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Acer Switch SW5-012

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

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB May 2014
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6 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Switch SW5-012 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Switch SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch SW5-012 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Switch SW5-012, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Light

The average weight of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 is 1.7kg. The Switch SW5-012 is one of the lighter similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch SW5-012 (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW5-012 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Switch SW5-012's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 10.1 inches, the Acer Switch SW5-012's display diagonal is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 have display diagonals of between 8.9" and 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_2664277_price] (11.6") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years is 380GB. The Acer Switch SW5-012 has one of the smallest total storage capacitys (only 32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Switch SW5-012 has one of the smallest internal memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 5GB.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch SW5-012 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Switch SW5-012.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.7GHz. The Switch SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has a very slow processor boost frequency (only 1.83 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs of this age and type have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between two and seven number of battery cellss, including the Switch SW5-012 which has two number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Switch SW5-012 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Switch SW5-012.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Switch SW5-012

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Switch SW5-012.

Specification

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Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
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LED Backlight
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
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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)
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)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501211e6, sony z3735, acer z3735, sony z3735f, acer z3735f, acer sw501212l7, sony ntl6xek004
Barcodes 00887899615368, 04713147482009

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4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB 10.1"
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A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Only Two Processor Cores
Two Less Processor Threads
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