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Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 laptop review: Powerful convertible is slowed down by Intel Comet Lake

Convertible for creatives featuring a GeForce GTX GPU. Acer sells laptops for creative professionals and engineers under the "ConceptD" label. In order to reach this target group, they have specialized in convertibles with powerful components - which is also the case with the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314. Unfortunately, our test left us somewhat disappointed due to the rather inefficient CPU.
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Convertible laptops have existed in many different designs. The sector used to be dominated by laptops with a single rotating hinge like the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Tablet (2012). In the last decade, devices with 360-degree hinges, like the HP Spectre x360 14, have gained the upper hand in this field, and laptops with detachable displays have also been experimented with. Acer takes a completely different approach with the ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513: The namesake Ezel hinge enables a foldable display in an otherwise traditional laptop design. At the same time, it allows for usage scenarios that other convertibles don't offer.

With this concept and with strong components, Acer intends to gain sales in the creative sector in particular. The relatively compact 14-inch Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is powered by an Intel Comet Lake H chip and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti. The configuration is rounded off by 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.

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Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 (ConceptD 3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 93 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, TU117, 461.72, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400, on-board, dual-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, 10-point touchscreen, native pen support, B140HAN06.D, IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00, 1024 GB 
, M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe 3.0, 852 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 326.7 x 229 ( = 0.94 x 12.86 x 9.02 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Digitizer pen, Norton Security Ultra, Acer Care Center, Acer ConceptD, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.775 kg ( = 62.61 oz / 3.91 pounds), Power Supply: 696 g ( = 24.55 oz / 1.53 pounds)
Price
2,000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
03/2021
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.8 kg23.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
89 %
12/2020
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg17.2 mm13.50"1920x1280
90 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg15.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
02/2021
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
R9 5980HS, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.4 kg15.8 mm13.40"3840x2400

Case of the Acer ConceptD 3: Magnesium/aluminum with special hinge

The white case is characteristic of many models from Acer's ConceptD series. The case of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is also completely white except for the black glass display bezel. Even the keyboard is white - Acer adds color accents with the status LEDs, which are orange, just like the keyboard's backlight.

From the front, the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel looks like a relatively normal laptop - it's only when looking at the LCD cover that the special hinge design is revealed: The Ezel hinge sits at the center of the LCD, around which the screen can be rotated by 180°. This virtually detaches the LCD panel from the lower half of the display cover. In this way, the display can be completely folded back to use the Acer laptop as a tablet. However, we can also think of other usage modes. For example, you can simply push the screen slightly forward to save space in cramped situations (for example on the train). You can also place the screen so far forward that it covers the keyboard when drawing with the included stylus - quite interesting from an ergonomic point of view. 

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Laptop mode
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Laptop mode
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Stand mode
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Stand mode
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Tablet mode
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Tablet mode

To enable a design that is as mechanically fascinating as it is complex, quality has to be spot on. Fortunately, we can say that Acer has done a good job in this respect. The case is completely made of a magnesium/aluminum alloy that is coated with a white ceramic surface. It's very high-quality, perfectly manufactured, and extremely stable. The Acer laptop can't be twisted or dented in any way. Furthermore, the hinges, which allow an aperture angle of around 170 degrees, prevent the LCD from wobbling.

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If the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel has a weak point in terms of its case, it's mobility. Weighing just under 1.8 kg, it's pretty useless in tablet mode when you're not at your desk - these days, there are 15-inch laptops that weigh less. The special hinge also makes the case quite thick, and with its powerful components, the ConceptD is relatively large as well. The latter is also reflected in comparatively large display bezels, especially under the LCD panel. We would have wished for a 16:10 or 3:2 display here, which would surely fit the target group better as well.

