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Acer Aspire SW5-171p

Acer Aspire SW5-171p 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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The optional Acer Active Pen adds another dimension to the device's dynamic productivity features -- facilitating fast, precise input for writing, drawing or just plain doodling. It's great for... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,561 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Aspire SW5-171p is a four SATA connector laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5-171p has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire SW5-171p supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This Acer notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Acer portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Acer Aspire SW5-171p has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire SW5-171p has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire SW5-171p.

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Narrow

The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-171p range from 200mm to 420mm, and the average width is 320mm. With a width of only 297 millimeters, the Aspire SW5-171p is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Aspire SW5-171p has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 930MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer Aspire SW5-171p is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire SW5-171p have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5-171p has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Acer Aspire SW5-171p has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-171p do not have a full-size keyboard. The Aspire SW5-171p is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5-171p range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Acer Aspire SW5-171p has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 11 which has better reviews.

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 12 (12.5").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5-171p has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p. The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p is 32GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 11S which has better reviews.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Helix (180GB and higher rated).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5-171p have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire SW5-171p which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 4,600mAh. The Aspire SW5-171p has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 2,850 milliamperes * hour) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5-171p has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5-171p. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Thick

The heights of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 7.3mm to 280mm. With a height of 25.4 millimeters, the Aspire SW5-171p is one of the thicker portable PCs of this age and spec amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5-171p

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire SW5-171p has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-171p.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Aspire SW5-171p has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex (1.7GHz).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Acer Aspire SW5-171p has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P (1.6kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Technology
Panel Type
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ntl6saa005, sw5171p82b3
Barcodes 00887899981586, 08878999815866
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