So a few weeks ago I reviewed the Acer switch, now I am bringing you the sexier sister version called the Acer Switch 10E. By sexier I mean it really is a pretty little laptop.
This is also a portable laptop which means that it fits into a backpack or a handbag. While in theory, I know all laptops should be portable but some gaming laptops like the Acer Predator are so big you might have a hard time to get it into a backpack. This wonderful little Switch fits into most bags, it won’t fit into a clutch and look super stylish next to all your stuff.
The Acer Switch 10E comes in a wide array of colours but I fell in love with the purple one. It has a matte finish that is textured, almost a tweed feeling which makes it smack bang on point this season and we think for the next few seasons too.
Things that I like:
Things that we really liked about this little laptop other than its size and its looks. Is that it is really a little portable laptop. It can be converted from laptop to a tablet to a tent fold, so it makes it great for typing assignments in the normal laptop mode. The tablet mode is pretty great if you use digital textbooks which are available more and more from textbook houses like Van Schaiks. The tablet mode is great for taking selfies or video chatting. The tent mode is great for watching tutorials like how to cook and following the instructions, it props it up.
I found while working on assignments the laptop lasted about 8 hours as an e-reader, I forgot to time how long it lasted when I watched movies on it, though I do remember falling asleep before the battery died. It charges on a micro USB port though we don’t recommend using a normal phone charger to charge it.
Again I don’t recommend this laptop for graphic designers or engineering or any degree that requires one heck of a workhorse computer but for the average student that needs to use Office as well as wants something very portable. That said if you looking for something that is easy to carry, easy to carry around and super light that can help you go through a whole day at class and get your assignments done. This baby is awesome for that.
The recommended retail prices are R6000 and come in a wide array of colours. I liked the purple but think the black one could be seriously classy.
The specs of this laptop are pretty great for its size:
|CPU||1.33-GHz Intel Atom Z3537F quad-core processor|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1|
|Hard Drive Size||64GB|
|Hard Drive Type||Flash|
|Secondary Hard Drive Size||500GB|
|Secondary Hard Drive Speed||5,400|
|Secondary Hard Drive Type||SATA Hard Drive|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics|
|Touchpad Size||3.5 x 2 inches|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 2.0|
|Ports (excluding USB)||IR|
|Ports (excluding USB)||micro HDMI|
|Ports (excluding USB)||MicroUSB|
|Warranty/Support||One-year limited warranty|
|Size||Tablet mode: 10.31 x 7.09 x 0.43 inches Laptop mode: 10.31 x 7.09 x 1.01 inches|
|Weight||Tablet mode: 1.39 pounds Laptop Mode: 2.82 pounds|