Product Comparison: Acer Switch Alpha 12 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4


General Specifications
Brand
Acer
Microsoft
Model
Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271P-38UZ)
Surface Pro 4
Origin
China
China
About the Product
This lightweight 2-in-1 uses a space-age heat pipe cooling system to cool its high-performance CPU, so you get powerful computing without ever hearing the whine of a fan. Sporting a powerful 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor1, the Switch Alpha 12 is the perfect blend of productivity, portability and flexibility.
Surface Pro 4 is ultrathin, fast, and versatile, the perfect balance of portability and power. With 6th Gen Intel Core processors and up to 1TB of storage, it’s built to run professional-grade software. And the PixelSense Display has stunning color and contrast that comes to life with Surface Pen and touch.
Key Specs
Screen Size
12 in.
12.3 in.
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Processor Speed
2.3 GHz
2.4 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
4 GB
4 GB
Storage Capacity
128 GB
128 GB
Battery Life
8 hours
9 hours

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Size & Weight
Height
0.62 in.
0.33 in.
Width
11.50 in.
11.5 in.
Depth
7.93 in.
7.93 in.
Weight
2.75 lbs.
1.73 lbs.

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Processor
Processor Model
Intel® Core™ i3-6100U
Intel Core i5-6300U
Number of Cores
2
2
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 520

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
LPDDR3
LPDDR3
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
Yes
Features
Display Type
IPS technology
10-point multi-touch PixelSense Display
Screen Resolution
2160 x 1440
2736 x 1824
Extras
1MP (Front camera), 1MP auto focus (Rear camera), TouchPad, Trusted Platform Module
TPM chip for enterprise security, Windows Hello face-authentication camera (front-facing), Stereo microphones, Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
WI-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Number of USB Ports
1
1
USB Type C
Yes
No
Other Ports
Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, Surface Connect

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
899.99 $
799.00 $


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