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Acer Aspire SW5
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Acer Aspire SW5 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Feb 2015
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8 Reasons For

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Aspire SW5 is one the most popular portable PC currently available for purchase.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Acer is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Switch 10 E, and the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 ($179.99) both from Acer is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Asus T100TAF is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Switch 10 E, or the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 ($179.99) both from Acer which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus T100TAF is also worth considering.

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Narrow

Laptops of this age and type have widths of between 200mm and 420mm. With a width of only 261.6 millimeters, the Acer Aspire SW5 is very narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

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Light

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the Acer Aspire SW5's weight of only 585 grams is one of the lightest. The average weight of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire SW5 is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Aspire SW5 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 is 6.4GB/s and the fastest is 26GB/s. The Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 10.6 gigabytes per second) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 10.1 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5 the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Asus Transformer Book T200TA (11.6"), or the Acer Aspire R3-131T (11.6") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire SW5 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Aspire SW5 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire SW5 is 5.6GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire R3-131T (4GB and cheaper).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire SW5 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire SW5.

The best processor family across similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T200TA (1.59GHz and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire R3-131T (1.6GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 22Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the Acer Aspire SW5's battery capacity of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 2.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz. The Aspire SW5 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency (only 1.83 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and seven battery cells, including the Aspire SW5 which has two battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5 is 3MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the Aspire SW5.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion x2 (11.45h).

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Display
USB Version
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501211, sw501211w, sw501211wr, acer ntl67ek001, aceramericacorp z3735, aceramericacorp z3735f
Barcodes 00887899854293, 04713147218745, 04713147221028, 04713147585670
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