Acer Aspire Switch 11 V SW5-173
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire Switch 11 V SW5-173
Source: PC Mag
Though some aspects of the Acer Aspire Switch 11 V's physical design could stand to be improved, its performance and high-quality display are highlights. Across the board, it's faster than the similarly priced or less expensive competition, and is an upgrade on the already-good Acer Switch 11. While the many of the physical characteristics remain the same, the Switch 11 V performs better and adds dual-band Wi-Fi for $50 less.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer's Aspire Switch 11 V is no runway model, but devices in its budget category rarely are. It's function over form here and the 11 V is as functional as they come. Yes, its battery is terrible, but its easy convertibility and rock-solid inputs more than make up for it. If you don't have a lot to spend (and you don't mind your devices a little homely), then the Aspire Switch 11 V is a 2-in-1 worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
While there are plenty of detachable 2-in-1 hybrids on the market, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 V ($500) is a compelling option for shoppers on a budget. Its strong magnetic hinge makes it easy to switch between tablet and desktop modes, and its Intel Core M processor has enough oomph for everyday use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Expert Reviews
I can't help but feel slightly let down by the Aspire Switch 11 V. On the face of it, it's a fantastic-value 2-in-1 with oodles of storage, a great keyboard dock and decent performance. However, things fall apart in the energy efficiency stakes, which is where a light 2-in-1 should shine. Under five hours of battery life is unacceptable, as are the roasting temperatures on the rear of the tablet. It's frustratingly close to greatness, but it just falls short.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech Advisor
At first glance, a 2-in-1 seems smart except evidence suggests few people want or need Windows tablets. Acer has also failed to address critisicms of last year's Switch 11 in this new model. This leaves us an underpowered, ill-balanced and clunky little laptop with mediocre battery life and a nice screen. A better Windows laptop is the £650 ZenBook UX305. But if you need a tablet, buy an iPad Air 2 for £399.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Acer Aspire Switch 11 V has decent screen, good keyboard and is tough enough for everyday duties. Plus, you get the whole Windows 10 benefit as well. There are some issues, however. The weight of the device will be a problem if you want to carry the Acer Switch around with you for prolonged periods. In addition, it offers a relatively short battery life when viewing media and other performance hitting tasks. Then we come to the Acer Switch's overall cost.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Ultrabook Review
The Acer Aspire Switch 11 V is the most affordable Core M hybrid of the moment, with an announced MSRP of roughly $500. The device itself checks most of the right boxes, although some corners were cut here and there, and is a good option for those of you looking after a fanless 2-in-1 with a bit more oomph under the hood. The excellent price comes as a bonus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
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 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5Y10c: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
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.
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.
71.43%: 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.