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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Apr 2015
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The Aspire Switch 10 can take you anywhere and you can take it wherever you go. Its Full HD (1920x1080)[1] display reveals bright colours and crisp, clear text. This device delivers a lifelike... More
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15 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Acer has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 311 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 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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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer Aspire R3-131T which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Switch 10 E, or the Aspire SW5 both from Acer is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire R3-131T is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Switch 10 E, or the Aspire SW5 both from Acer.

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Quite Light Weight in Tablet Mode

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly light weight in tablet mode (only 585 grams) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average weight in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 740g, and the weights in tablet mode range from 42g to 1.9kg.

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Quite Shallow Depth in Tablet Mode

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the shallower depths in tablet mode (only 117 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have depths in tablet mode of between 7.2mm and 300mm, and the average depth in tablet mode is 150mm.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average weight of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 (1.2kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the heights in tablet mode range from 7.2mm to 210mm, and the average height in tablet mode is 55mm. At only 8.9 millimeters, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Very Narrow Width in Tablet Mode

With a width in tablet mode of only 262 millimeters, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly narrow width in tablet mode compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average width in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 300mm, and the widths in tablet mode range from 230mm to 420mm.

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Very Thin

Laptops that were released more than a year ago have heights of between 7.3mm and 280mm, and the average height is 23mm. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is one of the thinner portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 (only 14.9 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 262 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have widths of between 200mm and 420mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 that we have checked the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 10.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies (only 646 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 600MHz, the fastest is 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 740MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 that we have checked, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's screen size of only 10.1 inches is one of the smallest. The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 13", and the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16".

We compared all the other 10.1" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is also worth considering.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 5.6GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Asus Transformer Book T200TA which is cheaper; or the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which has better reviews.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

Other 1.33GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have one USB 2.0 port, including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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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
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
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
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
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 2in1, acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer p238827, acer p238828, acer p238741, acer p238824, acer p238830, acer p238821, acer p238820, acer p238822, acer sw301617, acer p238821p, acer p238820p, acer sw301313, acer sw301619, acer sw301614, acer sw301317, acer p238822p, acer sw301311, acer p238827p, acer sw301316, acer p238828p, acer sw501215, acer p238741p, acer sw511113, acer p238824p, acer p238830p, acer sw301612, acer sw301317z
Barcodes 04713147523887, 04713147559763
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