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Acer Aspire SW5

Acer Aspire SW5 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB 60GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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Fluidly VersatileThe centerpiece of the Aspire Switch 12 is its convertible multiple mode design that rolls five modes into one, making it more of a 5-in-1 than a 2-in-1. The five handy... More
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9 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 2,291 expert and owner reviews for Acer laptops and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the U920t, or the U920t both from Toshiba.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire SW5 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire SW5.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 4MB. The Aspire SW5 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Light

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 580g to 20kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Acer Aspire SW5 is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Aspire SW5 has a very slow processor frequency (only 0.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire SW5. The processor frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire SW5 the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1.1TB. The Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 60 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 60GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire P3 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire SW5 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The Acer Aspire SW5 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 6 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The battery life (max)s of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 range from 3.7h to 19h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 6h battery life portable PCs and we think the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7.

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Only 60 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Aspire SW5 which has 60 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Aspire SW5 has a quite small battery capacity (only 3,220 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 the battery capacitys range from 47mAh to 8,600mAh.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The processor boost frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Acer Aspire SW5 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly average display diagonal (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
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
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Lordskillz "Lord Books"
(Verified Purchase)

This is excellent using this seller as the price is slightly cheaper.
The device arrived next day even and so far the device has been been running with no problems.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw527160, sw527160q, sw527160a, sw527160a4, sw527160ab, sw527160qb
Barcodes 04713147704415, 04713147758913, 04713147834594, 04713147881086

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