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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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The Aspire Switch 11 is the perfect blend of notebook and tablet, seamlessly fitting into every situation. With smooth transitions between four unique modes, the Aspire Switch 11 is built to... More
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13 Reasons For

Best Seller

Across all portable PCs, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is one the fastest selling products currently on the market according to Amazon sales data.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Acer.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Four SATA Connectors

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is a four SATA connector laptop.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Asus Transformer Book T200TA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Yoga 500 15, or the Yoga both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. 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 a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Yoga, and the Yoga ($620.39) both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion x360 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Asus Transformer Book T200TA.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Yoga 500 15, or the Yoga both from Lenovo.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 600MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 930MHz. The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P do not have a full-size keyboard. The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Yoga, or the HP Pavilion x360 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga ($620.39) (256GB and cheaper), or the Yoga (256GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Yoga 2 (1.6GHz), or the Yoga 2 (1.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 G1 (1.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 19h, and the average battery life is 8h. With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Other 6h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 (8h and cheaper).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 33 watt-hours, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 22Wh and the biggest is 72Wh.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 2,955 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. The battery capacities of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P range from 2,100mAh to 9,300mAh.

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Thick

The average height of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 23mm, and the heights range from 7.3mm to 280mm. The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is one of the thicker laptops that were released one year ago (25 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Acer notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the HP Pavilion x360 ($389.00) which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 which has better reviews.

If this Acer portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T200TA (1.7kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo Yoga (1.6kg and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 11.6" laptops currently available including the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 which has better reviews; or the HP Pavilion x360 ($389.00), or the Asus Transformer Book T200TA which is cheaper.

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Yoga (12.5" and cheaper), or the Yoga (12.5" and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 G1 (12.5" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Aspect Ratio
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
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
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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 Life
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
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Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 2in1, acer sa527132, acer sa527132d, acer sa527132dm
Barcodes 04713147703586, 04713392641176
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