Acer Aspire Switch SW5 shows-up at reseller.

Updated on 11 April 2014 by

It’s a brave reseller that breaks what we assume would be an NDA in order to gain the SEO advantage so hats-off to Brack in Switzerland who give us the first real detail about the Acer Aspire Switch SW5. This Baytrail-T based 2-in-1 is clearly on the production line and looks to be the upgrade to the W510 that we had running on Clovertrail last year.

First the bad news. 1366×768 is the given display resolution. It’s probably right too as the price is, for 64GB storage, a very very cheap 370 Euros; 50 euros cheaper than the ASUS Transformer book T100. Acer may have taken a look at the T100 popularity and gone for the kill.

At this price you can’t expect a battery in the keyboard dock and the CPU is the Z3745 which is the 64-bit upgrade to the Z3740 found in the current ‘mainstream’ tablets.

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Clearly these aren’t final press images that the site is displaying.

Acer Aspire Switch SW5 specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z3745
  • Screen: 10.1-inch 1366×768
  • OS:Windows 8.1
  • Storage: 64GB (expect 32GB too)
  • Connetivity: Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB2.0, headphone port, MicroSD card reader
  • Wireless: 802.11n (expect a and g too), Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery life: 8hrs video playback.
  • Other: Mic, Stereo speakers, compass, acceleromter, ambient light sensor.
  • Weight: 585 gram (We assume that’s for the tablet as it’s about the same as the current W510 tablet)
  • Size: 162,6  x 177,1  x 8,9 mm
  • Keyboard dock included.

Acer have an event in New York on April 29th where we’re likely to see the launch of the Acer Aspire Switch SW5 and, possibly, an updated Acer W7 running a Core CPU or high-end Baytrail-T. Acer Switch SW7?


Via: Tabtech and Tabletblog.

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15 Comments For This Post

  1. tesaguy says:

    I’d take a 32gb for 320€.

  2. Martin says:

    Aren’t both the Z3740 and Z3745 64-bit chips? This seems like a nice competitor to the ASUS T100. I’m eyeing the ThinkPad 10 right now though. Of course, I expect to pay more for it.

  3. James says:

    Yes, both are 64bit but this is a newer release and MS should have the 64bit drivers for W8 to properly support Connected Standby by now… Though, this model may still get the 32bit version because of the 2GB of RAM…

    The Z3745 is also part of the second wave of Bay Trail SoCs with some small improvements… Namely, the GPU max burst clock speed is a bit higher to allow for up to 16% faster performance (667MHz vs 778MHz) than the Z3740… but otherwise they’re the same…

    While the Z3795 is the new top offering and similarly has the higher max burst speed for the GPU but also increases the base CPU clock speed to 1.6GHz, compared to the Z3770’s 1.46GHz… So the Thinkpad 10 should offer the best performance for a Bay Trail T tablet… But battery life may be a bit less…

    So far the rumored price for the Thinkpad 10 is 976 € ($1300 US if you want to import it), but it’s likely to be lower by the time it is released in the US… especially, not counting the VAT that European countries pay…

  4. mo says:

    Where does it say it has 2 GB of RAM? I’m not able to read the source links. Ya, the performance difference between the Z3740 and Z3745 is likely negligible outside of benchmarks.

  5. evozero says:

    Would be really great if manufacturers create a 8-inch version of the W510/ SW5 or T100, i.e. a revival of the UMPC

    Was considering the ASUS vivotab note 8, but after trying it out at a retail store, I still miss having a keyboard that docks directly to the tablet.

  6. James says:

    Then you may be interested in that the Asus Transformer Book T100 is supposed to be getting a update soon… Not too many details yet but supposedly the updated model will be using the next highest Bay Trail T offering with the Z3775…

    While, the dock isn’t the best, it is included and has a USB 3.0 port and some will also offer a 500GB HDD in the dock…

  7. Vakeros says:

    I was hoping for better. Medion P2212T has 11.6 Full HD and two lots of storage and a comparable CPU for only €29 more – and battery in both tablet and dock.
    I think every single 2-in-1 should have an additional battery in the dock – if for nothing less than balancing purposes.
    Extra memory, ports, optical drives are the other things to put in a dock. One reason I won’t get a Dell 11 is that though the dock has power, it doesn’t have any USB which means I can’t leave it plugged into Monitor, mouse etc. so I would need another dock/hub for that. (Also the Dell charges extra for the dock)

  8. Vakeros says:

    If only I could get the P2212T in the UK. Hopefully they will release another version with the Z3795 or better the latest Pentium for the UK.

    Do we know if this comes with Office?

  9. RHX says:

    You might want to check the dimensions – even pythagoras would struggle to get 10″ out of a 6.3″ x 6.9″ tablet.

  10. ravellar says:

    The verdicts out for best 2 in 1 hybrid up to April 2014 – Intel’s N3530 powered MAGIC ZLATE 11 gets top votes in recent online survey in several top international IT sites . However , still difficult to get units ordered .

  11. Vino says:

    Would love to see this in an 8 inch format

  12. Meengla Yip says:

    I have been looking for replacement or the next iteration of the Acer W510; but if this one is supposed to be the one then it will be a no-go: I have grown used to the W510’s very long battery life. Both me and my wife have those devices and we simply don’t pay much attention to charging the devices because of the very long battery life.
    I hope Acer provides a keyboard with battery for the Aspire Switch SW5.

  13. ravellar says:

    You should then go for magic Zlate 11 . loving it .

  14. Bobby2626 says:

    I would really like to see an 11 or even 12″ baytrail two in one tablet/notebook. The larger size is much more useful, and the atom SOC seems to allow for nice thin, light and fanless designs.

  15. meengla yip says:

    There is an Aspire switch 10 announced today.. extra/optional keyboard has more storage but no extra battery. I am going to stick with the Acer W510 for now .. still love it after almost 1.5 years.

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