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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

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 HD1 (1920 x 1200) display, Zero Air... More
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14 Reasons For

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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Acer is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Acer also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age 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 Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo FLEX 2 14 which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Acer Aspire Switch 10, or the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 2, the Flex 2, and the FLEX 2 14 all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Flex 2, the Flex 2, and the FLEX 2 14 all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

The average flash memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 50GB. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the bigger flash memory (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Shallow Depth in Tablet Mode

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have depths in tablet mode of between 1mm and 260mm, and the average depth in tablet mode is 150mm. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly shallow depth in tablet mode (only 117 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

Alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire Switch 10 which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex (1.2kg), or the Acer Switch 10 (1.2kg).

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Quite Thin Height in Tablet Mode

At only 8.9 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the heights in tablet mode range from 1mm to 220mm.

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Quite Narrow Width in Tablet Mode

The narrowest width in tablet mode of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 1mm and the widest is 360mm. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the narrower widths in tablet mode (only 262 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 261.6 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have widths of between 32mm and 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 6.4GB/s and 26GB/s. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 10.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of between 640MHz and 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 10.1 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10.1" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Flex 2 (14"), or the FLEX 2 14 (14") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Portable PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Flex 2 (500GB and cheaper), or the FLEX 2 14 (500GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smallest internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

Other 2GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire Switch 10.

If this Acer notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Flex 2 (4GB), or the FLEX 2 14 (4GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.33GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Flex 2 (1.7GHz), or the FLEX 2 14 (1.7GHz) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and type is 21Wh, the biggest is 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The battery capacity of the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB. The maximum internal memory of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 2,048 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the maximum turbo frequency of the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 7.7GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which has two battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a relatively standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
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
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
3G Standards
2G Standards
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 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)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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