Acer Chromebook Spin 514 CP514-2H-30GW
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Acer’s Spin Chromebooks have been some of my favourite Chromebooks I’ve tested in the last few years, and this new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 variant is a decent option for those wanting a convertible Chromebook. It provides an especially sleek-looking chassis as well as a tactile keyboard and massive trackpad, alongside decent levels of power and battery life too. The display on offer is decent, although it may not spring any surprises. Then again, it doesn’t necessarily need to, given the fact this is a Chromebook after all. Where this Chromebook falls down is more on the fact its port selection is a bit stingy – a second USB-A would’ve been nice, as would a 16:10 aspect ratio on the display, and a better keyboard backlight. But for £499, this is a decent choice if you want a Chromebook that also doubles as a tablet of sorts.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 48 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i3-1110G4: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The two cores clock around 1.5 - 3.9 GHz. Produced on the 10nm+ process by Intel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.