Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 reviews and prices: Windows 8.1 10.1" Tablet

109 customer reviews

+ This tablet PC has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on performance.

£298 – £400 at 2 retailers out of 423 retailers checked

8.1 out of 10 based on 109 reviews.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012: tablet with ,1.33 GHz Quad-Core Core Processor,2GB of Memory and 32GB Storage on Windows 8.1. See full product description

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Nigel, Harrogate Often on the move

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Initial impressions were quite good in terms of size, ease of use, battery life, etc.
Bad points:
Screen is too heavy, which causes it to overbalance very easily. The main problem is that after 3 weeks it just locked up and would not turn on at all. Contacted the supplier who authorised it to be returned and could not supply another one as they had discontinued it due to the same issue.

Strongly recommend that you do not purchase this item.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2014

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good price; nice weight; great versatility in use; good keyboard; attractive design
Bad points:
Would be nice to have a longer battery life BUT the battery isn't bad by any means; sometimes the tablet will freeze
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2014

Lorna, Highland Perthshire General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Love its flexibility!
Bad points:
I had to purchase a cover that allowed it to sit when the screen is angled back. Without the cover it tips back!!!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2014

Tony, Exeter General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Learning how best to use the Acer and very pleased with everything so far.
Bad points:
Still missing left\right click buttons but getting used to facilities
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2015

Leesi, Luton Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Elegance, beautiful design, good performance
Bad points:
Insufficient memory

No full USB port on tablet (only mini USB provided)
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Apr 2015

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 10.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 800
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1366 x 768
Operating system Windows 8.1
Number of cores Quad-Core
Number of cores Multi-core
Processor brand Intel
Processor brand Intel Atom
Processor series Atom
Processor number Z3745
Processor number Z3735F
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.33
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 64
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 32
Battery life (Hours) 8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Weight (kg) 0.585
Number of HDMI ports 1
USB port 2
Type of hard drive SSD

Also known as: Acer Aspire Switch SW5-012, Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012


Manufacturer's Description

Whether you’re looking for a laptop or tablet, you get the best of both worlds with the great-value Acer Aspire Switch 10.1" 2 in 1.


- Includes one year free subscription to Microsoft Office 365

- Removable keyboard gives you laptop control with tablet portability

- Premium aluminium lid and Gorilla Glass screen look great and great offer increased protection

- Front-facing speakers keep you entertained and motivated with high-quality audio

Microsoft Office 365

The Switch 10 comes with a free one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. This gives you access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Access, so you can get to work right-away without having to buy any other software.

Whether you’re a student or buying for business, you can access your most used PC software from anywhere.

2 in 1

The Acer Switch 10 features a removable keyboard that can be placed both ways onto the tablet. This gives you four ways to use your device, including laptop, tablet and viewing modes. Ideal for everything from watching films to typing up long documents, there’s a mode to keep computing comfortable.

Switching modes is easy – simply click the screen into the base. The Switch 10 recognises the change and does the rest for you.

Premium design

You can use the Switch 10 anywhere with confidence thanks to the aluminium case that looks and feels great.

The IPS screen is covered by extra-strong Corning Gorilla Glass, which is much more durable and damage resistant than normal screen.

Immersive audio

The tablet features front-facing speakers so that whatever mode the tablet’s in, you experience great-quality music, sound effects and clear speech.

With four versatile modes and free Office 365 for year, the Acer Aspire Switch 10.1" 2 in 1 is the idea device for everyday computing on the go.

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