Size comparison

326.7 mm / 12.9 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 1.8 kg3.91 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs298.5 mm / 11.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 1.3 kg2.97 lbs299 mm / 11.8 inch 222 mm / 8.74 inch 15.8 mm / 0.622 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs

Connectivity: Acer laptop with SD card reader

The connectivity is quite impressive. The full-size SD card slot in particular will certainly be appreciated by many creative professionals; it has become rare these days. It's odd that Acer chose to install a Mini DisplayPort - a second USB-C port with DisplayPort Alternate mode would have been more useful here. It's also a shame that the included USB-C/Thunderbolt port can't be used for charging.

The placement of the ports is bad: Due to the wide fan openings, the ports are positioned very far to the front and too close together in some cases. Mouse users won't be very happy with the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel if they use the ports.

Left: Kensington lock, power supply, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, Mini DisplayPort
Left: Kensington lock, power supply, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, Mini DisplayPort
Right: 3.5 mm audio jack, SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.0
Right: 3.5 mm audio jack, SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.0

SD card reader

The SD card reader's performance is at an average level (measured with the 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SDXC, our reference memory card). One can definitely expect more from a 2,000-Euro (~$2,377) laptop.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
162.54 MB/s ∼100% +99%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.6 MB/s ∼50%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.1 - 222, n=63, last 2 years)
77.4 MB/s ∼48% -5%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
201.25 MB/s ∼100% +134%
Average of class Multimedia
  (15.9 - 217, n=62, last 2 years)
88.1 MB/s ∼44% +2%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.1 MB/s ∼43%

Communication

The only communication module is the Intel Wireless AX201 2x2 Wi-Fi card. It works quickly and reliably and achieved a good result in our measurements. It's somewhat regrettable that Acer has completely foregone the use of WWAN. This feature could be useful in the professional segment in particular.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1470 (835min - 1680max) MBit/s ∼100% +19%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1307 (1119min - 1370max) MBit/s ∼89% +6%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1231 (1114min - 1299max) MBit/s ∼84%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=213)
1228 MBit/s ∼84% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1490, n=79, last 2 years)
946 MBit/s ∼64% -23%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
924 (867min - 950max) MBit/s ∼63% -25%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1271min - 1715max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1163 (846min - 1445max) MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=213)
1136 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
916 (427min - 1023max) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
898 (806min - 938max) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=79, last 2 years)
870 MBit/s ∼61% -39%
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Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1230 (1114-1299)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1307 (1119-1370)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1442 (835-1680)
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø923 (867-950)
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1422 (1271-1715)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1163 (846-1445)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø898 (806-938)
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø902 (427-1023)

Webcam

The 0.9 megapixel webcam conforms to the typical laptop standard - it's blurry, noisy, and simply not good.

ColorChecker
16.9 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
17 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513: 14.86 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 22.26 ∆E

Accessories

Besides the proprietary 135-watt power adapter, the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel also comes with a Wacom AES digitizer pen. It's actually not really in the box, because it comes inside the laptop's case. We will briefly discuss its functionality in the section on input devices.

135-watt power adapter of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
135-watt power adapter of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel

Maintenance

You have to unscrew a total of 14 screws to reach the inside of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel. Since these were also hidden under rubber covers, we ultimately decided against opening the Acer laptop. It's not particularly upgradeable anyway since RAM is soldered. Only the M.2 SSD can theoretically be replaced with a larger model. The internal battery, the Wi-Fi card, and the cooling system with the two fans are also maintainable in theory.

The interior of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel (image source: YouTube channel "Zip Tie Ninja": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAIspk3SY2A)
The interior of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel (image source: YouTube channel "Zip Tie Ninja": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAIspk3SY2A)

Warranty

With a three-year manufacturer's warranty, the ConceptD Ezel 3 is at the usual level for such expensive laptops. A warranty extension to four years is possible, but Acer apparently doesn't offer on-site service for the ConceptD series - therefore, there's only a bring-in service that requires the user to send in the defective laptop.

The Acer laptop's input devices are convincing

Keyboard

The all-white keyboard with its orange backlight has a QWERTY ANSI layout in our test device - unusual and difficult to use in German without umlauts. Retail models should have a German QWERTY ISO layout, though.

