Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review

This Acer tablet was announced quite recently, I even wrote about their presentation, those who wish to read can follow the link below:

In my opinion, the Switch 10 E is aimed primarily at young people, and interesting body materials, various color options, and a relatively low price (taking into account the new course) speak in favor of this.

Content

Characteristics

  • Class: Medium
  • Form factor: convertible tablet
  • Body materials: fabric-styled plastic
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 upgrade
  • Platform: Intel Atom Z3735F
  • Processor: quad-core, 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory storage: 32/64 GB, microSD card slot (64 GB cards supported)
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR), microUSB (USB 2.0) connector for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset, USB 2.0 on keyboard
  • Screen: 10.1'', capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1280x800 pixels (HD), automatic backlight level adjustment, oleophobic coating present
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Navigation: no
  • Sensors: accelerometer, position sensor, gyroscope, light sensor
  • Battery: non-removable, 8060 mAh
  • Dimensions: 262 x 180 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 1152 grams
  • Price: 19,000-20,000 rubles

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • USB to microUSB cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

In terms of design, the Switch 10 E looks pretty much like any other 10-inch tablet. However, unlike other manufacturers, Acer decided to "play" with different color schemes.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

So, this model will be available in six colors at once: turquoise, coral, pink, purple, as well as standard gray and white. See for yourself how great the laptop looks in different colors.

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The back cover of this tablet is made of unusual fabric-styled plastic. To the touch, it resembles something between a hard cloth and paper. In terms of tactile sensations, holding the tablet in your hands is very pleasant. By the way, a similar material was also used in the company's latest smartphones (Acer Liquid Z220, M220, Z520).

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Most of the front side is occupied by a 10.1-inch screen, above it is a front camera eye, and below it are two stereo speakers. They have a good location and an excellent volume margin. True, at maximum they begin to wheeze a little, but in most cases 40-70% volume is enough for you.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the left side are the power button, volume rocker, and Windows function key. The keys have a short hard travel, you have to press them with little effort. A blue diode is built into the power button, and the rocker has a protruding risk to make it easier to grope blindly.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the right, all connectors and ports are located: microphone hole, memory card slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microHDMI and microUSB.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the bottom end you can see the contacts and two holes for the docking station, we'll talk more about it a little later.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The tablet is well built, but if you take it with both hands and squeeze it hard, you will hear a barely noticeable squeak. In normal usage scenarios, this effect is difficult to achieve.

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E 180 262 10.95 630
Lenovo MiiX 2 173 262 10 576< /td>
Apple iPad Air 2 169.5 240 6.1 444< /td>
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 177.3 247 6.7 465

Estimating the dimensions of the Switch 10 E, it is important to understand that a lot depends on which competitors we take into account. If we are talking about tablets on Android and iOS, then they win by a noticeable margin, but if we talk about “colleagues” on Windows, then some models have a slight advantage in weight, but otherwise they all have plus or minus the same dimensions.< /p>

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Although the weight of 630 grams can not be called small, when using the tablet, I did not experience much discomfort, holding it with two hands, the same applies to the thickness of almost 11 mm.

Screen

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Characteristic Value
Screen Diagonal 10.1 inches
Display resolution 1280x800 dots
PPI value 150
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Glass
Oleophobic coating Present
Auto brightness control Present
Multitouch support Present, up to six simultaneous touches

The 10E display is not particularly impressive in terms of performance, but do not rush to jump to conclusions. Let's start with the good: the tablet has an oleophobic coating, which is very cool, the finger slides easily over the display surface, and it is much easier to wipe it off from fingerprints.

Also, the screen is equipped with a good anti-glare filter. Of course, in direct sunlight, the display is almost completely blind, but if you work outside in the shade, the image is perfectly visible. Among other things, I note that there are no problems with HD resolution on Windows, all elements are quite large.

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Now let's move on to the minuses: I will still attribute to them a low resolution compared to some competitors, again a low level of maximum brightness and average viewing angles.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Dock

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a convertible tablet, so it comes with a detachable keyboard. Let's see what its pros and cons are.

Let's start by docking the tablet - it uses two magnet technology, so when you bring the tablet to the dock, it is automatically attracted. In theory, this should make installation easier, but in fact it rather gets in the way: you try to insert the device into the dock, but due to the attraction of the magnets, you periodically miss. The design itself is very reliable, while the tablet comes off very easily, you need to make only a little effort.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

When the dock is connected, the dimensions of the tablet almost double, below is a table with numbers for comparison.

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight ( g)
Without dock 180 262 10.95 630
With dock 180 262 25.75 1152
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Traditionally for transformers, Switch 10 E has four different modes of use - tablet, laptop, "tent" and stand. If you use any mode other than "laptop", then the keyboard is disabled in this case, so you don't have to worry about accidental presses.

