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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC 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 available for a similar time to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. 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

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2964494_price], or the Lenovo Yoga 2 13[plb_2476872_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price], the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price], and the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price], the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price], and the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

The average flash memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 50GB. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the bigger flash memory (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Shallow Depth in Tablet Mode

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have depths in tablet mode of between 1mm and 260mm, and the average depth in tablet mode is 150mm. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly shallow depth in tablet mode (only 117 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

Alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2390079_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex[plb_2505633_price] (1.2kg), or the Acer Switch 10[plb_2323178_price] (1.2kg).

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Quite Thin Height in Tablet Mode

At only 8.9 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the heights in tablet mode range from 1mm to 220mm.

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Quite Narrow Width in Tablet Mode

The narrowest width in tablet mode of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 1mm and the widest is 360mm. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the narrower widths in tablet mode (only 262 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 261.6 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have widths of between 32mm and 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 6.4GB/s and 26GB/s. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 10.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of between 640MHz and 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz.

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Price Has Increased by £50.01

In the last 51 days the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has increased in price by £50.01.

Very Small Screen Size

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 10.1 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10.1" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2390079_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (14"), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (14") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Portable PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smallest internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

Other 2GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2390079_price].

If this Acer notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (4GB), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 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 type and age to it.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.33GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2390079_price] which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (1.7GHz), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (1.7GHz) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and type is 21Wh, the biggest is 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The battery capacity of the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 22 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB. The maximum internal memory of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 2,048 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the maximum turbo frequency of the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 7.7GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 which has two battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a relatively standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 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
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
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 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
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

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Expert Reviews

(87)
12 January 2016

The inexpensive Acer Aspire Switch 11 V gets the big stuff right, but its small flaws keep it from five-star status...

Bright, clear display
Easy, to, use screen dock
Responsive multi, touch trackpad
Easytouse screen dock
Responsive multitouch trackpad
Poor battery life
Protruding hinge
Lacks power of some rivals
Pricey
Heavy
11 January 2016

The inexpensive Acer Aspire Switch 11 V gets the big stuff right, but its small flaws keep it from five-star status...

5 January 2016

The company has kitted out the device with top-end features, including an optional 4K screen, an Intel Core M processor and an Intel 3D RealSense camera...

4 January 2016

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a Windows 10 convertible with high aspirations. With pricing starting at a premium ?1,200, it targets the same top end market as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ? a... Read more…

23 December 2015

The Acer Aspire Switch 11v may not dazzle with special features like the Yoga Tab 3 Pro's projector, or come with a responsive and accurate stylus like Microsoft's Surface tablets. And sure, the...

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User Reviews

(102)
Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Rossatron

It does look OK. But the keyboard feels cheap. And is noisy. And the touchscreen isn't very sensitive. And the screen separates from the keyboard a little too easy for me to feel confident picking... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Jackie
Jackie would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

This Acer is fantastic. I used to hate using my big laptop and my iPad. Now I only have to use this as it is both. Glad I bought it...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Lu86
Lu86 would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

I wasn't really sure about this product but I decided to give it a go as I needed a very small laptop which was easy to carry with me all the times between uni and work. I have a Macbook and a... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by Barry22

Easy to use with bright clear screen. Good to watch video with screen reversed Can be a bit top heavy when tilted too far back...

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by SezLes
SezLes would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

This is a great product and great value for money, I am sorry that I didn't see it when it was on offer at an even lower price. Not quite sure why it went up again? It was a shame for me that it... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501215, sw501211, sw501214, sw501215x, sw501211e, sw5012172, sw501214b, sw5012p19, sw501214bp, ntl7yed003, sw5012p19q, sw501211x0, acer z3735, sw501215xe, sw501211en, sw501212a2, sw5012172u, ntl4teh016, acer sw3016, sw5012p19qg, acer z3735f, acer sw5014, acer p238799, acer p238831, acer x5z8300, acer p238798, acer sw5014p, acer p238771, acer sw3016p, acer p245007
Barcodes 00887899686832, 00887899695919, 00887899696152, 00887899719851, 00887899787911, 00887899815492, 00888863034864, 04053162597570, 04053162597655, 04053162597662, 04053162597693, 04053162787452, 04713147217595, 04713147217830, 04713147233199, 04713147369133, 04713147558841, 04713147569496, 04713147569540, 04713147569595, 04713147569632, 04713147569922, 04713147585885, 04713147585960, 04713147586011, 04713147586103, 04713147586202, 04713147586363, 04713147664559, 04713147690725

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42% Deeper Depth in Tablet Mode
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