What you need to know:
- 2 in 1 device
- Runs on Windows
- Available in a host of colours: Pink, Steel Grey, Purple, Coral, White, Black, Orange, Turquoise
- 10.1″ display
- 32GB Flash Memory
- runs on Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-core 1.33 GHz
What we think you should know:
This is not a high end notebook. This is not going to replace your Mac or allow you hours of design. If you’re looking to buy one of those, stop reading now.
I have a laptop. It spends its time on my desk and never really leaves. It’s big. It’s clunky. It works fast and has the big screen I want to do blog layout and the like. It never leaves my desk because it is just too much of a mission: size wise and because of the cables it has to travel with. I know there are sleeker models on the market and I should probably upgrade but I’ve found a 2 in 1 device does everything I need a device to do on the go:
My only gripe with 2 in 1 devices is the size. They’re small. When I travel that screen can become a headache because it is tiny. The Acer Aspire Switch 10E has a 10.1″ screen so the size thing still bugged me but for everything else it was the perfect device for the road. For starters it has a plastic type covering that makes it rather durable to a bit of rough and tumble. If you have a “day” handbag it fits comfortably in it and you don’t need to worry about an extra carry bag. It charges off a standard USB cable (like you’d use for most smartphones), I have one of those in my bags along with a decent power bank so sorted. Mind you, I never had to charge it on the go because the battery life got me through a day of on and off meetings and coffee shop work.
It’s a sexy little device that lets you do all your office work relatively easily. I love the touch screen functionality and find myself touching my main laptop screen to scroll down sometimes, unintentionally. It also moonlights as a tablet. It has a magnetic connection to the keyboard and if you just pull it off you have a Windows tablet. The Acer Switch 10 E sat really securely in the docking station of the keyboard despite me turning it upside down and trying my damnedest to get it to give up. The hinge is good. Sometimes it isn’t as loose as I might like but I figure this is to ensure that the notebook functionality of the device is up to par.
I didn’t have a memory issue but mainly because I uploaded any documents or pictures to Google Drive to work with. The display was good and while it wasn’t as fast as it could be – I found the little guy worked well despite the pressure I put on it.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10E is a device for someone not looking to blow a fortune on a million gadgets. It’s a device for someone who appreciates pretty but also needs something durable and able to hold up to moving around. It’s a device for a girl looking for something that does the job and looks the part but doesn’t interfere in your life any more than that. I want this very device but with a slightly bigger screen (conveniently the Switch 11 is on the way!).