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Acer Switch 10

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

$655.73
$307.42 $348.31 cheaper than 84 days ago
4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB May 2015
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The Aspire Switch 10 knows design doesn t only live in a static image. Design lives in use. It is the feeling of the metal under fingers, a smooth release, a conveniently slim profile. Acer Snap... More
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11 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Acer is one of the superior portable PC 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. At 311 megahertz, the Acer Switch 10 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Switch 10.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. 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 Switch 10 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Switch 10 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago is 4,600mAh. At 5,910 milliamperes * hour, the Switch 10 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of this spec and age is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg. The Switch 10 is quite light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Acer Switch 10 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Switch 10 range from 200mm to 420mm, and the average width is 320mm. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10, the Switch 10's width of only 261.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Acer Switch 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Switch 10. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s. The Acer Switch 10 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 17.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Switch 10 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. The screen sizes of laptops of this age and spec range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Acer Switch 10 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10, the Switch 10 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 is 5.6GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

If this Acer notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex 14 (4GB and higher rated).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family across all laptops of a similar age and type to the Switch 10.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Switch 10 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch 10. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus T100HA (1.44GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Switch 10 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Switch 10's maximum internal memory (64-bit) is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.6GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch 10, the Acer Switch 10's battery capacity of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 is 22Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Acer Switch 10 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch 10.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Switch 10.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Acer Switch 10 is a two battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch 10 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Switch 10 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Switch 10

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Switch 10 over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Acer Switch 10 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 12 (8.7h) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
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
Audio System
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro 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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ddr3, acer 2in1, acer ddr3l, acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer sw501216, acer sw3013106, acer sw501216a, acer sw3013106w, acer sw501216aa
Barcodes 04713147363629, 06953040946552
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