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In mode, the Switch 10 E's keyboard is slightly raised, which is great, making typing much more comfortable.< /p>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

And now let's move on to one of the main advantages of the model. I'm talking, of course, about the keyboard. You know, I tested a large number of netbooks and convertible tablets, and in each of them the keyboard is a weak point. For example, in Lenovo MiiX 2, the keyboard was a living hell: not only did they get rid of the “efok”, they also shifted the number row one button to the right, it was insanely inconvenient.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Lenovo MiiX 2 keyboard

And so, when the Switch 10 E was brought to me, I was mentally prepared for the fact that Acer would throw out some kind of trick with a built-in keyboard. Imagine my surprise when I saw her for the first time. All the letters on the keyboard were of the same size, including "szx" and "bby", which are so fond of narrowing and reducing. Enter, which is quite wide here, did not suffer either. Even the navigation keys are comfortable to use, although they are usually one of the weakest points in compact keyboards. You can only find fault with the slightly narrowed letter “Ё”, but against the background of other advantages of the keyboard, this is sheer nonsense.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The buttons have a short and soft stroke, it is very convenient to use them. I enjoyed typing a couple of articles on the Switch 10 E, although I am usually very picky about the keyboard. In general, the device has a simply gorgeous keyboard, Acer pleasantly surprised and pleased us in this aspect.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The touchpad in the tablet is large and slightly elongated in width. It has a smooth surface, the finger glides perfectly on it. However, the recognition of double “swipes” seemed “rough” to me, the tablet scrolled through the pages too quickly even with the slightest movement of the fingers. In the end, I personally settled on scrolling using the touch screen.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

If we talk about the shortcomings, it is frustrating that there is no additional battery in the docking station, as well as only one single full-fledged USB port. Even my old netbook had three of them.

Operating system

The tablet runs Windows 8.1, followed by a free Windows 10 upgrade that I've already done. When updating Windows, there was not enough internal memory, so I had to connect an external hard drive so that the system could finish the update, so if you have the opportunity to purchase a tablet with Windows 10 already installed, I recommend doing so.

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Of the nice features, it is worth highlighting a free annual subscription to Microsoft Office for one computer.

And one more thing: after the update, the drivers from Intel did not automatically pull up for me, as a result, the tablet slowed down a lot, all problems were solved after manually installing the drivers, just keep that in mind.

As for the "ten" itself, the system has become much more convenient both in general and in terms of using its touch interface. That is, you will be comfortable using even the desktop mode, all elements are now quite large.

Performance

Characteristic Value
Chipset Intel Atom Z3735F
Processor Quad-core, 1.33 GHz
Video accelerator Intel HD Graphics
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage capacity 32/64 GB
Memory card available Cards up to 64 GB are supported

Tablets based on the latest Intel Atom chipsets are great for simple everyday tasks: surfing the web, watching videos, reading, typing, using social networks, and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is no exception. There are no slowdowns in all these operations.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

For serious work like video editing or heavy toys, this tablet is definitely not worth considering.

As I wrote above, slowdowns in my sample were observed only due to missing drivers from Intel, after installing them all the "lags" disappeared.

Offline work

The device has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 8060 mAh. This time I did not conduct a large number of "autonomy" tests in various modes, but decided to tell you about my daily use. I used the tablet for typing, surfing the web, reading, checking email and other non-demanding tasks, with the brightness set to maximum and the device connected to a Wi-Fi network. In this mode, he lasted five hours. In fact, five hours is about the minimum you can expect when using the Switch 10 E, lowering the brightness and using it more "quietly" will give you more run time.

I did not like the behavior in sleep mode at all. You can leave the tablet just lying on the table, and in a couple of days the entire charge will simply go nowhere. Other shortcomings I will include a long charging time - more than three hours. But thanks to the universal microUSB, you can recharge the Switch 10 E using an external battery.

Wireless interfaces

td>
Interface Presence
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n, Wi-Fi Direct is supported
Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0, all popular profiles are supported, incl. A2DP
GPS None
Mobile data None
USB On-The-Go Yes

In terms of wireless modules, there is a standard set of budget netbooks here: there is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but GPS and support for mobile networks are absent.

Conclusion

In retail, the tablet is sold for 20,000 rubles. For this money, you get a device with excellent body materials, interesting and bright body colors, a very comfortable keyboard, but an average display and battery life, and with only one USB port.

You know, for a long time I thought that the most important thing in tablets is the display, speed and operating time, but for transformers you should definitely add the convenience of the keyboard, and for me this parameter is much more important than the quality of the screen, because usually such devices are taken for typing. Thus, if we compare Switch 10 E with the same Lenovo MiiX 2, then I would rather recommend choosing a model from Acer.

And I'll write one more thing in the end: when I talked about this tablet on Twitter, a number of readers rightly noted that for this money you can buy a "Chinese" with a cooler display, a better chipset and a lower price. It’s just important to remember that you won’t have a guarantee, a Russian keyboard layout, and, most likely, an oleophobic coating. And you will have to wait about a month for delivery, so it's definitely not worth comparing similar devices.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review

This Acer tablet was announced quite recently, I even wrote about their presentation, those who wish to read can follow the link below:

In my opinion, the Switch 10 E is aimed primarily at young people, and interesting body materials, various color options, and a relatively low price (taking into account the new course) speak in favor of this.

