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Acer Switch 3 (SW312-31)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Acer Switch 3 (SW312-31). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and keyboard are overall positive. The size and performance also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the battery and durability.

usability, performance, size, keyboard, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Switch 3 (SW312-31) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Acer Switch 3


A good-value convertible with a few performance niggles. Acer Switch 3.

Affordable asking price ; Crisp, bright screen ; Decent keyboard

Limited performance ; Could use more connections ; Tricky to use on your lap

Anyone who needs a Surface-style convertible for basic everyday use that won’t break the bank should consider Acer’s Switch 3.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (

Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200) Convertible Review


An elegant convertible! Acer has presented a new convertible in 12-inch format - the Switch 3. Thanks to its versatility, the convertible is supposed to be a great choice both for business and private use. Find out whether Acer reached its goals in our...

fancy design ; stable kickstand ; lightweight ; good input devices ; does not heat up excessively ; display with stable viewing angles ; comes with keyboard dock ; fair price

not a lot of ports ; very reflective touchscreen ; no expansion options ; SSD with 64 GB ; no backlit keyboard ; hardly any security features

The Acer Switch 3 is a stylish convertible without being too flashy. The Intel Pentium N4200 interacts well with the other components; its performance is not mind-blowing, but it is definitely good enough for everyday Office work. The Acer Switch 3...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Housen Maratouk (

Acer Switch 3 Review and Ratings


Between its nice looks, great display, and easy-to-use detachable keyboard, the Acer Switch 3 has a lot to offer 2-in-1 buyers on a budget.

Nice, crisp touch screen ; Reasonably priced ; Attractive design ; Feels sturdy

Middling performance ; Needs more storage space ; So-so battery life

Given its $449 price tag, there’s a lot to like about the Acer Switch 3. It looks nice, it has a great display, and its keyboard cover is functional and easy to use. No, it’s not the lightest 2-in-1 available, and it’s not the fastest-performing one...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ashley Barry-Biancuzzo (

Acer Switch 3 (SW312-31-P946) Laptop Review


Is this Acer laptop the budget alternative to the Surface Pro?

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Jelle Stuip (

Acer Switch 3 - Complete tablet voor wie niet te veel eist


Acers Switch 3 is voor een prijs van zeshonderd euro uitgerust met een stevige beugel, toetsenbordcover en stylus, wat het tot een complete tablet maakt. De tablet zelf is met 876 gram relatief zwaar en een verloopkabeltje voor de usb-c-aansluiting...

Prima scherm ; Compleet met toetsenbordcover en stylus ; Stevige beugel

Relatief zwaar ; Geen usb-c-verloop meegeleverd

Aug, 2017

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Acer Switch 3: Convertible für 499 Euro im Video-Test


Ein Convertible für nur 499 Euro? Im Test beweist Hersteller Acer mit dem Switch 3, dass eine ordentliche Notebook-Tablet-Kombi nicht zwingend teuer ist!

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (

Recensione breve del Convertibile Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200)


Un convertibile elegante! Acer ha presentato un nuoco convertibile da 12" - lo Switch 3. Grazie alla sua versatilità, il convertibile dovrebbe essere un'ottima scelta per utenti privati e business. Vediamo se Acer ha raggiunto l'obiettivo nella nostra...

design attraente ; kickstand stabile ; leggero ; dispositivi di input buoni ; non si scalda molto ; display con angoli di visuale stabili ; ha una keyboard dock ; prezzo onesto

non ci sono molte porte ; touchscreen molto riflettente ; non ci sono possibilità di espansione ; SSD da 64 GB ; tastiera non illuminata ; mancano features di sicurezza

L'Acer Switch 3 è un convertibile stiloso senza dare troppo nell'occhio. L'Intel Pentium N4200 interagisce bene con gli altri componenti, le prestazioni non sono eccezionali, ma in definitiva abbastanza buone per il lavoro quotidiano da ufficio. L'Acer...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade ( )

Breve análisis del Convertible Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200)


¡Un convertible elegante! Acer ha presentado un nuevo convertible de 12" - el Switch 3. Gracias a su versatilidad, el convertible debería ser una elección genial para el uso tanto empresarial como doméstico. Descubre si Acer alcanza sus objetivos en...

bonito diseño ; atril estable ; ligero ; buenos dispositivos de entrada ; no se calienta demasiado ; display con ángulo de visión estable ; trae un teclado anclable ; precio justo

no trae muchos puertos ; pantalla táctil muy reflectante ; sin opciones de ampliación ; SSD de 64 GB ; teclado no iluminado ; sin apenas seguridad

El Acer Switch 3 es un convertible estiloso sin ser demasiado hortera. El Intel Pentium N4200 interactúa bien con los demás componentes; su rendimiento no es nada del otro jueves, pero basta ciertamente para el trabajo ofimático diario. Al Acer Switch...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (

Test Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200) Convertible


Elegantes Convertible! Acer präsentiert mit dem Switch 3 ein neues Convertible im 12-Zoll-Format. Das Convertible soll dank der Vielseitigkeit gleichermaßen im Privat- als auch im Business-Bereich überzeugen. Ob Acer dies gelungen ist, erfahren Sie in...

schickes Design ; stabiler Standbügel ; geringes Gewicht ; gute Eingabegeräte ; erwärmt sich nicht übermäßig ; blickwinkelstabiles Display ; Tastatur-Dock im Lieferumfang ; angemessener Preis

wenig Anschlussmöglichkeiten ; stark spiegelndes Touch-Display ; keine Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten ; SSD mit 64 GB ; keine Tastaturbeleuchtung ; kaum Sicherheits-Features

Das Acer Switch 3 ist ein stylisches Convertible, welches mit dezenten Akzenten nicht aufdringlich wirkt. Das Zusammenspiel des Intel Pentium N4200 mit den restlichen Komponenten ist gut. Die Performance reißt einen zwar nicht vom Hocker, aber mit den...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Cédric Van Loon (

Acer Switch 3 review: aantrekkelijke budgetlaptop - TechPulse


Niets aan de buitenkant verraadt dat de Acer Switch 3 een goedkope laptop is. Voor dat mooie design lever je in op andere vlakken.

Beeldkwaliteit ; Meegeleverd toetsenbord ; Gewicht ; Afwerking

Prestaties ; Batterijduur bij belasting ; Beperkte opslag

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4670
Battery capacity (Watt hours):36
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.7
Number of battery cells:2


Auto Focus:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5


Colour name:Iron Grey
Colour of product:Aluminium, Anthracite / Black / Black, grey / Grey / Grey, Silver
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:31
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
HD type:Full HD / WUXGA
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station included:Y


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:650 / 750
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5A84 / 0x5A85
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 500 / Intel HD Graphics 505


Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:Italian
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4


Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Stylus pen:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:9
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45


Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:6
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Apollo Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.10
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:N3350 / N4200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Pentium Processor N4000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1296
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Processor ARK ID:95592 / 95598
Processor package size:24 x 31
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 10 S


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:128 / 64
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:200.7 / 201
Depth (tablet mode):20.1 / 9.95
Height :10 / 10.2 / 16.3 / 9.95
Height (tablet mode):1 / 1.02 / 20.1 / 9.95
Weight:1.25 / 125 / 898.1 / 900
Weight (tablet mode):898.1 / 900
Width:265 / 294.6 / 294.9 / 295 / 925
Width (tablet mode):29.5