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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 488 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are overall positive. The keyboard and portability are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and reliability get less positive views.

performance, portability, keyboard, price, size

usability, screen, reliability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the durability. The keyboard also gets good views. The reliability and usability get critical opinions, and there are some mixed opinions about the performance.

price, keyboard, durability

usability, reliability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review:

 

There are many 10-inch and 11-inch hybrids to choose from right now if you've got about $400 to spend and realistic expectations of performance and storage capacity. Recent versions from Lenovo, Dell, and HP all offer Atom or Pentium-powered...

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body.

The component-filled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards. Performance feels sluggish for all-day use, and the default 32GB SSD will be too small for many.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

Aug, 2014

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

 

The Acer Switch 10's thin profile, long battery life and low price make for an attractive package.

, we pointed out several factors that are holding them back, including a lack of ideal display size, so-so performance, and Windows itself. Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 does not address any of these problems and, as a result, it’s a bit flawed from the start.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

A unique hybrid with less hassle

 

There are many 10-inch and 11-inch hybrids to choose from right now if you've got about $400 to spend and realistic expectations of performance and storage capacity. Recent versions from Lenovo, Dell, and HP all offer Atom or Pentium-powered...

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body

The component-filled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards. Performance feels sluggish for all-day use, and the default 32GB SSD will be too small for many

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: ArmBarU (cnet.com)

"Perfect mobile work solution (I returned my Surface Pro 3 for it)"

 

I love this little guy: As I mention in the summary I returned the Surface Pro 3 that I bought at the same time because I found myself using the Acer more. I ran the two side by side and yes the Surface Pro was faster and smoother, but only a little. I...

Size, Speed, Utility, Price

It's not a Surface Pro 3; but it's 1/3 the price.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: marz08 (cnet.com)

"Good when it works. . . But not for longevity"

 

Speed, portability, resolution, sound, different viewing modes, touch-screen

Battery, start-button issues, Windows button issue, not a laptop replacement, Acer support

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: baileyr1 (cnet.com)

"Waste of money "

 

This computer is a waste of money. I purchased it in August 2014 and almost immediately started having problems, and because of the cheap cost, I didn't purchase any insurance and wasted my money. The computer only turns on every 3 out of 5 times, it...

NOTHING

EVERYTHING

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: OscarNeal (cnet.com)

"Versatile tablet laptop combo, gives Chromebooks a run for their money"

 

I was hoping to keep this a short and concise review. This is the shortest I could do.

Full keyboard, Bright, colorful screen, Great sound, Touch screen, Easy set, Easy to navigate, Nice large Kindle reader.

Not a high powered computer, Not great for gaming.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good quality sound but...

 

I bought this to replace my 6.5 year old acer aspire 8.9 Inch netbook that has until 2 weeks run superbly. Now, it too has died and I dont have any working Computers and dont know what to do.

It worked great for a few weeks, then started to freeze and didnt want to turn on

A few days after the 90 day warranty expired my Acer Switch 10 decided to stop working. It wont turn on and the light indicator doesnt work. I looked up all Support on the Acer Community Website and tried all the usual rebooting methods with 10 seconds...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Acer Switch 10 is garbage!!!

 

I bought this to replace my 6.5 year old acer aspire 8.9 Inch netbook that has until 2 weeks run superbly. Now, it too has died and I dont have any working Computers and dont know what to do.

It worked great for a few weeks, then started to freeze and didnt want to turn on

A few days after the 90 day warranty expired my Acer Switch 10 decided to stop working. It wont turn on and the light indicator doesnt work. I looked up all Support on the Acer Community Website and tried all the usual rebooting methods with 10 seconds...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Never again

 

Acer provided RT free shipment on all 3 warranty occasions, but unacceptable that MS Office was wiped in their shop and would not be replaced.

Lightweight, responsive tablet. Very nice when it works

Battery failed after 30 days. Failed 3 days after warranty service and had ON switch replaced as 2nd warranty repair. MS Office 2013 deleted in 2nd warranty repair and ACER would not replace or provide the activation number for the original

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: No

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066
Memory types supported by processor:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:80270
Processor package size:17

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):7.56
Height (tablet mode):0.417
Weight (tablet mode):26.8
Width (tablet mode):11.7