Content

Characteristics

  • Class: Medium
  • Form factor: convertible tablet
  • Body materials: fabric-styled plastic
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 upgrade
  • Platform: Intel Atom Z3735F
  • Processor: quad-core, 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory storage: 32/64 GB, microSD card slot (64 GB cards supported)
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR), microUSB connector (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset, USB 2.0 on keyboard
  • Screen: 10.1'', capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1280x800 pixels (HD), automatic backlight level control, oleophobic coating present
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Navigation: no
  • Sensors: accelerometer, position sensor, gyroscope, light sensor
  • Battery: non-removable, 8060 mAh
  • Dimensions: 262 x 180 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 1152 grams
  • Price: 19,000-20,000 rubles

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • USB to microUSB cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

In terms of design, the Switch 10 E looks pretty much like any other 10-inch tablet. However, unlike other manufacturers, Acer decided to "play" with different color schemes.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

So, this model will be available immediately in six colors: turquoise, coral, pink, purple, as well as standard gray and white. See for yourself how cool the laptop looks in different colors.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The back cover of this tablet is made of unusual fabric-styled plastic. To the touch, it resembles something between a hard cloth and paper. In terms of tactile sensations, holding the tablet in your hands is very pleasant. By the way, a similar material was also used in the company's latest smartphones (Acer Liquid Z220, M220, Z520).

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Most of the front side is occupied by a 10.1-inch screen, above it is a front camera eye, and below it are two stereo speakers. They have a good location and an excellent volume margin. True, at maximum they begin to wheeze a little, but in most cases 40-70% volume is enough for you.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the left side are the power button, volume rocker, and Windows function key. The keys have a short hard travel, you have to press them with little effort. A blue diode is built into the power button, and the rocker has a protruding risk to make it easier to grope blindly.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the right, all connectors and ports are located: microphone hole, memory card slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microHDMI and microUSB.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the bottom end you can see the contacts and two holes for the docking station, we'll talk about it in more detail later.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The tablet is well built, but if you take it with both hands and squeeze it hard, you will hear a barely noticeable squeak. In normal use cases, this effect is difficult to achieve.

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E 180 262 10.95 630
Lenovo MiiX 2 173 262 10 576< /td>
Apple iPad Air 2 169.5 240 6.1 444< /td>
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 177.3 247 6.7 465

Estimating the dimensions of the Switch 10 E, it is important to understand that a lot depends on which competitors we take into account. If we are talking about tablets on Android and iOS, then they win by a noticeable margin, but if we talk about “colleagues” on Windows, then some models have a slight advantage in weight, but otherwise they all have plus or minus the same dimensions.< /p>

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Although the weight of 630 grams can not be called small, when using the tablet, I did not experience much discomfort, holding it with two hands, the same applies to the thickness of almost 11 mm.

Screen

< /tr>
Characteristic Value
Screen Diagonal 10.1 inches
Display resolution 1280x800 dots
PPI value 150
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Glass
Oleophobic coating Present
Auto brightness control Present
Multitouch support Present, up to six simultaneous touches

The 10E display is not particularly impressive in terms of performance, but do not rush to jump to conclusions. Let's start with the good: the tablet has an oleophobic coating, which is very cool, the finger slides easily over the display surface, and it is much easier to wipe it off from fingerprints.

Also, the screen is equipped with a good anti-glare filter. Of course, in direct sunlight, the display is almost completely blind, but if you work outside in the shade, the image is perfectly visible. Among other things, I note that there are no problems with HD resolution on Windows, all elements are quite large.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Now let's move on to the minuses: I will still attribute to them a low resolution compared to some competitors, again a low level of maximum brightness and average viewing angles.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Dock

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a convertible tablet, so it comes with a detachable keyboard. Let's see what its pros and cons are.

Let's start by docking the tablet - it uses two magnet technology, so when you bring the tablet to the dock, it is automatically attracted. In theory, this should make installation easier, but in fact it rather gets in the way: you try to insert the device into the dock, but due to the attraction of the magnets, you periodically miss. The design itself is very reliable, while the tablet comes off very easily, you need to make only a little effort.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

When the dock is connected, the dimensions of the tablet almost double, below is a table with numbers for comparison.

