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Acer One 10 S1002-17HU Convertible Review

Oliver Moebel (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 03/27/2016

The subtle differences. At a first glance, Acer's One 10 and the Aspire Switch 10E that we tested quite a while ago seem to be very similar. A closer look, however, reveals several (mostly sensible) modifications - but changing to a newer processor architecture is not one of them.

For the original German review, see here.

When comparing the product data sheets, we could believe this is part of a clearance sale: Having virtually identical specs, the price of 250 Euros (~$279) for the new One 10 S1002 is considerably lower than that of the Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013, which was launched for 300 Euros (~$335) on the market in the middle of last year. However, after reading the test report written by our colleague Chippy, and then looking at the new edition more closely, some not insignificant differences become obvious.

Both devices are 10-inch entry-level convertibles based on Intel's somewhat outdated Bay Trail architecture. However, other manufacturers sometimes also still rely on this base for their low-cost 10-inch devices, for example, Lenovo with its IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY for around 300 Euros (~$335). A newer hardware basis at an affordable price exist, as Asus proves with its Transformer Book T100HA based on the newer Cherry Trail architecture also priced at 300 Euros (~$335). Toshiba's Satellite Click 10 is also based on the latter, but although it is more expensive at a street price of 400 Euros (~$447); it comes with an FHD panel among other things.

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Acer One 10 S1002-17HU (Aspire One 10 Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3-1333, single-channel, non-removable
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, yea, Chi Mei CMN0001, IPS, 10 mulit-touch points, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Bay Trail Host Bridge
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 13 GB free
Soundcard
Intel SST Audio Device
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combo mic/line-out, Card Reader: micro-SD/micro-SDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer
Networking
Realtek RTL8723BS (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 258 x 194 ( = 1.02 x 10.16 x 7.64 in)
Battery
31 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2 cell battery
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.195 kg ( = 42.15 oz / 2.63 pounds), Power Supply: 87 g ( = 3.07 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Acer One 10 S1002-17HU Tablet
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU Tablet

Unbelievable what effect a thin, single piece of metal can have! The casing of the Aspire made a cheap impression on the tester at the time, but the chassis of the One 10 now makes a high-quality impression. Although it is also largely made of hard plastic, it features a brushed aluminum application that almost covers the display's entire back. In conjunction with the charcoal black color of the rest of the casing, it conveys a completely different overall impression. Of course, this is only cosmetic decoration, but it absolutely fulfills its purpose. This upgrade does not affect the weight much: The total weight of 1195 grams (~2.6 lb), minus 650 grams (~1.3 lb) for the tablet part, adds up to only a few grams higher weight than that of the predecessor.

The device's build can be called high-quality. Narrow gaps, high pressure resistance, and absolute robustness (the display would rather break than warp) characterize the chassis. The docking mechanism locks securely, but it only allows an opening angle of approximately 120 degrees. However, this cannot be fully utilized because the convertible falls over shortly before reaching the maximum, even on flat surfaces. The tilting point will probably be reached earlier when used on the lap.

276 mm / 10.9 inch 188 mm / 7.4 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 1.1 kg2.36 lbs262 mm / 10.3 inch 180 mm / 7.09 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs258 mm / 10.2 inch 194 mm / 7.64 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 1.2 kg2.63 lbs258.8 mm / 10.2 inch 178 mm / 7.01 inch 21.55 mm / 0.848 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs257 mm / 10.1 inch 172 mm / 6.77 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 1.2 kg2.59 lbs

Connectivity

The interfaces in the One 10 correspond to those of the Switch. However, their positioning has changed slightly. The power button and volume control are no longer on the sides, but on the casing's upper edge. This is basically unimportant for handling. The same Wi-Fi module is also installed - it supports a maximum of 801.11n and Bluetooth 4.0, which make an outdated impression. The same must be noted about the lack of the USB 3.0 and NFC. Acer could have improved these points. For example, Asus' Transformer Book proves this can be done better.

