There are many reasons to invest in this fast and inexpensive Windows tablet. Order it with the keyboard and use it in notebook mode. It’s well-built, appealing, and silent, thanks to LiquidLoop technology. The good thing about the keyboard of the Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-76FM is that it is attached / detached magnetically, making the convertible notebook convenient and easy to use.
The rear is constructed of solid aluminum and the kickstand is slim and also made of light metal. You can fold out the kickstand to an angle of 165-degrees continuously so that the display can be placed nearly flat on a surface. The position locks into place automatically when it is not being held. The kickstand is both slim and stable.
The Switch 5 does come with some security measures, like a fingerprint reader and TPM security switch. The fingerprint scanner is built into the power button. Windows Hello works with Windows 10 to provide additional login security.
There are two cameras built into the tablet as well, including a front-facing unit and rear-facing unit. The rear webcam is capable of full HD 1080p video recording and features an 88-degree wide angle lens and resolution of 2592 x 1944. The front camera does HD 720p audio / video recording and has a 1600 x 1200 resolution. The latter is mainly suitable for video conferencing rather than taking high-definition photos or videos.
When you want to use the keyboard, you’ll find that it’s pretty easy to type on. The chiclets backlight is of very high quality, and can be turned on or off at any time. The material from which it is made is solid and does not warp. The LiquidLoop technology prevents it from heating up. In addition to the keyboard, the Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-76FM is also nicely designed and offers good gliding properties. All of the inputs are implemented properly and offer excellent detection. The multi-touch gestures are accurate on the touchscreen as well.
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-76FM Technical Specifications
• OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
• Processor: Intel Core i7 two-core / 2.70-GHz
• Memory: 8GB LPDDR3
• Touchscreen: 12-inch LCD / IPS technology / QHD / multi-touch / LED / 2160 x 1440 resolution
• Graphics: Intel HD 620 / shared with memory / LPDDR3 technology
• Battery: two-cell Lithium Ion / 4870-mAh / 10 hour maximum runtime
• Power adapter: 45-W supply maximum
There are two USB ports with the Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-76FM: a 3.0 port and 3.1 Gen-2 Type-C port. Overall, it’s a sleek device available in black with silver accents, and has an approximate weight of just 2.80-lbs (with the keyboard dock).