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Acer Aspire SW5
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Acer Aspire SW5 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 532GB HDD+SSD 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Sep 2014
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11 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 2,666 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good ratings for its laptops. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Aspire SW5 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5 range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Spectre x360 (£874.00) which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age is 32GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. The Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly big total storage capacity (532 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire SW5 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 8,550 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire SW5 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. The battery capacities of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 range from 2,100mAh to 8,600mAh.

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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 a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 298 millimeters, the Aspire SW5 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5 the widths range from 200mm to 390mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5 is 24GB/s. The Aspire SW5 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 17.1 gigabytes per second) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire SW5 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

If this Acer notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (£418.99) (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 8.9", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Aspire SW5 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga 12 (12.5"), or the Yoga (£748.00) (12.5") both from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Aspire SW5 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. 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 in fact the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire SW5 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire SW5.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 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 is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Aspire SW5 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution amongst all laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. The Aspire SW5 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 1.86 gigahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire SW5 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Aspire SW5 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5. Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Thick

The Acer Aspire SW5 is one of the thicker laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 (25 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average height of laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 23mm.

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Very Deep Depth in Tablet Mode

Laptops of this type and age have depths in tablet mode of between 7.2mm and 300mm. When compared to other laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed the depth in tablet mode of, the Acer Aspire SW5's depth in tablet mode of 298 millimeters is one of the deepest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Weight

The Aspire SW5 has a fairly average weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 11 (£392.55) (1.4kg), or the Inspiron 11 (1.4kg) both from DELL.

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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
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
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
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
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
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection 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
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw511114, sw511114a, sw511114am
Barcodes 00887899702679, 04713147219100, 04713147219353, 04713147873203

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