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight ( g)
Without dock 180 262 10.95 630
With dock 180 262 25.75 1152
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Traditionally for transformers, Switch 10 E has four different modes of use - tablet, laptop, "tent" and stand. If you use any mode other than "laptop", then the keyboard is disabled in this case, so you don't have to worry about accidental presses.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

In mode, the Switch 10 E's keyboard is slightly raised, which is great, making typing much more comfortable.< /p>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

And now let's move on to one of the main advantages of the model. I'm talking, of course, about the keyboard. You know, I tested a large number of netbooks and convertible tablets, and in each of them the keyboard is a weak point. For example, in Lenovo MiiX 2, the keyboard was a living hell: not only did they get rid of the “efok”, they also shifted the number row one button to the right, it was insanely inconvenient.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Lenovo MiiX 2 keyboard

And so, when the Switch 10 E was brought to me, I was mentally prepared for the fact that Acer would throw out some kind of trick with a built-in keyboard. Imagine my surprise when I saw her for the first time. All the letters on the keyboard were of the same size, including "szx" and "bby", which are so fond of narrowing and reducing. Enter, which is quite wide here, did not suffer either. Even the navigation keys are comfortable to use, although they are usually one of the weakest points in compact keyboards. You can only find fault with the slightly narrowed letter “Ё”, but against the background of other advantages of the keyboard, this is sheer nonsense.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The buttons have a short and soft stroke, it is very convenient to use them. I enjoyed typing a couple of articles on the Switch 10 E, although I am usually very picky about the keyboard. In general, the device has a simply gorgeous keyboard, Acer pleasantly surprised and pleased us in this aspect.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The touchpad in the tablet is large and slightly elongated in width. It has a smooth surface, the finger glides perfectly on it. However, the recognition of double “swipes” seemed “rough” to me, the tablet scrolled through the pages too quickly even with the slightest movement of the fingers. In the end, I personally settled on scrolling using the touch screen.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

If we talk about the shortcomings, it is frustrating that there is no additional battery in the docking station, as well as only one single full-fledged USB port. Even my old netbook had three of them.

Operating system

The tablet runs Windows 8.1, followed by a free Windows 10 upgrade that I've already done. When updating Windows, there was not enough internal memory, so I had to connect an external hard drive so that the system could finish the update, so if you have the opportunity to purchase a tablet with Windows 10 already installed, I recommend doing so.

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Of the nice features, it is worth highlighting a free annual subscription to Microsoft Office for one computer.

And one more thing: after the update, the drivers from Intel did not automatically pull up for me, as a result, the tablet slowed down a lot, all problems were solved after manually installing the drivers, just keep that in mind.

As for the "ten" itself, the system has become much more convenient both in general and in terms of using its touch interface. That is, you will be comfortable using even the desktop mode, all elements are now quite large.

Performance

Characteristic Value
Chipset Intel Atom Z3735F
Processor Quad-core, 1.33 GHz
Video accelerator Intel HD Graphics
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage capacity 32/64 GB
Memory card available Cards up to 64 GB are supported

Tablets based on the latest Intel Atom chipsets are great for simple everyday tasks: surfing the web, watching videos, reading, typing, using social networks, and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is no exception. There are no slowdowns in all these operations.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

For serious work like video editing or heavy toys, this tablet is definitely not worth considering.

As I wrote above, slowdowns in my sample were observed only due to missing drivers from Intel, after installing them all the "lags" disappeared.

Offline work

The device has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 8060 mAh. This time I did not conduct a large number of "autonomy" tests in various modes, but decided to tell you about my daily use. I used the tablet for typing, surfing the web, reading, checking email and other non-demanding tasks, with the brightness set to maximum and the device connected to a Wi-Fi network. In this mode, he lasted five hours. In fact, five hours is about the minimum you can expect when using the Switch 10 E, lowering the brightness and using it more "quietly" will give you more run time.

I did not like the behavior in sleep mode at all. You can leave the tablet just lying on the table, and in a couple of days the entire charge will simply go nowhere. Other shortcomings I will include a long charging time - more than three hours. But thanks to the universal microUSB, you can recharge the Switch 10 E using an external battery.

Wireless interfaces

td>
Interface Presence
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n, Wi-Fi Direct is supported
Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0, all popular profiles are supported, incl. A2DP
GPS None
Mobile data None
USB On-The-Go Yes

In terms of wireless modules, there is a standard set of budget netbooks here: there is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but GPS and support for mobile networks are absent.

Conclusion

In retail, the tablet is sold for 20,000 rubles. For this money, you get a device with excellent body materials, interesting and bright body colors, a very comfortable keyboard, but an average display and battery life, and with only one USB port.

You know, for a long time I thought that the most important thing in tablets is the display, speed and operating time, but for transformers you should definitely add the convenience of the keyboard, and for me this parameter is much more important than the quality of the screen, because usually such devices are taken for typing. Thus, if we compare Switch 10 E with the same Lenovo MiiX 2, then I would rather recommend choosing a model from Acer.

And I'll write one more thing in the end: when I talked about this tablet on Twitter, a number of readers rightly noted that for this money you can buy a "Chinese" with a cooler display, a better chipset and a lower price. It’s just important to remember that you won’t have a guarantee, a Russian keyboard layout, and, most likely, an oleophobic coating. And you will have to wait about a month for delivery, so it’s definitely not worth comparing similar devices.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review

This Acer tablet was announced quite recently, I even wrote about their presentation, those who wish to read can follow the link below:

In my opinion, the Switch 10 E is aimed primarily at young people, and interesting body materials, various color options, and a relatively low price (taking into account the new course) speak in favor of this.

