The flat, smooth keys feature short travel and good feedback, although the resistance could be slightly higher in our opinion. The similarly unimpressive speakers need to be turned up all the way to hear anything at a reasonable volume, which means that either headphones or an external speaker is needed to enjoy videos. Maintenance The back of the tablet portion can be removed. Even then, it doesn't even reach 10 hours of battery, which has been the standard set by the and. He loves to think about the intersection of technology and productivity, and how to get the most out of new gadgets and apps. Acer's Switch 12S is a 12. It is the newest model in the Acer One 10 series, and can convert into four modes including Notebook mode for typing, Pad mode for using touch features, and Tent and Display modes for entertainment.
Users who need better performance can opt for the , which comes with water-cooled Core i processors. Perhaps it has to do with the prevalent notion that the x30m gpus are low performance and not worth buying? I was able install 10. The stereo speakers are located at the lower edge of the tablet portion. So, you'll be stuck waiting for a long while if you plan on moving a large number of files from a flash drive to the hard drive. » 12 % of all devices are better. There's a relatively sturdy connection between the tablet and the base, although there were a few occasions when the two accidentally came apart when I didn't pick it up or open it correctly. The tdp is still the same.
The keys themselves feel pretty snappy, providing a satisfying level of feedback with each keystroke. Video playback resulted in a similar run time of 5 hours and 37 minutes. That is, until you realize that between Windows 8. Bass is lacking to a large extent. We had no issues with connectivity during our time with the convertible - no matter if we were close to the router or two floors below it.
The Aspire Switch 12S is unsuitable for modern 3D games. Even after five passes we observed no further changes. The compact display makes for a portable machine overall, but it also feels cramped for screen-intensive work tasks like viewing documents and editing spreadsheets. You can set the Switch 10 E to automatically enter Tablet mode when you detach the keyboard, or you can trigger this manually each time. Compared to its direct competitor, the Transformer Book T100 which has a 34Wh battery, the Acer only offers the services of a 24Wh pack.
I was able install 10. Nothing would work, so I closed the lid and left it for about an hour. Still, no device in its category can quite match the Switch 10 E's portable design and long battery life. Another possibility might be that Acer tried out this scenario at some point in the design process, but ultimately decided against it. In China, the product will cost ¥2,299, starting from September.
But notes, one of the major flaws of the product is its skimpy battery life. Hardware is similar as Dell Venue Pro 11 or Surface Pro 3. Lastly, the Switch is only covered by a one-year warranty. The tablet looks bulkier than its 0. This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices 40. The touchscreen translates inputs immediately and can optionally be operated with a stylus. However, there might be a solution to fix this problem.
But it needs to be done. There is bunch of other things which needs to be resolved. We recommend using the Switch when the skies are cloudy or in the shade. The tablet and the keyboard dock are attached via magnets without the aid of a mechanical locking mechanism. A bright display is nice because it's easier to view outdoors or in direct sunlight.
Here, we use the short file Big Buck Bunny H. That beats the 234-nit average for the category, though the Inspiron 11 3000's 308-nit screen is brighter. Did not resolved all driver issues yet. Similar hybrids like the Dell severely restrict your viewing angle to avoid this stability issue, but that results in a laptop that's almost useless in your lap. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Tent mode is also available for those times when your work surface is limited—such as an airline tray table. I like being able to flip the screen around into Display mode to watch movies or to do some reading. The Switch 12S handles the stress test in similar manner regardless if it is plugged in or not. Ports The Switch 10 E includes a serviceable number of ports for on-the-go productivity. Brett Nuckles A former Ohio newspaper man, Brett Nuckles fled the Midwest in 2013.