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Acer Aspire SW5-012

Acer Aspire SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Oct 2014
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop 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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Acer has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2504228_price].

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Aspire SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire SW5-012 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg.

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Narrow

At only 261.6 millimeters, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 is very narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The narrowest notebook PC of a similar age and spec to the Aspire SW5-012 is 32mm wide and the widest is 390mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of this spec 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. The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Aspire SW5-012 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Aspire SW5-012 of only 10.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5-012 is 6.4GB/s, the fastest is 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At only 646 megahertz, the Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire SW5-012. Across all the laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Aspire SW5-012 has a very small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012. The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire SW5-012 is 10", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5-012 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012. The average internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012 is 5GB.

If this Acer notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2760334_price] (4GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012.

The best storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is SSD.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire 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 age and type to it.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family amongst all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5-012. The average processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5-012 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5-012 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Aspire SW5-012 is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and type range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5-012 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. The Aspire SW5-012 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5-012.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5-012 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5-012.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501213, sw501213n, sw501213ne, sony z3735, acer z3735, acer z3735f, sony z3735f, sony ntl6xek004

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Satellite U920t vs Aspire SW5-012

Toshiba Satellite U920t vs Acer Aspire SW5-012
Toshiba Satellite U920t
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 10.1"
£ 679.54
Vastly Higher Maximum Audio System Sampling Rate
Higher Rear Camera Resolution
Vastly Faster System Bus Data Transfer Rate
2 Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Only Two Processor Cores
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Lenovo Flex 15 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012

Lenovo Flex 15 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012
Lenovo Flex 15
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB 15.6"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 10.1"
£ 735.00
14GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Faster Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Two Less Processor Cores
Older by Over One Year
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