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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB May 2015
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The Aspire Switch 10 knows design doesn t only live in a static image. Design lives in use. It is the feeling of the metal under fingers, a smooth release, a conveniently slim profile. Acer Snap... More
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Twelve Industry Awards

Experts love this notebook PC and have given it twelve awards.

Digitaltrends.com, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com, Pclab.pl, Tablety.pl, Hardwareluxx.ru and Gadzetomania.pl all said that concluded that they would endorse this portable PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional two expert review sites both thought that this Acer portable PC was good. This 2 in 1 laptop received a Hardwareluxx.de "Value for Money" award and it received a Techno-labs.com "Innovative Design" award.

The writers at three other expert review sites all decided that this Acer laptop was good. Hothardware.com gave this portable PC an "Approved" award, it received a "Good For School" award from Computershopper.com and Planet-sansfil.com gave it a "4 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Seventy experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint have rated this notebook PC on average 73 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Acer portable PC rated it as 75 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few Acer Switch 10 reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Attractive displays at affordable prices”. Expert review site Techworld.com said in their Acer Switch 10 review “Has a pretty reasonable price t”. Techworld.com also mentioned “It seems like you get a decent amount for your money here”.

Several Acer Switch 10 reviewers considered that the product was cheap. Two years ago expert website Wired.com wrote “Last summer, Acer dropped a capable, if simplistic, budget Windows tablet called the Aspire Switch 10” in their Acer Switch 10 review. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk three years ago “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges” in their review of this laptop and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned also three years ago “Only if you're looking for an inexpensive device to do word processing, web browsing, watching shows or playing tablet-oriented games on” in their Acer Switch 10 review.

One person who reviewed the Acer Switch 10 considered that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago expert review site Wired.com said “Super cheap at $350”.

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Good Size

One Acer Switch 10 owner wrote that this laptop was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Acer Switch 10 review three years ago “It's not too heavy” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One Acer Switch 10 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Liliputing.com mentioned “It offers decent performance in a compact package” in their review. One customer who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was thin. Coolsmartphone.com wrote in their review of the Acer Switch 10 “The Acer Liquid Jade (a shockingly slender smartphone” .

One Acer Switch 10 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

One Acer Switch 10 owner wrote in their reviews that the Acer Switch 10 was good physically. Tbreak.ae said two years ago “The Switch 10 is an easy to use device that allows you to properly use it in tablet mode without a physical keyboard annoying you at the back”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Acer Switch 10 was easy to carry around. Two years ago expert website T3me.com wrote “Notebook/tablet hybrids rarely become a trend since most people would like something that's both easy to carry and won't create too much clutter”.

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Good Technical Features

Four Acer Switch 10 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a detachable Windows tablet that offers a mix of new and exciting features”. Wired.com rated it 70 out of 100 and said “WIREDSolid price point and feature set on a capable Windows tablet”. Two years ago Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “This reasonably lightweight tablet features a magnetic dock, chiclet keyboard” in their Acer Switch 10 review.

Nice Design

Some Acer Switch 10 reviewers said that the Acer Switch 10 was a good design. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Acer Switch 10 on expert review site Expert Reviews “With the tablet’s brushed aluminium-style back, flat edges and rounded corners, its design is pleasing if not groundbreaking” but in spite of that they rated it 60 out of 100. Expert website Thunderbaylive.com wrote three years ago “The Switch 10 has a 2 piece design where the tablet separates from the keyboard dock, much like the Asus Transformer T100” in their review of the Acer Switch 10.

A few customers who bought this laptop thought it was good looking. Expert review site Liliputing.com mentioned “It makes a pretty great portable notebook which you can use as a tablet when the need arises”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was luxurious. Recombu.com wrote “We review the clever Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet, which converts into a mini Windows 8 laptop or a stand-up screen thanks to the swanky bundled keyboard dock”.

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Robust

Several Acer Switch 10 owners thought it was strong and durable. Computershopper.com mentioned “This revision of Acer's 2-in-1 detachable has a rugged feel and flexible design.”. Two years ago expert review site Slashgear.com said “It features an extra durable display thanks to the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 3”.

