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Acer Aspire SW5
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Acer Aspire SW5 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 532GB HDD+SSD 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Mar 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,714 expert and user reviews for Acer notebook PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year, the Aspire SW5 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 532 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire SW5. The average total storage capacity of laptops that were released one year ago is 370GB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Acer Aspire SW5 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11g wi-Fi standards found on most portable PCs of this age and type. In addition, this Acer laptop has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Aspire SW5 has a very big battery capacity (8,550 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 have battery capacitys of between 2,100mAh and 8,600mAh.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire SW5 has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 also have a touchscreen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] is also worth considering.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire SW5, the Aspire SW5 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Acer Aspire SW5 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire SW5. Across all the laptops that were released one year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Aspire SW5 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire SW5 have display diagonals of between 8.9" and 16".

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Aspire SW5 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it 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 in fact the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

An SSD storage media is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Acer Aspire SW5 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best display resolution of all laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire SW5 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family across all portable PCs of this age and type.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average processor frequency of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire SW5 is 1.9GHz.

We compared all the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (1.44GHz and higher rated).

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Aspire SW5 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Aspire SW5 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Aspire SW5 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The processor caches of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5 range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Aspire SW5 over a year ago.

Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5.

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Specification

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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
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
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
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
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 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® 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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw511114, sw511114a, sw511114am
Barcodes 00887899702679, 04713147219100, 04713147219353, 04713147873203

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