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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 485 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The keyboard and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 10.1-inch Convertible Tablet PC (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Windows 8.1)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 10.1-inch Convertible Tablet PC (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Windows 8.1)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-015) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011-18R3 10.1-Inch Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

 

There are many 10-inch and 11-inch hybrids to choose from right now if you've got about $400 to spend and realistic expectations of performance and storage capacity. Recent versions from Lenovo, Dell, and HP all offer Atom or Pentium-powered...

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body.

The component-filled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards. Performance feels sluggish for all-day use, and the default 32GB SSD will be too small for many.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

Aug, 2014

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

 

The Acer Switch 10's thin profile, long battery life and low price make for an attractive package.

, we pointed out several factors that are holding them back, including a lack of ideal display size, so-so performance, and Windows itself. Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 does not address any of these problems and, as a result, it’s a bit flawed from the start.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition

 

Last summer, Acer dropped a capable, if simplistic, budget Windows tablet called the Aspire Switch 10. Nothing fancy, but a fine effort to bring the basics to the masses at a price everyone could like.

Super cheap at $350. Considerably brighter screen than previous model, plus slightly longer battery life. Bundled with a free 16GB MicroSD card

Incredibly slow, to the point where it impacts productivity. Overload of shovelware generates a flood of pop-ups. First unit we received crashed and burned during testing, had to be replaced

Or maybe I’m just not understanding what Acer meant by calling this a “Special” edition.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

 

There are many 10-inch and 11-inch hybrids to choose from right now if you've got about $400 to spend and realistic expectations of performance and storage capacity. Recent versions from Lenovo, Dell, and HP all offer Atom or Pentium-powered...

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body.

The component-filled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards. Performance feels sluggish for all-day use, and the default 32GB SSD will be too small for many.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

 

Convertible laptops have come a long way in the past couple years, deviating from the original floppy hingeless designs that are still too common in favor of a hinged, sturdy keyboard. This allows the same portability of a snap-free display while also...

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition is a perfectly lovely laptop for everyday needs. When used as a laptop, it functions perfectly and doesn’t betray the fact that it has a removable display. The tablet portion is especially lovely, particularly with...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Acer upgrades the Switch hybrid with a new look

 

The Acer Switch line of hybrids was one of our favorites early on in the Windows 8 era, because this low-cost line kept its screen and keyboard connected via a magnetic hinge, which was much easier to use than the physical latches many of the early...

The R11 will come with either Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, and only a 1,366x768 resolution display. With lower-end specs like that, it's not surprising that it only cost $249 to start when it's released in July in the US (or €349 in Europe in...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

A unique hybrid with less hassle

 

There are many 10-inch and 11-inch hybrids to choose from right now if you've got about $400 to spend and realistic expectations of performance and storage capacity. Recent versions from Lenovo, Dell, and HP all offer Atom or Pentium-powered...

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body

The component-filled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards. Performance feels sluggish for all-day use, and the default 32GB SSD will be too small for many

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Perfect mobile work solution (I returned my Surface Pro 3 for it)

 

I love this little guy: As I mention in the summary I returned the Surface Pro 3 that I bought at the same time because I found myself using the Acer more.

Size, Speed, Utility, Price

It's not a Surface Pro 3; but it's 1/3 the price.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Good when it works. . . But not for longevity"

 

Speed, portability, resolution, sound, different viewing modes, touch-screen

Battery, start-button issues, Windows button issue, not a laptop replacement, Acer support

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good when it works. . . But not for longevity

 

Speed, portability, resolution, sound, different viewing modes, touch-screen

Battery, start-button issues, Windows button issue, not a laptop replacement, Acer support

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5700 / 5910 / 5930
Battery capacity (Watt hours):22
Battery life (max):7 / 8
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.8
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Colour of product:Black, White / Metallic, White / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product colour:Black, White / Metallic, White / Silver / Silver, White / White
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:646 / 778
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):2
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, USB / USB
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:18

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:2 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):10.6 / 17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual / Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor boost frequency:1.83 / 1.86
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:Z3735F / Z3745
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor Socket:BGA 1380 / BGA1380 / BGA592
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2 / 2.2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:80270 / 80274 / Z3745
Processor code:SR1SP / SR1UB
Processor package size:17
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Student
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / SD
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:32 / 64
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:32 / 532 / 564 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.7 / 177.1 / 177.8
Depth (tablet mode):17.7
Height :10.2 / 2.38 / 8.9
Height (tablet mode):8.9
Weight:1.17 / 1.18 / 1.2 / 1.21
Weight (tablet mode):580 / 585 / 595
Width:26.2 / 261.6
Width (tablet mode):26.2