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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 904 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012). 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. People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The keyboard and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, usability, keyboard, size, portability

touchpad

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

performance, usability, price, portability, size

reliability, energy

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-16AA Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-16AA Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and durability. The price and screen also get good views, whereas there are some less positive comments about the usability.

keyboard, screen, price, durability, battery

usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10, SW5-012-19RC, Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-core, 1.33 GHz, 10.1" WXGA (1280 x 800), 2 GB, 32 GB SSD - Free Windows 10 UpgradeAcer Aspire Switch 10, SW5-012-19RC, Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-core, 1.33 GHz, 10.1" WXGA (1280 x 800), 2 GB, 32 GB SSD - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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: Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special

 

Acer has a new Switch laptop in its catalog, and it features an extra durable display thanks to the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The machine is a hybrid — the display pops free of the hinged keyboard for extra portability whenever you'd like....

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

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: (cnet.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (wired.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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: Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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: Don Reisinger (computershopper.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition Review and Ratings

 

This revision of Acer's 2-in-1 detachable has a rugged feel and flexible design, but a tetchy touch screen sets it a step behind other budget hybrids.

Nice-looking IPS display for a budget 2-in-1 ; Highly portable ; Solid, easy-to-use snap hinge ; Gorilla Glass on both screen and tablet back/lid

Bezel is large, due to detachable nature of tablet ; Touch-screen response was ornery in our testing ; Just 2GB of RAM, and last-gen Atom CPU ; A bit top-heavy in laptop mode

You need to keep the targeting of the Switch 10 Special Edition in mind when looking at its benchmark numbers.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS / TFT

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:1 / 16 / 2 / 4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):10.6 / 12.8 / 17.1 / 25.6 / 5.3
Memory channels supported by processor:1 / Dual / Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Broadwell / Cherry Trail
Processor Series:Intel Atom x5 series / Intel Atom Z3700 series / Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2 / 2.2 / 3.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2 / 4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80270 / 80274 / 85234 / 87383 / Z3735F
Processor package size:17 / 30

Security

Password protection: Yes

Storage

Flash drive interface:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):4.61 / 5 / 6.97
Height (tablet mode):0.35 / 8.9
Weight (tablet mode):20.6 / 21
Width (tablet mode):10 / 10.3