Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12" 128GB SSD Windows 10 Tablet with Intel Ci3-6100U Processor - Iron

  • Model #: SA5-271-3475
  • Web Code: 10437049
  • Release Date: 06-10-2016
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Cool, quiet, and powerful, the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 is the answer to your entertainment and productivity needs. Powered by a 6th gen Intel Core processor, this tablet/laptop hybrid sports a fan-less, liquid-loop cooling system to effectively cool the CPU. Note: pen shown in images is not included.

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  • 2.3 GHz Intel Ci3-6100U processor with 4GB RAM offers smooth performance so you can run and manage multiple projects and applications at once
  • 128GB solid state drive facilitates quick boot-up and load times, while storing your important documents, media files, applications, and more
  • 12-inch QHD touch display with 2160 x 1440 resolution makes editing, creating, and presenting easier by showing everything in super fine, crystal-clear detail
  • Integrated 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi keeps you connected to the web from your home network or any Wi-Fi hotspot, while MU-MIMO technology delivers 3 times the performance speed when connected to an 802.11ac based router
  • Bluetooth lets you wirelessly bridge a wide variety of peripheral devices, like a wireless mouse, printer, speaker, and more
  • USB 3.0 port transfers data at blazing-fast speeds, while the USB 3.1 Type-C port allows you to recharge portable devices like your smartphone
  • Fan-less, liquid-loop cooling system keeps the laptop running cool and quiet
  • 2-in-1 design transforms from a tablet to a laptop so you can enjoy the best of both worlds
  • Reliable 3220 mAh battery lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge
  • Full-size, snap-on/off keyboard sports widely spaced keys for comfortable typing and folds over as a cover to protect the laptop's screen
  • U-frame kickstand adjusts up to 165 degrees so you can find the perfect angle for your entertainment or productivity needs
  • Enjoy a great viewing perspective from any angle thanks to the IPS display
  • 2 front-facing speakers create full, immersive sound to bring your music and videos to life
  • 2MP HD front-facing camera for high-quality video chats
  • 5MP rear-facing camera allows you to take gorgeous photos or video when in tablet mode
  • Windows 10 Home provides a user-friendly computing experience and comes with Cortana, your personal digital assistant to help you get things done
  • Note: pen shown in images is not included

What's in the Box?

  • Acer Aspire Tablet
  • Power Cable
  • KB Cover


  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Saint-lambert, QC

Does the Job

Great angle choice with the support. Has a deadzone for the pen. Uses a very specific acer type pen. Battery life could be better. Keyboard occasionally goes wonky when typing and takes 2 seconds to re-initialize.

  • from Saint Catharines, ON


I bought this machine with the help and recommendation of cust. service rep. I wanted a 2 in 1 that was pen compatible that wouldn't break the bank, and this fit the bill. However what bummed me out is that once i got home waited HOURS for the updates to install i found that the pen the cust, service rep sold me was completely non compatible. then i found that best buy does not sell a compatible pen. by the time i ordered one from a different place online i wouldn't have enough time to trial the device and be able to return it if i didn't like it so everything went back the day after i bought it :(

  • from Toronto, ON


coming from a surface pro 3 (occasional user here), its an amazing product. browse the web, stream on chromecast, moderate usage user. it does everything i need it to do. picked one up when it was 699 and picked a second one up as a gift when it dropped to 649, and they love it! great alternative to a surface pro

  • from Chestermere, AB

I don't recommend this product!

I bought this laptop for school. It worked great for the first couple of weeks, but then problems popped up. The keyboard will randomly disconnect while you're in the middle of typing, causing you to take off the keyboard and put it back on. This can be very irritating during class. The battery life is ok if you have it in battery save mode (mine is on all the time). Overall this laptop frustrates me to the point where I could throw it against the wall. I do not reccomend this product!

  • from Penticton, BC

Great for College

I bought this tablet last September (2016) and it has held up really well. It still runs like the day I got it. Its light weight and does everything your standard laptop could.

  • from Ottawa

Solid tablet

Just picked up this jewel last week. Very pleased with the performance and build quality of this tablet. Find it is more useable with the keyboard attached than as a stand-a-lone tablet. Tablet is a little heavy to use on its' own. The build-in stand is awesome very helpful. Overall this is a very versatile unit and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a Surface/laptop-type device. The only caveat is the battery-life, but the versatility and build quality of this jewel makes it a great buy.

  • from Nanaimo, BC

Hard drive slow

It's hard to get better specs in a nicer chasis for the price of this laptop. Especially if it's on sale. The CPU, RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are all great. The screen is admittedly not as bright as my previous laptops, but it is bright enough. The audio is pretty decent too. I found I had to turn of the Acer TruHarmony. The major hang up with this unit was the hard drive. It's so slow that it bogs down the entire system. I decided to try replace it with an SSD. The difference is shocking. This unit with an SSD is BLAZING FAST! So in conclusion, if you want a top notch laptop that is very fast. Pick up this model and fire an SSD into!

  • from Moncton, NB

Nice little laptop/tablet for our basic uses

I walked into the store with 3 requests. Back lit keyboard, touchscreen, tablet mode. The guy was great and immediately went to this one. Was a little more than i was hoping for, but has all 3 things i wanted. My only complaint, and it was an afterthought of "how am I going to do this" is that when it's in laptop mode, it doesn't support itself very well on your lap. there is a kick stand in the back to support it on a desk, but if you're sitting with it in your lap, you have to maneuver it around (I prop a tv tray behind it) to keep the screen from falling over or being too flat down. The only other thing we've really noticed, which doesn't affect us much because we usually keep it charged while using it, but the few times we've unplugged it to use, it uses up a lot of the battery life.

  • from Halifax, NS

Fantastic Tablet, Besides occasional hangups!

Been using this guy for the past couple of days, and it's been an awesome experience. Responsive, gorgeous panel, great keyboard for the tablet size (which was included in the price), respectable battery life, and charges within reason. Runs older games at respectable speeds, anything that wasn't too intense at launch can be handled without problems on this guy. A heads-up to those who care, the included keyboard is the Canadian bilingual standard, rather than the US standard layout. As well, a lot of bloatware is preinstalled, and there's occasional hangups when the computer decides it's time to do something in the background when you're busy with other things. Otherwise, for the price, this is an excellent tablet!

  • from Edmonton, AB

Really good

no words.

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  • from Montréal, QC

Great package!!

Love the screen and compact form factor. Very responsive....and ultra quiet design (has no fan). Nice backlit keyboard. Competes head to head with more expensive Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

  • from Québec, QC

almost perfect

I like its power (i5), screen, kickstand a lot better than any other windows tablet, no fan but no anemic mcore. Definitely a big small pc. Only flat is battery life...but definitely recommended

  • from Edmonton, AB

Great value!

I absolutely love this laptop - it's pretty powerful, but compact and has a nice design. It's very similar to Surface but much cheaper, so I think that's a great value for your money.

  • from Vancouver, BC


This little laptop-tablet works very well. The only complaints would be that you have to hold down the on/off button for 2-3 seconds to turn it on (why not just tap it, like other comps?).

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