Content

Characteristics

  • Class: Medium
  • Form factor: convertible tablet
  • Body materials: fabric-styled plastic
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 upgrade
  • Platform: Intel Atom Z3735F
  • Processor: quad-core, 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory storage: 32/64 GB, microSD card slot (64 GB cards supported)
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR), microUSB (USB 2.0) connector for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset, USB 2.0 on keyboard
  • Screen: 10.1'', capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1280x800 pixels (HD), automatic backlight level control, oleophobic coating present
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Navigation: no
  • Sensors: accelerometer, position sensor, gyroscope, light sensor
  • Battery: non-removable, 8060 mAh
  • Dimensions: 262 x 180 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 1152 grams
  • Price: 19,000-20,000 rubles

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • USB to microUSB cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

In terms of design, the Switch 10 E looks pretty much like any other 10-inch tablet. However, unlike other manufacturers, Acer decided to "play" with different color schemes.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

So, this model will be available in six colors at once: turquoise, coral, pink, purple, as well as standard gray and white. See for yourself how great the laptop looks in different colors.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The back cover of this tablet is made of unusual fabric-styled plastic. To the touch, it resembles something between a hard cloth and paper. In terms of tactile sensations, holding the tablet in your hands is very pleasant. By the way, a similar material was also used in the company's latest smartphones (Acer Liquid Z220, M220, Z520).

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Most of the front side is occupied by a 10.1-inch screen, above it is a front camera eye, and below it are two stereo speakers. They have a good location and an excellent volume margin. True, at maximum they begin to wheeze a little, but in most cases 40-70% volume is enough for you.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the left side are the power button, volume rocker, and Windows function key. The keys have a short hard travel, you have to press them with little effort. A blue diode is built into the power button, and the rocker has a protruding risk to make it easier to grope blindly.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the right, all connectors and ports are located: microphone hole, memory card slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microHDMI and microUSB.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

On the bottom end you can see the contacts and two holes for the docking station, we'll talk about it in more detail later.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The tablet is well built, but if you take it with both hands and squeeze it hard, you will hear a barely noticeable squeak. In normal use cases, this effect is difficult to achieve.

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E 180 262 10.95 630
Lenovo MiiX 2 173 262 10 576< /td>
Apple iPad Air 2 169.5 240 6.1 444< /td>
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 177.3 247 6.7 465

Estimating the dimensions of the Switch 10 E, it is important to understand that a lot depends on which competitors we take into account. If we are talking about tablets on Android and iOS, then they win by a noticeable margin, but if we talk about “colleagues” on Windows, then some models have a slight advantage in weight, but otherwise they all have plus or minus the same dimensions.< /p>

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Although the weight of 630 grams can not be called small, when using the tablet, I did not experience much discomfort, holding it with two hands, the same applies to the thickness of almost 11 mm.

Screen

< /tr>
Characteristic Value
Screen Diagonal 10.1 inches
Display resolution 1280x800 dots
PPI value 150
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Glass
Oleophobic coating Present
Auto brightness control Present
Multi-touch support Present, up to six simultaneous touches

The 10E display is not particularly impressive in terms of performance, but do not rush to jump to conclusions. Let's start with the good: the tablet has an oleophobic coating, which is very cool, the finger slides easily over the display surface, and it is much easier to wipe it off from fingerprints.

Also, the screen is equipped with a good anti-glare filter. Of course, in direct sunlight, the display is almost completely blind, but if you work outside in the shade, the image is perfectly visible. Among other things, I note that there are no problems with HD resolution on Windows, all elements are quite large.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Now let's move on to the minuses: I will still attribute to them a low resolution compared to some competitors, again a low level of maximum brightness and average viewing angles.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Dock

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a convertible tablet, so it comes with a detachable keyboard. Let's see what its pros and cons are.

Let's start by docking the tablet - it uses two magnet technology, so when you bring the tablet to the dock, it is automatically attracted. In theory, this should make installation easier, but in fact it rather gets in the way: you try to insert the device into the dock, but due to the attraction of the magnets, you periodically miss. The design itself is very reliable, while the tablet comes off very easily, you need to make only a little effort.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

When the dock is connected, the dimensions of the tablet almost double, below is a table with numbers for comparison.

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight ( g)
Without dock 180 262 10.95 630
With dock 180 262 25.75 1152
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Traditionally for transformers, Switch 10 E has four different modes of use - tablet, laptop, "tent" and stand. If you use any mode other than "laptop", then the keyboard is disabled in this case, so you don't have to worry about accidental presses.

