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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 831 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. Comments about the screen and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good views. The energy efficiency and reliability get negative comments, and comments are divided on the battery.

usability, performance, price, portability, screen

reliability, energy

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 93/100 = 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 24 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the keyboard and size. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably.

usability, performance, design, size, keyboard

79% 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 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel 1.33 GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Windows 8.1)

Feb, 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated. 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 2-in-1 Detachable, 10.1-Inch, Touchscreen (Intel Atom, 2GB, 64GB SSD, Silver)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the keyboard. The price is also appreciated.

screen, price, keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 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: 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: 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

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
Panel Type:IPS

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:2 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):10.6 / 17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual / Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2.2
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
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:17

Weight & Dimensions

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