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Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171 / SW5-171P)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171 / SW5-171P). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback, but the energy efficiency and durability get negative opinions. There are mixed opinions on the performance and portability.

usability, screen, keyboard, price, design

battery, durability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171 / SW5-171P) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171 / SW5-171P)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171 / SW5-171P) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the sound. The screen is also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the durability.

size, screen, sound

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses - Pocket-lint

 

Acer announced the Aspire Switch 11 during its press conference at IFA 2014, bringing another multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device to its portfolio.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 11

 

Acer have been producing laptops for a long time. Since the advent of Windows 8, they have been a bit more adventurous, bringing to an already very saturated market some[...]

If it isn’t clear already, I absolutely loved this device. It brings great portability at a very good price, and that ticks two major boxes for me.

Mar, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171-325N)

 

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 is a midrange detachable tablet that gives you the option of leaving your keyboard behind and still having a fully functional Windows 8.1 PC.

Can be used as both a laptop and a slate tablet. Versatile magnetic hinge. Full 1080p HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen. No bloatware. Nice price.

Top-heavy. Weak volume on speakers. Aggressive adaptive brightness.

Conclusion The Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171-325N) is an excellent detachable-hybrid tablet. We really like the Switch 11 because of its versatile magnetic hinge, lack of bloatware, and 1080p IPS touch screen. Its no-nonsense magnetic hinge is the...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 11 Review and Ratings

 

Acer's latest detachable hybrid delivers gorgeous full HD visuals and a flexible design, but its battery life could be better.

Attractive design ; Lush 1080p display ; Impressive audio ; Comfortable keyboard

Top-heavy ; Limited port selection ; Below-average battery life

Finally, after fully recharging each laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171)

 

Great display innovative, switching method light weight the micro hdmi and usb 3 very handy

light keyboard means the device flips horrible plasticky tracker pad

May, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171)

 

very well made good screen sdhc card slot an advantage proper usb connector cheaper than a microsoft surface

operating system (windows 8.1) means its not a good tablet nor a good netbook. sometimes freezes during startup

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171)

 

tablet and pc combined

too many preloaded apps or programs I don't use

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Wong Power Supply, great device foe the refurb price.

 

1080P screen vs 1366x768 found on most budget 2-in-1's ; 128 SSD - Around 450MB/sec READ, 350MB Write ; 4 modes of use. Have been using this unique modes more than I expected ; 4GB of RAM vs 2GB found on most this price ; Nice full size...

Battery life worse than expected, even knowing beforehand that it wouldn't be great. this is the biggest bummer on this device, and might make me return it ; Bulkier/heavier that other 2-in-1's ; Somewhat cheap feeling "hollow" keyboard dock. Would...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Nifty device

 

In addition to the obvious amazing form-factor and versatility of touch screen and tablet capabilities, it's an overall excellent device with a beautiful display.

Dec, 2015

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