The same event, where was presented the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S for the Italian market, it was the setting for the other’s premium hybrid debut Taiwanese company, announced last April in New York. We speak dell’Acero Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271), a 2-in-1 with fanless design (12-inch fan-free) with Intel Core Skylake and Windows 10, which in these days was the terminus in the Italian online shop . And among all, Amazon stands proposing the intermediate configuration (NT.GDQEG.005 model) to 893 euro.
This version (imported from Germany) is equipped with a dual-core Intel Core i5-6200U processor from 2.3GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB of disk space SATA3 SSD, battery of 4870 mAh (37Wh) and the keyboard cover included. Still no trace of the other two SKUs: the entry-level Core i3 (Skylake) which should have a price of 699-799 euro is for now impossible to find, while the variant top-of-range (NT.GDQEV.005 model) with core i7, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is available for purchase only on the German market at 999 euro, but also in this case, the keyboard has QWERTZ layout.
>>> Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271) for sale at 893 € <<< Since the day of its announcement, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271) has been renamed as the anti Surface Pro (although in reality we could list other similar devices), and - just like the Microsoft tablet - Switch Alpha 12 has a 12-inch IPS display with high resolution (2160 x 1440 pixels) with integrated touch digitizer and a detachable magnetic keyboard that closes on the screen as a cover. Measuring just 9.5 mm thick and weighs 900 grams (292.1 x 201.4 x 15.85 mm and 1.25 kg with attached keyboard) and, in his thin frame, Acer has integrated a USB 3.1 Type-C, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HD webcam. In the rear part of the tablet, there is also a U-shaped support with anti-slip coating to keep the screen in a vertical position and adjust the incline in a continuous manner with any angle from 90 degrees up to 165 degrees. The keyboard instead has a soft-touch finish, soft to the touch, and a ring on one side to put the Active Pen when it is not used. The pen will be included in versions with Windows 10 Pro (and that's not the case of the SKU for sale in Italy). All in all, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a good compromise for those seeking the portability of a tablet and productivity of a notebook, because the keyboard has good feedback and some things that enhance ergonomics. And 'the ideal choice for those looking for a hybrid detachable pretty powerful, but without having to spend a fortune.