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

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4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Nov 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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12 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,666 user and expert reviews, Acer has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2569201_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Yoga 2 13[pl_2476872_price], or the Yoga 2 13[pl_3024031_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], and the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price] both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2194317_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2390079_price], or the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2390079_price] both from Acer which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga[plb_2372159_price] (SSD).

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 10 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 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 frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10, the 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 NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], and the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price] both from Acer is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2194317_price].

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Very High Main Camera Resolution

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the main camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 2MP, and the average main camera resolution is 1.2MP. With a main camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Aspire Switch 10 has a very high main camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Light

The Aspire Switch 10 is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

We compared all the other 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2390079_price], and the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price] all from Acer is also worth considering.

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Narrow

The Aspire Switch 10 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this type and age (only 261.6 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and type have widths of between 32mm and 390mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Aspire Switch 10 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10. Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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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 of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10.

We compared all the other 10.1" laptops to this notebook PC and we think the NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], and the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2390079_price] both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 64GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], or the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price] both from Acer which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2390079_price], and the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price] all from Acer is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] (4GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs that have been available for 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

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.33GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the NT.L6LET.010[pl_2323178_price], the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2390079_price], or the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price] all from Acer which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 1.86 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10. The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1,330 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 the processor clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 1,900MHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Aspire Switch 10 which has two battery cells.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 25.654 centimeters) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 25cm to 36cm, and the average display diagonal is 31cm.

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Only 64 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Aspire Switch 10 is a 64 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 is 2.8MB. The Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 have between two and three battery cells, including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 which has two battery cells.

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Only One USB Port

The Aspire Switch 10 is a one USB port notebook PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 8h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer NT.L6LET.010[plb_2323178_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
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Networking
4G
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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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)
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Expert Reviews

(63)
21 April 2016

The Microsoft Surface is synonymous with the idea of a premium 2-in-1 device, but its ongoing success has seen other makers want a slice of that pie. Enter the Acer Switch Alpha 12, a powerful yet... Read more…

10 January 2016

This Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a testament to Acer's ability to produce a thin 2-in-1 laptop with elegant style and uniquely engineered features...

Premium metal build quality
Thin and light
Full, sized USB 3.0 ports
Fullsized USB 3.0 ports
Buggy performance
9 January 2016

This Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a testament to Acer's ability to produce a thin 2-in-1 laptop with elegant style and uniquely engineered features...

5 January 2016

The company has kitted out the device with top-end features, including an optional 4K screen, an Intel Core M processor and an Intel 3D RealSense camera...

4 January 2016

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a Windows 10 convertible with high aspirations. With pricing starting at a premium ?1,200, it targets the same top end market as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ? a... Read more…

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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

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