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Acer Aspire Switch 11 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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The Aspire Switch 11 is the perfect blend of notebook and tablet, seamlessly fitting into every situation. With smooth transitions between four unique modes, the Aspire Switch 11 is built to... More
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17 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this Acer notebook PC was good. M3.idg.se conluded that they would recommend this portable PC and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag who said it was terrific.

Computershopper.com gave this portable PC a "Good For School" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This laptop has an excellent average owner rating based on 52 owner reviews. Owners think this notebook PC is one of the very best notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Reasonably Priced

Some Acer Aspire Switch 11 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “More than 13 hours of battery life at a very affordable price” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote in their Acer Aspire Switch 11 review “For the last few years, manufacturers have been chasing the dream of an affordable laptop that converts into a tablet at a moment's notice” . Notebookcheck.net wrote “Good value was always at the heart of the offering so it's difficult to see how the new Switch 10E fits in to the pricing” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 11.

Three Acer Aspire Switch 11 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was cheap. Notebookreview.com said “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a solid budget device.”. Two years ago Tlbhd.com mentioned “The Aspire Switch 10 E is one of the most inexpensive 10-inch 2-in-1s available right now” and scored the Acer Aspire Switch 11 4 stars. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in the same month “Remember netbooks? Those portable, tiny, modestly powered and inexpensive machines that preceded tablets? If not, here's a little trip down memory lane” in their review.

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Notebookcheck.net mentioned two years ago “The Acer Aspire Switch 10E looks cheap and the WiFi doesn't perform very well” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 11.

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Easy to Use

Four customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Cnet.com said in their review on expert website CNET.com two years ago “Keyboard connected via a magnetic hinge, which was much easier to use than the physical latches many other hybrids used”. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review “This more economical version of Acer's 10.1-inch detachable is a handy mini-notebook and tablet with the plus of a 500GB hard drive in the keyboard base” .

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 reviewer reckoned that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Tent, so it's easy to find a comfortable angle” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 11.

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good experience.

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Robust

Four customers who reviewed this laptop thought it was well made. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E offers more than 8 hours of battery life, four modes of use and solid performance” in their review of the Acer Aspire Switch 11. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “This Acer Aspire Switch 12 S is a testament to Acer's ability to produce a thin 2-in-1 laptop with elegant style and uniquely engineered features” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their review “Certainly prove an able setup for carrying out the tasks the Switch 10 E was designed for, namely giving users a solid device to use in supplement to their d” .

One customer concluded that the Acer Aspire Switch 11 was strong and durable. Two years ago expert review site Tlbhd.com rated it 4 stars and said “It offers the full Windows experience in a sturdy and colorful body” in their Acer Aspire Switch 11 review.

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Nice Design

Some customers agreed that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned in their Acer Aspire Switch 11 review on CNET.com “Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design”. Expert review site Notebookreview.com said “The 2-in-1 convertible utilizes the same latches magnetic hinge design allowing users to quickly swap between laptop” in their review of this laptop however despite that they scored it 2 stars. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “A 2-in-1 tablet-meets-laptop device that, despite its somewhat blocky design form, was a decent stab at the concept” in their review.

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 owner considered that the product was good looking.

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Good Size

Some Acer Aspire Switch 11 owners who bought it concluded that it was thin. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “The 12.5-inch laptop is Acer's thinnest hybr” in their review of this laptop.

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 owner considered that it was lightweight. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “Boasting more than 8 hours of battery life, this 2-in-1 is a lightweight solution for students or mobile pros who work from 9 to 5”.

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Tlbhd.com mentioned “Compact and affordable 2-in-1s” in their review of this laptop. One person who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was a good body shape.

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Good Battery Life

Two Acer Aspire Switch 11 reviewers who reviewed the Acer Aspire Switch 11 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this laptop “A good screen, good battery life, good keyboard / touchpad”. Vernonchan.com mentioned in the same month “The long battery life is certainly a plus, as well as the bundled Office 365 suite” in their Acer Aspire Switch 11 review.

Good Connectivity

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 owner considered that the Acer Aspire Switch 11 was wifi compatible. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Techradar said “Full, sized USB 3.0 ports” in their Acer Aspire Switch 11 review.

Large Storage Capacity

One Acer Aspire Switch 11 owner who bought the Acer Aspire Switch 11 reckoned that it had good storage.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL XPS 12, or the Asus T100TA which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire Switch 11 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12, and the Asus T100TA is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of this age and spec. 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the XPS 12, and the XPS 12 both from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire Switch 11 has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire Switch 11 also have a touchscreen.

Alternative portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirty-nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this portable PC has an overall expert rating of 69 out of 100.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 range from 16GB to 1.1TB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Yoga (128GB), the Yoga (256GB), or the Yoga (256GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Aspire Switch 11 has one of the smallest internal memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11 is 1GB, the biggest is 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2GB internal memory laptops and we think the Asus T100TA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Yoga (4GB and higher rated), the Yoga 2 (8GB and higher rated), or the Helix (8GB and higher rated) all from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 11 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This laptop has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest processor frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.7GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Yoga (1.5GHz), the Yoga 2 (1.7GHz), or the Yoga (1.8GHz) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average processor cache of laptops that came out more than two years ago is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Aspire Switch 11 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Aspire Switch 11.

Average Weight

The Aspire Switch 11 has a relatively typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 has a relatively standard display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 11.6" laptops currently available including the DELL Inspiron 11 which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Yoga 2 (13.3"), or the Yoga (13.3") both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of 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)
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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