Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N: The New Convertible Laptop for All Your Needs

By on August 10, 2015
Acer Aspire Switch

In the mid-range arena, renowned technology giant Acer has been packing an outstanding range of machines with brilliant features. Its power-packed series of convertible Laptop, Aspire Switch has been featuring some excellent notebooks that can convert into all 5 modes with complete ease. Lenovo, Dell, and HP have also been bringing some powerful convertible notebooks, but the most recent beauty from Acer, Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N caters all essential features at a very affordable price tag. This notebook from Acer features a brilliant design language, and looks like an appropriate fit in hybrid category. It comes with the powerful Intel Core M chipset, and can easily cater all your needs with smooth and fast processing. To know more about this power-packed convertible beast, check out its detailed features below:-

Acer Aspire Switch


One of the biggest highlights of Acer Aspire 12 is its design language. Just like other models, the Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N also comes with a sleek and crafty design language. This machine quickly and smoothly transforms into all 5 modes, and serves a whole lot better than any 2-in-1 convertible Notebook rolling in the market. It weighs just around 1.4Kgs, and can smoothly change into Notebook, Tablet, Display, Desktop, or Tent mode just as per your needs.

 Practically, Aspire Switch 12 is one of the most durable convertible notebooks that’s protected by next generation Corning Gorilla Glass, and features a latch-less magnetic keyboard connection for switching into different modes comfortably. The fan-less design packed with this machine also serves quietly, and works brilliantly with the power efficient chipset packed under the hood. On whole, the design of this machine serves extremely well for all-round durability.

Display Quality

Not only design, the display equipped with Aspire Switch 12 also serves as a major highlight. The SW5-271-640N model sports a beautiful 12.5-inch full HD IPS display protected by next generation Corning Gorilla Glass. It gives a brilliant viewing experience from all angles, and produces vivid colors and fine details even in bright sunlight. Whether you’re in Pad mode, Display mode or Notebook mode, the highly responsive multi-touch display of this device will feature extreme color rendering and contrasts with effective anti-fingerprint treatment. You’ll barely see any smudges and scratches on the display of this power-packed machine.

Hardware Configuration

When it comes to performance, Acer has been delivering right on the mark with its powerful and well equipped machines. The newly launched Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N is also no exception, and powers up by the latest Intel Core M chipset, offering extreme processing speeds with complete power efficiency. This machine houses Intel Core M-5Y10a processor, clocked at 1.1 GHz, and coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It incorporates several Intel technologies that add up and deliver buttery smooth performance with minimal lags and power consumption. Whether you’re performing multi-tasking or running a demanding game, this machine would cater all your needs with complete perfection!


On the software front, the powerful chipset of Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N is backed by user friendly Windows 8.1 operating system. Built on 64-bit architecture, the operating system packed with this machine would be upgradable to the next gen Windows 10 OS. But as of now, it comes with a handful of features, and offers the power of Windows smart screen complimented by a rich selection of apps from Windows App store.


In terms of storage, Acer Aspire 12 comes with the latest form of SSD Type storage. The solid state drive packed with this machine features a capacity of 60 gigs, and offers enough room for keeping a rich collection of audio, video, docs, and program files. It offers faster transfer speeds than traditional HDD type storage, and gives full support to cater all your needs with full proficiency.

Graphics support

In terms of graphic capabilities, Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N serves well with its Intel HD 5300 GPU. The graphic processor packed with this machine isn’t suitable for demanding gaming, but it performs well enough to run standard games and watch movies with utmost clarity. You can definitely explore true multimedia experience with the powerful GPU equipped with this notebook.


On the connectivity front, Acer Aspire 12 features standard support with a rich set of options such as, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. The wireless detachable keyboard and built-in mouse packed with this machine gives benefits of improved user experience and space saving. It performs very well, and comes with an Acer Active Pen for instant writing and drawing right on the screen. The improved Acer Active Pen serves as a perfect tool for taking quick notes just in a matter of seconds.

Battery Performance

In terms of power efficiency, Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N offers standard support with its long-lasting 3-cell Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery of 3220mAh. Whether you’re at home, at office, or on-the move, the power packed battery packed with this machine will hold sufficient amount of charge, and will cater all your needs with complete proficiency. It will give you more than 6 hours of backup, and will handle extreme processes without any issues of heating or battery drainage. The battery equipped with this machine is certainly not the best, but is good enough to meet standard requirements with utmost ease!


Currently, Acer Aspire Switch SW5-271-640N is rolling at an affordable price tag of $699.99 (~Rs. 43000). This hybrid notebook comes at an affordable price point, and offers decent features to cater all requirements with utmost ease. Whether you’re a work professional or school-kid, this machine will deliver best performance just as per your needs!


Considering the entire package of features and pricing, Aspire Switch 12 looks like a decent buy in the mid-range segment. The power-packed convertible notebook features a brilliant design language and transforms into all 5 modes very smoothly. The handles core processes with minimal glitches, and serves well while running heavy programs and demanding games. On whole, you can surely expect decent performance with this convertible hybrid beast from Acer.

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