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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. Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The durability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery and touchpad. Views are divided on 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

Consumer review (

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

Consumer review (

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)

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