In addition to the many negative parts of Windows 8, it was a good one that has forced manufacturers to think to other devices rather than traditional laptops and computers. So hybrids emerged and Acer Aspire Switch 10 came.
With Windows 10 we have the promise that these hybrids are getting better, with laptops and PCs, because the system is better optimized for different types of interactions. Until Windows 10 we've tested Acer Aspire Switch 10 with 32-bit Windows 8.1.
Contrary to the direction taken by other manufacturers on the same niche, Acer has opted not to include a second battery under the keyboard. This would enhance the autonomy device and indirectly would provide better stability when you keep it on your feet and you want to write. This is one of the minuses that we have identified in this gadget, but is not its only feature.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 top features
Acer Aspire Switch 10 is not out of line of hybrid ultraportable devices launched in recent years since Microsoft released Windows 8. It has a 10-inch touch screen with full HD resolution and very good viewing angles. All components are put in a boxy casing that the manufacturer did not highlight.
Talking of Windows, Intel Atom Z3735F processor is a aided by 2GB RAM. Storage is 32GB, but the same model can be purchased with 64GB storage or 64+ 500GB hard disk. Overall, it is a device under $400 that will impress not necessarily by design or amenities, but rather by its utility.
There is no question that you choose Switch 10 as the replacement for laptop or PC, but rather is a device that you can carry with you in the subway, train or plane. Given that the base does not have a battery in it, as do other manufacturers overall Switch 10 is easier. You can also choose to use only the top, ie as a tablet. Or you can turn the screen back and turn the whole assembly in a tent - good for surfing the Internet, looking at videos, drawing or reading.
It shall be suspended by magnets, but not too strong as not to break the two sides easy nor too weak. Indeed it is a plus that you shouldn't push a button to unlock or bother to separate the two modules.
Among the advantages of having such a presence include hybrid ports - USB, microUSB, microHDMI, microSD card slot - and a physical keyboard were typing is much better and faster than digital. Yet, even in regard to ports there is a problem. Acer has not taken into account when they've fixed the headphone jack that the thread will hang between you and your computer, and it comes right from the top. Depending on the headset cord, constantly gets on your hand and becomes annoying after a while. So you get to pass it through the back, only if the cable is too short affects your user experience.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 is good when you travel. It is good if you want a tablet and the Android ones seem rather limited and iPad too expensive. Have some applications in Windows Store, but still far from what is Play Store or App Store offering. You instead have Office, Windows original and the possibility (if you insist) to use older Windows applications. As hardware, Acer have many ways to impress as they've struggled a bit.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 Minuses
The biggest minus is the imbalance caused by an easy base when using this gadget as a laptop station. If you're not careful, you risk to easily breaking it. Whether you use most often on the table or keep the screen more vertical than tilted on the back.
Yes, it is a hybrid keyboard and yes, it is useful. The touchpad, however, is to be avoided, as all devices of this type. Somehow, the producers believe that if you have a touch screen you are still looking forward to using a touchpad. No, no one wants, the job is made harder and overall you ask yourself why they wasted so much space with some circuits that can not compete with a mouse or a touchscreen.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 Conclusion
Not the cheapest hybrid, not any of the premium ones. It is a gadget that often we recommend it for the tablet, because the screen is good, it has the original Windows and for the ways in which you can turn in what seems a small notebook. Lenovo, for example, chose to bedevil the top and turn it into modes available for this Acer. We like Switch 10 even better because you can remove the keyboard when you don't need it.
Overall, it's a 10 inches hybrid more powerful than other similar ones, but not too much as to leave its place. Personally, I liked the boxy design and screen, and I'd buy it to use especially for multimedia - watching movies, YouTube, photos - and surf the Internet. I recommend that for each gadget, to choose the largest storage version - here you have Switch 10 64 + 500GB storage space.