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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

usability, performance, screen, size, portability

energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the size and design. The keyboard and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, keyboard, design, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 10.1-inch Convertible Tablet PC (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Windows 8.1)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Full HD Convertible Review Update


Brillant. Acer's smallest convertible is now available with a Full-HD display. The price difference is only 30 Euro (~$37) and seems to be well worth it. But is the battery life is shorter than before and how fast is the new CPU? In our review, we try...

good ergonomics for this type of device (keyboard, trackpad, display), good multi-mode design with a solid hinge, vivid, bright FHD panel, nice quality speakers, price

plastic used for the chassis feels a little cheap

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Nov, 2014

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Acer Aspire Switch 10


In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3. Multiple-position dock allows four different use modes. Comes with free activation code for Microsoft Office

Short battery life. Top-heavy design

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a detachable Windows tablet that offers a mix of new and exciting features, and while it's not perfect, it's worth a look for its flexibility.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (

Acer Switch 10


Acer says its Switch 10 hybrid is especially flexible and built to work in four distinct modes. That may be a somewhat generous description, but it's similar to what other detachable or Yoga-style hybrids can do. There's the traditional clamshell mode,...

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: Michelle Mastin (

Acer Switch 10 review: Right idea, wrong execution


Acer's Switch 10 convertible truly has a split personality. Its button-free release mechanism is a great idea, but the rest of the device doesn't match up as well.

Easy-to-detach display ; Keyboard faces back of display in tablet mode; faces up in presentation mode

Lots of bezel surrounding the display ; Stiff keyboard keys ; Mediocre battery life

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a novel take on the 2-in-1 notebook/tablet hybrid, but both the tablet and the keyboard halves of the equation are mediocre, and the tablet's battery life is too short.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Wired (

Two Cool


I don't know if anybody is actually buying these things, but Little Windows Tablets are proving themselves to be quite the capable category of on-the-go productivity devices. Available for just a few hundred bucks, they're rapidly becoming the netbooks...

Solid price point and feature set on a capable Windows tablet. Keyboard attachment and release system is best-in-class. Great portability

Would like to see a higher-resolution display. No rear-facing camera included; selfies only. With weight predominantly in the slate, design becomes top-heavy and prone to tipping over backwards when working in “laptop” mode

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review


The Acer Aspire Switch 10 offers impressive versatility and portability with a lovely display, at a wallet-friendly price point.

Lightweight, versatile design; Sharp, bright display; Affordable; Good performance for the money

Mediocre battery life; Below average audio

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 offers impressive versatility and portability with a lovely display, at a wallet-friendly price point.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review


Acer has a mixed history in the hybrid PC market. The company's early attempts, like the Aspire R7 convertible and the Iconia W700, offered quick processors and attractive displays at affordable prices. More recent entries like the TravelMate X313,...

Solid construction ; Sturdy docking hinge ; Light and slim ; Long battery life ; Microsoft Office 2013 included ; Runs cool and silent ; Good value

Small keyboard ; Lackluster display ; Poor 3D performance

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

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Swanner (

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: 2-in-1 utility with a tablet price tag


The 2-in-1 isn't a new platform, but it is a questionable one. Do you need a computer that snaps off into a tablet? The genre has its use cases, and Acer hopes to make a strong entry into the forum with their Aspire 10, a tablet-cum-computer offering...

With the Switch 10, you have a series of choices to make. If you want a tablet/keyboard combo that go together naturally, here you go. The Switch 10 basically amounts to a netbook that can have its screen slipped off and used as a tablet. If you want...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Acer Aspire Switch 10: Versatile Windows hybrid (review)


Summary: Windows 8 supports several form factors and this hybrid from Acer can morph into most of them.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: YugaTech (

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review


To conclude, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is an embodiment of what a new netbook should be. It has a great build, portable design, affordable price tag, and capable of multiple modes – a feature that is mostly found on more expensive laptops.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: Yes


Panel Type:IPS


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No


Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):5
Height (tablet mode):8.9
Weight (tablet mode):21
Width (tablet mode):10