Acer 12" Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook

Acer 12" Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook

Acer 12" Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook

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Featured: Best Budget 2-in-1
Adjustable kickstand + detachable keyboard = ultra-portable performance

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-6100U Dual-Core
  • 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM
  • 12" IPS Multi-Touch Display
  • QHD 2160 x 1440 Screen Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 128GB SSD & microSDXC Slot
  • Detachable Keyboard Included
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
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Featured: Best Budget 2-in-1
Adjustable kickstand + detachable keyboard = ultra-portable performance
Found in: Basic Laptops

The Acer 12" Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook has a split personality by coming with a detachable keyboard that lets you utilize it as a notebook or tablet. Powering the hybrid system is a dual-core 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-6100U processor that can handle multiple applications simultaneously. For memory, it sports 4GB of DDR3 memory as well as a 128GB SSD, which holds the preinstalled Windows 10 Home operating system. Additionally, you can expand its storage capacity using an optional microSDXC memory card inserted into the card slot.

The Alpha 12 is outfitted with a 12" IPS panel, providing wide-viewing angles as well as accurate colors. Visuals are handled by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 engine, which delivers a 2160 x 1440 resolution to the screen as well as to an external monitor via its USB 3.1 Type-C port. The Switch Alpha 12 features an adjustable kickstand that lets you tilt the screen, so you can experience multimedia content at an optimal viewing angle. Moreover, the screen is armed with multi-touch capabilities, letting you utilize Windows 10's swipe, tap, and zoom abilities.

Engaging in face-to-face online conversations can be done with an integrated front-facing webcam and microphone along with two onboard speakers. A second webcam is located on the back of the Alpha 12 to capture images. Other integrated features include Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO technology. In addition, Acer includes a detachable keyboard that transforms the Switch Alpha 12 into a 2-in-1 system.

The Switch Alpha 12 comes built with Acer LiquidLoop, which is a fan-less heat pipe cooling system that cools the processor.
USB 3.1 Type-C Port
You can extend the Alpha 12's capabilities with external devices via a USB 3.1 Type-C port. This port transfers data quickly and streams high-res videos to displays without a hitch. You can also recharge external devices, like smartphones, via this port.
Audio and Visuals
The 12" 2160 x 1440 display two front-facing speakers provide an immersive video-watching experience.

Windows 10

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
UPC: 888863934140
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Acer 12" Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • Detachable Keyboard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Processor Intel Core i3-6100U Dual-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.3 GHz
    Memory Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Available Memory Slots None
    Memory Slot Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Graphics Type Integrated
    Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 520
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 12"
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Native Resolution 2160 x 1440
    Touchscreen Yes
    Solid State Storage 1 x 128 GB 2.5" SATA
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    Audio 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    2 x Integrated Speaker
    Integrated Microphone
    Media Card Slots microSD/SDHC/SDXC
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Dual-Band
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer
    Watt Hours / Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cells 2
    Output Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Runtime 8 Hours
    Power Supply 1 x 45 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.5 x 0.6 x 7.9" / 29.2 x 1.5 x 20.1 cm
    Weight 2.76 lb / 1.25 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.2 x 9.6 x 2.6"
    12" Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Bought as a birthday gift for my daughter. She got it but unable to boot it up for the very first time. Your PC/Device needs to be repaired File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi Error code: 0xc0000185 My daughter likes the look.� �So I have to go through step to exchange
    Date published: 2018-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portability, super quick for the price. I was looking for a cheap ultraportable in the $300 range, but stepped up to this for the i3 and SSD (rather than eMMC) storage. So far (1 month) it's been great, and I'm glad I spent the extra hundred bucks. I did a clean install of Windows 10 to get rid of the bloatware, and the machine is very responsive in all apps. Much quicker than the N3160- and N3060-based cheap machines my family also uses. I was skeptical of the 2-in-1 design, because I usually prefer a regular laptop shape and keyboard. But the thinness and portability are terrific; it has become my default machine for everyday tasks around the house (I also have two 11.6-inch laptops and an i7-based 15.6" machine.) Even the power brick is helpfully smaller than the others. I've gotten used to the kickstand, which really can be set at any angle and holds its position perfectly well. The keyboard is fine, much less flimsy and has a better feel than I expected. My daughter even prefers it over our regular laptops, but she's a teenager so she has all kinds of crazy opinions. Battery life seems good, though I haven't done a Netflix marathon yet. For normal mail-web-office tasks, it seems like the battery will last much longer than my attention span. The screen is terrific, very bright and crisp. I don't use it outdoors, so I can't speak to whether it's bright enough for that. Build quality seems good; the main body of the machine has no flex to it. The keyboard snaps into place with a very powerful magnet, and feels like it's screwed on. Overall, very pleased with this device. Despite the excellent portability and low price, it's a totally pleasant Win 10 laptop to use.
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless out of the Box Upon initial power up, it will not boot into Windows and stuck showing "No Bootable Disk".� Acer tech support was worse than helpful.
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from no backlit keyboard or stylus, this model is stripped! This model is new, not refurbished, but buyer beware, keyboard is not backlit and stylus is not included. Reminds me of the one Christmas I got Hungry Hippo but Santa forgot to leave batteries and marbles...
    Date published: 2018-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vers�til e Potente Comprei essa m�quina que meus cliente pudesem preencher um question�rio na sala de espera. A m�quina � leve e responde bem aos comandos da caneta touch. Recomendo!
    Date published: 2018-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice machine- especially at the sale price A bit of extra software to remove and a long wait for Windows update, but worth it for the features and price.
    Date published: 2018-04-09
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