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Acer Switch SW3-013
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Acer Switch SW3-013 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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With its brilliant new Acer Snap Hinge 2, this trendy and compact 2-in-1 laptop transforms into four different devices, simply and incredibly smoothly. Add to that its long battery life, and you... More
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10 Reasons For

Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Acer also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Switch SW3-013 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Switch SW3-013. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Switch SW3-013 is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many notebook 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 Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch SW3-013, the Switch SW3-013 has a front camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch SW3-013 have battery life (max)s of between 2.2h and 18h. With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Switch SW3-013 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Switch SW3-013 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11g wi-Fi standards found on most portable PCs of this type and age. In addition, this notebook PC has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch SW3-013.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Acer Switch SW3-013 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW3-013. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW3-013 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery capacitys range from 2,100mAh to 8,600mAh. The Switch SW3-013 has one of the bigger battery capacitys (8,060 milliamperes * hour) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Acer Switch SW3-013 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW3-013 the weights range from 0.88g to 3.8kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Switch SW3-013 is fairly light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Switch SW3-013 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Switch SW3-013 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW3-013 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 10" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 13". With a display diagonal of only 10.1 inches, the Acer Switch SW3-013 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst laptops of this age.

If this Acer laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 1011 G1 (11.6" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Switch SW3-013 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 Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Switch SW3-013 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 32GB to 1.1TB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the HP Pavilion x2 which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus T100CHI (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Switch SW3-013 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Switch SW3-013 is 5.8GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI S100-039ES is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP Pro X2 612 G1 (4GB and higher rated).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch SW3-013 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family across all portable PCs of this age and type.

The best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Switch SW3-013 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 2.6GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.33 gigahertz, the Acer Switch SW3-013 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW3-013.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Asus T100HA (1.44GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the processor boost frequency of the Switch SW3-013 of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW3-013 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Switch SW3-013 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch SW3-013. The maximum internal memorys of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch SW3-013 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8.3GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Portable PCs of this type and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 72Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 30 watt-hours, the Switch SW3-013 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Switch SW3-013 is a two number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Switch SW3-013 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch SW3-013.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Switch SW3-013 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Switch SW3-013

Released Over a Year Ago

This Acer notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Headphone Outputs
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
Trial Software
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
Standby Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Keyboard

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 32, sw301314, sw301318, sw301317, acer 32b, sw301312, sw301311, acer 32bi, sw3013194, sw301312c, sw301311l, sw301314y, sw301318v, sw301317u, sw301312z, sw301312s5, sw301312cf, sw301311ls, sw301314yw, ntg1xeg002, ntmx1et001, sw301318vl, sw301312u1, sw301317ue, sw301312zy, acer z3735, acer 32bit, sw301317j1, sw3013194t, ntmx3eg005
Barcodes 00888863012886, 00888863057191, 00888863057771, 00888863060979, 04713147887286, 04713147903979, 04713147916429, 04713147926923, 04713147927036, 04713147927791, 04713147927845, 04713147956593, 04713392051593, 04713392094293, 04713392107924, 04713392153389

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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1"
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HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Switch SW3-013

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Switch SW3-013
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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1"
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