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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB May 2014
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10 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Acer is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Acer also has good ratings 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 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Switch 10 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch 10.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the Flex ($370.99), or the Flex 14 both from Lenovo or the Asus T100TA.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Switch 10 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Switch 10 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 also have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Flex ($370.99), or the Flex 14 both from Lenovo or the Asus T100TA.

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Very Light

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Switch 10 the weights range from 750g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The Switch 10 is one of the lighter 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 14 (2kg), or the Asus T100TA (1.1kg).

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Narrow

Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Switch 10 have widths of between 32mm and 390mm. The Acer Switch 10 is one of the narrower 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 (only 261.6 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Switch 10 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 4 gigabytes, the Acer Switch 10 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Switch 10 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch 10. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch 10 is 24GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Switch 10 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Yoga 2 13 (13.3"), the Yoga 2 (13.3"), or the Flex ($370.99) (14") all from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Switch 10 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus Transformer Book T100TAF which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 64 gigabytes, the Acer Switch 10 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10. The total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Flex ($370.99) (500GB), the Yoga 2 (500GB), or the Yoga 2 13 (500GB) all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 range from 1GB to 12GB. The Switch 10 has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch 10.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Flex ($370.99) (4GB), the Yoga 2 (4GB), or the Yoga 2 13 (4GB) all from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch 10.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Switch 10 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch 10. The processor clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

If this Acer notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Flex ($370.99) (1.7GHz), the Yoga 2 13 (1.7GHz), or the Yoga 2 (1.9GHz) all from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Acer Switch 10 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Switch 10. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch 10 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Switch 10 is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Switch 10 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor cache of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch 10 is 2.8MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Switch 10.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Switch 10 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Switch 10.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex ($370.99) (9h).

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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
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
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
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
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 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
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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 Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ntl6let010
Barcodes 00887899543500, 00887899543531, 00887899696213, 00888863868476, 04713147217892, 04713147363421, 04713147363452
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