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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. The size and performance get mixed views. Some have doubts about the sound and image quality.

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image quality, sound

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 96/100 = 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 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The keyboard and battery also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Apr, 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: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 ( 64 GB)

 

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
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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: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

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 (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: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

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

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Sturdy magnetic hinge permits switch between laptop, tablet, stand, and tent modes, Above-average IPS screen, Affordable price includes Microsoft Office

Downsized keyboard takes a little getting used to, No USB 3.0

So while we like the Switch 10 better than the T100, we find ourselves hoping to see it on sale—not necessarily a huge sale, just $30 or $40 off. Small dollar amounts mean big percentages in this price range, and would help people discover Acer's small...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible:No / Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD / WUXGA / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:WIN8 W. BING / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:Z3735F ATOM / Z3745 ATOM
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