Acer have had a good run with their 10-inch Switch series. Good value was always at the heart of the offering so it’s difficult to see how the new Switch 10E fits in to the pricing and value equation. We take a deep and detailed look in the full Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review below.
At first glance the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E looks like a low-cost entry into the 2-in-1 market. The SW3-013-17UE model that we have here is under €300 in Europe and the equivalent 32GB model in the USA is $279 so this isn’t expensive but when you look at some of the offers on the existing Acer Switch 10 models you wonder what the strategy is here. As this is being typed you can go to Amazon.com and get the original Switch 10 for $220. The HP Pavilion X2 10 and ASUS Transformer Book are also cheaper than the Aspire Switch 10 E. The answer could lie in the fact that launch prices are not the same as year-old street prices and that the Switch 10E is being advertised as Windows 10-supported. There are also rumors of the Aspire Switch 10 E being available with the new X5 processor too so what we’ve got here in the Windows 8.1, Z3000-series processor version doesn’t represent the likely end-game. Bear that in mind as we go through the review. Naturally, we’ll provide you with updates when we get hold of different models.
Aspire Switch 10 E- Versatile shape-shifter
This device’s perfectly designed Acer Snap Hinge™ 2 lets you snap the keyboard part on or off with a simple push or pull. Switch effortlessly between four very useful modes: notebook, tablet, tent, and display.
Acer SwitchLock™ lets you lock this keyboard dock’s HDD so it only works with the tablet part. Use the tablet as the HDD’s key – simply snap the tablet off the keyboard to lock the HDD. All your HDD data is now protected and can’t be stolen. Simply snap the tablet back on to unlock all that data.
An Intel® Quad-Core Processor gives ample power for serious work and fun, and 12 hours of battery life lets you compute on the go throughout the day.
The screen is made of ultra-tough Gorilla™ Glass, which protects against scratches and also makes scratches less visible. Dual speakers deliver serious sound and work with dual cameras to ensure great video calls.