New ultra-mobile PCs – April 2015

Updated on 17 June 2018 by

Here’s a round-up of the ultra mobile PCs that we added to the database in April 2015. Click the links to access the detailed specifications, gallery, information links and alternatives.

The 2015 Acer Aspire Switch 10 E was launched in April. It’s a colorful, light and low-priced 2-in-1 with a freshly designed Snap Hinge 2. We’re waiting for the full specifications to be confirmed but we’ve added all the details we can find to the database.

 Acer’s Switch 11 V could be a hit if the price is right. A Core M processor and full HD display along with a stylish 2 in 1 design at a good price is exactly what the market needs now that the Surface 3 is available. Acer could deliver. We’re waiting for the full specifications to be confirmed but check the datasheet for what we have so far.

The Acer Switch 10 (SW5-015) was refreshed for 2015 but not by much. There’s a new Gorilla Glass rear on the screen, an improved hinge mechanism. Acer haven’t yet revealed the processor so we’re expecting an update to Atom X5 or X7 there.

Dell Venue 10 Pro. This 10.1 inch pro-focused Windows 8.1 tablet from Dell is using an Atom processor. There’s a nice docking keyboard, full HD screen option (with very high brightness) and a full USB 2.0 port. Performance isn’t up to the sam standard as the Surface 3 but it’s a well-built 2-in-1 that could suit business and educational scenarios well.

 The Acer Aspire V 11 Touch features the smart new FlowCurve design – somewhat different from traditional notebooks, in profile at least. No fans so its whisper-quiet and runs cool. Claimed 7 hours of battery life.

The Haier Chromebook 11 has a claimed boot time of up 8 seconds and battery life of 10 hours. It’s light at just over 1kg. Unusually for a laptop a quad-core Rockchip processor (Cortex A17) is employed. The Haier is aimed at a very low-cost market with its $149 price tag.

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Kieran says:

    When will Acer’s new line rollout in Europe? The new Switch 10 and the Toshiba Click Mini make 2015 seem like a great year for UMPC convertibles!

  2. Chippy says:

    There’s no date for the Switch 11V yet (I suspect it’s being held back for Computex in a few weeks) but the 10 E should be available now. The update switch 10 is planned for June in Europe.

  3. Meengal Yip says:

    Interesting lineup! I will be actively looking to replace my Acer W510 (2.5 years old–and still going) with something of similar dimensions and form factor but with WIDI capability. And that’s because I followed Chippy’s suggestion and got me an ActionTec ScreenBeam Mini 2 and that has transformed our living room experience from two previously used (and crippled) Android Google TV devices. But we use my Lenovo 15.5 inch for WIDI which is too big.
    So we need something much smaller. And if there is a battery in the keyboard or 8+ hour battery life then we will be very pleased.

  4. Andrei says:

    Hi Chippy,

    I’ve tested an early version of the Switch 10 E here, if you’re interested:

    It’s not bad, but needs to get cheaper than $279. Last year’s Switch 10 and Transformer Book T100TAM are already available for under $250 and have a few extras on their side.

  5. evozero says:

    FYI, spotted a new low-end competitor to the HP Stream 11

    Promo price of S$349 [singapore dollars]

    similar specs to the Stream 11; happy to see dedicated Page Up & Page Down keys; super rare in small laptops

  6. Chippy says:

    Thanks evozero.
    We’ll get that in the database today.

  7. Meengal Yip says:

    I am wondering if you have looked into Chuwi Vi8 Dual Android/Win8.1 tablet? It has good reviews and some interesting videos on YouTube. I bought it yesterday on Ebay but, unfortunately, the seller mis-represented the location and the availability: I thought the item was in USA and was in stock but it is in China and out of stock. Creeps! But I decided to wait for the delivery–even if from China.

    Anyway, I am hoping that device would have WIDI–my primary reason for buying that tablet.
    I am looking forward to your input.

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