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Acer Aspire Switch SW5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the apps and storage. The size and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

portability, price, size, storage, apps

screen, usability, reliability

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 39 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:

not a good camera


IT'S NOT BAD FOR A OK TABLET BUT HAS A LOT OF THINGS WRONG THAT NEED TO BE CORRECTED IN THE PROGRAMING.This product is... responsive touch screen, Variety of apps available, A nice compact size, Great screen size, Comfortable to holdAbout me... Basic...



Consumer review by:

great all in one


Great only down side might be no good apps and the battery life.

Consumer review by:

great little tablet


My partner and I take this tablet with us when we go on listing presentations for real estate. We have all our information that we will need and video presentation for the prospect to see. Nice unit, no complaints.This product is... responsive touch...

Convertible and easy to take with you

Consumer review by:

Best of both worlds


I was looking for a tablet with features of a laptop. This is it. Lightweight, screen detaches with ease to make it a tablet. Has Windows 8 and Microsoft Home and Student, and a full keyboard that makes this a very versatile product.This product is......

Very fast, many apps already set up, good value

battery life could be a bit longer, novice needs tutorials

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