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

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We checked 2,666 user and expert reviews for Acer portable PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Aspire SW5-012 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 280MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Spectre x360.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 2 in 1 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.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Light Weight in Tablet Mode

At only 580 grams, the Aspire SW5-012 has a quite light weight in tablet mode compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Laptops that were released one year ago have weights in tablet mode of between 430g and 1.1kg.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire SW5-012 is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5-012. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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Narrow

Across all the similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago the widths range from 200mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012 that we have checked, the width of the Acer Aspire SW5-012 of only 261.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5-012's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 is 14GB.

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Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of this type and age is 24GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Aspire SW5-012 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

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Only One USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Port

Most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012 have one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port, including the Aspire SW5-012 which has one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire SW5-012. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012 have screen sizes of between 8.9" and 16".

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 11 (£315.20) (11.6").

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 1.1TB. The Aspire SW5-012 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire SW5-012.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire R7 (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago is 5.7GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5-012 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na (£749.99) (4GB).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire 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 Aspire SW5-012. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 is 1.9GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.6GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus T100HA (1.44GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Aspire SW5-012 has a very small battery capacity (only 22 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The battery capacities of laptops of this age and type range from 22Wh to 72Wh.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year, the maximum turbo frequency of the Aspire SW5-012 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest. 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 3.2GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Aspire SW5-012 is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago have between two and seven battery cells.

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Only 64 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Aspire SW5-012 which has 64 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 3MB. The Aspire SW5-012 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5-012

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

The Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex 14 (9h) which is also higher rated.

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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
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel AES New Instructions
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw5012, sw5012p, sw501210, sw501111, sw501211, sw501111j, sw501211e, sw5011182, sw501210u, sw501210u0, sw501210uj, acer z3735, sw501213u5, sw501111je, sw501216k7, sw501215h8, sw501211eh, sw5011182h, acer sw5012, acer z3735f, acer sw5012p
Barcodes 00887899632280, 04713147218158, 04713147584062, 04713147586165, 04713147586349

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DELL Inspiron 13 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012

DELL Inspiron 13 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 10.1"
£ 524.00
Significantly Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Bigger Total Storage Capacity
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
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HP Spectre x360 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012

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HP Spectre x360
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 10.1"
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14GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
75% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
61% Bigger Battery Capacity
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7.1mm Thicker

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HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na vs Acer Aspire SW5-012
HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 10.1"
£ 699.00
88% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Vastly Bigger Internal Memory
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Significantly Bigger Battery Capacity
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