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In mode, the Switch 10 E's keyboard is slightly raised, which is great, making typing much more comfortable.< /p>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

And now let's move on to one of the main advantages of the model. I'm talking, of course, about the keyboard. You know, I tested a large number of netbooks and convertible tablets, and in each of them the keyboard is a weak point. For example, in Lenovo MiiX 2, the keyboard was a living hell: not only did they get rid of the “efok”, they also shifted the number row one button to the right, it was insanely inconvenient.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Lenovo MiiX 2 keyboard

And so, when the Switch 10 E was brought to me, I was mentally prepared for the fact that Acer would throw out some kind of trick with a built-in keyboard. Imagine my surprise when I saw her for the first time. All the letters on the keyboard were of the same size, including "szx" and "bby", which are so fond of narrowing and reducing. Enter, which is quite wide here, did not suffer either. Even the navigation keys are comfortable to use, although they are usually one of the weakest points in compact keyboards. You can only find fault with the slightly narrowed letter “Ё”, but against the background of other advantages of the keyboard, this is sheer nonsense.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The buttons have a short and soft stroke, it is very convenient to use them. I enjoyed typing a couple of articles on the Switch 10 E, although I'm usually very picky about the keyboard. In general, the device has a simply gorgeous keyboard, Acer pleasantly surprised and pleased us in this aspect.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

The touchpad in the tablet is large and slightly elongated in width. It has a smooth surface, the finger glides perfectly on it. However, the recognition of double “swipes” seemed “rough” to me, the tablet scrolled through the pages too quickly even with the slightest movement of the fingers. In the end, I personally settled on swiping using the touch screen.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

If we talk about the shortcomings, it is frustrating that there is no additional battery in the docking station, as well as only one single full-fledged USB port. Even my old netbook had three of them.

Operating system

The tablet runs Windows 8.1, followed by a free Windows 10 upgrade that I've already done. When updating Windows, there was not enough internal memory, so I had to connect an external hard drive so that the system could finish the update, so if you have the opportunity to purchase a tablet with Windows 10 already installed, I recommend doing so.

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Of the nice features, it is worth highlighting a free annual subscription to Microsoft Office for one computer.

And one more thing: after the update, the drivers from Intel did not automatically pull up for me, as a result, the tablet slowed down a lot, all problems were solved after manually installing the drivers, just keep that in mind.

As for the "ten" itself, the system has become much more convenient both in general and in terms of using its touch interface. That is, you will be comfortable using even the desktop mode, all elements are now quite large.

Performance

Characteristic Value
Chipset Intel Atom Z3735F
Processor Quad-core, 1.33 GHz
Video accelerator Intel HD Graphics
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage capacity 32/64 GB
Memory card available Cards up to 64 GB are supported

Tablets based on the latest Intel Atom chipsets are great for simple everyday tasks: surfing the web, watching videos, reading, typing, using social networks, and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is no exception. There are no slowdowns in all these operations.

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For serious work like video editing or heavy toys, this tablet is definitely not worth considering.

As I wrote above, slowdowns in my sample were observed only due to missing drivers from Intel, after installing them all the "lags" disappeared.

Offline work

The device has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 8060 mAh. This time I did not conduct a large number of "autonomy" tests in various modes, but decided to tell you about my daily use. I used the tablet for typing, surfing the web, reading, checking email and other non-demanding tasks, with the brightness set to maximum and the device connected to a Wi-Fi network. In this mode, he lasted five hours. In fact, five hours is about the minimum you can expect when using the Switch 10 E, lowering the brightness and using it more "quietly" will give you more run time.

I did not like the behavior in sleep mode at all. You can leave the tablet just lying on the table, and in a couple of days the entire charge will simply go nowhere. Other shortcomings I will include a long charging time - more than three hours. But thanks to the universal microUSB, you can recharge the Switch 10 E using an external battery.

Wireless interfaces

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Interface Presence
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n, Wi-Fi Direct is supported
Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0, all popular profiles are supported, incl. A2DP
GPS None
Mobile data None
USB On-The-Go Yes

In terms of wireless modules, there is a standard set of budget netbooks here: there is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but GPS and support for mobile networks are absent.

Conclusion

In retail, the tablet is sold for 20,000 rubles. For this money, you get a device with excellent body materials, interesting and bright body colors, a very comfortable keyboard, but an average display and battery life, and with only one USB port.

You know, for a long time I thought that the most important thing in tablets is the display, speed and operating time, but for transformers you should definitely add the convenience of the keyboard, and for me this parameter is much more important than the quality of the screen, because usually such devices are taken for typing. Thus, if we compare Switch 10 E with the same Lenovo MiiX 2, then I would rather recommend choosing a model from Acer.

And I'll write one more thing in the end: when I talked about this tablet on Twitter, a number of readers rightly noted that for this money you can buy a "Chinese" with a cooler display, a better chipset and a lower price. It’s just important to remember that you won’t have a guarantee, a Russian keyboard layout, and, most likely, an oleophobic coating. And you will have to wait about a month for delivery, so it’s definitely not worth comparing similar devices.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review

This Acer tablet was announced quite recently, I even wrote about their presentation, those who wish to read can follow the link below:

In my opinion, the Switch 10 E is aimed primarily at young people, and interesting body materials, various color options, and a relatively low price (taking into account the new course) speak in favor of this.