Acer describes the keyboard as "full size", but due to the four additional keys to the right of the Enter key, there are a few reductions in size. The arrow keys are almost regular size, but the right shift key is much narrower in return.

The flat keys with a 1.55 mm travel have a smooth surface and a pleasant pressure point that is neither too hard nor too soft. Apart from the layout of our unit, the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel has a good keyboard that is suitable for users who do a lot of typing.

Keyboard area of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
Keyboard area of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel

Touchpad, touchscreen, and pen

The touchpad of the Acer laptop is a mechanical ClickPad with a Gorilla Glass surface. It has a comfortable size of 13.5 x 8.3 cm; the click mechanism is high-quality, and the surface has very good gliding properties. Together with the flawless software implementation, this results in a good touchpad.

The multitouch screen supports 10 fingers simultaneously. Besides the touch function, the screen can also be operated with the included digitizer pen. The Wacom pen has two buttons, an integrated battery, and 4,096 pressure levels. The pen is charged in its enclosure - you always have it with you as a result, but the stylus is quite small and consequently uncomfortable to hold. In addition, the buttons are difficult to press. The pen is more suitable for taking notes than for elaborate drawings.

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Touchpad
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Touchpad
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Digitizer pen
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Digitizer pen
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Digitizer stylus functionality test
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: Digitizer stylus functionality test

The display in the Acer ConceptD could be brighter

The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is available in two 16:9 sizes: 14 and 15.6 inches. Our test device has the smaller LCD, which has a resolution of 1920x1080 in each case. It's an IPS LCD with a touch surface - interestingly, it's matte, which is rare among convertibles.

At an average of 354 cd/m², the display isn't dim, but it doesn't have an above-average brightness, either. Acer doesn't specify a brightness value, so we can't check its compliance.

Subpixel matrix in the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
Subpixel matrix in the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
Almost no backlight bleeding (represented in an intensified way here)
Almost no backlight bleeding (represented in an intensified way here)
349
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B140HAN06.D
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 380 cd/m² Average: 354 cd/m² Minimum: 27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 365 cd/m²
Contrast: 1932:1 (Black: 0.19 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.09 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.99
ΔE Greyscale 1.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
98% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
B140HAN06.D, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
LP140WF9-SPE1, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
LQ134R1JW51, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
LG Philips LGD0663, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.50
Response Times
-25%
-36%
-71%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (13, 30)
52 (24.4, 27.6)
-21%
48 (23, 25)
-12%
62 (32, 30)
-44%
Response Time Black / White *
20 (7, 13)
25.6 (12.4, 13.2)
-28%
32 (16, 16)
-60%
39.6 (21.6, 18)
-98%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-88%
-30%
-45%
Brightness middle
367
409
11%
359
-2%
443.5
21%
Brightness
354
405
14%
331
-6%
394
11%
Brightness Distribution
83
95
14%
86
4%
78
-6%
Black Level *
0.19
0.21
-11%
0.23
-21%
0.17
11%
Contrast
1932
1948
1%
1561
-19%
2609
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.09
4.9
-350%
2.46
-126%
2.7
-148%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.61
8.4
-222%
3.85
-48%
4.36
-67%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.99
1.3
-31%
1.6
-62%
2.61
-164%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.2
5.8
-383%
1.89
-58%
3.4
-183%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.53 87%
2.38 92%
2.09 105%
CCT
6563 99%
7009 93%
6835 95%
6144 106%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
60.7
-4%
68.2
8%
62.1
-1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98
95.3
-3%
99.4
1%
98.5
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-57% / -78%
-33% / -31%
-58% / -49%

* ... smaller is better

Colors
Colors
Grayscales
Grayscales
Saturation
Saturation
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Grayscales (calibrated)
Grayscales (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)

The display is already calibrated out of the box (measured with CalMan and the i1 Pro 2 colorimeter). Consequently, our calibration only brought minor improvements. The monitor can convince us in terms of quality, especially because of the high contrast value, the associated low black level, and the good color-space coverage. The sRGB space is practically covered by 100%, which is important when working with colors.

sRGB: 98%
sRGB: 98%
AdobeRGB: 63%
AdobeRGB: 63%
Outdoors (in the shade)
Outdoors (in the shade)

The matte surface eliminates reflections, which is an advantage outdoors. However, in order to be truly suitable for outdoor use in bright light conditions, the display of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel would have to be much brighter.

