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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Apr 2015
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The Aspire Switch 10 can take you anywhere and you can take it wherever you go. Its Full HD (1920x1080)[1] display reveals bright colours and crisp, clear text. This device delivers a lifelike... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (311 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that were released more than a year ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type 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 Front Camera

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This Acer laptop also has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11a.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a touchscreen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Acer Switch 10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light Weight (tablet Mode)

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite light weight (tablet mode) (only 585 grams) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the weight (tablet mode)s range from 430g to 1.1kg.

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Quite Shallow Depth (tablet Mode)

With a depth (tablet mode) of only 117 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly shallow depth (tablet mode) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The shallowest depth (tablet mode) of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is 7.5mm, the deepest is 220mm, and the average depth (tablet mode) is 150mm.

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Light

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have weights of between 0.88g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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Quite Narrow Width (tablet Mode)

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the narrower width (tablet mode)s (only 262 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the width (tablet mode)s range from 200mm to 340mm, and the average width (tablet mode) is 290mm.

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Very Thin Height (tablet Mode)

The height (tablet mode)s of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 7.2mm to 320mm, and the average height (tablet mode) is 69mm. At only 8.9 millimeters, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly thin height (tablet mode) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the display diagonals range from 8.9" to 16". When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's display diagonal of only 10.1 inches is one of the smallest.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 10.1" laptops currently available including the Acer Switch 10 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 12 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacitys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

Other 32GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10.

If this 2 in 1 laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus T100HA (128GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.8GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Acer Switch 10 which has better reviews.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz. The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

Other 1.33GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Acer Switch 10, or the HP Pavilion x2 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Asus T100HA (1.44GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 that we have checked, the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012's processor boost frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for more than a year the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Released Over a Year Ago

This Acer portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 7 hours, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012.

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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 Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
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 Resolution (numeric)
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
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Electronic Compass
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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)
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501211, sw501211h, acer 2in1, sw501211hk, acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer p238824, acer p238830, acer p238821, acer p238820, acer p238822, acer p238827, acer p238828, acer p238741, acer sw301619, acer sw301614, acer sw301317, acer p238822p, acer sw301311, acer p238827p, acer sw301316, acer p238828p, acer p238741p, acer sw501215, acer sw511113, acer p238824p, acer p238830p, acer sw301612, acer sw301617, acer p238821p
Barcodes 04713147523887, 04713147559763

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Pavilion x360 vs Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
HP Pavilion x360
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6"
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1"
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