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Acer Aspire SW5

Acer Aspire SW5 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB 60GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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11 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Acer also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 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 HP Spectre x360 is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

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

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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 similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 also have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Asus R554LA which has better reviews.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Aspire SW5 has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

The Aspire SW5 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

There are a number of alternative 1.4kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 (£2,114.23).

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.6GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 0.8 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5's processor clock speed is one of the slowest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP 1011 G1 (1.1GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire SW5 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire SW5 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. At only 60 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire SW5.

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Quite Short Battery Life

2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h. The Acer Aspire SW5 has a quite short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 3 (£1,293.66) (6.5h).

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Only 60 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Acer Aspire SW5 is a 60 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5. Similar spec laptops that were released one year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.2GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over a Year Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over a year ago.

Intel Core M Processor Family

The Acer Aspire SW5 has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire SW5 has a fairly standard screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw527160, sw527160q, sw527160a, sw527160a4, sw527160ab, sw527160qb
Barcodes 04713147704415, 04713147758913, 04713147834594, 04713147881086

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