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Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 Laptop (Manufacturer Refurbished)
Transforming from a sleek tablet to a work-friendly laptop, the Acer Switch lets you type away on a detachable keyboard or tap away at its multipoint touchscreen. The crisp 2160x1440 screen presents TV shows or the faces of teleconferencing colleagues in vibrant color, and it displays all images at an easy-to-see 178° viewing angle.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backwards compatibility.
Seamless Digital Organization with Cortana
Designed to keep you organized and informed, Cortana is a nimble digital assistant that works on every Windows 10 device. The program helps you set time-, person-, or location-based reminders, then pushes them out to your compatible PC, tablet, and smartphone simultaneously when needed. On compatible devices, Cortana also recognizes voice commands and lets you dictate emails with ease.
- Model number: SA5-271-52FG
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Display: 12” QHD IPS 10-point multi-touch screen (2160x1440)
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.8GHz (3MB L3 cache)
- Graphics processor: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR3
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- microSD, SDXC-compatible memory-card slot (accepts cards up to 128GB)
- Webcams: 2MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear-facing full-HD camera (2592x1944)
- Two built-in front-facing speakers
- Acer TrueHarmony high-performance sound system
- Wireless: 802.11ac with 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Ports: USB 3.1 (type C), USB 3.0
- 2-cell li-ion battery (4,870mAh)
- Up to eight hours of battery life
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- Product dimensions: 7.93”x0.62”x11.5”
- Weight: 1.98lb.
Acer is a classic success story: it began as a husband-and-wife team with a handful of employees and grew into one of the bestselling names in laptop computers. In 2007, after acquiring both Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer was the No. 2 bestselling brand in the world for notebooks. But like many companies with humble roots, Acer has remained committed to its values, winning dozens of awards for sustainability and product design. Those two values meet in products such as recyclable notebook computers and the V6 series monitors, which were made with post-consumer recycled material. And the public notices: at the close of 2014, Acer landed a top spot on Amazon’s holiday bestseller list with its Chromebook, and the Aspire V laptop won a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, promising much of what the brand is known for: “an entry-level gaming laptop with some real muscle, showing impressive performance and solid battery life without the expense of a premium system.”