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Acer Switch SW5-012

Acer Switch SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Acer is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Switch SW5-012 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Switch SW5-012 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Switch SW5-012, the Switch SW5-012 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Switch SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price].

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 5,700 milliamperes * hour, the Switch SW5-012 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012 is 2,100mAh, the biggest is 8,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,500mAh.

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Narrow

The Acer Switch SW5-012 is very narrow (only 261.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year. The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago range from 200mm to 390mm.

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Light

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg. When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Switch SW5-012 that we have assessed, the weight of the Switch SW5-012 of only 585 grams is one of the lightest.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 that we have checked the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Switch SW5-012's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 6.4GB/s and 26GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Switch SW5-012 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Switch SW5-012 range from 600MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 740MHz. The Switch SW5-012 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (only 646 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has one of the smallest screen sizes (only 10.1 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na[plb_2896479_price] (4GB), or the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2943624_price] (4GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Switch SW5-012 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Switch SW5-012.

Across comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch SW5-012 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Switch SW5-012.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.6GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (1.44GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked, the maximum turbo frequency of the Switch SW5-012 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the Switch SW5-012 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Acer Switch SW5-012 which has two battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Switch SW5-012 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Switch SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Switch SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony z3735, acer z3735, sony z3735f, acer z3735f, sony ntl6xek004
Barcodes 04713147568314

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DELL Inspiron 13 vs Acer Switch SW5-012

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DELL Inspiron 13
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Switch SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1"
£ 763.98
14GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Better Expert Reviews
75% Bigger Internal Memory
Faster Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Two Less Processor Cores
96% Smaller Total Storage Capacity

HP Spectre x360 vs Acer Switch SW5-012

HP Spectre x360 vs Acer Switch SW5-012
HP Spectre x360
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Switch SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1"
£ 749.99
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Expert Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Significantly Faster Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
2GB Bigger Internal Memory
Only Two Processor Cores
244GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Switch SW5-012

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Switch SW5-012
HP Pavilion x360
2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 13.3"
Acer Switch SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1"
£ 399.99
14GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Faster Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
A Lot Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Two Less Processor Cores
Heavier
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