Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 display profiles – Quality and Health impact results
Acer’s Aspire Switch Alpha 12 boasts a small but pixel-packed display with QHD resolution and good properties that are ideal for general browsing, office work and multimedia. However, the display has its drawbacks but nothing that can’t be fixed. So here’s our report to see where our profiles improve the picture quality. In the pack below, you will find the usual Health-Guard, Office work / Web design and Gaming / Movie Nights profiles. You can read more about them here and how to use them. We also suggest reading our dedicated article regarding blue light emissions and PWM and how our custom profiles help eliminate both to certain extend.
The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 has an excellent IPS with wide sRGB coverage, decent maximum brightness, and decent contrast ratio. However, our profiles will improve the visibility in darker areas of an image/scene and will also reduce the eye strain due to the blue light emissions and PWM present on this screen.
Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package is meant for Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 with 12″ Panasonic VVX12T041N00 (QHD, 2160 x 1440) IPS touchscreen and the machine can be found at Amazon.com: Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12.
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Office Work / Web Design
This profile aims to deliver the most accurate colors possible in the sRGB gamut – the colors used on the Web. That makes it suitable for Office work and, in some cases, for Web Design. Although the display doesn’t offer the needed properties for color-sensitive work, if you want accurate color reproduction, we suggest using this profile. Otherwise, we advise that you pick a notebook with an IPS screen with better gamut coverage / contrast ratio. However, we successfully bring the average DeltaE 2000 (color accuracy, lower is better) down from 3.6 to 1.6. Let’s see how that looks in the two graphs below…
The native white point was a bit off so we did some tweaking to bring it down to the optimal 6500K.
Gaming and Movie Nights, Health-Guard
As we already mentioned, the display offers good image quality for general multimedia purposes but our Gaming and Movie Nights profile enhances the user experience just where it’s needed. This profile lets you see more details in the darkest areas (you can see an example here).
As for the Health-Guard profile, it reduces the Blue Light impact and eliminates PWM to some extent. This will come very handy to users who spend a lot of time in front of the screen, especially the ones that have sensitive eyes.
Installing and using the profiles
You can find a guide for installing and using the profiles HERE.