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Acer Switch 3 12.2" Touchscreen Convertible Laptop (Intel Pentium N4200/64GB eMMC/4 GB RAM/Win10)


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  • Bad
    by

    from  on September 11, 2019

    The screen is going black on Excel meaning that the processor is not good enough. watch out for this product.


  • Beautiful Laptop
    by

    from Lively on June 26, 2019

    I enjoy this laptop very much especially that I can disconnect the keyboard and the touch screen.


  • Well, decent when it worked
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    from Lethbridge AB on April 30, 2019

    Pros- -Quite slim, and light weight what i was looking for -2-in-1 was useful for different scenarios Cons- -Screen was really reflective -not much computing power -screen stopped displaying anything after 4 MONTHS of use! Other Thoughts- It was a good notebook when it worked, obviously youre not getting a ton of stuff with this laptop, its a notebook.. for notes and very small stuff like that. dont even dream of playing any sort of game on this.. or having more then 5 tabs of chrome open... itll be so slow you'd think its a person doing the math. but for university, and for some c++ it was quite good. That is.. up until jsut barely.. when i went to class.. i opened it up.. and well.. nothing. the screen was black but the indicator light told me it was on. i tried resetting.. i tried many different things. nothing. and now, i have to waste my time, and my money sending this in to ACER, after only 4MONTHS of use.. and it wasnt even continual use.. so please, do yourself a favour.. and just spend a little more on a microsoft go, or even pro. you will enjoy it oh so much better.. and not waste three weeks like i now have to..


  • Average performance, with average price, nice form factor
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    from Markham, ON on January 15, 2019

    If you are using it for surfing and such, it is fast enough, short on storage, but can easily put a microSD card to solve that. it is a good price for this machine. it is an average machine, but it is just asking for average price.


  • Won't turn on
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    from Guelph, ON on December 6, 2018

    Recently bought this tablet for school and was satisfied with the size and the capability. However, after a few months I ran into problems with this device. The screen has been flickering and now the screen won't even turn on. I know that the tablet is on because of the blue light on the top indicating that but the screen itself is just black. I'm disappointed.


  • very capable at a great price
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    from Burnaby, BC on July 18, 2018

    This is really a bargain considering the combination of 4GB RAM, >32 GB storage, kick stand, and detachable keyboard included. The screen also supports the n-trig digitizer so surface pens work on it. From experience, this is quite a bit faster (30-50%?) than atom x5/x7 2-in-1s. It's also very Linux friendly, the touchscreen efi boot selection screen is great, and all the hardware had drivers out of the box without tinkering. Kudos to acer for including both a traditional full size USB type A port and the new type C port AND a dedicated charging port. No silly dongles or hubs required. I do recommend using Windows 10 fresh start to remove bloatware and unnecessary occupied storage. It was trivial to do, and had no issues with the digital license. The keyboard is the Canadian layout, which I am not a fan of, but can't complain since it was included for free and doubles as a screen protector when traveling. Solid purchase, build quality is excellent. Also, no heat and completely fanless.


  • Good Value Hybrid
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    from Kelowna, BC on July 20, 2017

    The Switch 3 is pretty good value for the money when you consider the alternatives in the hybrid laptop/tablet category currently available in Canada. I was seriously considering a Surface Pro before I bought the Switch 3, but just couldn't justify double the price tag for the lowest model. The Switch 3 comes with it's keyboard in the box, which is great; but it is missing the stylus unfortunately. Which brings me to the reason why I'm only giving it 4 stars at the moment... It's basically impossible to find the stylus pen for the switch 3/5 anywhere online or in-store at the moment, which is a let down, considering it's one of the main reasons I wanted a laptop/tablet hybrid. (If anyone knows where to order the Stylus from online, let me know!) Overall though, If you're primarily using the device for simple web browsing and taking notes etc. the switch 3 is a much cheaper and great alternative to the more expensive Surface Pro's.