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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 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. Opinions about the sound and size are generally positive. The price and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and reliability get critical views, and there are some mixed comments about the battery and performance.

portability, keyboard, price, size, sound

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 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.

57% 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)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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. People really like the durability. The keyboard also gets good comments, whereas the reliability and usability get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments 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)

Apr, 2018

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.co.uk)

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

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 (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.

Size, Speed, Utility, Price

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

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (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. TOP HEAVY: as a laptop, this is top heavy, which is not a surprise, since the screen is also a fully-fledged tablet, while the keyboard is just a keyboard and...

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:22 / 5700 / 5910
Battery capacity (Watt hours):22
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:5700 / 5910
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.8
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Metallic, White / Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:18

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:778
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):2
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / AC, USB / USB
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:18

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Processor:Z3745
Processor boost frequency:1.86
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:Z3745
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor socket:BGA1380
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:80270
Processor code:SR1SP
Processor package size:17

Security

Fingerprint reader: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Student
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / SD
Flash memory:32
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Storage media:Flash / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:32 / 532 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.97 / 7
Height:0.35 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.58 / 2.65
Weight (tablet mode):20.5 / 20.6
Width:10 / 10.3