Acer Chromebook Spin 514 CP514-3H-R6VK
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Reviews for the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 CP514-3H-R6VK
It only took me a week to test the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (2022) as it was clear from the get-go that it's a capable machine for many types of users. Probably the longest part of my testing was our battery test, which took all day. The rest of the week I spent using it as my main device. To put it through the paces, I used it for work, writing up emails and articles, using it for research, and handling social media platforms. I also used it to stream movies and shows. I also ran it through our suite of benchmark and battery tests. I've been testing and reviewing computing devices, including laptops and Chromebooks, for years now, first as a freelancer for different tech publications and now as one of the Computing editors at TechRadar. I'm a regular laptop and Chromebook user myself.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: USA Today
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is a sticker shock waiting to happen. For $700, you’d hope this 2-in-1 would feature a higher-quality display, a faster processor, or more memory. The Spin 514 feels like yet another Chromebook: A productivity-focused, entry-level device that normally shouldn’t run you more than $500. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly laptop, you’ll save about $80 or more by going with this Acer Aspire 5, which boasts twice the amount of storage and a faster, 12th-gen Intel processor, although it’s not a 2-in-1 and it runs Windows 11, not ChromeOS. If you prefer ChromeOS, you can go even cheaper with this gaming Chromebook from Lenovo for about $170 less than the Spin 514 and it has the same processor as the Aspire 5. An equally durable yet better-performing 2-in-1 is the HP Envy x360, which will run you about $200 more but will offer a faster experience. If the Spin 514 were a couple of hundred dollars cheaper, we might be able to recommend it. At the time of publication, this Chromebook is on sale for $575, but we still wouldn’t pay that much for it, Maybe closer to $500 we could recommend, but it simply isn’t a memorable laptop, and for $700, you’re probably looking for something you’ll love, not just tolerate.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2023
Source: PC World
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is among the quickest Chromebooks currently available, defeated only by alternatives with Intel’s Core i5-1240P processor (and it’s a close call). The Spin 514 also benefits from a great keyboard, nice touchpad, attractive display, long battery life, and useful USB-C ports. Pricing is the obstacle. The Spin 514’s price tag of almost $700 feels expensive when compared to Windows laptops. The Acer Aspire 5, Lenovo IdeaPad 5, and HP 14 offer similar processors at similar prices but have more RAM and solid state storage. The Spin 514 is available in less expensive configurations, however. They’re a better choice for most people, delivering most of the Spin 514’s perks with a modest (and acceptable) reduction in performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 78%
AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1,600 MHz.
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R5 5625C: Mobile six core APU with Zen 3 cores clocked at 2.3 to 4.3 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1800 MHz. Chromebook version of the identical Ryzen 5 5625U.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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