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

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4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB May 2014
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A 2-in-1 As Versatile As You Are The Aspire Switch 10 can take you anywhere and you can take it wherever you go. Its Full HD (1920x1200) display reveals bright colours and crisp, clear text. This... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops built by Acer.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years 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 Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Aspire Switch 10 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 10 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. This Acer notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

The Aspire Switch 10 is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10. The average weight of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 10[plb_2170014_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest 2 in 1 laptop that is a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 is 32mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. The Aspire Switch 10 is fairly narrow (only 261.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 10.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 is 24GB/s. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 that we have checked, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Aspire Switch 10 of only 17.1 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 10.1" laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo A10[plb_2245334_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_3100660_price] (11.6").

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years is 16GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Helix[pl_3100660_price] (4GB), or the Yoga[pl_2506743_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10.

Across similar types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 11S[plb_2393757_price] (1.4GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the Aspire Switch 10's battery capacity of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years 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 Aspire Switch 10 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Aspire Switch 10 is a two battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire Switch 10 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Modes
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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I wanted to replace my old Samsung ATIV 500t with something that had a better screen and a faster processor, but wanted it to be affordable. The Switch Alpha 12 fits all three of those... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2016 by Mike V

Having this unit now for about 2 weeks I must say I am happy with my purchase. I was looking at the Pro 4 for quite sometime and didn't wish to pay nearly 1600 dollars for it for the complete... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Gredamal

This little hybrid of tablet and PC is really good value for money. Display is great, it is reasonably quick, excellent for using as second PC so you don't have to carry you big laptop. On the... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2014 by ClodHopper

This looks lovely, but that's as far as it goes. Not only did it die during set up, but the AC adapter is very poor quality. Very short lead and a plug that broke the second time it was used (as... Read more…

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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ddr3, acer 2in1, acer ddr3l, acer z3735, sw501212l7, acer z3735f, acer sw501216, acer sw3013106, acer sw501216a, acer sw3013106w, acer sw501216aa
Barcodes 00741271366081, 00887899854293, 04713147364930, 04713147585519, 06953040946552, 08878998542930
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