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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Dec 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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 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 Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2829753_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Acer laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Aspire R7[pl_2738283_price], and the Aspire R7[pl_2738283_price] both from Acer which has better reviews; or the Pro x2 612[pl_2409338_price], and the Pro x2 612[pl_2409338_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B[plb_2705250_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2829753_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price].

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Narrow

The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P range from 200mm to 390mm. The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is quite narrow (only 298 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 600MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price]; or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2781187_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P. The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 13".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B[plb_2705250_price] (12.5" and cheaper) or the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2966350_price] (12.5" and higher rated), or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] (13.3" and higher rated).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 380GB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] (256GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 11GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.6GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

If this Acer portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2829753_price] (2GHz and cheaper) or the Lenovo Flex 14[plb_2988254_price] (1.7GHz and higher rated), or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The battery lifes of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P range from 2.2h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] (7.5h and higher rated), or the Lenovo Flex 14[plb_2988254_price] (9h and higher rated) or the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2829753_price] (8h and cheaper).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 33 watt-hours, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. The smallest battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 22Wh and the biggest is 72Wh.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,955 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P. The average battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 4,500mAh, and the battery capacities range from 2,100mAh to 8,600mAh.

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Thick

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is fairly thick (25 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average height of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 23mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2781187_price] (8GB and cheaper); or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] (8GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP Pro x2 612[plb_2409338_price] (1.9kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
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Width in Tablet Mode
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 2in1, acer sa527132, acer sa527132d, acer sw5171325, acer sa527132dm, acer sw5171325n, acer sa527139n9
Barcodes 00887899850080, 00888863731329, 04713147703586

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Yoga vs Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Lenovo Yoga vs Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 116.92 £692.83
Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
88% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Eight Battery Cells
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
A Bit Wider
Heavier

Yoga vs Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Lenovo Yoga vs Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 300.00 £692.83
Vastly Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One More USB 3.0 Port
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
19% Heavier
Wider

Inspiron 13 vs Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

DELL Inspiron 13 vs Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
DELL Inspiron 13
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 763.98 £692.83
14GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
One More USB 3.0 Port
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
128GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
10% Wider
Slightly Heavier
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