Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX (Aspire Switch Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3745
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX
Source: Hot Hardware
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
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%
Source: Stuff TV
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: Techhive.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
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
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
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.
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.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
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.