A few Acer Switch 10 owners reckoned that it was well made. Expert website Yugatech.com mentioned in their review of the Acer Switch 10 “It has a great build, portable design, affordable price tag”. Three years ago Zdnet.com mentioned “The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a solid Windows 8.1 hybrid consisting of a decent tablet” in their review of the Acer Switch 10.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Hardwareluxx.de highlighted in their review that this Acer portable PC was good value for money.

Good Battery Life

Several people who bought it said that it had a good battery life. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “The convertible, which competes against the Asus Transformer Book T100TA, starts at a very reasonable 300 Euro (~$375), has a decent battery life of about five hours” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this laptop on expert review site Digital Versus “You'll even get great battery life to boot.”. Expert review site Fonearena.com said “Through the 36 hours, I noticed that it offered around 7 hours battery life on a full charge which is more than an average laptop”.

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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Switch 10 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch 10.

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Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Acer is one of the superior laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch 10, the Switch 10 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2729756_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Switch 10 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This Acer laptop also has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Switch 10.

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The Acer Switch 10 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Switch 10.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2729756_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch 10 is 2,100mAh, the biggest is 8,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,500mAh. At 5,700 milliamperes * hour, the Switch 10 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch 10.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec notebook PC that was launched more than a year ago is 0.88g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Switch 10 is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 13GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Switch 10 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Switch 10.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 is 6.4GB/s, the fastest is 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s. The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Acer Switch 10 of only 10.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10.

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Difficult to Use

One Acer Switch 10 reviewer who bought this laptop concluded that it did not have a good experience. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review “The overall experience isn't anywhere near as good as the top tablets from the likes of Apple, Samsung or Sony”.

One Acer Switch 10 owner who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. Techradar.com rated it 60 out of 100 and said “It doesn't feel as good to hold” in their review of the Acer Switch 10. One person thought the product was not easy to use. Expert website Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned two years ago “It isn't entirely satisfying to use”.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 10.1 inches, the Switch 10 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Switch 10. The display diagonals of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 8.9" to 16".

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Sony VAIO Duo 11[plb_2933710_price] (11.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch 10 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2729756_price].

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10 range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Switch 10, the total storage capacity of the Switch 10 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If this 2 in 1 laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus T100CHI[plb_2963239_price] (64GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Switch 10 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch 10. The internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Switch 10 range from 2GB to 32GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 13 7350[plb_2804811_price] (4GB and higher rated), or the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (4GB and higher rated).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch 10 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch 10.

The best processor family across comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Switch 10 is 1.9GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Switch 10 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch 10.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the T100HA[pl_3010014_price] (1.44GHz), or the T100CHI[pl_2963239_price] (1.46GHz) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2729756_price] (1.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Switch 10 has one of the smallest battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 22 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch 10 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 21Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 44Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Switch 10, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Acer Switch 10 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch 10 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz. The processor boost frequency of the Switch 10 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Switch 10.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Switch 10 is 8.5GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB. The Switch 10 has one of the smallest maximum internal memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and seven number of battery cellss, including the Switch 10 which has two number of battery cellss.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of this age and type the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Switch 10 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch 10.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch 10 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Switch 10 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Switch 10 the flash memorys range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average flash memory is 47GB. With a flash memory of only 32 gigabytes, the Acer Switch 10 has one of the smaller flash memorys 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 frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Switch 10

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Switch 10 over a year ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Acer Switch 10 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch 10.

If this Acer laptop battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 13 7350[plb_2804811_price] (10.5h and higher rated).

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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
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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)
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)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Bag Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501116, sw501116s, acer 2in1, acer ddr3, sw501116su, acer ddr3l, acer z3735, acer z3735f, acer sw501216, acer sw3013106, acer sw501216a, acer sw501216aa, acer sw3013106w
Barcodes 04713147363629, 06953040946552

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