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Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 Laptop for $500 + Free S/H $499.99

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Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz
12" QHD IPS 10-point multi-touch screen (2160 x 1440)
8GB of LPDDR3 Onboard Memory
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520
256GB SSD
802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology
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6th gen CPU, pass.
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I have one of these and like it - specifically because it is fanless. There may be better CPU/RAM specs out there for the same price, but few i5+ options that are absolutely quiet. I was looking for a fanless Windows Tablet/Laptop for audio recording and mixing purposes - it works great! I do have one complaint - if my Alpha runs out of battery I have to wake it back up with the AC Adapter - a USB-C charger doesn't always bring it back to life.
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6th gen CPU, pass.
Right - this was a very nice machine two years ago, but there are more & better options out there now.
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Old tech. This thing should be $300.
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I love fanless laptops, but CPU is kinda old.
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Right - this was a very nice machine two years ago, but there are more & better options out there now.
I am actually looking for one of these and posted the deal to see what opinions people had. Can you point me toward another machine with comparable/better performance at this price point?
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I am actually looking for one of these and posted the deal to see what opinions people had. Can you point me toward another machine with comparable/better performance at this price point?
Yeah, I'd love to know too. People just say things like this and rarely ever offer the better alternatives.
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I am actually looking for one of these and posted the deal to see what opinions people had. Can you point me toward another machine with comparable/better performance at this price point?
There are none. They are comparing this to actual laptops in this price range.
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Depends on whether you think it's worth it or not, but Amazon has this model with the i7-6500U and Windows 10 Pro for $139 more. Considering you'll pay $100 to upgrade to Pro, you're getting the i7 for $40 more basically.
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I think for this form-factor (ie. Microsoft Surface Pro), this is a solid deal.
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There was deal of Samsung galaxy book 12 on ebay while ago. 7th i5, 8gb, 256 ssd. 4096 s pen. $599.
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I am on a switch alpha 12 now and hate it. The keyboard always stop working if you go to sleep. I have to detached the keyboard and reattach several times to get it to work again. Any tiny flex to the keyboard, such as using it on your lap , the keyboard will stop working and I have to detach reattach again.
So basically it's not really a 2-in-1.

It also has horrible support for gnu linux.
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Be prepared for the keyboard and track pad to break before a year of use. battery life is horrible
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There are none. They are comparing this to actual laptops in this price range.
Agreed, people shouldn't be comparing this to laptops, this is a tablet PC. I think for this price it's a solid deal, but you really need to ask yourself if really need a tablet PC, because yes, there are substantially more powerful/modern laptops out for a similar price.
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