Content

Characteristics

  • Class: Medium
  • Form factor: convertible tablet
  • Body materials: fabric-styled plastic
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 upgrade
  • Platform: Intel Atom Z3735F
  • Processor: quad-core, 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory storage: 32/64 GB, microSD card slot (64 GB cards supported)
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR), microUSB (USB 2.0) connector for charge/sync, 3.5mm for headset, USB 2.0 on keyboard
  • Screen: 10.1'', capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1280x800 pixels (HD), automatic backlight level adjustment, oleophobic coating present
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Navigation: no
  • Sensors: accelerometer, position sensor, gyroscope, light sensor
  • Battery: non-removable, 8060 mAh
  • Dimensions: 262 x 180 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 1152 grams
  • Price: 19,000-20,000 rubles

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • USB to microUSB cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

In terms of design, the Switch 10 E looks pretty much like any other 10-inch tablet. However, unlike other manufacturers, Acer decided to "play" with different color schemes.

So, this model will be available in six colors at once: turquoise, coral, pink, purple, as well as standard gray and white. See for yourself how great the laptop looks in different colors.

The back cover of this tablet is made of unusual fabric-styled plastic. To the touch, it resembles something between a hard cloth and paper. In terms of tactile sensations, holding the tablet in your hands is very pleasant. By the way, a similar material was also used in the company's latest smartphones (Acer Liquid Z220, M220, Z520).

Most of the front side is occupied by a 10.1-inch screen, above it is a front camera eye, and below it are two stereo speakers. They have a good location and an excellent volume margin. True, at maximum they begin to wheeze a little, but in most cases 40-70% volume is enough for you.

On the left side are the power button, volume rocker, and Windows function key. The keys have a short hard travel, you have to press them with little effort. A blue diode is built into the power button, and the rocker has a protruding risk to make it easier to grope blindly.

On the right, all connectors and ports are located: microphone hole, memory card slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microHDMI and microUSB.

On the bottom end you can see the contacts and two holes for the docking station, we'll talk more about it a little later.

The tablet is well built, but if you take it with both hands and squeeze it hard, you will hear a barely noticeable squeak. In normal usage scenarios, this effect is difficult to achieve.

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams) Acer Aspire Switch 10 E 180 262 10.95 630 Lenovo MiiX 2 173 262 10 576 Apple iPad Air 2 169.5 240 6.1 444 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 177.3 247 6.7 465

Estimating the dimensions of the Switch 10 E, it is important to understand that a lot depends on which competitors we take into account. If we are talking about tablets on Android and iOS, then they win by a noticeable margin, but if we talk about “colleagues” on Windows, then some models have a slight advantage in weight, but otherwise they all have plus or minus the same dimensions.< /p>

Although the weight of 630 grams can not be called small, when using the tablet, I did not experience much discomfort, holding it with two hands, the same applies to the thickness of almost 11 mm.

Screen

Characteristic Value Screen diagonal 10.1 inches Display resolution 1280x800 pixels PPI value 150 Matrix type IPS Protective coating Glass Oleophobic coating Yes Automatic brightness control Yes Multi-touch support Yes, up to six simultaneous touches

The 10E display is not particularly impressive in terms of performance, but do not rush to jump to conclusions. Let's start with the good: the tablet has an oleophobic coating, which is very cool, the finger slides easily over the display surface, and it is much easier to wipe it off from fingerprints.

Also, the screen is equipped with a good anti-glare filter. Of course, in direct sunlight, the display is almost completely blind, but if you work outside in the shade, the image is perfectly visible. Among other things, I note that there are no problems with HD resolution on Windows, all elements are quite large.

Now let's move on to the minuses: I will still attribute to them a low resolution compared to some competitors, again a low level of maximum brightness and average viewing angles.

Dock

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a convertible tablet, so it comes with a detachable keyboard. Let's see what its pros and cons are.

Let's start by docking the tablet - it uses two magnet technology, so when you bring the tablet to the dock, it is automatically attracted. In theory, this should make installation easier, but in fact it rather gets in the way: you try to insert the device into the dock, but due to the attraction of the magnets, you periodically miss. The design itself is very reliable, while the tablet comes off very easily, you need to make only a little effort.

When the dock is connected, the dimensions of the tablet almost double, below is a table with numbers for comparison.

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams) Without dock 180 262 10.95 630 With dock 180 262 25.75 1152

Traditionally for transformers, Switch 10 E has four different modes of use - tablet, laptop, "tent" and stand. If you use any mode other than "laptop", then the keyboard is disabled in this case, so you don't have to worry about accidental presses.

In laptop mode, the Switch 10 E's keyboard is slightly raised, which is great, making typing much more comfortable.

In mode Notebook Switch 10 E keyboard is slightly raised, which is very cool, typing becomes much more comfortable.

