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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Apr 2014
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The Aspire Switch 10 can take you anywhere and you can take it wherever you go. Its Full HD (1920x1080)1 display reveals bright colours and crisp, clear text. This device delivers a lifelike... 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 the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Acer is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Front Camera

The Switch 10 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Switch 10 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Switch 10 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch 10 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

The Switch 10 is quite light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch 10. The average weight of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch 10 is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Flex 10 (1.2kg), or the Flex 10 (1.2kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the width of the Switch 10 of only 261.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The narrowest laptop of this type and age is 32mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Acer Switch 10 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Switch 10 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 17.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Switch 10 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 6.4GB/s and 26GB/s.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 16". The Switch 10 has a fairly small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch 10.

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Helix (11.6"), or the Yoga 11S (11.6") both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Switch 10 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB. The Switch 10 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch 10.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Helix (128GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook T904 (128GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Switch 10 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Switch 10 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10.

There are a number of other 2GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Acer Aspire P3 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 13 (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Switch 10.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

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

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex (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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Switch 10 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Switch 10.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB. The Switch 10 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer Switch 10 which has two battery cells.

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Only 64 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch 10 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Switch 10 which has 64 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Switch 10 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

The Switch 10 has a fairly typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch 10.

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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 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
Maximum Internal Memory
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
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Island-Style 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
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Display Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ntl47eg001, ntl6lez002, acer sw5012p19, acer sw5015198, acer sw5012p19k, acer sw5015198p, acer sw5012p19kd, acer z3735f2gb64, acer z3735f2gb64g, acer z3735f2gb64gb
Barcodes 00888863868476, 04713147218110, 04713147363094
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