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Acer Switch SW5-012

Acer Switch SW5-012 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago is 290MHz, and 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 SW5-012 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Acer 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings as do all notebook PCs produced by Acer.

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. 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

The Switch SW5-012 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Switch SW5-012 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. In addition, this portable PC has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012, the Acer Switch SW5-012 has a touchscreen.

Other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

The Switch SW5-012 is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012. The lightest 2 in 1 laptop that has been available for a comparable time to the Switch SW5-012 is 0.88g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

There are a number of alternative 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Switch SW5-012 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW5-012. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012 is 6.4GB/s and the fastest is 26GB/s. At only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the Switch SW5-012 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Switch SW5-012.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 8.9", the biggest is 16", and the average display diagonal is 13". With a display diagonal of only 10.1 inches, the Switch SW5-012 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Switch SW5-012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.1" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price], or the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price].

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Switch SW5-012 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 64 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 370GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 1.1TB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 64GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] is also worth considering.

If this Acer laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (128GB and higher rated).

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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 a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW5-012. Laptops of this age and type have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.8GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price], and the Asus T100CHI[plb_2963239_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Switch SW5-012 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Switch SW5-012.

The best processor family amongst comparable types of notebook PC is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than a year the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.9GHz. At only 1.33 gigahertz, the Switch SW5-012 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Asus T100HA[plb_3010014_price] (1.44GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Switch SW5-012 has a very slow processor boost frequency (only 1.83 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average processor boost frequency of similar spec portable 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

The Switch SW5-012 is a two number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Switch SW5-012 have between two and seven number of battery cellss.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Switch SW5-012 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Switch SW5-012 is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Switch SW5-012 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Switch SW5-012 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Switch SW5-012

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
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
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
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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® 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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer tablets z3735, acer tablets z3735f, acer tablets sw501214, acer tablets sw501214h, acer tablets ntl4taa008, acer tablets sw501214hk

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Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Switch SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1"
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HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Switch SW5-012

HP Pavilion x360 vs Acer Switch SW5-012
HP Pavilion x360
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6"
Acer Switch SW5-012
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1"
£ 399.99
Significantly Bigger Total Storage Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
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