Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 vs Apple Macbook Pro Retina

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
Apple Macbook Pro Retina

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a touchscreen, whereas the Apple Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touchscreen.
69% lighter Edit
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 1.2kg heavy. That's 820g lighter than the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (2kg). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

7 Reasons For
67% bigger processor cache Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is a 6MB processor cache laptop. That's 4MB bigger than the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 (6MB).
14GB bigger internal memory Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has an internal memory of 16GB, whereas the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is only a 2GB internal memory laptop (14GB smaller). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

Hugely bigger maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a maximum internal memory of 16GB, but the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is only a 2GB maximum internal memory laptop (14GB smaller).
448GB bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a total storage capacity of 512GB, however the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is only a 64GB total storage capacity laptop (448GB smaller). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Bigger display diagonal Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is a 15.4" laptop. That's 5.3" bigger than the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 (15.4"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the computer screen. The display diagonal is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal will allow you to fit more information on the screen, making it better for editing large documents. A larger screen is also makes it easier to appreciate the detail in photos and videos.

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina features intel® Turbo Boost Technology, whereas the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 does not. Read more

Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

73Wh bigger battery capacity (Watt hours) Edit
Apple Macbook Pro Retina is 95Wh battery capacity, but the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is only a 22Wh battery capacity laptop (73Wh smaller).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Two times smaller processor cache Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a processor cache of 2MB, however the Apple Macbook Pro Retina is a 6MB processor cache laptop (4MB bigger).
Seven times smaller internal memory Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a 2GB internal memory laptop. That's 14GB smaller than the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (16GB). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

14GB smaller maximum internal memory Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a 2GB maximum internal memory laptop. That's 14GB smaller than the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (16GB).
Vastly smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a 64GB total storage capacity laptop. That's 448GB smaller than the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (512GB). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Vastly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a display diagonal of 10.1", however the Apple Macbook Pro Retina is a 15.4" laptop (5.3" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the computer screen. The display diagonal is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal will allow you to fit more information on the screen, making it better for editing large documents. A larger screen is also makes it easier to appreciate the detail in photos and videos.

Does not feature intel® Turbo Boost Technology Edit
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 does not feature intel® Turbo Boost Technology, however the Apple Macbook Pro Retina does. Read more

Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

Smaller battery capacity (Watt hours) Edit
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is only 22Wh battery capacity. That's 73Wh smaller than the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (95Wh).
3 Reasons Against
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touchscreen, however the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 does.
A lot heavier Edit
Apple Macbook Pro Retina is 2kg heavy, but the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a 1.2kg heavy laptop (820g lighter). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

Four months older
The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is older than the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 by four months.

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Design

Form Factor
 Convertible (Detachable)
 Convertible (Detachable)
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
Colour of Product
 Grey
 Silver
 Grey
 Silver
Product Type
 Hybrid (2-in-1)
 Hybrid (2-in-1)

Processor

Processor Cores
4 4
Processor Family
 Intel Core i7
 Intel Core i7
BEST
Processor Frequency
1.33GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Socket
 BGA592
 BGA592
Processor Cache
2MB 6MB
BEST
Processor Threads
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Boost Frequency
1.83GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Model
 Z3735F
 Z3735
 Z3735F
 Z3735
Conflict Free Processor
 Conflict Free processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Lithography
22nm Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Operating Modes
 64-bit
 32-bit
BEST
 64-bit
 32-bit
Processor Codename
 Bay Trail
 Bay Trail
Stepping
C0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
2.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cache Type
 L2
 L3
 L2
 L3
ECC Supported by Processor
 ECC supported by processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
FSB Parity
 FSB Parity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Internal Memory
2GB 16GB
BEST
Memory Form Factor
 On-board
 On-board
Maximum Internal Memory
2GB 16GB
BEST
Memory Clock Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600MHz
Internal Memory Type
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
64GB 512GB
BEST
Storage Media
 SSD
 SSD
 SSD
 SSD
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDXC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
Flash Memory
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 512GB
Number of SSDs Installed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
10.1" 15.4"
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Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
 Capacitive
 Capacitive
Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Panel Type
 IPS
 IPS
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
3D
 3D
 3D
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
HD Type
 Not supported
 Wide Quad HD
 HD
 Quad HD
 Not supported
 Wide Quad HD
 HD
 Quad HD
BEST

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel HD Graphics
 Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
 Not available
 Not available
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
646MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
311MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter
 On-board graphics adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Discrete Graphics Adapter
 Discrete graphics adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data

Optical Drive

LightScribe
 LightScribe
 LightScribe

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
2 2
Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo

Camera

Front Camera Resolution
1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Front Camera
 Front camera
 Front camera

Networking

4G
 4G
 4G
3G Standards
 HSPA+
 HSPA+
2G Standards
 GPRS
 EDGE
 GPRS
 EDGE
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
3G
 3G
 3G
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Ports & Interfaces

Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
 Micro HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
SmartCard Slot
 SmartCard slot
 SmartCard slot
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
 ExpressCard slot
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Docking Connector
 Docking connector
 Docking connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
 Combo headphone/mic port
 Combo headphone/mic port
S/PDIF Out Port
 S/PDIF out port
 S/PDIF out port
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Performance

Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Gyroscope
 Gyroscope
Unknown - Click to provide data

Keyboard

Full-Size Keyboard
 Full-size keyboard
 Full-size keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Island-style keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Keyboard backlit
Numeric Keypad
 Numeric keypad
 Numeric keypad
Windows Keys
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keyboard Layout
 AZERTY
 AZERTY
Pointing Device
 Touchpad
 Touchpad

Software

Operating System Installed
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Mac OS X Mavericks
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Mac OS X Mavericks
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data IPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Mac App Store
Operating System Architecture
 32-bit
 64-bit
 32-bit
 64-bit
BEST

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® VPro™ Technology
 Intel® vPro™ Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
BEST
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Smart Response Technology
 Intel® Smart Response Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Smart Connect Technology
 Intel Smart Connect Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
 Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
 Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
 Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
InTru™ 3D Technology
 InTru™ 3D Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Insider™
 Intel® Insider™
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Clear Video Technology
 Intel Clear Video Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
 Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
 Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
 Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Code
SR1UB Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel FDI Technology
 Intel FDI Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
 Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Fast Memory Access
 Intel Fast Memory Access
Unknown - Click to provide data
Embedded Options Available
 Embedded options available
Unknown - Click to provide data
Execute Disable Bit
 Execute Disable Bit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
 Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Unknown - Click to provide data
CPU Configuration (max)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
 Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel 64
 Intel 64
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Package Size
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
 Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Flex Memory Access
 Intel Flex Memory Access
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
 Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics & IMC Lithography
22nm Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Enhanced Halt State
 Intel Enhanced Halt State
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor ARK ID
80274 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
8h 8h
Battery Voltage
3.8V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
22Wh 95Wh
BEST
Battery Capacity
5,910mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Battery Cells
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium
 Polymer
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium
 Polymer

Power

AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Power
18W 85W

Security

Fingerprint Reader
 Fingerprint reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg
BEST
2kg
Height
8.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (tablet Mode)
585g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (tablet Mode)
8.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
177.1mm 18mm
Depth (tablet Mode)
117mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
261.1mm 358.9mm
Width (tablet Mode)
262mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Data

Cables Included
 AC
 AC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Stylus Pen
 Stylus pen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Cord Included
 Power cord included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 4500
Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 45
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 35

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
 VT-x
 VT-x
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