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

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4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Apr 2015
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11 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 this type and age.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Price Drop of £19.67

In the last 39 days the Switch 10 E has dropped in price by £19.67.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Switch 10 E has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 E is 280MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as 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 a comparable spec and age to the Switch 10 E, the Switch 10 E has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2985259_price] which is cheaper; or the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] which has better reviews.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2871703_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 8,060 milliamperes * hour, the Switch 10 E has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Switch 10 E. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Switch 10 E the battery capacities range from 2,100mAh to 8,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,500mAh.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Switch 10 E has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch 10 E.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2985259_price] which is cheaper; or the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2871703_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

The Acer Switch 10 E is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The weights of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch 10 E range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Flex 2[pl_2871703_price] (1.9kg), or the Yoga 2 13[pl_2889943_price] (1.7kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago the widths range from 200mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. The Acer Switch 10 E is fairly narrow (only 262 millimeters) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch 10 E.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have checked the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Switch 10 E's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch 10 E range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the Switch 10 E, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Acer Switch 10 E of only 10.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Switch 10 E range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 600MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 740MHz. At only 646 megahertz, the Switch 10 E has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Switch 10 E.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Switch 10 E range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Switch 10 E has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.1" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price].

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2967671_price] (11.6"), or the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2952699_price] (12.5") which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Acer Switch 10 E has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Switch 10 E. The total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch 10 E range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2952699_price] (256GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2967671_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch 10 E does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 E also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] or the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2952699_price].

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Switch 10 E is 5.7GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch 10 E that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Acer Switch 10 E's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] is also worth considering.

If this 2 in 1 laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2967671_price] (4GB and cheaper), or the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2952699_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch 10 E has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This laptop has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch 10 E.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Switch 10 E has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch 10 E. The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10 E range from 0.8GHz to 2.6GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2952699_price] (1.6GHz), or the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2967671_price] (1.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Switch 10 E has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies (only 1.83 gigahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.2GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Acer Switch 10 E is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Switch 10 E have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Switch 10 E has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 E is 3MB.

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Thick

At 23.5 millimeters, the Switch 10 E is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch 10 E. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the heights range from 7.3mm to 280mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Switch 10 E

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Switch 10 E over a year ago.

Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
LED Backlight
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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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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28 August 2015

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User Reviews

(51)
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 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…

Reviewed 29 October 2015 by Thomas
Thomas would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

I exchanged a defective acer aspire switch 10 for this switch E and much prefer this model. It's light, good-looking and holds its battery well. It's fantastic for note-taking and work, as well as... Read more…

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

I decided to get this for taking on holiday instead of my larger lap top,I have ended up using this all the time now its great and the battery lasts for ages. love it...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer p238827, acer p238824, acer p238830, acer p238741, acer p238821, acer p238820, acer p238822, acer p238820p, acer sw301614, acer sw301317, acer sw301311, acer sw301316, acer p238822p, acer p238827p, acer p238824p, acer p238830p, acer p238741p, acer sw301617, acer sw301619, acer p238821p, acer sw301612, acer sw301313, acer sw301316v, acer sw301316b, acer sw3013133, acer sw301617b, acer sw301619b, acer sw301612f
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