The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is a solid budget device, but like any budget machine there are concessions. The most notable of which comes from the device’s lackluster performance. The Atom processor and slow HDD shouldn’t be too big a problem for people looking to complete simple computing tasks, but try for anything more and you’re going to notice to the laptop’s shortcomings. We would have loved to have seen a higher resolution screen, but the durable gorilla glass finish and solid color contrast proved to be a nice touch. The quality keyboard and touchpad were a pleasure to use and NBR still loves the latchless hinge design.
Honestly the Aspire Switch 10 E’s biggest problem is that the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi exists. From a performance standpoint the notebooks are fairly comparable, but the Transformer Book offers an aluminum chassis design and weighs less. The Transformer Book also boasts a FHD (1920 x 1080) display and is competitively priced at $350.
There’s a lot we like about about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, but we can’t recommend the product when Asus manages to match or beat the device at nearly every turn with their Transformer Book T100 Chi.
- Latchless hinge design
- Solid battery life
- Quality keyboard and touchpad
- Poor performance
- HDD is slow
- Low resolution screen
- Poor amplification from speakers