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Acer Switch SW5-012

Acer Switch SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that were released one year ago range from 200MHz to 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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

The Switch SW5-012 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Switch SW5-012 has a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price] which has better reviews.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Switch SW5-012 is one of the lighter 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The average width of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch SW5-012 is 320mm. When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012, the width of the Switch SW5-012 of only 261.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Switch SW5-012 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 6.4GB/s and 26GB/s. At only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Switch SW5-012. The average screen size of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 13".

If this Acer portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Elitebook 810 G3[plb_3017129_price] (11.6") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch SW5-012, the Acer Switch SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW5-012 is 380GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB. The Acer Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

Alternative 64GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus T100CHI[plb_2963239_price], or the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (128GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus T100TA[plb_2982195_price].

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch SW5-012 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.6GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (1.44GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 that we have assessed the maximum turbo frequency of, the Switch SW5-012's maximum turbo frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Acer Switch SW5-012 is a two battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Switch SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 have one USB 2.0 port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Switch SW5-012

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer tablets z3735, acer tablets z3735f, acer tablets sw501214, acer tablets sw501214h, acer tablets ntl4taa008, acer tablets sw501214hk

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Pavilion X360 13-s008na vs Switch SW5-012

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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1"
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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1"
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Vastly Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Bigger Total Storage Capacity
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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1"
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