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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 795 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The portability and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and reliability, while views are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and durability. The price and screen are also appreciated. Many are critical about the usability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (SW3-013-11N8)

 

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a detachable-hybrid tablet that offers versatility, ample storage, and more than 13 hours of battery life at a very affordable price.

More than 13 hours of battery life in testing. Bright In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen with wide viewing angles. Included keyboard also adds hard drive storage. Solid connectivity. Dual-band Wi-Fi.

Top-heavy design. No USB 3.0 ports. Micro-HDMI port requires adapter. 32-bit OS. Some bloatware.

Conclusion With its long-lasting battery power, more storage than its rivals, and the extra versatility you get with a keyboard dock, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E a winning entry-level tablet. We gave the Asus Transformer Book T100TA a slightly higher...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10

 

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.

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.

Conclusion With the Aspire Switch 10, Acer has introduced a fine detachable tablet, making it a safe purchase for anyone in the market for a portable Windows tablet without giving up the productive capability of a clamshell design. The Asus Transformer...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

A unique hybrid with less hassle

 

The magnetic connection on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 makes it easier to use than other hybrids.

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 (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 : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10

 

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...

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.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 offers impressive versatility and portability with a lovely display, at a wallet-friendly price point.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special

 

Acer has a new Switch laptop in its catalog, and it features an extra durable display thanks to the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The machine is a hybrid — the display pops free of the hinged keyboard for extra portability whenever you'd like....

Oct, 2015

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 : 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

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