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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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and keyboard. The portability and screen also get good comments, but many are negative about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the price.

performance, screen, portability, keyboard, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S (SW7-272 / SW7-272P) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good 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 : 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 : 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 : 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


Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:35.4 / 4420
Battery capacity (Watt hours):35.4
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4420 / 4550
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2


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


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:No / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Stylus pen: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:45


Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series
Processor socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:Y
Intel® RealSense™ Technology with Long-Range Camera:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88198 / 88202
Processor code:SR2EM / SR2EN
Processor package size:20
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Fingerprint reader: No


Bundled software:Acer Care Center, Acer Hover Access, Acer Portal
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Trial software:McAfee® Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.01 / 8.03 / 8.11
Depth (tablet mode):8.03
Height:0.311 / 0.681
Height (tablet mode):0.309 / 0.311
Weight:28.2 / 3.09
Weight (tablet mode):28.2
Width (tablet mode):12.3