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Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet 2in1 - Intel Quad Core 2GB Memory 32GB 10.1" Touchscreen Windows 8.1 with Dock (SW5-011-18R3)

  • Intel Atom Z3745 (1.33GHz, Quad Core)
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB Storage
  • 10.1” IPS Touchscreen (1366x768)
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1 (32bit)
  • Keyboard Dock Included
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Mark F.
  • 9/10/2014 2:58:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little surprise

This review is from: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet 2in1 - Intel Quad Core 2GB Memory 32GB 10.1" Touchscreen Windows 8.1 with Dock (SW5-011-18R3)

Pros: I was pleasantly surprised when I got my hands on this little 2in1 tablet. Acer has a bit of a bad reputation for making cheap quality devices but I was looking for a decent tablet to read e-books and such in class when I found this guy. As a tablet, it's pretty darn good. The touch screen is nice, the screen is fairly sharp, even if the resolution is a little low, and it gets up and going fairly quickly. Size feels just about right to me, for reference the tablet is roughly the size of a standard sheet of paper and while the screen is cut off about an inch from each side there's a fairly good viewing area.

I think the most important thing is to remember is this device is designed specifically for what it is. It isn't a gaming machine, nor something to do high end graphics work on. It's a well honed consumption device excellent at letting you browse the web, read some books, and with the incredibly well done keyboard attachment you can snap it onto the base and do a bit of typing. The keyboard attachment is really my main selling point and it really impressed me. When I brought it out in class today it even wowed all my neighbors who were quite eager to get one, especially when I told them it was only $300 on newegg!

Battery life is advertised as 7 hours, and after 4 hours in class of constant fiddling, browsing, and downloading via the school's wi-fi I was down to 35% battery remaining. I'm sure you can squeeze out some more juice by dropping the screen brightness down a bit but for use a few hours at a time it works quite well. Also suggest getting a micro SD card to expand the memory as the built in 32GB drive fills up fairly quickly but at least it has a card reader to allow you to expand it's capacity.

Also glad to see Acer did not include too much bloatware with the product. They have their usual bundled junk but all of it was fairly easy to get rid of and was not overly annoying nor take up too much space.

Cons: Screen transitions as you rotate the device can get a little wonky sometimes, especially when attached to the keyboard. Usually after a few moments it will get into the correct rotation but it felt like they could have smoothed transitions a little better. Also the screen brightness does sometimes dim then un-dim for no apparent reason. It's not really acer's fault but the windows 8.1 touch screen keyboard leaves something to be desired and I still miss my start button, even if Windows 8 is pretty much designed specifically for touch screen devices.

Other Thoughts: I have to re-iterate that it is a prime example of 'just enough'. There's nothing flashy here, no super awesome processing speed or 3-d card. You won't be playing the latest and greatest High-def games on this device but if you're looking to browse the web, watch videos, and do a little writing it's perfect. Also only time will tell on it's reliability. Out of the gate the aluminum case and attachment keyboard feel very solid but I don't know how well they will hold up to my abuse. That said, I feel this is a great tablet, especially for the price, and with Windows 8 you can install just about any program you want on it rather than being limited to apple store or android marketplace similar tablets try to cage you in. Acer's keyboard attachment system is just brilliant and hopefully becomes the standard in the industry soon.

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  • Alan O.
  • 9/9/2014 9:44:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStopped working after 2 months

This review is from: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet 2in1 - Intel Quad Core 2GB Memory 32GB 10.1" Touchscreen Windows 8.1 with Dock (SW5-011-18R3)

Pros: Came with Microsoft Office and I needed it for college. The price convinced me to buy it. Touchscreen was a savior when the keyboard stopped working

Cons: After just 2 months of using it, it stopped charging and it currently has 0% life.

I contacted Acer Technical Support and the person told me that the charger was defective. They sent me a new one 3 days later and it did not help at all. I would have returned sooner but I desperately needed it for my college class. I am going to contact Acer within the week and return it.

Like I said before, the keyboard would stop responding time after time.

I am very disappointed in this product. I would not recommend it.

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  • Tyler R.
  • 7/24/2014 7:23:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsBest bang for the buck

This review is from: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet 2in1 - Intel Quad Core 2GB Memory 32GB 10.1" Touchscreen Windows 8.1 with Dock (SW5-011-18R3)

Pros: Pros: Small; lightweight; surprisingly fast at loading programs (because of SSD); magnetic snap function works well, screen looks good for not being full HD; comes with office pre-installed. unbeatable price.

Cons: cons: screen sometimes randomly changes brightness for no reason. Since most of the weight is in the screen, when it is in laptop mode, you cant tilt the screen back more than 3/4 of the way without it tipping over. power cord is only 4ft. Some people have reported issues with the home screen button getting stuck, (I haven't had any issues with my unit and Acer has acknowledged the problem and has a firmware fix to resolve the issue.)

Other Thoughts: Initial thoughts: I have to say this little 2in1 has surpassed my expectations. I've never owned a laptop before. I'm into computer gaming and video editing, so a desktop has always been my go to device. But I recently got into in-home sales, and I needed something to present design ideas and bids to clients, and this device works perfectly.

Bottom line: If your looking for something to be your main computing device, you should look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a device that is ultra portable and great for work and school, and you don't want to spend an arm and a leg, this is the best bang for the buck.

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