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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-12VU

Specifications

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-12VUNotebook: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-12VU (Aspire Switch Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3745D
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 1029 MB
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.05kg
Price: 399 euro
Average Score: 75.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 52%, features: 47%, display: 82% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-12VU

78% Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-12VU Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Late Switch? Acer has recently replaced its Clovertrail-generation W510 2-in-1 with the new Acer Aspire Switch 10, a Baytrail-T based Windows 8 PC with similar dockable tablet design. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 will compete directly with what is probably the most successful 2-in-1 yet - the Asus Transformer Book T100. Have Acer done enough to attract people away from the Transformer T100?
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Liliputing English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a portable computer than you can use as a notebook or a tablet. It offers decent performance in a compact package, and it’d be easy to recommend… if the Asus Transformer Book T100 didn’t do all of those things as well, while offering longer battery life. Still, there are a few reasons to consider the Acer 2-in-1 tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
70% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the latest hybrid device to successfully blur the line between laptops and tablets. For $429, you get a device that can switch from laptop to tablet to presentation device with a flip of the display. Overall, we prefer the $399 ASUS Transformer Book T100, which offers longer battery life, and the $499 Dell Venue 11 Pro, which has a larger, 1080p screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Acer Switch 10 is a reasonable alternative to the Asus Transformer Book T100, but because the two are so similar in price and specification, we’d buy the T100 simply because it has a slight performance edge and a better keyboard. It's a very close run thing, though, and if you're in the market for an adaptable netbook/tablet hybrid, the Switch 10 will serve you well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Computer Shopper English
If battery life is the Asus' big advantage, the bonus of versatile stand and tent modes is the Acer's. Add a slimmer, more stylish feel and, at least to our taste, a narrowly preferable screen and keyboard, and you've got one likeable detachable—a compact laptop/tablet solution that's an easy Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Digital Trends English
In a recent criticism of hybrid PCs, we pointed out several factors that are holding them back, including a lack of ideal display size, so-so performance, and Windows itself. Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 does not address any of these problems and, as a result, it’s a bit flawed from the start. Yet, Acer has done whatever possible to make the best of the situation, and the result is a surprisingly likeable product.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
It's hard not to like the Acer Aspire Switch 10: it's reasonably attractive and light, has the latest quad core Intel Atom CPU and a really well designed keyboard dock so you can use it like a netbook or in presentation and tent modes like a Yoga. Better yet, when you just want to use the tablet, you can detach the keyboard for less bulk and weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: 2-in-1 utility with a tablet price tag
Source: Slashgear English
The entire device is a touch bloated (even around the screen, where there is just too much wasted space), but for $350, you get quite a bit. As a tablet, it’s an adequate performer. As a computer, it’s a more netbook than anything else. We like it for those on a budget, and on the go.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2014
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10: Versatile Windows hybrid (review)
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a solid Windows 8.1 hybrid consisting of a decent tablet and solid keyboard dock. The current generation Atom processor is a good performer and runs Windows well. The Switch 10 is a highly portable laptop that takes advantage of Windows 8.1. Both trackpad and touch screen operation work as expected in Windows.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Although the Acer Aspire Switch 10 doesn't offer any striking new innovations, it will hook its customers in from a price perspective. Because this device ticks enough boxes to see all out war between itself and the Asus T100. If you're after Windows 8.1 on a budget then the Switch 10 is one of the few viable options in our view.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2014
Convertible zum Tablet-Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2014
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Positive: fair price; good performance and workmanship; chic design; very good keyboard Negative: deficient body
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
Acer Aspire Switch 10, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Quite compact size; very comfortable keyboard; very sharp and bright display. Negative: No optical drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2014
Computex 2014. Гибридный планшет Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Lightweight; perfect viewing angles, high brightness and pleasant colors of the IPS display; decent performance. Negative: Only 1 full-sized USB-port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2014
Acer Switch 10 – страхотна, малка машинка!
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Slim and light; very good design; convenient docking keyboard; great vivid, saturated, bright colors and excellent viewing angle of the display; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2014

Comment

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).


Z3745D: SoC with an integrated quad-core Atom processor clocked up to 1.83 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a single channel DDR3L-RS-1333 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.


1.05 kg:

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 %

Acer reviews


75.89%: 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 10 SW3-013-12U1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-14HK
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.189 kg
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 0.656 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3775, 0.57 kg
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1A008A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 1.1 kg
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 0.582 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.05 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-17XE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.1 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-DK025H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3775, 1.07 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100TAM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3775, 0.61 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-DK047H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-17WL
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10-SW5-011-18MX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3740, 1.1 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100TA 64Gb Keyboard Dock
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3740, 1.1 kg
Lenovo Miix 2 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3740D, 1.06 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-DK007H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3740, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo Flex 3 11 inch
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-B-102
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Medion Akoya P2213T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 0.89 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click Mini L9W-B-102
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 8.9", 0.47 kg
HP Stream 11-p085ng x360
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.55 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111-1991
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 11.6", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-B-101
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
HP Stream 11 X360
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.55 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111-187P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 11.6", 1.46 kg
HP Pavilion 11-n071eg x360
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1302
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 6 (Update: 2014-05- 6)