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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Dec 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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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the U920t[pl_1453648_price], or the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,000MHz. The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 850 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average processor frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 1.7GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery life (max)s of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life (max) is 7.7h. At only 6 hours, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Other 6h battery life portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h and higher rated).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery capacitys of between 47mAh and 8,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,000mAh. At only 2,955 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

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Quite Heavy Weight (tablet Mode)

The average weight (tablet mode) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P is 730g. With a weight (tablet mode) of 850 grams, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has one of the heavier weight (tablet mode)s amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 were released around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Average Display Diagonal

The Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P has a fairly standard display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Storage
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Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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® 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® 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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Power
AC Adapter Power
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Weight
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw5171p31, acer 2in1, sw5171p31h, sw5171p31hq, acer sw5171325, acer sa527139n9, acer sw5171325n
Barcodes 00887899850080, 04713147703586

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Yoga vs Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Lenovo Yoga vs Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 1,098.86
Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
88% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Eight Battery Cells
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
A Bit Wider
Heavier

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Fujitsu LifeBook T904 vs Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
Fujitsu LifeBook T904
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 1,362.86
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Bigger Internal Memory
2.5h Longer Battery Life (max)
Four Number of Battery Cellss
Older by Eight Months
15% Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Transformer Book T100TA vs Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P

Asus Transformer Book T100TA vs Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
Asus Transformer Book T100TA
4 core Intel Atom 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1"
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 299.99
181.9mm Shallower Depth (tablet Mode)
300g Lighter Weight (tablet Mode)
Four Processor Coress
A Lot Lighter
2GB Smaller Internal Memory
96GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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