though, it could be the right pick for some of you, but...

look nice and it's well built; offers a backlit keyboard and good trackpad; decent screen with Active Pen support; modern fanless hardware; runs cool; includes a few latest-gen features: Thunderbolt 3 port and RealSense 3D camera

rather heavy; noisy and spongy keyboard; average battery life; too expensive for what it is

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S review


Acer's latest hybrid is a multi-trick pony

Premium metal build quality ; Thin and light ; Full-sized USB 3.0 ports

Buggy performance

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a testament to Acer's ability to produce a thin 2-in-1 laptop with elegant style and uniquely engineered features.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S


The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a Windows 10 convertible announced at CES 2016 with high aspirations. With pricing starting at a premium €1,200, it targets the same top-end market as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – a device previously touted as the best...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S review - hands on


4K display and a redesigned hinge that's great for typing - the Switch 12 S looks ideal for work and play

Acer has yet to reveal official prices or availability for the Switch 12 S, as it's still technically in the prototype stage. That means it will almost definitely be a while before it goes on sale, but if the final retail product doesn't deviate from...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
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, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):29.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866 / 1866,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Last Level Cache / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel RealSense Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: Yes
Intel® RealSense™ Technology with Long-Range Camera: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Long-Range Intel RealSense Camera: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88198 / 88202
Processor package size:20

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):8.03
Height (tablet mode):0.309 / 0.311
Weight (tablet mode):28.2
Width (tablet mode):12.3