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Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W Review: Touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio

Business Chromebook. The Spin 713 offers a 3:2 touchscreen, good battery life and USB-C ports with support for Power Delivery. The 800-Euro (~$970) convertible is not one of the cheapest Chromebooks (in the US, the pricing is much better: $529).
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The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is a slim, compact 2-in-1 device with a 13.5-inch 3:2 screen. It is primarily intended for business users. The high price (European pricing: €800/$970) may put off many potential buyers (in the US, the pricing is much better: $529). The competing devices include the Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2, the HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 and the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V (Chromebook Spin Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1100 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 220 PPI, Capacitive, 10 Touchpoints, Corning Gorilla Glass, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831, 128 GB 
, M.2-2280, NVMe, 105 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combination audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, motion sensor, H1 Trusted Platform Module
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 301 x 235 ( = 0.66 x 11.85 x 9.25 in)
Battery
50.3 Wh, 4471 mAh Lithium-Ion, 3-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.37 kg ( = 48.33 oz / 3.02 pounds), Power Supply: 267 g ( = 9.42 oz / 0.59 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
04/2021
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg16.8 mm13.50"2256x1504
88 %
11/2020
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg16.8 mm14.00"1920x1080
88 %
04/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.5 kg17.6 mm13.30"1920x1080
83 %
04/2019
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
i5-8350U, UHD Graphics 620
1.6 kg16 mm14.00"1920x1200
81 %
08/2020
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.6 kg18.2 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case and Connectivity - Spin 713 offers UBS-C ports with Power Delivery

The slim, premium-looking chassis is made of metal. The Chromebook comes in the colour scheme known as "Steel Gray". The build quality is on a good level. The housing is not very rigid, though. The battery is not removable. To reach the internal components, the bottom cover will have to be removed.

All three USB ports (one Type-A port, two Type-C ports) operate at USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds. Both Type-C ports support Power Delivery and can output a DisplayPort signal. The Chromebook also features an HDMI port.

The microSD card reader achieves decent read and write rates with our reference-grade microSD card (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB). The Wi-Fi module (Intel AX201) supports the following Wi-Fi standards 802.11a, b, g, n, ac and ax. Bluetooth 5 is also supported.

Size Comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs325.5 mm / 12.8 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.6 kg3.55 lbs321 mm / 12.6 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.5 kg3.41 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.5 kg3.2 lbs301 mm / 11.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.4 kg3.02 lbs
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Ports

Left side: one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port (DisplayPort over USB-C, Power Delivery), one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, 3.5-mm combination audio jack, microSD card reader
Left side: one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port (DisplayPort over USB-C, Power Delivery), one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, 3.5-mm combination audio jack, microSD card reader
Right side: volume rocker, HDMI output, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port (DisplayPort over USB-C, Power Delivery), power button
Right side: volume rocker, HDMI output, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port (DisplayPort over USB-C, Power Delivery), power button
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Convertible
  (10 - 201, n=63, last 2 years)
81.7 MB/s ∼100% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
  (AV PRO V60)
77.2 MB/s ∼94% +35%
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
 
61.32 MB/s ∼75% +8%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
57 MB/s ∼70%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36.3 MB/s ∼44% -36%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Convertible
  (25 - 224, n=58, last 2 years)
97.7 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
  (AV PRO V60)
84.8 MB/s ∼87%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.2 MB/s ∼38%
ColorChecker
29.3 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
18 ∆E
22 ∆E
32.8 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V: 21.99 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 32.77 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
17 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1: 12.08 ∆E min: 7.68 - max: 18.4 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
16 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE: 10.74 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 17.65 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
14 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
11 ∆E
13 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA: 10.12 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 13.98 ∆E

Input Devices - Spin 713 offers a keyboard backlight

The smooth keys of the backlit chiclet-style keyboard (five brightness levels) offer a short travel distance and a clear actuation point. The keyboard deck exhibits some flex when typing. However, it is not so bad that it proves annoying. All in all, the Spin 713 has a usable keyboard.

The smooth surface of the multi-touch-cable Clickpad (4.2″x3″) makes finger-gliding easy. The pad has no trouble recognising inputs, even in the corners. The Clickpad offers a short travel distance and a clear actuation point.

The touchscreen can recognise 10 inputs at the same time and feels very responsive. Users should not run into any trouble when using it.

Input devices of the Chromebook Spin 713
Input devices of the Chromebook Spin 713

Display - IPS screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 13.5-inch display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and a native resolution of 2256x1504 pixels. The contrast ratio of 761:1 is quite low. We consider values above 1000:1 to be good. The brightness (387.6 cd/m²) is on a good level, though.

Unfortunately, at 40% brightness and below, the screen exhibits PWM flickering with a low frequency of 200 Hz. This is why susceptible individuals may experience headaches and eyestrain when using the Spin 713. 

