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Acer Aspire SW5
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Acer Aspire SW5 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Aug 2014
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6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Acer.

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire SW5 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire SW5 has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touchscreen and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire SW5 the weights range from 580g to 20kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Acer Aspire SW5 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst laptops of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At only 646 megahertz, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys of between 640MHz and 900MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire SW5 have display diagonals of between 10" and 16". When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 that we have checked the display diagonal of, the Aspire SW5's display diagonal of only 10.1 inches is one of the smallest.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11 (11.6" and higher rated), or the Lenovo Helix (11.6" and higher rated).

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5. The internal memorys of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5 range from 1GB to 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The Aspire SW5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Aspire SW5 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

The best processor family across comparable types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire SW5 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.7GHz. The Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 51Wh. At only 22 watt-hours, the Aspire SW5 has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5 has a very slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 2.6GHz.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Aspire SW5 is a two number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire SW5. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 is 2.8MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Aspire SW5 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire SW5 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a pretty typical battery life (max) (8 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook T904 (£1,362.86) (8.5h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
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 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
Built-In Speaker(s)
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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Display Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Graphics Adapter
Operating System Version

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501211, sw501211w, sw501211h, sw5012160, sw501211wr, sw501211hg, sw5012160q, acer ntl67ek001, aceramericacorp z3735, aceramericacorp z3735f
Barcodes 00887899854293, 04713147218745, 04713147221028, 04713147585670

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 10.1"
£ 1,362.86
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Better Expert Reviews
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Four Number of Battery Cellss
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111MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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