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Acer Aspire Switch 10

Specifications

Acer Aspire Switch 10
Acer Aspire Switch 10 (Aspire Switch Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z3740 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: 73.9% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 40%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 10

60% Review: Acer Switch 10
Source: PC Authority English
Most likely, it’s the 10.1in size that will determine whether this (or any similarly sized) machine makes your shortlist. A detachable, the tablet half holds almost all of the innards, including the battery. For the size it’s just right as a tablet, and feels good and light in the hand when freed of its keyboard, though the bezel takes up a great deal more space than average.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Acer Switch 10 review: Right idea, wrong execution
Source: PC World English
If a 2-in-1 with a detachable display is what you crave, I’d suggest taking a look at the Asus Transformer Book T100. It’s a little thicker, but it weighs about the same. More importantly, it has a better keyboard, and the 64GB model is street-priced the same as the 32GB model of the Acer Switch 10. The 64GB version of the Switch 10 reviewed here costs $80 more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Wired Magazine English
Many of my complaints are fairly minor, however. And they belie the simple fact that the Switch 10 is often a pleasure to use. On the whole, it’s a capable and very portable tablet, giving you the full Windows experience in a package that’s easy to toss into a bag or backpack. Keyboard gripes aside, I actually enjoyed spending time with the device, and frequently found myself using it as a standard slate, leaving the keyboard attachment behind.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 Hybrid Review
Source: Our IT Department English
If you are looking for a hybrid device on a budget then the Switch 10 should be given serious consideration. If you can forgive the poor quality trackpad and the low-resolution screen then there isn’t a hybrid on the market that can match the Switch 10 as a complete package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2014

Foreign Reviews

79% Acer Aspire Switch 10 (32 GB)
Source: e-media - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 79%
73% Acer Aspire Switch 10 (32 GB)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
82% Acer Aspire Switch 10 (64 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 20/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 (32 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 19/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
73% Acer Aspire Switch 10 (32 GB)
Source: PC Go - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Flexible multi-purpose format; perfect performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2014
60% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Switch 10 – wirtualny masochizm zamieniłam w fizyczną przyjemność
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
92% Recenzja Acera Aspire Switch 10
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Recognizable design; good screen; slim. Negative: Relatively low battery capacity; relatively low screen resolution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2014
90% Teszt: Acer Aspire Switch 10 – Több, mint gondolnád
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Recenze: Acer Switch 10 - levná kombinace tabletu a notebooku s magnetickým spojem a výborným displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Super IPS display; touchpad with quick reactions; lightweight. Negative: Contrast of the display; relatively short battery runtime.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Ревю на Acer Aspire Switch 10 – в търсене на перфектния Windows 8.1 хибрид
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Sturdy hinges and rugged construction; good graphics performance; large capacity hard drive. Negative: Low sRGB color space; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2014
Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review เป็นได้ทั้งโน้ตบุ๊คและแท็บเล็ตในเครื่องเดียว
Source: Notebookspec.com TH→EN
Positive: Good assembly quality; durable and realistic color screen; decent performance; good price. Negative: Relatively short battery runtimes.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2014

Comment

Model:

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 beautifully integrates 2-in-1 versatility of a laptop that has the ability to transform into tablet form. The aluminum case is thin (8.9 mm), yet durable and strong. The finish with grey brush strokes oozes class and elegance. The laptop uses a custom designed hinge called Acer Snap Hinge which allows the upper panel to flip, rotate or detach easily. Even the docking connector uses magnetism to allow smooth attachment.

The Windows 8.1 Pro laptop comes with an Intel Atom quad-core processor clocked at 1.33 GHz, 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics and a 64 GB SSD which ensures fast booting speed. Its 10.1 inch Active Matrix TFT LCD uses IPS technology. Users will definitely appreciate the beautiful colors and contrast. Other features on the laptop include Bluetooth 4.0, card reader and HDMI out port.

The detachable keyboard and touchpad will definitely increase productivity especially during prolonged typing. The lithium polymer battery with a capacity 5700 mAh is sufficient for everyday tasks.

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).


Z3740: 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.


73.9%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Medion Akoya E1235T-MD99776
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
Medion Akoya S1219T-MD99348
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013-100N
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.15 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.174 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW5-012-11E6
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
HP Pavilion x2 10-n011nl
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3736F, 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition SW5-015-16Y3
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
HP Pavilion x2 10-n000N
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3736F, 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013-11N8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
HP Pavilion x2 10-n054sa
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3736F, 1.2 kg
Acer Switch 10 SW5-015
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
HP Pavilion x2 10-n001nf
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3736F, 1.2 kg
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
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
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-07- 9 (Update: 2014-07- 9)