389
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
374
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 426 cd/m² Average: 387.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 426 cd/m²
Contrast: 761:1 (Black: 0.56 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.25 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.53 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
Gamma: 2.32
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
N133HCE-EP2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
IPS, 1920x1200, 14.00
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
BOE NV140FHM-N49, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
Display P3 Coverage
68.49
40.47
sRGB Coverage
99.38
60.05
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
70.74
41.81
Response Times
152%
4072%
-75%
-77%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (10, 26)
54 (26, 28)
-50%
44.4 (24, 20.4)
-23%
42 (20, 22)
-17%
36.4 (18.8, 17.6)
-1%
Response Time Black / White *
12 (3, 9)
39.2 (21.2, 18)
-227%
31.2 (16.4, 14.8)
-160%
28 (16, 12)
-133%
30.4 (18.8, 11.6)
-153%
PWM Frequency
200 (40)
1667 (44)
734%
25000 (50)
12400%
Screen
-6%
19%
-14%
-53%
Brightness middle
426
297.9
-30%
316
-26%
267
-37%
272.5
-36%
Brightness
388
293
-24%
299
-23%
247
-36%
260
-33%
Brightness Distribution
85
95
12%
92
8%
88
4%
88
4%
Black Level *
0.56
0.18
68%
0.25
55%
0.45
20%
0.42
25%
Contrast
761
1655
117%
1264
66%
593
-22%
649
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.25
3.29
-46%
1.7
24%
4.65
-107%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.29
9.38
-77%
3.8
28%
17.78
-236%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.53
5.8
-64%
2.8
21%
4.06
-15%
4.4
-25%
Gamma
2.32 95%
2.245 98%
2.25 98%
2.65 83%
2.2 100%
CCT
6368 102%
5957 109%
6654 98%
6058 107%
6984 93%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.7
4.34
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
64.5
38.4
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.4
59.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
73% / 38%
2046% / 1125%
-45% / -30%
-65% / -58%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 26 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz ≤ 40 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 40 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14825 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

According to our measurements, the screen is very colour-accurate (it has a good DeltaE 2000 of 2.3). The screen is not marred by a bluish cast.

CalMAN - colour accuracy
CalMAN - colour accuracy
CalMAN - grayscale tracking
CalMAN - grayscale tracking
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

The IPS panel offers very wide viewing angles. Outdoors, reflections make reading the screen content much harder.

The Chromebook outdoors.
The Chromebook outdoors.

Performance - Convertible with a Comet Lake CPU

Acer’s Chromebook has a 13.5-inch screen and offers enough performance to run office and web-based applications.

Processor

The Intel Core i5-10210U is a quad-core Comet Lake-based processor with a base clock of 1.6 GHz and an all-core boost clock of 3.9 GHz (4.2 GHz for a single core). Hyper-threading (two threads per core) is supported.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1398 Points ∼100% +47%
Average of class Convertible
  (263 - 1566, n=73, last 2 years)
1205 Points ∼86% +27%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1157 Points ∼83% +22%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (949 - 1133, n=27)
1071 Points ∼77% +13%
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-10310U
1040 Points ∼74% +10%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U
949 Points ∼68%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5443 Points ∼100% +64%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4454 Points ∼82% +34%
Average of class Convertible
  (707 - 8620, n=73, last 2 years)
4351 Points ∼80% +31%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (2079 - 4256, n=27)
3570 Points ∼66% +8%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U
3314 Points ∼61%
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-10310U
2931 Points ∼54% -12%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (191 - 252, n=14)
236 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Convertible
  (53 - 309, n=38, last 2 years)
225 Points ∼95% +18%
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-10310U (Google Chrome 86.0.4240.77)
202.89 Points ∼86% +6%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U (Chrome 90)
191.34 Points ∼81%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Edge 90)
57611 Points ∼100% +38%
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-10310U (Google Chrome 86.0.4240.77)
46029 Points ∼80% +11%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U (Chrome 90)
41604 Points ∼72%
Average of class Convertible
  (9656 - 66881, n=45, last 2 years)
39536 Points ∼69% -5%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U
38722 Points ∼67% -7%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (30096 - 44584, n=17)
36050 Points ∼63% -13%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-10310U (Google Chrome 86.0.4240.77)
1077.9 ms * ∼100% -1%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U (Chrome 90)
1066.9 ms * ∼99%
Average of class Convertible
  (600 - 3957, n=90, last 2 years)
1056 ms * ∼98% +1%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U (Chrome 72.0.3626.122)
1016.5 ms * ∼94% +5%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (886 - 1267, n=31)
1014 ms * ∼94% +5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (Chrome 82)
815 ms * ∼76% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Chrome 82)
718 ms * ∼67% +33%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Edge 90)
153.3 runs/min ∼100% +33%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U (Chrome 90)
115 runs/min ∼75%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (60.4 - 126, n=4)
105 runs/min ∼68% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (27.7 - 176, n=16, last 2 years)
104 runs/min ∼68% -10%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U (Chrome 72.0.3626.122)
100.9 runs/min ∼66% -12%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Edge 90)
244 Points ∼100% +28%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (Chrome 82)
204 Points ∼84% +7%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U (Chrome 72.0.3626.122)
203 Points ∼83% +7%
Average of class Convertible
  (48.2 - 279, n=72, last 2 years)
199 Points ∼82% +5%
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-10310U (Google Chrome 86.0.4240.77)
196 Points ∼80% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (169 - 203, n=21)
191 Points ∼78% +1%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel Core i5-10210U (Chrome 90)
190 Points ∼78%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system feels responsive and applications start quickly. The CPU provides more than enough performance for office work and Internet-surfing.

