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Acer 10.1
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great little convertable! Great value. 01/17/2017

This review is from: Acer 10.1" Aspire Switch Laptop 2GB 32GB | SW5-012-192E - Certified Refurbished (Manufacturer Recertified)

Pros: Update: Had my Switch 10 for 9 months now. After a recent update, the power-on issue went away. Not sure why. Also, battery life has greatly improved after OS updates, disabling some background apps (as Windows suggested!) and adjusting power settings. I had been getting maybe 2.5 hours of use on a charge; I now get a solid 4 hours.
We've had the Switch 10 for a few days now.

It looked like new when we opened it.
Booted quickly into Win8.1 without issue.
Well-built solid little convertable; impressive for the price point!
Magnetic latches for tablet portion are great.
Keyboard feels good for typing, pretty good mechanical feedback.
Love the full-size USB jack on the keyboard portion; with an OTG dongle, I have 2 USB jacks to use.
The 10" screen is clear and bright; I'm using it at 50%. It's only JUST big enough to use as a laptop; I wish it was 11".
Speakers are much louder than my Yoga 11.
The z3535f atom processor has enough guts and stays cool. The lack of a fan means it's absolutely silent.
I installed Office 2010 and Watchtower Library and they work flawlessly.
Battery life is good; I can use it all day and evening for light use without plugging it in.
I don't play computer games so I can't comment on gaming performance (I know that sounds hipster, but computer games mess with my brain)
I'm _seriously_ considering buying another one of these and retiring my 8" tablet.

Cons: Trackpad is good for moving the cursor, but is _very_ sensitive to taps. The result is that I had to turn off tap-to-click to prevent it from moving the cursor all over the place when I'm typing.
The trackpad buttons are also quite stiff and the touch function extends into the buttons; it's difficult to keep the cursor where you want it when clicking. A bluetooth mouse will make Switch 10 more usable.

LOADS of bloatware.
The 32GB drive is a bit small; adding an SD card fixes that.
I wish the screen was a little bigger. Had to set desktop to 125% to read some of the text.
Occasionally takes a few presses of the power button to get it to turn on when it's shut down.

Loses an egg for trackpad and bloatware.

Other Thoughts: Windows 10 Upgrade:
Was a bit of a pain to upgrade to Windows 10, because the online Windows 10 tool doesn't work with this model for some reason.
I used my desktop (in admin mode!) to download the system to a USB drive and install locally.
I needed to use an SD card for the Win10 upgrade as well, because the installer creates a 10GB rollback image when installing; there wasn't that much space on the SSD.
You can remove the SD card after install and just leave the image on it in case you want to revert to Win8.1
After upgrading to Win10, you can then do a clean reinstall to clean out all of the bloatware as I did (you need to the upgrade first and then do a reinstall to prevent license key issues).

Silicon Power 128GB Elite microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 75MB/s (SP128GBSTXBU1V20BT)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Been in constant use in an acer switch 10 for almost a year. No issues, nice and fast, reliable. I have a 64 GB SDXC card with faster ratings, but I don't notice any difference in use. These cards are often faster than the interface in the device, IME.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: 117 GB when measured as ^2; as 1024 bytes per kilobyte, as the computer measures it, rather than as 1000 bytes per kilobyte, as all manufacturers measure storage devices.
When there is nothing wrong with an item, please give it five eggs. And if Newegg messes up, don't punish the product.
Bugs me to see reviews with a 3 or 4 eggs rating but the text gives no cons whatsoever...

ZyXEL NWA1123-NI Dual-Radio Ceiling Mount N600 Gigabit PoE Access Point (AP)/Repeater
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Limited WiFi connections 06/16/2016

This review is from: ZyXEL NWA1123-NI Dual-Radio Ceiling Mount N600 Gigabit PoE Access Point (AP)/Repeater

Pros: Great range, speed

Cons: Limited WiFi connections
Needs additional injector to use PoE

Other Thoughts: At times, we have 50+ connections to WiFi. At a certain point, devices will connect but cannot transmit any data.
When we restart the WAP it seems to correct the issue for a while.
When there are fewer connections, say 10-20, the WAP works flawlessly.


Brent B.'s Profile

Display Name: Brent B.

Date Joined: 09/07/11

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  • Last Review: 03/26/17
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