Updated 30 Jun 2017

Acer

Switch Alpha 12 96GB

Snapshot: The Acer Switch Alpha 12 96GB has a 12 inch screen and WiFi connectivity. But what’s it like to use?

Switch Alpha 12 96GB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1198

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Test results

Overall score
73
Performance
?/10
Screen quality
?/10
Multimedia
?/10
Battery
?/10
Design & functionality
?/10

Good points

  • Good screen quality.
  • Good for multimedia.
  • OK design & functionality.
  • Good construction quality.
  • Has WiFi (including 5GHz).
  • Has bluetooth.
  • Has USB 3.0.

But

  • Just OK battery life.
  • No 4G.
  • No USB 2.0.
  • No micro USB.
  • Comes with case.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (10%)
Screen quality (20%)
Convenience (20%). Includes score for virtual keyboard.
Multimedia (25%). Includes music, movies and photos.
Battery (15%)
Design & functionality (10%). Includes score for construction quality.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1198

More test results (/10)

Construction quality
7.0
Convenience
8.2
Virtual keyboard
9.0
Watching videos
9.0
Music
3.7
Photos
6.8

Specifications

WxHxD (mm)
292 x 201 x 2
Weight (g)
914
OS version
Windows 10 Home
CPU
Intel
Storage - claimed (GB)
96
Screen size (inches)
12
Resolution
1440 x 2160
Front camera resolution (MP)
2
Rear camera resolution (MP)
4
Video rear resolution
1080
Video front resolution
720

Features

USB 2.0
×
USB 3.0
Full USB size
Mini-USB
×
Micro-USB
×
HDMI
×
Mini-SD
×
Micro-SD
WiFi g
WiFi n
WiFi 5GHz n
WiFi ac
LTE
×
Bluetooth
GPS
×
NFC
×
Voice control
Physical keyboard
×
Stylus supplied
×