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Acer Aspire Switch 11

Acer Aspire Switch 11 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Sep 2014
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The Aspire Switch 11 is the perfect blend of notebook and tablet, seamlessly fitting into every situation. With smooth transitions between four unique modes, the Aspire Switch 11 is built to... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings as do all laptops produced by Acer.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type 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 11 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 11 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 11 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2504228_price] which has better reviews.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 11 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 11 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Narrow

With a width of only 298 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 11 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 have widths of between 32mm and 390mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 11 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire Switch 11.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 is 16GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2569201_price] (64GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Helix[plb_3100660_price] (4GB).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 11 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This Acer notebook PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.7GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. The Aspire Switch 11 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 11.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 11 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire Switch 11 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops of this spec and age range from 11mAh to 9,300mAh. The Aspire Switch 11 has a quite small battery capacity (only 2,955 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Thick

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11 have heights of between 1.9mm and 200mm, and the average height is 23mm. The Acer Aspire Switch 11 is fairly thick (25 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 7.5 hours, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Yoga 2[pl_2558798_price] (8h), the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (8h), or the Yoga 2 11[pl_3099643_price] (8h) all from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 11 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga 2 11[plb_2475393_price] (1.5kg).

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire Switch 11 has a pretty average screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire P3[plb_1873029_price] which has better reviews.

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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
Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
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
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
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
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard 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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer sw511113, acer sw511113s, acer ntl67ek001, acer sw511113sw
Barcodes 00887899696817, 04713147218493

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer Aspire Switch 11

Lenovo Yoga vs Acer Aspire Switch 11

Lenovo Yoga vs Acer Aspire Switch 11
Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire Switch 11
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 11.6"
£ 385.00
Vastly Newer Intel Secure Key Technology Version
2 Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
1,600MHz Faster Memory Clock Speed
Only Two Processor Cores
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Satellite U920t vs Aspire Switch 11

Toshiba Satellite U920t vs Acer Aspire Switch 11
Toshiba Satellite U920t
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire Switch 11
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 11.6"
£ 679.54
1,050MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
1MP Higher Rear Camera Resolution
Faster System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Vastly Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Only Two Processor Cores
Significantly Smaller Battery Capacity

Toshiba Z10t vs Acer Aspire Switch 11

Toshiba Z10t vs Acer Aspire Switch 11
Toshiba Z10t
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
Acer Aspire Switch 11
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 11.6"
£ 390.00
12GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
75% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Six Battery Cells
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Two Less Processor Cores
Vastly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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