•  Date Published: 12 Feb 2015
  • Intel Core M-5Y10a
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 12.5”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 128GB SSD
  • 1x 4GB DDR3, 1600MHz
  • 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Simple and functional design
  • Great keyboard
  • IPS LCD panel with FHD resolution
  • Relatively good battery life
  • It packs the new Broadwell Core M processor and shows good performance

Cons

  • Mouse button design could be better
  • We've recorded PWM under 99% brightness
  • The hinge feels loosened at times

Specs

GPU Performance #341in Top GPUs
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) 6.5%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 4.5%
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300 
  • LG LP125WF2-SPB2
  • Color accuracy  6.15
  • HDD/SSD
  • 128GB SSD
  • RAM
  • 1x 4GB DDR3, 1600MHz
  • OS
  • Windows OS
  • Body Material
  • Plastic
  • Dimensions
  • 317 x 221 x 17 mm (12.48" x 8.70" x 0.67")
  • Weight
  • 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB MicroUSB 3.0
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • 1
  • Card Reader
  • microSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm combo audio/microphone jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • 720p HD
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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Acer Aspire Switch 12 in-depth review

Devices that offer the so-called "2-in-1" capabilities are becoming more and more popular. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, there are a lot of consumers out there, who don't need a big notebook or desktop computer, but still want the more effective and comfortable physical keyboard. Secondly, technology becomes so advanced that companies like Intel offer quite small SoCs that can fit in a smaller form factor without sacrificing overall performance. That being said, Acer Aspire Switch 12 offers not only good and functional design, but it packs serious horsepower under the hood thanks to the new Core M chip series, part of the Broadwell family from Intel. The exact processor used here is the Core M-5Y10a (2-core, 800MHz - 2.00GHz, 4MB cache) and as you can see it offers good [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core M-5Y10a

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 5300

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