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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Feb 2015
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10 Reasons For

Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Acer laptops and also specifically for Acer 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year is 200MHz and the fastest is 540MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Aspire SW5-012 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo Flex 15 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops of this age and spec. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 7350.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have battery life (max)s of between 2.2h and 18h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.1h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex 15 (9h and higher rated).

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Aspire SW5-012 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11g wi-Fi standards found on most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire SW5-012 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012.

Alternative portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Flex 15.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago have battery capacitys of between 2,100mAh and 8,600mAh. At 5,910 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012.

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Very Light Weight (tablet Mode)

The weight (tablet mode)s of 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago range from 430g to 1.1kg. At only 580 grams, the Aspire SW5-012 has a quite light weight (tablet mode) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire SW5-012 is one of the lighter 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The lightest notebook PC that is a similar age to the Aspire SW5-012 is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Pavilion x360 (£399.99) (1.4kg).

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12 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Aspire SW5-012 is a one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 10.1 inches, the Aspire SW5-012 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5-012. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 the display diagonals range from 10" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10.1" portable PCs currently available including the HP Pavilion x2, or the MSI S100-039ES which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony VAIO Duo 11 (11.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012, the Aspire SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5-012. The total storage capacitys of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5-012 range from 32GB to 1.1TB.

There are a number of other 64GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the MSI S100-039ES which has better reviews.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 5.8GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. The Aspire SW5-012 has a quite small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5-012.

There are a number of other 2GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP Pavilion x2 which has better reviews.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire SW5-012 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5-012.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is the best processor family amongst similar types of laptop.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012. The processor frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 2.6GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x2, or the MSI S100-039ES.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Asus T100HA (1.44GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 22 watt-hours, the Aspire SW5-012 has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire SW5-012. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 range from 21Wh to 72Wh.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 1.86 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5-012 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and seven number of battery cellss, including the Acer Aspire SW5-012 which has two number of battery cellss.

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Only 64 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Acer Aspire SW5-012 which has 64 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Aspire SW5-012 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Aspire SW5-012 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Modes
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
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
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (front)
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw5012, sw5012p, sw501210, sw501111, sw501211, sw501111j, sw501211e, sw5011182, sw501210u, sw501210u0, sw501210uj, acer z3735, sw501213u5, sw501111je, sw501216k7, sw501215h8, sw501211eh, sw5011182h, acer sw5012, acer z3735f, acer sw5012p
Barcodes 00887899632280, 04713147218158, 04713147584062, 04713147586165, 04713147586349

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Lenovo Yoga vs Acer Aspire SW5-012

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Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 10.1"
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Six More Number of Battery Cellss
192GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
One Hundred and Ninety-Two Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacitys
6GB Bigger Internal Memory
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A Lot Heavier

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Aspire SW5-012
HP Pavilion x360
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6"
Acer Aspire SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 10.1"
£ 399.99
436GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
2GB Bigger Internal Memory
One More USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
39% Faster Processor Frequency
Only Two Processor Coress
Vastly Smaller Processor Cache
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