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Acer Switch 10

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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Apr 2014
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Acer.

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Switch 10 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Switch 10 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This Acer portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Switch 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Switch 10 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 11mAh, the biggest is 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,700mAh. At 5,910 milliamperes * hour, the Switch 10 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Switch 10 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Switch 10. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Switch 10 the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 10[plb_2249322_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 range from 32mm to 390mm. At only 261.6 millimeters, the Acer Switch 10 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch 10.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Acer Switch 10 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch 10 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Switch 10 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s.

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Very Small Screen Size

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

We compared all the other 10.1" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo A10[plb_2245334_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_3100660_price] (11.6").

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 is 16GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Switch 10.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch 10 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Switch 10 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch 10. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch 10 is 5GB.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Helix[pl_3100660_price] (4GB), or the Yoga[pl_2506743_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Switch 10 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Switch 10 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Switch 10 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 11S[plb_2393757_price] (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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the Switch 10, the Switch 10's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch 10 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 22 watt-hours, the Switch 10 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Switch 10. The average battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Acer Switch 10 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 1.86 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10 range from 2GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer Switch 10 which has two battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Acer Switch 10 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Switch 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Switch 10.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Acer Switch 10 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Switch 10.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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 2.0 Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Identity Protection 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
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Battery Life
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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501116, sw501116s, acer 2in1, acer ddr3, sw501116su, acer ddr3l, acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer sw501216, acer sw3013106, acer sw501216a, acer sw501216aa, acer sw3013106w
Barcodes 04713147363629, 06953040946552

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