Acer Aspire Switch 12 shows great battery life and good overall performance
Since the official release of the new Aspire Switch 12, the most interesting thing about it is the Core M processor. This SoC is part of the new generation Broadwell chips, which boasts improved performance while maintaining low TDP for a good battery life.
Well, initial results confirm this and we can say that we are quite pleased with the battery life, well at least for a laptop. Results are 409 minutes web browsing, 300 minutes for watching a movie and 190 minutes 3D gaming. All tests are performed at identically conditions: turned on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth turned off, “Power Saver” on, and the screen is dimmed at 120 cd/m2. Those results look pretty good for a laptop, but the Switch 12 can’t keep up with most of the tablets on the market.
Also, the overall performance is good and the Core M processor outperforms “2-in-1” devices equipped with low TDP SoCs and most importantly – it handles all tasks fast, works snappy and fluently. For most consumers, it will be a great portable, yet powerful device for work.
Our review of the device is almost ready, so stay tuned to be released in the upcoming days.