The Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-32WP (NT.LCDAA.015) is a nice laptop which is easy to carry around as it comes with a lightweight body. The battery backup of the device is excellent and the laptop features dual webcams. The device performs well while handling multitasking. However, a dedicated GPU would have been an additional option for the user.
Display and Configuration
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-32WP (NT.LCDAA.015) features a 12-inch LED Backlit WQHD IPS display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. A 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-6100U (6th Gen) processor coupled with a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM manage the overall performance of the system. An integrated Intel HD 520 GPU produces a superb graphics display. The laptop weighs around 1.25Kg and measures 292.1 x 201.4 x 15.7mm. The device boots on Windows 10 Home Premium operating system floating upon 64-bit architecture. The laptop is available with a black colour option.
Storage, Camera and Battery
The device houses a 128GB SSD which performs its task at a very fast speed. The Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-32WP (NT.LCDAA.015) is armed with a 1MP webcam which helps to make video calls and records video. Another 2MP rear-facing camera present for Full HD video recording. In order to run the system for long hours, the device comes with a 2 cell Li-po battery which claims to deliver a battery backup around 8 hours.
Input Devices and Connectivity
The laptop offers two basic input devices including a touchpad with multi-touch gesture support and a detachable keyboard. The Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-32WP (NT.LCDAA.015) provides a lot of connectivity options including Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and an SD card reader.