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Acer Aspire Switch 10
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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A 2-in-1 As Versatile As You Are The Aspire Switch 10 can take you anywhere and you can take it wherever you go. Its Full HD (1920x1200) display reveals bright colours and crisp, clear text. This... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops built by Acer.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Aspire Switch 10 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 10 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. This Acer notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

The Aspire Switch 10 is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10. The average weight of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 10 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest 2 in 1 laptop that is a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 is 32mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. The Aspire Switch 10 is fairly narrow (only 261.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 10.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 is 24GB/s. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 that we have checked, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Aspire Switch 10 of only 17.1 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Aspire Switch 10 has a quite small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 10.1" laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo A10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix (11.6").

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years is 16GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Helix (4GB), or the Yoga (£643.22) (4GB) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10.

Across similar types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 11S (£399.00) (1.4GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the Aspire Switch 10's battery capacity of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Aspire Switch 10 is a two battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire Switch 10 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board 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
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
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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
Intel AES New Instructions
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ddr3, acer 2in1, acer ddr3l, acer z3735, sw501212l7, acer z3735f, acer sw501216, acer sw3013106, acer sw501216a, acer sw3013106w, acer sw501216aa
Barcodes 00741271366081, 00887899854293, 04713147364930, 04713147585519, 06953040946552, 08878998542930

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