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

PC Mag Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star computershopper.com Good For School M3.idg.se Recommended
4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Jun 2014
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With the resolution to bring details to life and the resilience to battle wear and tear, the Aspire Switch 10 is a stunning device you will want to share. Full HD (1920 x 1200) display, Zero Air... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Acer is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Aspire Switch 10 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Asus Transformer Book T100TA[plb_2650494_price], or the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2522678_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. 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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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Aspire Switch 10 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Asus Transformer Book T100TA[plb_2650494_price], or the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2522678_price] is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Light

The lightest laptop of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 is 0.88g heavy, the heaviest is 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 10 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price] (1.1kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Aspire Switch 10's width of only 261.1 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The widths of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 range from 32mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 is 6.4GB/s and the fastest is 26GB/s. The Aspire Switch 10 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 17.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 range from 10" to 16". The Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10.

We compared all the other 10.1" portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price] (14"), the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (14"), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (14") all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smallest total storage capacity (only 32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

There are a number of alternative 32GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price].

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price] (500GB), or the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2569201_price] (64GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price] (4GB), the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (4GB), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (4GB) all 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 of a comparable spec and age to it.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10. The average processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 is 1.7GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Asus T100TA[plb_2081320_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (1.7GHz), the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (1.7GHz), or the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price] (1.9GHz) all from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Acer 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 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire Switch 10 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Intel 64
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Expert Reviews

(63)
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5 January 2016

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User Reviews

(61)
(Verified Purchase)

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 20 October 2015 by Jackie
Jackie would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

This Acer is fantastic. I used to hate using my big laptop and my iPad. Now I only have to use this as it is both. Glad I bought it...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Lu86
Lu86 would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

I wasn't really sure about this product but I decided to give it a go as I needed a very small laptop which was easy to carry with me all the times between uni and work. I have a Macbook and a... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by SezLes
SezLes would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

This is a great product and great value for money, I am sorry that I didn't see it when it was on offer at an even lower price. Not quite sure why it went up again? It was a shame for me that it... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z3735f, acer 32, acer 32b, sw501216, sw501216a, acer ssd2, acer 32bi, acer ssd2g, acer 32bit, sw501216aa, acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer ssd2gb, acer p238827, acer p238828, acer p238741, acer p238824, acer p238830, acer p238821, acer p238820, acer p238822, acer sw301617, acer p238821p, acer sw511113, acer p238820p, acer sw301313, acer sw501215, acer sw301614, acer z3735f32
Barcodes 00887899595257, 04053162597648, 04713147218356, 04713147363575, 04713147376735, 04713147559763, 04713392135804
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