The great Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 is on sale today for as unbelievable little as just $379, down from $599, which was already good value, in today’s Microsoft Store exclusive:
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271) was leaked by us earlier this year, and this is an impresse 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet with backlit keyboard included, powered by a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3 processor, with 4GB of DDR3 RAM (1866 MHz), and 128GB of fast SSD storage, not to mention a well received 12-inch screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution and a built-in kickstand.
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 also has a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, complete dual-band a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, an 8 hour battery life, a silent innovative fanless LiquidLoop colling system, and it has proper digitizer pen support too, with Acer’s own pen being called Acer Active Pen.
The keyboard is very thin, but it is still backlit, and the keyboard connects to the tablet with pogo pins so there is a good solid contact between the keyboard and the tablet with no lag.
This is the best tablet Acer has ever made, and Acer’s engineers have put some serious thought into the making of it. So the value for money on a $379 Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 is good for those wanting a powerful, productive Windows 10 tablet with a high-resolution 12-inch screen and a Intel Core Skylake performance that is many steps above the Intel Atom powered tablets.
And this is the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Signature Edition too, meaning that there is no trialware or any other software you want to uninstall. Signature Editions feature only clean installations of Windows 10.
– Tom Bowen