Acer's first ever LiquidLoop cooling technology, Switch Alpha 12 in Malaysia starting with RM2499


Model showcasing the new Acer Switch Alpha 12

Today, Acer has revealed their latest product lineup for Malaysia - introducing the first fanless 2-in-1 Acer LiquidLoop cooling technology, the Acer Switch Alpha 12, and it will be available in Malaysia by next week (latest) for RM2499 as a starting price with two other variants (more details below). There are also other exciting products as well - the Acer Aspire S 13, Aspire R 15, Aspire E & F Series and Acer R1 Series (more on those later in the next article later on), but for now, let's take a look at the fanless laptop.

The Switch Alpha 12 specifications:

  • Models - SA5-271-300K / SA5-271-571N / SA5-271P-769B
  • Processor - Intel-core i3-6100U processor (2.3GHz, 3MB L3 cache, 15W) / Intel-core i5-6200U processor (2.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz,, 3MB L3 cache, 15W) / Intel-core i7-6500U processor (2.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz, 4MB L3 cache, 15W)
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 12-inch IPS Multi-Touch with QHD 2160 x 1440 resolution
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 128GB SSD / 256GB SSD / 256GB SSD
  • 292.1 x 201.4 x 9.5 mm, 900g Pad, 1.25kg with dock
  • Battery life up to 8 hours
  • Acer 5.0 M webcam, 2592 x 1944 resolution, 88-degrees wide angle lens
  • Acer Active Stylus
  • RM2499 / RM3499 / RM4499


The Switch Alpha 12 detached


Side view

First unveiled in New York about a month ago, it may look like a regular laptop at first glance but as the world's first Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1 ultra-slim and convertible laptop, it allows it to be silent and operate with efficient performance and stability all-day for 8 hours straight.


Mr. Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd explaining the technology

How the technology works is that there's a heat-driven coolant circulation installed inside, using a cycling force of keeping the device cool by keeping the liquid in a sealed loop absorbing the processor heat; thus becoming gas moving away from the processor, cooling down and re-liquefies repeating the process. With this, this also means the laptop won't be collecting dust inside since there's no fan, and providing better thermal and system performance.


Mr. Jeffrey Lai and Mr. Johnson Seet, Head of Products, Acer Sales & Saervices Sdn Bhd demonstrating how easy is to detach the laptop


Design presentation


The stand can move to 165-degrees

Other key features include an ultra-thin detachable keyboard, a versatile design with multi-position kickstand and an Active Pen offering flexibility.


Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd Director of Products, Sales and Marketing, Chan Weng Hong said, "Acer is constantly innovating our products and designs in our transformation to become a hardware + software + services company. The launch of this latest product lineup in part of Acer's effort to energize and accelerate this transformation."


Microsoft Malaysia's Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Michal Golebiwski, believes that Acer is right on track. "In our mobile-first, cloud-first world, our industry no longer respects tradition, it only respects innovation - which is exactly what Acer is doing with its products. Powered by Windows 10, we believe that our familiar and intuitive operating system, together with Acer's state-of-the-art devices will only continue to enhance and better user experiences. We look forward to more offering that Acer will bring to the market in the near future."

For more information on the product, visit Acer Malaysia Facebook page or their official website, or call Acer Product Infoline at 1800-88-1288 (9pm - 6pm, Weekdays only). That's all for the Acer Switch Alpha 12, stay tuned for the other Acer Aspire and R1 monitor series in!