Software, Accessories & Warranty

Windows 10 Home 32-bit operating system is installed. Furthermore, Office Mobile is preloaded. However, tablet and smartphone owners can download them for free. Word, PowerPoint and Excel optimized for touch allow reading and creating corresponding documents.

Physical accessories in the form of a small printed user's manual and the compulsory notes with service contacts and warranty are included.

By default, the warranty covers a 12-month period. Acer offers a warranty extension to three years for about 45 Euros (~$50). Warranty claims can be made worldwide in the first year. An International Warranty for the entire three years is available for 60 Euros (~$67).

As in the predecessor, both webcams in the One 10 (one front and one back) have a resolution of 2 MP and can be best described as useful. Virtually every smartphone delivers better image quality that is especially less grainy. It will, however, suffice for video telephony.

Input Devices & Handling

The keyboard dock has apparently been adopted without modifications from the predecessor. This also means that it is uniformly good. We refer to the review of the Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013 for more information.

Display

Display technology (IPS), size (10.1 inches) and resolution (1280x800 pixels) are the same, but Acer now relies on a panel by Chi Mei instead of the model by AU Optronics that was installed in the predecessor. This has both advantages and disadvantages.

Subpixe grid
Subpixe grid

The screen's good average brightness of approx. 340 cd/m² is almost unchanged. However, while the contrast ratio of 1218:1 is much better, the color accuracy has worsened. The DeltaE is now 9.53 compared with the previous 6.24 (a rate less than three would be desirable for making color differences imperceptible when images are compared with an ideal reference image).

Another drawback: Screen flickering becomes visible below a brightness of 10% due to pulse width modulation. However, it will hardly be necessary to dim the screen to that extent, which is due to its highly glossy surface structure. Also, a clear bluish tint is noticed in the state of delivery.

360
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN0001
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 360 cd/m² Average: 338.9 cd/m² Minimum: 81 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 293 cd/m²
Contrast: 1218:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.53 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 10.74 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
60% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 41% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.71
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
1280x800, IPS
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
1280x800, IPS
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
1280x800, IPS
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
1280x800, IPS
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
1920x1200, IPS
Screen
5%
5%
30%
0%
Brightness middle
341
337
-1%
234
-31%
480.2
41%
308
-10%
Brightness
339
327
-4%
227
-33%
455
34%
288
-15%
Brightness Distribution
90
86
-4%
93
3%
85
-6%
87
-3%
Black Level *
0.28
0.35
-25%
0.19
32%
0.324
-16%
0.43
-54%
Contrast
1218
963
-21%
1232
1%
1482
22%
716
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.53
6.24
35%
8.65
9%
3.45
64%
4.68
51%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15.9
14.35
10%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.74
5.74
47%
9.86
8%
2.67
75%
3.4
68%
Gamma
2.71 81%
2.26 97%
2.87 77%
2.34 94%
2.72 81%
CCT
10206 64%
7214 90%
9884 66%
6164 105%
6803 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41
43
5%
49
20%
47.28
15%
40
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
60
67
12%
77
28%
84.38
41%
64
7%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 50 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9270 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Distracting reflections on the highly glossy screen could also be an issue during indoor use. Maximum brightness is sometimes not enough for legibility when a sufficiently strong light source is situated above or behind the user. This is all the more true in the outdoors since the screen's maximum brightness of 293 cd/m² is much lower in battery mode.

Overall, the review sample's screen seems quite satisfactory - but once again, considerably better results are possible as the comparison with Asus' Transformer Book  proves.

Working outdoors is only decently possible when
Working outdoors is only decently possible when
the viewing angle is right.
the viewing angle is right.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Performance

As in the predecessor, an Atom Z3735F processor based on Intel's Bay Trail architecture is used inside the One 10. This seemed rather outdated at the launch of the Aspire Switch 10 because the succeeding Cherry Trail was at the starting line mid last year. However, the performance differences between the two platforms are very marginal. This is also seen in the benchmarks: The differences compared to, for example, Intel's Atom x5-Z8300 in Toshiba's Satellite Click 10 are virtually non-existent in most cases.

