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Acer Aspire SW5 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 10.1" Laptop

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4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Aug 2014
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9 Reasons For

Popular Choice

The Aspire SW5 is a popular choice of portable PC according to sales data from Amazon.

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 many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Acer has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire SW5.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Aspire ES1-531, and the Aspire ES1-431 both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Acer Travelmate TMB116-M is also worth considering.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire SW5 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 5,700 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Aspire SW5's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire SW5 is 3,400mAh, and the battery capacities range from 58mAh to 6,700mAh.

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 260mm and 430mm. With a width of only 261.6 millimeters, the Aspire SW5 is very narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 have weights of between 580g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. The Aspire SW5 is very light (only 585 grams) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire SW5.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 640MHz and the fastest is 900MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 311 megahertz, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 200MHz and the fastest is 850MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of this type and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus EeeBook X205TA (11.6") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire SW5 have a full-size keyboard, however the Acer Aspire SW5 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Acer Aspire ES1-531.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire ES1-512 (4GB and cheaper).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire SW5 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5 the processor family ranges from Intel Core i7-6xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5 is 2.3GHz.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Aspire ES1-431 (1.6GHz), or the Aspire ES1-531 (1.6GHz) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5 have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. At only 22 watt-hours, the Aspire SW5 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency (only 1.83 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Aspire SW5 is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Asus EeeBook X205TA (12h) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Modes
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Display Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Graphics Adapter
Operating System Version

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Rossatron

It does look OK. But the keyboard feels cheap. And is noisy. And the touchscreen isn't very sensitive. And the screen separates from the keyboard a little too easy for me to feel confident picking... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Tyler R.

Initial thoughts: I have to say this little 2in1 has surpassed my expectations. I've never owned a laptop before. I'm into computer gaming and video editing, so a desktop has always been my go to... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by Barry22

Easy to use with bright clear screen. Good to watch video with screen reversed Can be a bit top heavy when tilted too far back...

Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Shailesh Macwan

Haven't actually purchased this from Amazon website but got it from John Lewis as it was on reduced rate. Pretty good convertible laptop/tablet. The only downside of this product is the available... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501211, sw501211w, sw501211h, sw501211hg, sw501211wr, acer ntl67ek001, aceramericacorp z3735, aceramericacorp z3735f
Barcodes 00887899854293, 04713147218745, 04713147221028, 04713147585670
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