Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-17WL


Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-17WLNotebook: Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-17WL (Aspire Switch Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3745
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: - %, features: 62%, display: 70% mobility: 51%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-17WL

80% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: PC Mag English
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 Book T100TA remains our top pick given its lower price, longer battery life, and slightly more impressive feature set, but the Acer Aspire Switch 10 comes in a close second.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

70% Vom Laptop zum Tablet
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 59% features: 62% display: 70% mobility: 51%
70% Review Acer Aspire Switch 10 - Windows-tablet met toetsenbord
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Acer Switch 10: Le Tablet PC se démocratise
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Тест транфсормера Acer Aspire Switch 10: очередной этап эволюции
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Metal aluminum case; good and loud sound; decent battery life; decent performance. Negative: Only 1 USB port; relatively low resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2014
Как взять Windows с собой. Обзор планшета Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Quite stylish design; impressive display; good speakers position; decent performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014



The Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-17WL is aiming at those looking for a more affordable tablet laptop hybrid. Thus a few corners needed to be cut to reduce the price. Its 10.1 inch display only comes with a 1366 x 768 resolution, while not as sharp as a lot of other devices, the IPS display gives good viewing angles and sharp colors.

It's powered by an Intel Atom Z3745 that can run up to 1.86 GHz on turbo. These chips are usually found on cheaper netbooks due to less heat production and low power consumption, which increases the battery life; but all of these are to the expense of performance so don't expect to do anything more than web browsing and typing documents.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics has less power than the ones used in standard laptops. So, only very undemanding games can be played. As it only features 2 GB of RAM, multitasking will bring performance down. The 64 GB eMMC flash memory is slower than regular SSDs, but the performance is good enough for simple tasks. Memory is expandable with a microSD card.

With the dock, the Acer weighs in at 1.1 kg, making it easy enough to carry given the size. The battery life is good for 6-8 hours of mixed use. So it is suitable for on-the-move. This device is only apt for you if you're looking for a web browsing device.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z3745: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews

76.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
» Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055
Atom Z3735F, 0.656 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 WT10-A-106
Atom Z3735F, 0.55 kg
» Lenovo Miix 3 10
Atom Z3735F, 0.582 kg
» Medion Lifetab S10345-MD99042
Atom Z3735F, 0.58 kg
» HP Pro Tablet 610 G1
Atom Z3795, 0.652 kg
» Medion Lifetab S10346-MD98992
Atom Z3735F, 0.58 kg
» Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
Atom Z3735F, 0.681 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 2-1051F
Atom Z3745, 0.934 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
Atom Z3745, 0.619 kg
» Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
Atom Z3735F, 1.05 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T100TAM
Atom Z3775, 0.61 kg
» Medion Akoya E1232T-MD99410
Celeron N2807, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 10.1 inch
Atom Z3735G, 0.63 kg
» Acer Aspire Switch 10
Atom Z3740, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
Atom Z3770, 0.66 kg
» Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Atom Z3745, 0.55 kg
» Schenker Element 3G
Atom Z3740D, 0.594 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Atom Z3795, 0.576 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-07-20 (Update: 2014-07-20)