The RAM is soldered-in
The RAM is soldered-in
PCMark for Android
Work performance score
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19602 Points ∼98% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (17751 - 18559, n=2)
18155 Points ∼91% +2%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
17751 Points ∼89%
Average of class Convertible
  (8599 - 18559, n=5, last 2 years)
13472 Points ∼67% -24%
Work 2.0 performance score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (12155 - 12514, n=2)
12335 Points ∼81% +1%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
12155 Points ∼79%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11958 Points ∼78% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (6735 - 12514, n=4, last 2 years)
10291 Points ∼67% -15%
Storage score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (26840 - 37178, n=2)
32009 Points ∼86% +19%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
26840 Points ∼72%
Average of class Convertible
  (15834 - 37178, n=4, last 2 years)
26363 Points ∼71% -2%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15717 Points ∼42% -41%
Computer Vision score
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9887 Points ∼52% +22%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
8112 Points ∼43%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8069 - 8112, n=2)
8091 Points ∼43% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (3572 - 8112, n=4, last 2 years)
6429 Points ∼34% -21%

Storage Devices

The NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from SK Hynix serves as the system drive. It can be replaced.

The ribbon cable conceals...
The ribbon cable conceals...
...the SSD.
...the SSD.

Graphics Card

Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 is responsible for video rendering. The iGPU can achieve clock speeds of to up 1100 MHz. It supports hardware decoding of H.264 and HEVC/H.265 videos.

3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
5204 points
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3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Convertible
  (21008 - 391093, n=39, last 2 years)
145429 Points ∼100% +83%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (65949 - 115515, n=98)
88812 Points ∼61% +12%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
79523 Points ∼55%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8350U
74389 Points ∼51% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4856 - 5190, n=2)
5023 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Convertible
  (4856 - 5190, n=2, last 2 years)
5023 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
4856 Points ∼97%

Emissions & Energy - Acer Chromebook is quiet, but not silent

System Noise

Under low load, the fan often stands still, which leads to silent operation. Under full load, the fan starts to spin. We measured the maximum sound pressure level of 32.9 dB(A). 

Noise Level

Idle
24.9 / 27 / 29.9 dB(A)
Load
26.8 / 32.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.9 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2020.724.624.421.924.62529.832.431.732.130.83129.731.430.635.5314022.12822.92427.25022.726.521.726326319.920.921.621.730.88016.116.216.922.822.310017.517.617.420.524.212514.817.115.118.631.416014.714.413.714.52120014.41414.614.515.72501313.413.413.516.831513.913.414.914.317.740015.21215.813.413.450017.611.617.912.612.463016.711.316.410.513.280013.911.413.511.313.210001713.116.311.51512501813.617.311.316.5160017.212.917.411.314.820001915.519.112.116.7250020.313.420.812.415.3315018.414.118.412.815.9400019.414.819.11317.350002314.822.413.318.3630019.915.218.413.621.9800023.717.318.21425.31000027.419.82114.5291250027.920.119.913.223.81600026.919.118.913.219.9SPL32.92730.924.832.1N1.50.81.30.61.4median 17.6median 14.1median 17.4median 13.2median 16.8Delta3.81.91.913.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V

Temperature

The Chromebook never gets very hot. Under load (Octane V2 plus Jetstream running in a continuous loop), the surface temperatures peaked at 36 °C (97 °F). When idle, the Spin 713 always stays cool. 