Bay Trail only presents measurable advantages in the gaming performance sector. Although it is relatively insignificant in practice: Casual games from the Windows Store also run smoothly on older systems based on Atom CPUs (as can be seen in the video from the review of the Aspire Switch 10E), while Cherry Trail is still far from rendering newer Windows games without lags.

We also noticed that the One 10 boots quickly, but occasionally responds quite slowly in the course of our test. Sometimes a few seconds pass from tapping a symbol to opening Explorer when the system is busy with something else and/or memory-driven applications are running. The system has not been designed for either excessive multitasking or is the working memory of 2 GB particularly generous. These lags tendencies cannot be due to the eMMC storage with a capacity of 32 GB since it is one of the fastest of its kind.

Finally, we have to note that the system is apparently not compatible with CPU-Z or GPU-Z. We tried different versions of the hardware analyzer. In the best case, they crashed right after initiation, but we were sometimes faced with Windows' blue screen. Therefore, we cannot provide the usual hardware screenshots at this point.

3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
1140 Points ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
1177 Points ∼2% +3%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
1905 Points ∼3% +67%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
1423 Points ∼2% +25%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
14774 Points ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
14870 Points ∼1% +1%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
18603 Points ∼2% +26%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
14914 Points ∼1% +1%
PCMark 7
Creativity (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
4989 Points ∼35%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
4544 Points ∼32% -9%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
4496 Points ∼31% -10%
Entertainment (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
1599 Points ∼15%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
1569 Points ∼15% -2%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
1718 Points ∼16% +7%
Score (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
2437 Points ∼27%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
2350 Points ∼26% -4%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
2814 Points ∼31% +15%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
2388 Points ∼26% -2%
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
Write 4k (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
23.99 MB/s ∼9%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
9.46 MB/s ∼4% -61%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
8.37 MB/s ∼3% -65%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
12.1 MB/s ∼5% -50%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
17.59 MB/s ∼7% -27%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
11.54 MB/s ∼4% -52%
Read 4k (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
18.75 MB/s ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
16.49 MB/s ∼0% -12%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
15.56 MB/s ∼0% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
14.73 MB/s ∼0% -21%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
14.98 MB/s ∼0% -20%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
13.25 MB/s ∼0% -29%
Write 512 (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
117.1 MB/s ∼3%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
66.45 MB/s ∼2% -43%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
46.4 MB/s ∼1% -60%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
53.36 MB/s ∼1% -54%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
71.64 MB/s ∼2% -39%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
30.47 MB/s ∼1% -74%
Read 512 (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
115.9 MB/s ∼5%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
150.6 MB/s ∼6% +30%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
83.91 MB/s ∼4% -28%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
109.3 MB/s ∼5% -6%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
127.8 MB/s ∼5% +10%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
97.35 MB/s ∼4% -16%
Write Seq (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
116.9 MB/s ∼3%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
88.41 MB/s ∼2% -24%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
54.68 MB/s ∼1% -53%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
56.23 MB/s ∼1% -52%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
87.64 MB/s ∼2% -25%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
43.99 MB/s ∼1% -62%
Read Seq (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
164.8 MB/s ∼5%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
167.6 MB/s ∼5% +2%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
90.67 MB/s ∼3% -45%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
118.7 MB/s ∼3% -28%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
139.2 MB/s ∼4% -16%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
128.6 MB/s ∼4% -22%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
6457 Points ∼12%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
6333 Points ∼12% -2%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
6506 Points ∼12% +1%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
5977 ms * ∼10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F
6176 ms * ∼10% -3%
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500
5142.2 ms * ∼9% +14%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
5894.7 ms * ∼10% +1%

* ... smaller is better

Emissions

Temperature

As to waste heat emissions, the One 10 is on an overall average level. The maximum load temperatures are sometimes considerably lower than in the former model and some rivals. It looks the exact opposite in idle mode: The One 10 gets warmer than most comparison devices. However, the threshold to unpleasantness is far from being reached.

