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Acer Aspire Switch 12 (SW5-271)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 12 (SW5-271). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The durability and screen also get good comments. Some have doubts about the battery and touchpad. There are some mixed views about the portability.

performance, screen, durability, design, price

touchpad, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire Switch 12 (SW5-271) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Steve Chippy Paine (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 Convertible Review


Standing ovation. The Acer Aspire Switch 12 design has surprised us in its flexibility and ability to be a very productive hybrid PC with a huge range of usage scenarios and processing capability.

Silent and fanless, Good screen, Flexible multimode design, Productive performance and keyboard, Digitizer pen-ready

Not a great consumer tablet due to weight

Reviewing the Acer Aspire Switch 12 hasn't been a quick job but it's been an enjoyable one. This multi-mode hardware can be used in a huge number of scenarios and it turns out that as a laptop it's one of the best on a lap! Not only are there many many...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271 review – a different fanless laptop


The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a sturdy built 2-in-1, a fast and efficient implementation of Intel's Core M hardware bundled with a good digitizer-enabled screen. Its form factor could be a deal-breaker for many though, as it leads to a lacking...

At the end of the day, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 is not a bad device, but after using it for the last week or so, I think it fails to excel either as a tablet or as a laptop, which people would actually expect from a 2-in-1. And that’s unfortunate,...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Aatif Sulleyman (

Acer Aspire Switch 12


Most of us are now familiar with two-in-ones and convertibles, but Acer's tried to take versatility to a whole new level with the Aspire Switch 12. Marketed as a 'five-in-one', you can use it as a laptop and a tablet, though its detachable keyboard and...

Large, sharp display ; Versatile design ; Reliable performance

Uncomfortable trackpoint ; Poor selection of ports ; Cheaper rivals available

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 review: A really interesting form factor, but there are some rough edges


We review the Acer Aspire Switch 12 which has an unconventional way of interacting using the detachable keyboard

The major thing going for the Acer Aspire Switch 12, is definitely its form factor. The detachable keyboard which can still be used to control the 2-in-1 is something unique, as so far the 2-in-1s we have seen require that the keyboard be connected to...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 (Aspire SW5-271-621K)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Lee Bell (

Acer Aspire Switch 12 hands-on review


A close look at one of Acer's first Intel Core M devices

The Aspire Switch 12 offers a fresh and innovative design in the Windows 8.1 laptop market and in our short experience with it, we found it fun to use with fast and responsive performance.

Sep, 2014

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Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271


I have selected good value for money as I bought it in black Friday weekend so I got a big discount. Don't think I would pay the full price.

Would have preferred if it came with a case and I had to get a mouse.

Jan, 2016

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Acer Aspire


So totally different from my old laptop. It's fast and I just love it.

May, 2015

Price comparison for Acer Aspire Switch 12 (SW5-271)

  Store     Price
2016 Acer Aspire Switch 10.1 2-in-1 Laptop, 10.1"...
Quad Core Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz (2 MB Cache) turbo boost to 1.83GHz, Intel HD Graphics
$399.00 TO SHOP
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8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
$456.00 TO SHOP
Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD Laptop, 10th Gen...
【10th Gen Intel Dual Core i3-1005G1】Intel Dual Core i3-1005G1 Processor (1.20GHz Base Frequency,Boost Up to...
$595.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire 5, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 8th Gen...
8th Generation Intel Core i5 8265U Processor (Up to 3.9GHz) | 8GB DDR4 Memory | 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
$839.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire V5-122P-0857 12-Inch Touchscreen Laptop...
AMD A-Series Dual-Core A4-1250 Processor - 1.0 GHz (1 MB Cache)
$435.00 TO SHOP
ACER SWITCH ALPHA 12 SA5-271P-74E1 - 12in - CORE I7...
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$899.00 TO SHOP
Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD IPS 1080P Laptop, AMD...
【AMD Ryzen 3 3200U】Integrated with AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics, the powerful AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor...
$569.00 TO SHOP
Acer Spin 3 Convertible Laptop, 8th Gen Intel Core...
8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265u Processor (Up to 3.9GHz), 8GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 256GB PCIe NVMe...
$639.00 TO SHOP
Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271 SA5-271P Laptop Touch...
- Replacement Acer Laptop Touch Screen Stylus Pen - Replaces Part # NC.23811.03F - Works w/ Acer Aspire R7...
$59.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD...
7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
$399.00 TO SHOP

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