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Acer Switch SW5-012

Acer Switch SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Dec 2014
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A 2-in-1 as versatile as you areThe Aspire Switch 10 can take you anywhere and you can take it wherever you go. Its Full HD (1920x1080)1 display reveals bright colours and crisp, clear text. This... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews as do all laptops built by Acer.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch SW5-012 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Light

The average weight of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 is 1.7kg. At only 585 grams, the Switch SW5-012 is very light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys range from 640MHz to 900MHz.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 10.1 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch SW5-012 have display diagonals of between 10" and 16".

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Switch SW5-012 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Switch SW5-012 is 1GB, the biggest is 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Switch SW5-012 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage media. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Switch SW5-012.

The best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is SSD.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Switch SW5-012 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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

The best processor family amongst 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 Switch SW5-012 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average processor frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 is 1.7GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 11[plb_2558918_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz, the Switch SW5-012 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012. The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012 is 2.6GHz.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch SW5-012 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Switch SW5-012 which has two number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. The Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Switch SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Switch SW5-012 is 8GB, the biggest is 130GB, and the average flash memory is 45GB. The Switch SW5-012 has a fairly small flash memory (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Switch SW5-012.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons 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.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Switch SW5-012 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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
Conflict Free 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
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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 Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sw501214v4, sony z3735, acer z3735, sony z3735f, acer z3735f, sony ntl6xek004
Barcodes 04713147568314

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