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Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

Specifications

Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013 (Aspire Switch Series)
Memory
1971 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, 10 touch points, AU Optronics AUO15D4, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, Hynix HBG4e, 15 GB free
Soundcard
Intel SST Audio Device
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headset, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Kionix KXCJ9
Networking
Realtek RTL8723BS (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.9 x 262 x 180 ( = 0.9 x 10.31 x 7.09 in)
Battery
30 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Windows 8.1 (32 Bit) + Bing
Camera
Webcam: 2 x 2.0 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chicklet, Keyboard Light: no
Weight
1.189 kg ( = 41.94 oz / 2.62 pounds), Power Supply: 76 g ( = 2.68 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 64.4% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 49%, features: 60%, display: 54% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 66%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013

78% Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013 Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
2-in-1 entry point. Acer have had a good run with their 10-inch Switch series. Good value was always at the heart of the offering so it's difficult to see how the new Switch 10E fits in to the pricing and value equation. We take a deep and detailed look in the full Acer Aspire Switch 10E review below.
64% Aspire Switch 10 E Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10E tries to lower the barrier of entry for anyone desiring the taste of a 2-in1 tablet-laptop hybrid significantly. At Rs.30,000, it offers a 10-inch netbook with a detachable screen with enhanced touch input. While the device’s screen and bottom panel are encased in a textured blue plastic case that feels nice to touch and hold, the device itself seems bulky and thick – negating the effect created by its brightly coloured shell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 64%
70% Acer Aspire Switch 10
Source: Computer Shopper English
You need to keep the targeting of the Switch 10 Special Edition in mind when looking at its benchmark numbers. This hybrid, from its design to its price point, is designed to be an entry-level product for budget-conscious consumers. And from that perspective, the Switch 10 performs well enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% A competent, low-cost Windows hybrid
Source: PC Pro English
With such a low price point, the Acer Switch 10 E is a bit of a bargain. While not the most powerful device around, it’s still perfectly capable for those who want to do little more than edit a document or two, or browse the web while on the move. Battery life is decent and there’s nothing objectionable about the hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review
Source: Stuff TV English
While it might not be the fastest or flashiest hybrid out there, it's a well-priced machine with enough oomph to handle most everyday tasks. For anyone in the market for a cheap Windows device, this will just about do the job. But if you’ve got an extra bit of cash available, the £350 Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi offers more power and fewer compromises.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E presents consumers with a commendable value proposition. For $349, you're getting a highly usable detachable device which works great as a mini-notebook, a tablet, or in its in-between tent and display modes. Also notable are its outstanding keyboard and touch pad plus a 500GB storage drive in the keyboard base. We measured class-topping battery life with enough stamina for a full workday's use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Switch 10 E
Source: CNet English
A small hybrid with extra storage. Little about the Acer Switch 10 E jumps out at first. The screen is overly glossy and the top-heavy body tends to tip over backward if you're not being careful. Performance is decent, but not what you'd need for an all day, every day mission-critical computer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review: A solid choice for those who need maximum portability
Source: PC World English
I like the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E. Yes, it's the least powerful machine in our round-up, but it also fills a very specific, very portable niche. That's more than I can say of the Acer Aspire E-15, for instance—a relatively powerful machine that unfortunately does nothing to distinguish itself from Toshiba's more powerful C55-C. The Switch 10 stands out, and there are plenty of valid reasons why you might choose to carry one. Would I use it as my default machine? Probably not. It's a bit too small and slow for it to be someone's primary device, I think. But it would be great as a situational supplement to a better-equipped computer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
Source: Digital Trends English
The Acer Switch 10 we reviewed in June of 2014 had a lot going for it. It had similar specs to this model, except the 2014 version had the Intel Atom chip with higher memory bandwidth and a slightly higher Turbo Boost clock, plus a slightly higher resolution display. It was still slow, but it was otherwise a decent budget PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
Source: Laptop Mag English
Despite its off-putting design, the $349 Acer Aspire Switch 10 E has several positive qualities that shouldn't be overlooked. For starters, there's the nearly 8.5 hours of battery life that will get you through a full workday or school day. The hybrid is also highly versatile, transforming among four modes with a quick snap and a twist.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
49% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Review
Source: Netbookreviews.net English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a solid budget device, but like any budget machine there are concessions. The most notable of which comes from the device’s lackluster performance. The Atom processor and slow HDD shouldn’t be too big a problem for people looking to complete simple computing tasks, but try for anything more and you’re going to notice to the laptop’s shortcomings. We would have loved to have seen a higher resolution screen, but the durable gorilla glass finish and solid color contrast proved to be a nice touch. The quality keyboard and touchpad were a pleasure to use and NBR still loves the latchless hinge design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 49%
50% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review
Source: Techradar English
When it comes down to it, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E doesn't offer performance or enough features to make it a worthwhile. Its low-brow hardware, an Intel Atom processor and barely HD display don't measure up against its competitors. Beyond that, the battery, which is supposed to last for 12 hours, is beaten in benchmarks by the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi , and it takes forever to recharge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
Source: Digital Versus English
The Aspire Switch 10 E is just like any 10" convertible laptop: great for consuming content and doing word processing, not great for creating content and playing games. It doesn't rival the Transformer Book T100 Chi in terms of build and portability, but it does have better value-for-money, and that you can't underestimate.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 20% display: 60% mobility: 80%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a good hybrid all-rounder, and its lacklustre performance is reflected in the budget pricing. We’ll need a full review model before we can cast our final verdict, but it seems like Acer has nailed its target market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2015
80% Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review – an affordable 10-inch 2-in-1
Source: TLBHD English
The Aspire Switch 10 E is one of the most inexpensive 10-inch 2-in-1s available right now. It offers the full Windows experience in a sturdy and colorful body, a nice IPS touchscreen, a fairly good keyboard and a big battery, all for $270 at launch and probably a lot less down the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (2015) hands-on review: Windows laptop and tablet comes with budget price but not much has changed
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E for 2015 looks like a possibly good choice for those after a Windows 2-in-1 laptop and tablet without breaking the bank. However, it's a shame that not much has been changed from the original.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
Along with all ports - bar the USB 3.0, which is on the keyboard dock - the tablet carries the 30Wh battery, delivering a suggested 12-hours of life per charge. For a small product that's exceptional - but we'll need to get a review device to text just how true that is. It might be budget and have quirky looks, but as 2-in-1s go, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E looks to be a respectable addition to the Switch family from what we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Hands on: Acer Switch 10 E review
Source: Techradar English
Don't allow the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E's low price tag to convince you to buy this machine. It looks good, it feels good, and it even appears to be well-constructed. Unfortunately, it will underperform and you'll wish you'd spent a few extra bucks on something with more power and speed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is set to go on sale in the UK from around May, with prices starting from £280. It certainly has potential to capture the budget end of the hybrid market, as even if it won't set the world alight in terms of performance it works brilliantly in both tablet and laptop modes. We'll be taking a more in-depth look a little closer to launch, so be sure to check back for our final verdict.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015

