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Acer Switch 3 (SW312-31)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and screen. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery.

usability, performance, keyboard, screen, size

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Switch 3 (SW312-31) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

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 : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Switch 3 review

 

The Acer Switch 3 is inexpensive, but it's also cheap.

Low price ; Solid build quality

Flimsy stand ; Disappointing stylus ; Slow processor ; Slow hard drive

The Acer Switch 3 is lightweight, affordable, and runs Windows. But it’s not great at taking advantage of what Windows offers, lacking the power needed to use Windows-specific productivity apps with any real success.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Switch 3

 

For half the price of Microsoft's least-expensive Surface Pro with keyboard cover and stylus, Acer's Switch 3 offers an appealing 12.2-inch detachable with a winning keyboard and USB-C connectivity.

Comes with keyboard cover and stylus. Typist-friendly keyboard cover. USB-C and USB 3.0 ports.

Underwhelming battery life. 64GB versus rivals' 128GB of storage. Tiny, difficult-to-push power button.

Better battery life, more storage, and a lower price help the Lenovo Miix 320 retain its Editors' Choice crown among budget detachable hybrids, but the Acer Switch 3 is a first-class contender with a superior keyboard and a larger (12.2 versus 10.1...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Acer Switch 3 Review

 

If the Acer Switch 3, the company's $450 detachable 2-in-1, were just a tablet, it might be great. But Acer sells this machine as a complete PC, and in that regard, it's far from the total package. Sure, it has a bright display and solid construction,...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Cox (techradar.com)

Acer Switch 3 review

 

A Surface Pro competitor at half the price

Active digitiser ; Excellent build quality ; Great screen

Tricky hinged stand ; No good for games

Far cheaper than the Surface Pro and a little less capable, but the Acer Switch 3 is perfect if you're not looking to use high-end apps

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

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 (computershopper.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

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 (tweakers.net)

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

Expert review by (computerbild.de)

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!

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

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)

Display

3D:N
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:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station included:Y

Graphics

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

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
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
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

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

Performance

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

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

Power

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

Processor

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
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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
UART:Y

Security

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

Software

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

Storage

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