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Acer Switch SW5-012

Acer Switch SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB May 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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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings as do all laptops manufactured by Acer.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Switch SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Switch SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Switch SW5-012 is one of the lighter portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Switch SW5-012 amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The lightest 2 in 1 laptop that came out around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 is 0.88g heavy, the heaviest is 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2390079_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW5-012 the widths range from 32mm to 390mm. At only 261.6 millimeters, the Switch SW5-012 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch SW5-012 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Switch SW5-012 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Switch SW5-012's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 Switch SW5-012 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 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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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 is 10" and the biggest is 16". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years, the total storage capacity of the Acer Switch SW5-012 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012 is 5GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Switch SW5-012 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch SW5-012.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Acer Switch SW5-012 is a two battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of laptops of this type and age is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Switch SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Specification

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Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
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4G
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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

(3)
1 August 2014

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware...

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body
Easytodetach display
Keyboard faces back of display in tablet mode
Faces up in presentation mode
Portable size
The componentfilled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards
Performance feels sluggish for allday use, and the default 32GB SSD will be too small for many
Lots of bezel surrounding the display
Stiff keyboard keys
Mediocre battery life
23 December 2014

Die neuesten Top-Tablets von Apple, Google oder Samsung sind zweifellos Kaufmagneten. Doch es gibt auch coole Tablet-Schnäppchen, die sich im CHIP Preisvergleich tummeln und bei unseren Usern... Read more…

Excellent screen
Tablet has builtin USB and HDMI
MIcroSD slot
Frontfacing speakers
Available online for just 300
Keyboard doesn't feel great
Touchpad was 'sticky'
Too topheavy
Lacks horsepower for real work
Limited battery life
24 November 2015

L'acer Aspire Switch 10 è un discreto PC convertibile basato su OS Windows 10. Di certo non è l'ultra portatile più potente o elegante in circolazione, ma al costo tutto sommato contenuto di...

Nicelooking IPS display for a budget 2i 1
Highly portable
Solid, easytouse snap hinge
Gorilla Glass on both screen and tablet backlid
Solid keyboard
Bezel is large, due to detachable nature of tablet
Touchscreen response was ornery in our testing
Just 2GB of RAM, and lastgen Atom CPU
A bit topheavy in laptop mode
Awful screen

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 3 September 2013 by Aaron M.

This adapter's speeds when paired with the D-Link Wireless AC1750 Dual Band router were truly mind-boggling. Compared to my old setup with a Motorola surfer router and my Lenovo Y410P's built-in... Read more…

The speed was pretty much the same as a wired connection if not slightly better. Speeds were literally 10 times faster (read other thoughts). The USB extension cradle is nice, and it was easy to downl
There isnt much to say about this USB adapter except that its a solid piece of technology, but really needs a USB 3.0 port
The range is good at 3000ft from a A 1750 router, and through multiple walls and a concrete wall, i got speeds of about 200Mbps however these speeds i believe would be higher if D link included a USB
In the ease of use category i have to say it was quite easy to set up, i just plugged it into my windows 7 Pc and it was automatically recognized and i was off and on my wifi
Solid construction
The size is slightly larger than some lesser performing wifi adapters, but that's a compromise I'm willing to make for the newest 802.11ac connectivity. No Linux support
The only real drawback of this is that you will never be able to get the 1200mbps speeds offered, But i do recommend this as a usb adataper
Bulky body makes it hard to use without the extension
WPS button is at the front of the unit, so if it is plugged in by its self it is difficult to press
Drivers not integrated on device, requires CD

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501211e6, sony z3735, acer z3735, sony z3735f, acer z3735f, acer sw501212l7, sony ntl6xek004
Barcodes 00887899615368, 04713147482009
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