Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Hot worker. We are testing the Surface Pro rival and successor to Acer's Swift Alpha 12, and we will discover to what extent it can meet Windows standards. Acer tackles this feat with high performance at a low price.
Update: Lower power consumption in idle scenario
Source: Pocket Lint
The Acer Switch 5 is a largely successful progression of the series, with decent battery life, operation, ample power, plus other great features such as the one-handed stand adjustment and the fingerprint scanner being built into the power button.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; large screen; nice display; powerful hardware. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2018
Source: Tablets Magazine NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good hardware; high performance; good cooling and silent system; backlit keys; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2018
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Great built quality; powerful hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2017
CommentIntel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» 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.
79.46%: 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.