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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
alaScore 95

62 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 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 Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the price and design are on the whole positive. The portability and screen also get good comments. There are mixed comments on the size and usability. There are some negative comments about the battery.

screen, portability, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 62 reviews)

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 review


A budget laptop-tablet hybrid

Solid battery life ; Vibrant screen ; Nicely priced

Cheap build quality ; Unimpressive benchmark scores ; Acer bloatware

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a reasonable tablet for the money, but the overall experience isn't anywhere near as good as the top tablets from the likes of Apple, Samsung or Sony. It doesn't feel as good to hold, and can be quite slow when running full...

Product Specifications


Convertible:No / Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
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 / WIN8.1 W. BING / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


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


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