Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3: Convertible Laptop [Review]

Acer has several convertibles in its Aspire Switch SW5-271 series. One of the best hybrid notebooks is the Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 model, which comes with a detachable keyboard, and can be used in several modes including tablet, laptop, tent, stand, and desktop. The full size keyboard with chiclet keys also has a built-in battery that lets it use wirelessly. The portability of the device sets it apart from the other convertible notebooks in its range.

If you are looking for a convertible device with multi-mode use, the Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 is an excellent notebook. Let’s have a quick look on the features of the hybrid, so you can choose better.

Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3: Top Features of the Tablet / Laptop / Desktop Hybrid

Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 Convertible Laptop [Review]

Design

The Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 is one of the most ultra-portable devices from the brand in this range. It weighs just 1.4kgs and measures 15.24mm around the waist, which makes it a portable device to take around. The notebook has a mouse stick built in the middle of the keys for convenience instead of a track pad. The casing of the convertible is made of textured plastic, so it feels a little cheap in hand.

Display and Software

The Aspire Switch SW5 notebook comes with a compact 12.5-inch Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD display with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology. The display offers full HD screen resolution and is touch-enabled for best Windows touch experience. On the software front, the laptop runs Windows 8.1, and will be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the coming weeks.

Configuration

The Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 laptop is powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Core M-5710 series fan-less processor. The performance is further supported by 4GB of DDR3 RAM. For storage needs, the notebook comes with 128GB of solid state drive, which delivers faster data transfer rates than the usual hard disk drives.

Media Features

To provide decent gaming and media viewing experience, the Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 convertible comes with Intel HD 5300 inbuilt graphics. To create an ideal environment for media viewing, the notebook comes with front firing Stereo speakers with HD Audio Solution. It also comes with a webcam to take care of video calling. Overall, it offers great media viewing experience with its media features.

Connectivity and Battery

In terms of connectivity, the Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 packs a bag. It comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a HDMI port to connect with external monitors or HDMI-enabled televisions. The notebook misses out an Ethernet port for wired LAN connectivity. The notebook is fueled by a 3-cell battery that delivers six hours of mixed usage.

Conclusion

Looking at the features, the Aspire Switch SW5-271-62X3 certainly looks like a promising convertible. The device comes with 360 degree rotatable hinges and a detachable keyboard, allowing it to be used in several modes, latest Intel Core M series fan-less processor, high-speed solid state drive storage, decent battery, and front firing speakers for impressive media viewing experience. The convertible is priced around Rs 45,000, so are you going for it? Share in the comments.

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