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Acer Aspire SW5-012

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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Oct 2014
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Acer.

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012 have total storage capacitys of between 16GB and 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5-012 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire SW5-012 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5-012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Light

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 580g to 20kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz, the Aspire SW5-012 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012 range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 10.1 inches, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 10" and 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".

There are a number of alternative 10.1" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo A10.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire SW5-012 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Aspire SW5-012's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Acer Aspire P3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Aspire SW5-012 has an HDD storage media which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an SSD storage media. 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.

An HDD storage media is actually the worst storage medium amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

The best storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is SSD.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.7GHz. The Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012, the processor boost frequency of the Aspire SW5-012 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Aspire SW5-012 which has two number of battery cellss.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,600MHz. The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Aspire SW5-012 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

The Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly small flash memory (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the flash memorys range from 8GB to 130GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Processor Socket
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 April 2015

Although the Switch 11 isn't terrible, it's a mediocre tablet, laptop and Windows experience. Best to look elsewhere...

Good battery life
Runs Windows software
Dockable hybrid tablet
Fairly affordable
USB port
Not great build or design
Awful performance, bit only
Heavy
Poor keyboard
Topheavy

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Baconbutty

Overall nice sharp display and seems fast and responsive. The keyboard is very cheap and plasticy though which lets it down and isn't heavy enough to stop it tipping over when in laptop mode. The... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501213, sw501213n, sw501213ne, sony z3735, acer z3735, acer z3735f, sony z3735f, sony ntl6xek004

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