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Acer Aspire Switch SW5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch SW5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the storage and screen. There are some negative views about the speed and features.

portability, usability, price, size, battery

reliability, features, speed

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Acer Aspire Switch SW5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 122 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

oh my gosh gollee


Its portable, and the 2 in 1 ability is neat

It falls over if you open it too much, it is horribly slow, there are constant pop ups, it is nearly impossible to use efficiently. I had to use a different computer in order to type this review, because it wouldn't work. It takes forever to load...

Consumer review by:

Acer SW5-011-11JE


Good device, especially or travelers.

Light weight & slim. I like the way the keyboard can be attached to the tablet for different configurations

Sometimes the tablet gets confused with the cursor / touchpad interface when keyboard is attached. Also, sometimes the pointer freezes for about 5 seconds. Just a couple of minor annoyances, that's all

Consumer review by:

Model#: SW5-011-18R3


I got a powered USB hub so I can connect DVD drive, Mouse and external drives and find that I'm able to do most things just like a full laptop which means this tablet goes way beyond my expectations. I would recommend this to all on a budget.

Good price, very responsive, has a keyboard, full win 8 pro 8.1 operating system and Office 2013 home & office with activation key, quad core processor 1.33-1.8 GHz. Also has micro USB, HDMI, micro SD slot, and USB 2.0 on the keyboard

Larger drive and more memory would help a lot. But I knew that going in, but if I can find a way to upgrade drive, & memory I will do it


Consumer review by:

Works Great!!!


Fast small and reliable not a overly amazing tablet but it gets the job done was shipped really fast

fingerprints get left on the screen very easily but thats me nitpicking

Consumer review by:

Easy to Use 2-1


Easy setup for user up and running ; Had everything my wife end for school (college) and her work in Early Childhood Development

We did not use acer cloud since we have Onedrive & Asus Webstorage

Consumer review by:

Best bang for the buck


Initial thoughts: I have to say this little 2in1 has surpassed my expectations. I've never owned a laptop before. I'm into computer gaming and video editing, so a desktop has always been my go to device. But I recently got into in-home sales, and I...

Pros: Small; lightweight; surprisingly fast at loading programs (because of SSD); magnetic snap function works well, screen looks good for not being full HD; comes with office pre-installed. unbeatable price

cons: screen sometimes randomly changes brightness for no reason. Since most of the weight is in the screen, when it is in laptop mode, you cant tilt the screen back more than 3/4 of the way without it tipping over. power cord is only 4ft. Some people...

Consumer review by:

So far so good


I wanted a combo tablet/laptop, so far this has worked great.

Consumer review by:

Good tablet/laptop


This is a good laptop/tablet and functions as both. It does have some power issues once in awhile where it will not turn on for no apparent reason. I usually wait it out and it ends up turning on. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants a...

Consumer review by:

Good travel laptop


After many trips hauling a full-size laptop and sometimes two (for my wife and I), we decided to try some hybrid tablets and bought both the Asus Transformer Book and this Acer Aspire Switch. I've found the Switch to have a larger, easier-to-use...

Consumer review by:

Very nice tablet


This is for my son and it seems to be exactly what we want for him.

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:5-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


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


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