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Acer Aspire Switch 11

Acer Aspire Switch 11 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Nov 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11, the Aspire Switch 11 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga (£560.00).

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 12 (£513.49) (SSD).

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 ranges from 133MHz to 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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire Switch 11 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 11 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Narrow

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11 the widths range from 32mm to 390mm. With a width of only 298 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 11 is one of the narrower 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 11. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 is 17GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 11 is 370GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Helix (£868.94) (128GB), or the ThinkPad 11e (£334.15) (128GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 13 (4GB).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The best processor family across similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11. The average processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 is 1.7GHz.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. The smallest processor cache of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Aspire Switch 11 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire Switch 11 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

The thinnest laptop of this age and type is 1.9mm thick, the thickest is 200mm, and the average height is 23mm. With a height of 25 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 11 is quite thick compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 11.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire Switch 11 over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 11 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 (1.5kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Aspire Switch 11 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (£116.92) (12.5").

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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 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

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer Aspire Switch 11

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 64GB SSD 11.6"
£ 390.00
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
2GB Bigger Internal Memory
64GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Three More Battery Cells
Only Two Processor Cores
56% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Lenovo Helix vs Acer Aspire Switch 11

Lenovo Helix vs Acer Aspire Switch 11
Lenovo Helix
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
Acer Aspire Switch 11
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 11.6"
£
Significantly Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Bigger Internal Memory
1MB Bigger Processor Cache
Older by Over One Year
Two Less Processor Cores

Inspiron 11 vs Aspire Switch 11

DELL Inspiron 11 vs Acer Aspire Switch 11
DELL Inspiron 11
4 core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6"
Acer Aspire Switch 11
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 11.6"
£ 287.99
88% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Two USB 2.0 Ports
4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
50% Bigger Internal Memory
A Little Wider
Does Not Feature Intel Identity Protection Technology
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