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Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX

Specifications

Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX
Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX (Aspire Switch Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z3745 1.33 GHz
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 58%, features: 60%, display: 75% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 62%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX

Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Hot Hardware English
With that in mind, we think the Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 convertible is about right for its price point and intended use. A rear camera would make the Switch 10 more useful as a tablet. Given that the Switch 10 is meant to be a go-anywhere, do-anything system, the lack of the rear camera stands out. But there is a lot to recommend the system. We like being able to split the device and ditch the keyboard in seconds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2014
60% A budget laptop-tablet hybrid
Source: Techradar English
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 x86 software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 100% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 40%
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Acer has tried to further jazz-up the Switch 10's entertainment cred with front-firing stereo speakers – under the display – but it hasn't entirely worked. Any kind of stereo is welcome, but the sound quality is more-or-less the norm for a tablet: zero bass, and fairly boxy sound. For games and movies, you'll want headphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: Affordable Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is very affordable, it's another hybrid which is neither great at being a laptop nor a tablet. It's both bulky and fiddly. We like the IPS screen and the multi-mode ability thanks to the magnetic hinge (minus the top heaviness). However, the keyboard and trackpad are lacklustre and there really nothing to get excited about in terms of specs and performance. We're yet to be convinced by a hybrid.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Techhive.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
85% Solides Windows Tablet mit Tastatur-Dock
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
60% Acer Aspire Switch 10 : un joli convertible très abordable à l'endurance un peu juste
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 – попадание в десятку?
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive appearance; quite compact size; high-quality assembled; decent performance; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2014
Обзор Планшета Acer Aspire Switch 10: Недорогой Алюминиевый Трансформер
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Reasonable price; great features; light weight; high-quality assembly; good performance. Negative: Small storage space.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2014

Comment

Model:

The Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX is a model of Acer's Aspire Switch series which aims to attract users looking for a modern tablet notebook hybrid. The device is powered by an Intel Atom Z3745, one of few Atom processors which support 64 bit. It is slower than laptop processors, but does decently well as a tablet processor. The device is also equipped with an Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) graphics card to provide some graphical rendering capabilities. However, don't expect too much out of it.

The 10.1 inch display has a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, which might feel a little lacking as other 10 inch displays have better resolutions than this. However, this helps to increase battery life for a prolonged usage. For casual usage, the screen is fine. It only shows weakness when reading small text. The small screen also makes the device light to carry around. The tablet alone only weighs 1.1 kg.

All in all, the Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX is a more like a netbook made for users who don't require much in terms of processing power and prioritize mobility over functionality. However, with the abundant choices of similar devices, it's hard to say where the Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX stands.

Series: The Acer Aspire Switch Series is a series of portable and hybrid laptops. The design of the laptop models is stylish thanks to their attractive looking aluminium lids. The hinge of the Windows systems allows users to flip, rotate and even detach the screen from the keyboard in a snap. Each model in the Switch Series has different processors ranging from 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3745 up to Intel Core i5-6200U processors. There are also different options for the graphic card ranging from Intel HD Graphics up to Intel HD Graphics 5300.

In terms of storage, Acer offers two different options; 32 GB and 64 GB. There are 10.1-inch and 12-inch models. The displays are Full HD, IPS and they provide good contrast and colors from all viewing angles. In addition, they are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for additional damage and scratch resistance. The tablet part of the laptop has a USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port and a headset jack, while the keyboard dock has an additional USB 2.0 port. The weight of the laptop starts from 1.05 kg up to 1.6 kg depending on the model the user selects.

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":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-07- 9 (Update: 2014-07- 9)