iPad vs. Windows

Get the best of work and play with a Windows tablet. Play games, watch your favorite movies, read, and catch up with family and friends. Plus you can get stuff done with desktop programs, do two things at once side-by-side, and access your files anywhere. An iPad just can’t do all of that.


iPad vs. Acer Aspire Switch 10

iPad Air

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Thinness

iPad Air

0.29"

 

Acer Aspire Switch 10

0.8"

0.35" without keyboard

Battery life

iPad Air

10 hrs

Acer Aspire Switch 10

8 hrs

Weight

iPad Air

1 lb

 

Acer Aspire Switch 10

2.58 lbs

1.28 lbs without keyboard

Display size

iPad Air

9.7"

Acer Aspire Switch 10

10.1"

microSD and Micro USB ports

To plug a USB device into an iPad, you need an adapter. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 includes microSD and Micro USB ports.

iPad Air

iPad: Requires separately sold adapter

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Windows device: Ports included

Printing

The iPad only works with AirPrint-enabled printers. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 works with a wide range of wired and wireless printers.

iPad Air

iPad: Works only with AirPrint-enabled printers

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Windows device: Works with most printers

Free cloud storage

iCloud on the iPad gives you less free cloud storage than OneDrive on the Acer Aspire Switch 10.

iPad Air

5 GB

Acer Aspire Switch 10

15 GB

Comes with Microsoft Office

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

iPad Air

Office 365 subscription sold separately

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Windows device: Comes with Microsoft Office

Multiple accounts

The iPad allows for only a single account. On the Acer Aspire Switch 10, you and every member of your family can have your own accounts, and keep your stuff separate.

iPad Air

iPad: Allows only a single account

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Windows device: Allows multiple accounts

Seeing two apps at once

The iPad can only display one app at a time. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 lets you snap two apps side‑by‑side.

iPad Air

iPad: Displays a single app at a time

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Windows device: Can display two apps side-by-side

Price

iPad Air

$449

 

Acer Aspire Switch 10

$349

includes keyboard

Storage capacity varies based on device configuration. Battery life may vary depending on usage. Technical specs, including variations in color, vary by retailer and by country or region. Images may not be to scale.

Pricing is based on MSRP on 11/2014. Retail prices may vary.

Aspire to be great

Designed with you in mind, the sleek, modern Acer Aspire Switch 10 is portable enough to go anywhere. With up to four user modes and a sizeable hard drive, the whole family can enjoy movies, music, and everything else Windows has to offer. Snap Hinge lets you choose what form it takes, so you can switch between laptop, tablet, tent, and display modes.

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