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Acer Aspire Switch 12
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Acer Aspire Switch 12 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Fluidly Versatile.The centerpiece of the Aspire Switch 12 is its convertible multiple mode design that rolls five modes into one, making it more of a 5-in-1 than a 2-in-1. The five handy... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Acer notebook PCs and also specifically for Acer 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire Switch 12 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire Switch 12 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Acer notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 12.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 12 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 12 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 has a quite big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The cache memories of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of this spec and age is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 is one of the lighter similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12 amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 12 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 800 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 12 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 12 has a very slow processor clock speed (only 0.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 12. The slowest processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 12 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.6GHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. The Aspire Switch 12 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Aspire Switch 12 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 12 the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 12 have battery capacities of between 2,100mAh and 8,600mAh. With a battery capacity of only 3,220 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Aspire Switch 12 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 12 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 12 is 2.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.2GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 12

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core M Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 12 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 12 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 12.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Aspire Switch 12 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 12.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Standby Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw527168, sw527167, sw527163, sw527162, sw527162x, sw527168c, sw5271698, sw527167s, sw527163z, ntl7faa006, sw527164v2, sw527168cx, sw5271698u, sw527167sf, sw527163zf, sw527165n8, sw527162xa
Barcodes 00888863002665, 04713147756216, 04713147792962

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