Max. Load
 31.8 °C
89 F
31.8 °C
89 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
 30.3 °C
87 F
30 °C
86 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 25.2 °C
77 F
25.1 °C
77 F
24.6 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 31.8 °C = 89 F
Average: 28.3 °C = 83 F
28.3 °C
83 F
36 °C
97 F
35.1 °C
95 F
27.1 °C
81 F
28.5 °C
83 F
30.3 °C
87 F
25.6 °C
78 F
26.6 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 29.4 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.2 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 23.3 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.6 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.2 °C / 77.4 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.6 °C / 83.5 F (+3.4 °C / 6.1 F).
Heat distribution under load (top)
Heat distribution under load (top)
Heat distribution when idle (top)
Heat distribution when idle (top)
Heat distribution under load (bottom)
Heat distribution under load (bottom)
Heat distribution when idle (bottom)
Heat distribution when idle (bottom)

Speakers

The stereo speakers produce a tinny sound with no bass. We recommend using a set of headphones or external speakers for a better listening experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2020.921.920.92527.232.127.23128.335.528.34019.22419.25020.12620.16320.321.720.38016.722.816.710017.920.517.912516.318.616.316021.214.521.220028.614.528.625047.213.547.231553.914.353.940057.113.457.15005912.65963061.710.561.780068.911.368.910007011.57012507111.371160071.811.371.8200076.212.176.2250076.512.476.5315076.412.876.4400077.61377.6500081.513.381.5630076.513.676.5800080.71480.71000081.914.581.91250074.713.274.71600062.913.262.9SPL88.724.888.7N71.40.671.4median 70median 13.2median 70Delta15.2115.239.540.139.536.936.636.932.131.832.127.125.527.131.126.531.129.227.529.224.623.424.624.124.624.130.42930.432.528.932.537.924.937.945.818.345.851.620.651.655.216.555.257.614.857.660.814.260.872.213.672.27513.67572.413.472.473.913.373.97213.2727313.47373.813.573.87613.87673.71473.771.113.971.170.413.970.469.51469.570.615.470.666.714.566.784.72784.758.70.958.7median 70.4median 14median 70.411.43.411.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560VDell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.93 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 39.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 21%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.4% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 57% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 21%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 52% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 39% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Consumption

There are no anomalies when it comes to power consumption. When idle, the convertible draws up to 6.7 watts. Under full load, the power draw peaks at 36 watts. The rated output of the USB-C power adapter amounts to 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.45 / 0.65 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.7 / 5.5 / 6.7 Watt
Load midlight 25 / 36 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery Life

In our Wi-Fi test, in which we simulate loads that are consistent with browsing the web, the Spin 713 achieves a battery runtime of 10h and 19m. 

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 90)
10h 19min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620, 68 Wh
942 min ∼36% +52%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
i5-8350U, UHD Graphics 620, 60.9 Wh
738 min ∼28% +19%
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 50.3 Wh
619 min ∼23%
Average of class Convertible
  (248 - 1141, n=92, last 2 years)
566 min ∼21% -9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7, 42 Wh
479 min ∼18% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 46 Wh
401 min ∼15% -35%

Pros

+ 3:2 IPS screen
+ nice metal chassis
+ NVMe SSD
+ does not overheat
+ quiet
+ superb battery life
+ keyboard backlight
+ DisplayPort over USB-C
+ Power Delivery
+ three video outputs
+ Wi-Fi 6
+ support for Android apps

Cons

- display with a poor contrast ratio
- PWM flickering
- reflective screen surface
- soldered-in RAM
- high price (in Europe)

Verdict

Review of the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V. Device provided courtesy of: Acer Germany.
Review of the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V. Device provided courtesy of: Acer Germany.

The Spin 713 is one of the more premium Chromebooks (European pricing: €800/$970; US pricing: $529). It features an Intel Core i5-10210U, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB NVMe SSD, which is why it is capable of performing all current tasks. However, given the price tag (in Europe), the hardware configuration does not seem very impressive.

The Core i5-10210U cannot be passively cooled, but the system never gets loud. The Spin 713 also never gets hot. Users can browse the web for more than 10 hours on a single battery charge. This is why the Chromebook should be able to make it through a work day without having to be recharged. The convertible can be charged via both USB-C ports.

The main feature of the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is its 3:2 screen. This aspect ratio lends itself well to office work.

The IPS touchscreen (2256x1504) offers a good brightness, wide viewing angles and a good colour reproduction. However, it has a few weaknesses: The contrast ratio is too low, the screen surface is too reflective. Moreover, the display suffers from PWM flickering.

Thanks to the integration of the Google Play Store, the Chromebook supports countless Android applications. The Intel Wi-Fi module (AX201) supports Wi-Fi 6. The backlit keyboard is more than usable. There are thee video outputs (one HDMI port, two USB-C ports with support for DP over USB-C).

Price and Availability

In the US, the Chromebook Spin 713 is currently available at bestbuy.com with prices starting at $529.00.

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-560V - 04/28/2021 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
82%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
51 / 75 → 68%
Weight
71 / 20-75 → 92%
Battery
88%
Display
85%
Games Performance
54 / 78 → 69%
Application Performance
85 / 85 → 100%
Temperature
96%
Noise
94%
Audio
69 / 91 → 76%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
76%
86%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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