Acer Aspire Switch 12 - Specs

up to 128GB SSD
up to 4GB
Windows OS
3220 mAh, 3-cell, 36Wh, 3-cell
317 x 221 x 17 mm (12.48" x 8.70" x 0.67")
1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
Body material
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB MicroUSB 3.0 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Card reader microSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm combo audio/microphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


Display Profiles


The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.


Acer Aspire Switch 12 in-depth review

Devices that offer the so-called "2-in-1" capabilities are becoming more and more popular. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, there are a lot of consumers out there, who don't need a big notebook or desktop computer, but still want the more effective and comfortable physical keyboard. Secondly, technology becomes so advanced that companies like Intel offer quite small SoCs that can fit in a smaller form factor without sacrificing overall performance. That being said, Acer Aspire Sw[...]

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  • Simple and functional design
  • Great keyboard
  • IPS LCD panel with FHD resolution
  • Relatively good battery life
  • It packs the new Broadwell Core M processor and shows good performance


  • Mouse button design could be better
  • We've recorded PWM under 99% brightness
  • The hinge feels loosened at times


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