Acer - Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 12" Refurbished Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Gray

Touch screen Refurbished Acer Switch Alpha 12 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop: This lightweight 2-in-1 uses a space-age heat pipe cooling system to cool its high-performance CPU, so you get powerful computing without ever hearing the whine of a fan. Sporting a powerful processor, the Switch Alpha 12 is the perfect blend of productivity, portability and flexibility.

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    What's Included

    • Refurbished Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-52FG
    • 2-cell battery
    • Power adapter
    • Active pen

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

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    Product Features

    Windows 10 operating system

    Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

    12" touch screen

    CineCrystal glossy screen technology maintains the vivid colors in your photos and videos. 2160 x 1440 native resolution. IPS technology. LED backlight.

    6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U mobile processor

    Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.

    8GB system memory for advanced multitasking

    Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.

    256GB solid state drive (SSD)

    While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.

    Convertible design

    Seamlessly switch between high-functioning laptop and portable tablet forms. The durable hinge makes it quick and simple to dock and detach the display from the keyboard.

    Intel® HD Graphics 520

    On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.

    Weighs 2.0 lbs. and measures 0.4" thin

    Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-polymer battery.

    Aluminum chassis

    Offers a sleek look.

    Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices

    Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the Tablet and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

    2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

    USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

    HDMI output expands your viewing options

    Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

    Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

    Supports MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC memory card formats.

    Dual-band wireless network connectivity

    Built-in high-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.

    Additional port

    Headphone/microphone combo jack.

    Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

    What Experts are Saying

    Overall Customer Rating

    4.4 out of 54.4
    11 Reviews
    91%of customers recommend this product.



    • I knew buying it that the battery life wasn't that great (4 1/2 hours or so with moderate web use) but that hasn't taken away from the performance or satisfaction I've had with the computer.SC123
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    What Experts are Saying

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about performance, reliability, design and price. Editors are less positive about touchpad and battery and have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
    • NotebookcheckRating, 4.3 out of 5Sebastian Jentsch on January 17, 2017
      Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ Convertible Review
      Better take the entry-level model with i5. This update will reveal why the expensive i7 model does not pay off for typical buyers. In addition, we will compare the test model to the popular Surface Pro 4, MateBook, Miix 700 and Spectre x2 12Full Review
    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Lewis Leong on December 16, 2016
      Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 review
      An incredibly budget-friendly Microsoft Surface cloneFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Matthew Buzzi on September 30, 2016
      Acer Switch Alpha 12
      The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a good value, offering top speed in its price range, a crisp display, and useful extras. There are some minor design caveats, but this Windows tablet can help you be productive without breaking the bank.Full Review
    • CNETRating, 4 out of 5Lori Grunin on September 24, 2016
      Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 review
      Acer manages to roll premium construction and smart design, better-than-average performance, decent battery life and an excellent keyboard into a reasonably priced 2-in-1 tablet. The battery life could be a little better and the easily hit powerFull Review
    • CNETRating, 4 out of 5September 24, 2016
      Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-596M
      The configuration I tested packs way-above-average specs for its $750 (AU$1,730) price; the equivalent Surpace Pro 4 setup costs almost $500 more (though it also has a much better display). Our particular test configuration doesn't seem to beFull Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Alastair Stevenson on August 18, 2016
      Acer Switch Alpha 12
      The Switch Alpha 12 is Acer's attempt to create a Microsoft Surface rival. It aims to offer the same tablet-first convertible experience, but at a significantly more competitive £600 starting price. That makes it over £100 cheaper than similarlyFull Review
    • TechSmart (South Africa)Robin-Leigh Chetty on August 17, 2016
      Acer Switch Alpha 12
      The Switch Alpha 12 is one of Acer's newer 2-in-1 offerings, and a premium option at that. Priced at R15 000, it is still a few niggles away from perfection.Full Review
    • MobileTechReviewRating, 4 out of 5Lisa Gade on August 10, 2016
      Acer Switch Alpha 12
      The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is the latest MS Surface Pro 4 competitor, and one of the first to ship with Intel Skylake Core i5 and i7 CPUs rather than Core M. Despite the relatively low price-- our Core i5 with 8 gigs RAM, 256 gig SS with keyboardFull Review
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