And now let's move on to one of the main advantages of the model. I'm talking, of course, about the keyboard. You know, I tested a large number of netbooks and convertible tablets, and in each of them the keyboard is a weak point. For example, in Lenovo MiiX 2, the keyboard was a living hell: not only did they get rid of the “efok”, they also shifted the number row one button to the right, it was insanely inconvenient.

Lenovo MiiX 2 keyboard

And so, when the Switch 10 E was brought to me, I was mentally prepared for the fact that Acer would throw out some kind of trick with a built-in keyboard. Imagine my surprise when I saw her for the first time. All the letters on the keyboard were of the same size, including "szx" and "bby", which are so fond of narrowing and reducing. Enter, which is quite wide here, did not suffer either. Even the navigation keys are comfortable to use, although they are usually one of the weakest points in compact keyboards. You can only find fault with the slightly narrowed letter “Ё”, but against the background of other advantages of the keyboard, this is sheer nonsense.

The buttons have a short and soft stroke, it is very convenient to use them. I enjoyed typing a couple of articles on the Switch 10 E, although I am usually very picky about the keyboard. In general, the device has a simply gorgeous keyboard, Acer pleasantly surprised and pleased us in this aspect.

The touchpad in the tablet is large and slightly elongated in width. It has a smooth surface, the finger glides perfectly on it. However, the recognition of double “swipes” seemed “rough” to me, the tablet scrolled through the pages too quickly even with the slightest movement of the fingers. In the end, I personally settled on scrolling using the touch screen.

If we talk about the shortcomings, it is frustrating that there is no additional battery in the docking station, as well as only one single full-fledged USB port. Even my old netbook had three of them.

Operating system

The tablet runs Windows 8.1, followed by a free Windows 10 upgrade that I've already done. When updating Windows, there was not enough internal memory, so I had to connect an external hard drive so that the system could finish the update, so if you have the opportunity to purchase a tablet with Windows 10 already installed, I recommend doing so.

Of the nice features, it is worth highlighting a free annual subscription to Microsoft Office for one computer.

And one more thing: after the update, the drivers from Intel did not automatically pull up for me, as a result, the tablet slowed down a lot, all problems were solved after manually installing the drivers, just keep that in mind.

As for the "ten" itself, the system has become much more convenient both in general and in terms of using its touch interface. That is, you will be comfortable using even the desktop mode, all elements are now quite large.

Performance

Characteristic Value Chipset Intel Atom Z3735F Processor Quad-core, 1.33 GHz Video accelerator Intel HD Graphics RAM 2 GB Internal storage capacity 32/64 GB Presence of a memory card Cards up to 64 GB are supported

Tablets based on the latest Intel Atom chipsets are great for simple everyday tasks: surfing the web, watching videos, reading, typing, using social networks, and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is no exception. There are no slowdowns in all these operations.

For serious work like video editing or heavy toys, this tablet is definitely not worth considering.

As I wrote above, slowdowns in my sample were observed only due to missing drivers from Intel, after installing them all the "lags" disappeared.

Work offline

The device has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 8060 mAh. This time I did not conduct a large number of "autonomy" tests in various modes, but decided to tell you about my daily use. I used the tablet for typing, surfing the web, reading, checking email and other non-demanding tasks, with the brightness set to maximum and the device connected to a Wi-Fi network. In this mode, he lasted five hours. In fact, five hours is about the minimum you can expect when using the Switch 10 E, lowering the brightness and using it more "quietly" will give you more run time.

I did not like the behavior in sleep mode at all. You can leave the tablet just lying on the table, and in a couple of days the entire charge will simply go nowhere. Other shortcomings I will include a long charging time - more than three hours. But thanks to the universal microUSB, you can recharge the Switch 10 E using an external battery.

Wireless interfaces

Interface Wi-Fi available Yes, b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct supported Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0, all popular profiles are supported, incl. A2DP GPS Not available Mobile data Not available USB On-The-Go Yes

In terms of wireless modules, there is a standard set of budget netbooks here: there is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but GPS and support for mobile networks are absent.

Conclusion

In retail, the tablet is sold for 20,000 rubles. For this money, you get a device with excellent body materials, interesting and bright body colors, a very comfortable keyboard, but an average display and battery life, and with only one USB port.

You know, for a long time I thought that the most important thing in tablets is the display, speed and operating time, but for transformers you should definitely add the convenience of the keyboard, and for me this parameter is much more important than the quality of the screen, because usually such devices are taken for typing. Thus, if we compare Switch 10 E with the same Lenovo MiiX 2, then I would rather recommend choosing a model from Acer.

And I'll write one more thing in the end: when I talked about this tablet on Twitter, a number of readers rightly noted that for this money you can buy a "Chinese" with a cooler display, a better chipset and a lower price. It’s just important to remember that you won’t have a guarantee, a Russian keyboard layout, and, most likely, an oleophobic coating. And you will have to wait about a month for delivery, so it’s definitely not worth comparing similar devices.