Foreign Reviews

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2015
65% Hey, Gutscheine!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 6.%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good performance; good quality materials; fine screen; reasonable price. Negative: Weak set of connectors.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2015
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E – Жизнь В Режиме Трансформации
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Highly competitive price; decent hardware; good screen quality; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2015
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, a színes kis kétarcú
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; comfortable keyboard; high-brightness IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2015
Acer Switch 10 E teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Youthful, colorful design; decent performance. Negative: Long charge time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2015
说变就变!宏碁Switch 10 E二合一本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2015
便携多模式拆分体验!宏碁Switch 10E图解
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015

Comment

Model: The Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013 is a 2 in 1 Windows 8 laptop and tablet that comes with a myriad of features. Firstly, there is the stunning 10.1 inch touchscreen that displays at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and is protected by the Gorilla Glass. The Acer Snap Hinge 2 makes switching between operation modes a breeze and enables the tablet to be used as a laptop. The Intel Atom quad core processor gives sufficient power while not compromising on battery life while on the go. The Aspire Switch comes with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and a choice of 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory.

An additional 500 GB hard drive is available in the keyboard dock, which also has a trackpad. As this tablet is not a gaming machine, the integrated Intel HD Graphics and can handle the graphic processing needs of regular tablet use. This ultra-portable tablet weighs in at 630 g and 1.2 kg with the keyboard dock plugged in. On the sides of the device are a micro HDMI port, a micro USB port and an audio port. With the 2 cell Lithium Polymer rated at 8060 mAh, a runtime of up to 12 hours is possible. Finally, this device comes in several colors, which are white, grey, blue, red and pink. As a verdict, the Acer Aspire Switch is an inexpensive 2 in 1 device.

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).
Z3735F: 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.
1.189 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.


64.4%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05- 3 (Update: 2015-05- 3)