Acer Switch V 10 (X5-Z8350, 4GB) 10 Inch Detachable Laptop Review

The Acer Switch V 10 is a detachable tablet is specifically meant to be the cheapest version for Surface Pro. Acer puts the price for under 300 dollars and featuring some decent specification which is good enough for light and medium works like document editing and browsing through the internet. For these couple years, they actually have released similar devices included the V 10, but it seems this line up is never considered as pretty popular despite being as affordable. On the other side, ASUS and Lenovo have different reaction toward their machine as the Miix and Transformer series are so popular among the consumers.

Today, I have got the chance to review of this tablet and have few things that I want to talk about it. For the price, I think the system is worth to consider as good option if you are looking for something portable and manages to replace of your old laptop. Let’s take a look about it further and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about on this article. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.

Design and Connectivity

The case featured here is completely of plastic and probably won’t disappoint you in term of build quality. Furthermore, Acer makes the chassis in some kind of black finishing alongside with few accents which work as the additional detail. The build quality like I said before is something you should not worry because the stability is great and the chase is resisted to our pressure pretty well. I just see it as relatively big and quite heavy and sometimes using it on tablet mode will make my hands feel uncomfortable after a while. Just make sure to get used with it for a while and you soon find no problem on using it.

In term of connectivity, I am very satisfied to see of USB type-C featured here. The Type-C port is fully supported of charging and external display although you need an external adapter for making it possible. There are two several ports included the micro USB and another USB type-A, but both of them are located on the dock and not in tablet itself. That is why I really recommend you to buy an adapter if you want to use it completely in portable mode. Overall, the impression is great although there are few more things need better treatment here.

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Display and Input

Acer Switch V 10 2 Acer is managed to put of 10.1 inch display and 1920 x 1080p resolution. Unfortunately, it’s not an IPS, but a TN panel. Despite for being the chase, I see the panel looks pretty great with both of color accuracy and brightness is impressive. The panel can produce of 76 % of SRGB color and getting of brightness for around 270 nits. Everything works really great, but I also notice of brightness is slick flickering at lower level, but the thing is thankfully not happened in higher brightness. This could be a good consideration which makes it better than what Lenovo and ASUS promise on its devices.

As for the input method, the keyboard comes with short travel distant and nice clear actuation force. The keyboard works well for standard typing, but I never recommend you to use it for more professional typing because the keys are cramped and make our hands get tired after a while. The navigation through the system is done by using either of touchpad and touchscreen. The touchpad is relatively small and rough, but the touchscreen is better and even is supported for multi touch up to 10 fingers. The keyboard should be much better in my opinion here.

Last price update: 2019-06-11 12:56:04

Acer Switch V 10Main Specs
CPU Intel Atom X5-Z8350 Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Graphic Card
Display Size10.1 Inch 1920 X 1080P Touchscreen
OS Windows 10 Pro
Memory 4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage 64GB EMMC

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Performance and Battery

The Intel Atom X5 is used as the main hardware for powering the entire system. The processor is then combined with 4GB RAM and 64GB of EMMC storage. In term of performance, the X5 is coming with quad core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz. Intel specifically makes this processor for lower end tablet which does not need of extra cooling and that is why its power consumption is very low at just 4 watts TDP. The performance like I said in the beginning is decent for just browsing, editing document, or streaming movies. However, it’s far if you compare it with Surface where you can even render and editing video in neat way there. Just pick it if you just need a machine for less demanding work.

Thanks to its decent battery capacity and low power consumption, the battery will easily for 7 and 8 hours in full day usage. The charging process can be done easily through the USB type-C port and means users can just charge it easily anytime and anywhere by using of battery pack like you similar do to your smartphone. Unfortunately, the charging process is quite slow and will take for nearly 3 hours to completely fully charge it. Make sure to never leave the battery completely empty.

Last price update: 2019-06-11 12:56:04
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Final Thought

Acer makes a very good job for providing us a cheaper and neat alternative for Surface Pro. The Switch V 10 is proofed to be a good tablet thanks to its dependable performance and long last battery. After using it for a while, I basically almost have nothing to complaint about it. I just hope the connectivity is much better considering users will need of external adapter for expanding the connectivity capability. The rest of things are fine and probably won’t disappoint you as long as you keep your expectation is low. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it.




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