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Acer Aspire Switch 12
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Acer Aspire Switch 12 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Fluidly Versatile.The centerpiece of the Aspire Switch 12 is its convertible multiple mode design that rolls five modes into one, making it more of a 5-in-1 than a 2-in-1. The five handy... 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 notebook PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 12 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 notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 12.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 12 has one of the bigger cache memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The cache memories of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 12 range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Aspire Switch 12 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12. The smallest processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Light

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 12 the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg. The Aspire Switch 12 is one of the lighter laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12 (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 12 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 800 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 12 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this spec and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. At only 0.8 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 12 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 12.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Aspire Switch 12 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 12. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 19h, and the average battery life is 8h.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 12 is 4,600mAh, and the battery capacities range from 2,100mAh to 9,300mAh. The Acer Aspire Switch 12 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 3,220 milliamperes * hour) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 12. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.6GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 12

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core M Processor Family

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 12 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 12.

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire Switch 12 has a pretty average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 12.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 12 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
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
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Standby Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw527162, sw527168, sw527167, sw527163, sw527168c, sw5271698, sw527167s, sw527163z, sw527162x, sw527165n8, sw527162xa, sw527164v2, sw527168cx, sw5271698u, sw527167sf, sw527163zf
Barcodes 00888863002665, 04713147756216, 04713147792962

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