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Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M6LT

Specifications

Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M6LT
Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M6LT (Spin 7 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, CineCrystal, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 256GB SSD Serial ATA/300
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11 x 324.6 x 229.6 ( = 0.43 x 12.78 x 9.04 in)
Battery
2770 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 1.3
Additional features
Keyboard: Chicet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M6LT

60% Acer Spin 7 Review: Underachiever
Source: The Verge English
When you’re designing computers, diligently paying attention to the details matters just as much as having the right ideas. The Spin 7 is the kid in class who is really smart but waits until the last minute to do his homework, and the result is a disappointing mix of brilliance and sloppy work. You know the kid could pull off an A, but you shake your head and write "not working up to potential" at the top of his report before ruefully marking it with a big, red C.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer Spin 7 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Spin 7 is a beautiful, thin and portable 2-in-1, but its battery life and performance are worse than similarly priced competitors.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Spin 7
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Prices for the Spin 7 will start at €1,299 in Europe (around £1,326 inc VAT), making it one of the more expensive hybrid laptops on the market. It’s a niche proposition, but equally a very tempting one for those in the market for a hybrid.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Acer has finally cracked top-end laptop design
Source: Pocket Lint English
After Apple took the plunge and went USB Type-C only in its 12in MacBook design, it's taken a while for manufacturers and, admittedly, consumers to get on board with the idea. In the Swift 7 it's an obvious essential: a laptop couldn't be sub-1cm with ports any larger. And there's two of the things, side by side, meaning peripheral use and simultaneous charging is possible. Sure, some might miss the full-size port, but this is facing into the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Flexible design with a touch of class
Source: Pocket Lint English
And so to the price: at €1,299 it's a toss-up between this Spin 7 and the slimmer, sleeker looking Swift 7 in our books. Although the Swift is less functional, as it doesn't have the hinge mechanism of the Spin, we're more sold on its looks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Hands on: Acer Spin 7 review
Source: Techradar English
Its chiclet-spaced keyboard provides a decent level of travel and should prove up to the task of bashing out longer documents, and you could easily connect a Bluetooth keyboard to use the device in tent mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2016

Foreign Reviews

88% Dünnes und leichtes Convertible-Notebook mit 14-Zoll-Display
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Acer Spin 7 as extrem dünne Convertible im Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016
80% Acer Spin 7: il convertibile che riesce a convincere a pieno
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор ноутбука-трансформера Acer Spin 7: тонкий перевёртыш
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim size and lightweight; high autonomy; excellent display; good cooling system. Negative: No backlit keyboard; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/26/2016
Acer Spin 7, cel mai subţire convertibil din lume, este disponibil în oferta magazinelor din Româniac
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Nice design; compact size. Negative: Average ergonomy; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2016

Comment

Model: The SP714-51-M6LT sports a 14-inch IPS CineCrystal display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The display is capable of displaying punchy colors and it has a good brightness for outdoor usage. In addition, it uses the Acer Color Intelligence technology and supports 10-point multi-touch. Thanks to an IPS panel, the horizontal and vertical viewing angles are good. The display is generally good for media playback. It is surrounded by a razor thin bezel, which makes it look really nice. It is a good thing that Acer has decided to jump into the "Thin Bezel" bandwagon, since this feature is something that makes a difference between a normal device and an innovative device.

Being a hybrid laptop, Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M6LT has a hinge to fully rotate itself into 4 different modes: laptop, tablet, display and tent. The ability to rotate itself into different modes allows the user to choose the right mode for the right moment. It also gives the flexibility to be used in any kind of condition. The keyboard is considered one of the better keyboards for ultra-thin laptops in the market and it provides an easy and comfortable typing experience with enough key travel. The touchpad is officially certified by Microsoft and it is capable of performing all the multi-touch gestures on Windows 10 that the user needs without any issues. Despite the slender design of the laptop, the touchpad is actually large and easy to navigate. Connectivity options are quite good even for a hybrid laptop with a very slim profile. There are two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, audio combo jack connectors and an SD card reader. It does not come with an optical drive as is the case in many laptops these days. The Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M6LT weighs only 1.6 kg and has a battery life of up to 8 hours according to Acer. Overall, the laptop is an attractive Full HD convertible laptop with a good display and it is relatively thin.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Kaby Lake Y-series processors (4.5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7Y75: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.3-3.6 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter and is manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


74.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-22 (Update: 2016-09-22)