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Acer Aspire Switch SW5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch SW5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. The storage and screen get mixed comments. Many are negative 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch SW5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-11JE 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (64GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10.1 Touchscreen Laptop Windows 8.1 SW5-011-18R3 (Certified Refurbished)

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Love it so far (5 months)


There is a weirdness with the battery change. There is a setting on the wifi adapter that tells it stay awake and look for updates. Apparently, that feature was created for ACTUAL tablets that can do that in the hardware. This tablet does not have that... 8.1...quick response...good wi fi connectivity...crisp/clear screen...comes with full Office, not the Office 365 stuff ; Looked at this for my daughter in college, then went and got myself one instead. She has one now too and...

I got a dead spot on my screen. Very tiny..took me like three weeks to even notice it. Smaller than the periods in this text box

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Just What she wanted


Easy to use for the whole Family (3 year old 9 year old and mom/dad)



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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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So far so good


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

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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...

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