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Acer Aspire SW5 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

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4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Jul 2014
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Acer also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of this spec and age. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire SW5 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire SW5 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5 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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire SW5, the Aspire SW5 has a touchscreen.

Other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Light

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 580g to 20kg. The Aspire SW5 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5 is 640MHz, the fastest is 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Aspire SW5's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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 Acer Aspire SW5 of only 10.1 inches is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 16GB to 1.1TB. The Acer Aspire SW5 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire SW5.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire SW5. Laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire SW5 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This laptop has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family across all similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire SW5.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst similar types of laptop.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. The Aspire SW5 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.33 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor boost frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire SW5 range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire SW5 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire SW5.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Aspire SW5 is a two number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for 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 Acer Aspire SW5 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire SW5. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire SW5 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire SW5

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Aspire SW5 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

If this Acer laptop battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook T904[plb_2508324_price] (8.5h).

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LightScribe
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Expert Reviews

(56)
12 January 2016

The inexpensive Acer Aspire Switch 11 V gets the big stuff right, but its small flaws keep it from five-star status...

Bright, clear display
Easy, to, use screen dock
Responsive multi, touch trackpad
Easytouse screen dock
Responsive multitouch trackpad
Poor battery life
Protruding hinge
Lacks power of some rivals
Pricey
Heavy
11 January 2016

The inexpensive Acer Aspire Switch 11 V gets the big stuff right, but its small flaws keep it from five-star status...

23 December 2015

The Acer Aspire Switch 11v may not dazzle with special features like the Yoga Tab 3 Pro's projector, or come with a responsive and accurate stylus like Microsoft's Surface tablets. And sure, the...

15 November 2015

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 V is an affordable 2-in-1 hybrid that offers solid power and a fantastic display, but we wish it offered more battery life...

2 November 2015

So close to being a Surface 3 beater, but the Switch 11 V's battery life is lamentable...

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User Reviews

(55)
Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Rossatron

It does look OK. But the keyboard feels cheap. And is noisy. And the touchscreen isn't very sensitive. And the screen separates from the keyboard a little too easy for me to feel confident picking... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Tyler R.

Initial thoughts: I have to say this little 2in1 has surpassed my expectations. I've never owned a laptop before. I'm into computer gaming and video editing, so a desktop has always been my go to... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Shailesh Macwan

Haven't actually purchased this from Amazon website but got it from John Lewis as it was on reduced rate. Pretty good convertible laptop/tablet. The only downside of this product is the available... Read more…

H would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111

So pleased I purchased this Acer Aspire Switch Laptop. Much better than I could have hoped for...

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Mr.tzn
Mr.tzn would recommend the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111

This product is very good.? am happy to have it. Thanks Argos and Acer...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501210, sw501213, sw501213q, sw501210s, sw501210sm, acer z3735, sw501213qx, acer z3735f
Barcodes 00887899615825, 04713147482122, 04713147482467, 04713147586066

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