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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Jul 2014
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With the resolution to bring details to life and the resilience to battle wear and tear, the Aspire Switch 10 is a stunning device you will want to share. Full HD1 (1920 x 1200) display, Zero Air... More
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Fifteen Industry Awards

Amongst portable PCs of this age and type, this notebook PC is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

This 2 in 1 laptop was given a "Recommended" award by Digitaltrends.com, M3.idg.se, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com, Pclab.pl, Tablety.pl, Hardwareluxx.ru and Gadzetomania.pl all of whom said that this Acer portable PC was good.

The writers at three more expert review sites thought that this Acer laptop was good. The expert at PC Mag said that this portable PC was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and the reviewer at Hardwareluxx.de gave it a "Value for Money" award and wrote it was good value for money. This Acer notebook PC also received an "Innovative Design" award from Techno-labs.com who thought it was well designed.

The reviewers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this portable PC was good. This notebook PC received an "Approved" award from Hothardware.com, Computershopper.com gave it a "Good For School" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this 2 in 1 laptop was good. Planet-sansfil.com gave this notebook PC a "4 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This 2 in 1 laptop has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on eighty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this laptop is 82% based on 127 owner reviews.

Robust

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Laptopmag.com wrote “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E offers more than 8 hours of battery life, four modes of use and solid performance” in their Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 review. Expert website Notebookreview.com mentioned “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a solid budget device.”. Techsmart.co.za said in their Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 review “Certainly prove an able setup for carrying out the tasks the Switch 10 E was designed for, namely giving users a solid device to use in supplement to their d”.

A number of Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviewers who purchased the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reckoned that it was strong and durable.

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Nice Design

Some Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviewers who purchased the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design”. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote in their review “This revision of Acer's 2-in-1 detachable has a rugged feel and flexible design.” however they scored the product 3 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review on Expert Reviews two years ago “With the tablet’s brushed aluminium-style back, flat edges and rounded corners, its design is pleasing if not groundbreaking” however they rated it 60 out of 100.

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Techworld.com wrote “The device will launch in late May which isn't too far away and has a pretty reasonable price t”. Expert review site Liliputing.com said “It makes a pretty great portable notebook which you can use as a tablet when the need arises” .

One Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 owner said in their reviews that this laptop was luxurious. Expert review site Recombu.com said in their Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 review “We review the clever Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet, which converts into a mini Windows 8 laptop or a stand-up screen thanks to the swanky bundled keyboard dock”.

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Good Size

A few Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 owners who bought the product thought it was thin. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “The 12.5-inch laptop is Acer's thinnest hybr” in their review. Techradar.com also said “This Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a testament to Acer's ability to produce a thin 2-in-1 laptop with elegant style”. Two years ago expert review site Coolsmartphone.com wrote “The Acer Liquid Jade (a shockingly slender smartphone”.

Several Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviewers reckoned that this laptop was lightweight. Expert website Laptopmag.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “Boasting more than 8 hours of battery life, this 2-in-1 is a lightweight solution for students or mobile pros who work from 9 to 5” in their review of this laptop. In November last year Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “This reasonably lightweight tablet features a magnetic dock, chiclet keyboard”.

A number of Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviewers who bought the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 said that it was compact. Expert website Liliputing.com wrote two years ago “It offers decent performance in a compact package” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Expert review site Tlbhd.com wrote last year “Compact and affordable 2-in-1s” in their review of this laptop.

One Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this laptop “It's not too heavy” but they only rated the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 60 out of 100.

One customer who purchased it thought it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Several Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Cnet.com mentioned in their Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 review on CNET.com last year “Keyboard connected via a magnetic hinge, which was much easier to use than the physical latches many other hybrids used”. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote “This more economical version of Acer's 10.1-inch detachable is a handy mini-notebook and tablet with the plus of a 500GB hard drive in the keyboard base” in their review of this laptop and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote on CNET.co.uk “Can be easier to use”.

One Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote last year “Tent, so it's easy to find a comfortable angle” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 but in spite of that they only scored this laptop 60 out of 100.

One Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviewer who bought this laptop considered that it had a good experience. Expert review site Tlbhd.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “It offers the full Windows experience in a sturdy” in their Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 review.

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Good Battery Life

Some people considered that the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 had a good battery life. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned two years ago “The convertible, which competes against the Asus Transformer Book T100TA, starts at a very reasonable 300 Euro (~$375), has a decent battery life of about five hours” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “A good screen, good battery life, good keyboard / touchpad”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 on expert review site Digital Versus “You'll even get great battery life to boot.”.

Good Technical Features

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 had good features. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a detachable Windows tablet that offers a mix of new and exciting features” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Wired.com wrote in their review “WIREDSolid price point and feature set on a capable Windows tablet” and scored this laptop 4 stars. In November last year expert website Slashgear.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “It features an extra durable display thanks to the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 3”.

Good Value for Money

Hardwareluxx.de highlighted in their review that this notebook PC was great for its price.

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 was wifi compatible. One person who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Techradar wrote in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 in November “Full, sized USB 3.0 ports” .

Large Storage Capacity

One Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 owner who bought it mentioned that it had good storage.

Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings as do all notebook PCs built by Acer.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

With a flash memory of 64 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the bigger flash memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest flash memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 6GB, the biggest is 130GB, and the average flash memory is 45GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Shallow Depth in Tablet Mode

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the depths in tablet mode range from 7.2mm to 300mm. With a depth in tablet mode of only 117 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the shallower depths in tablet mode amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 0.88g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

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Very Narrow Width in Tablet Mode

The average width in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year is 300mm, and the widths in tablet mode range from 230mm to 420mm. With a width in tablet mode of only 262 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the narrower widths in tablet mode amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

With a height in tablet mode of only 8.9 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average height in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 55mm, and the heights in tablet mode range from 7.2mm to 210mm.

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Narrow

At only 261.6 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have widths of between 200mm and 420mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 that we have assessed 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.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops that have been around for more than a year is 13", and the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 64 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average total storage capacity of laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 380GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.6GB.

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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 most laptops of this type and age. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type 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

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite slow processor clock speed 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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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's battery capacity of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 22Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 2GB and the biggest is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8GB.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a two battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 3MB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as 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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Flash Memory
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501214, sw501211, sw501215, sw501215x, sw5012172, sw501214h, sw501214b, sw5012p19, sw501211e, sw5012172u, sw501211x0, sw501214hk, sw501212a2, sw501214bp, acer z3735, sw5012p19q, sw501211en, ntl7yed003, ntl4teh016, sw501215xe, acer z3735f, sw5012p19qg, acer sw501215, acer sw501215x, acer sw501215xe
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