Acer One 10 S1002-17HU
Z3735F
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
Z3735F
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
Z3735F
Asus Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR
Z8500
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Z8300
Heat
1%
-1%
13%
-2%
Maximum Upper Side *
40.2
40.5
-1%
42
-4%
35.2
12%
40.2
-0%
Maximum Bottom *
35.5
42.5
-20%
38.4
-8%
33.4
6%
37.6
-6%
Idle Upper Side *
34.7
28.2
19%
32
8%
27.6
20%
35.3
-2%
Idle Bottom *
30.5
28.3
7%
30.7
-1%
25.8
15%
30
2%

* ... smaller is better

Max. Load
 40.2 °C
104 F
31.5 °C
89 F
26 °C
79 F
 
 29.3 °C
85 F
33 °C
91 F
26.7 °C
80 F
 
 31.3 °C
88 F
35.3 °C
96 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.7 °C = 89 F
28.4 °C
83 F
32.4 °C
90 F
35.5 °C
96 F
28.6 °C
83 F
32 °C
90 F
33.9 °C
93 F
28.9 °C
84 F
31 °C
88 F
32 °C
90 F
Maximum: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Average: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  44.3 °C = 112 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.7 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.8 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.3 °C / 95.5 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-6.4 °C / -11.5 F).

Speakers

Speakers' noise behavior
Speakers' noise behavior

Not much seems to have changed here compared with the predecessor. As in the Aspire, the overall sound is relatively decent with the usual weaknesses of small speakers in the bass range. External speakers or headphones can be connected via the mini-jack for a better sound reproduction. Furthermore, the mini-HDMI port provides the option of rendering sound in digital quality.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 2.7 / 2.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.9 / 7.4 / 7.8 Watt
Load midlight 11.6 / 11.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Energy Management

Battery Runtime

The ascertained runtime of the One 10 using our practical Wi-Fi test is mediocre. It has an edge on both Bay Trail rivals (partly due to the fact that it is equipped with the largest battery).

Both Cherry Trail devices do a better job. Asus' Transformer Book has a battery with roughly the same capacity as the review sample, and lasts approximately 80 minutes longer – at least, the new architecture seems to have improved power consumption. Moreover, Toshiba's Satellite Click 10 benefits from a much higher battery capacity and presents itself to us as a veritable long runner.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 20.10240.16384.0)
7h 39min

Pros

+ quality looks
+ decent input devices
+ bright, high-contrast screen

Cons

- outdated hardware platform
- no USB 3.0, NFC or WiFi 801.11ac

Verdict

In review: Acer One 10. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.de
In review: Acer One 10. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.de

The renaming might suggest more, but Acer's One 10 is actually just an update of the Aspire Switch 10E. Overall, a very successful one:

The already very good input devices have been adopted, the casing has been dressed up with minimum effort, the battery life has increased by over an hour and the price has dropped quite a bit, all at the same time.

The new screen in the Aspire One also seems solid. However, higher contrast compared with the predecessor is offset by a lower color accuracy. Not much has changed in terms of performance - both devices are based on the outdated Bay Trail architecture.

Despite the improvements, we dare ask whether Cherry Trail based convertibles such as Asus' Transformer Book T100HA, are the better alternatives overall. The latter costs just 50 Euros (~$56) more, but it has a lead in many aspects: In particular, a more modern interface configuration, a better screen, higher processor performance and a longer battery life. Only the input devices do not seem quite as good - point for Acer's One 10.

Our verdict: Users who are not only set on entertainment, but also (or especially) want a compact device for mobile office tasks will find a very interesting and, at the same time, affordable option in Acer's One 10 S1002-10HU.

Acer One 10 S1002-17HU - 04/18/2016 v5.1(old)
Oliver Moebel

Chassis
83 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
66%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 49%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 88%
Battery
90%
Display
77%
Games Performance
23 / 68 → 34%
Application Performance
52 / 87 → 60%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 91 → 55%
Camera
69 / 85 → 81%
Average
69%
81%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Oliver Moebel, 2016-03-27 (Update: 2018-05-15)