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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 13 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. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 30 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. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.4 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9665 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

There are no issues with the viewing-angle stability of the IPS display.

Performance: The CPU in the Acer laptop disappoints

The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is always equipped with the same Intel Comet Lake H processor as well as 16 GB of soldered DDR4-2400 memory. An M.2-2280 SSD with a capacity of 1 TB serves as the mass storage device. The only choice for the user is the GPU: There's either the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or the Nvidia Quadro T1000 - models equipped with the latter have the suffix "Pro" in the name.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Intel
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory

Processor

The Intel Core i7-10750H is a processor with six cores (12 threads with Hyper-Threading). The clock rates range from 2.6 to 5 GHz, and the processor has a typical TDP of 45 watts. Our processor comparison list provides more benchmark data for this CPU.

Apart from a boost to over 90 watts that only lasted a few seconds, the TDP is effectively 45 watts. However, the cooling system is not strong enough to maintain this consumption under load on all cores in the long run: In the Cinebench loop, we note a consumption of 35 watts after a few iterations. The clock rates fluctuate between 3.8 and 3 GHz, and the CPU temperatures remain at around 95 °C (~203 °F).

The comparison with the Asus ROG Flow X13, which is a gaming convertible based on the AMD Ryzen 5980HS, shows how inefficient the Comet Lake chip is. The AMD competitor is twice as fast in some cases, and it also performs better under load on one core. Even the Intel Core i7-1165G7 is almost on par with the i7-10750H, even though the Tiger Lake chip has two cores less. Even compared to other laptops with the i7-10750H, the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel scores poorly.

We weren't able to determine a limitation of the CPU on battery power.

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Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø943 (736.91-1093.79)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø800 (705.49-917.98)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00 Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø496 (469.38-691.57)
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS: Ø1873 (1728.01-2089.32)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
4953 Points ∼100% +132%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1749 - 3325, n=42)
2845 Points ∼57% +33%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
2137 Points ∼43%
Average of class Multimedia
  (272 - 4094, n=82, last 2 years)
2076 Points ∼42% -3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1987 Points ∼40% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1285 Points ∼26% -40%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
604 Points ∼100% +30%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
542 Points ∼90% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=42)
473 Points ∼78% +2%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
466 Points ∼77%
Average of class Multimedia
  (93 - 585, n=81, last 2 years)
456 Points ∼75% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
426 Points ∼71% -9%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
2083 Points ∼100% +90%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (804 - 1418, n=49)
1261 Points ∼61% +15%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
1094 (736.91min - 1093.79max) Points ∼53%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
917.98 (705.49min - 917.98max) Points ∼44% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (125 - 1815, n=101, last 2 years)
906 Points ∼43% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
684 Points ∼33% -37%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
243 Points ∼100% +23%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
211.82 Points ∼87% +8%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
197 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (184 - 213, n=44)
197 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (41 - 228, n=91, last 2 years)
181 Points ∼74% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
170 Points ∼70% -14%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
806.9 Seconds * ∼100% -73%
Average of class Multimedia
  (279 - 4564, n=65, last 2 years)
647 Seconds * ∼80% -39%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
591 Seconds * ∼73% -27%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
466 Seconds * ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 587, n=42)
390 Seconds * ∼48% +16%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
245.6 Seconds * ∼30% +47%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
5623 MIPS ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5470, n=42)
5118 MIPS ∼91% +1%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
5079 MIPS ∼90%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4984 MIPS ∼89% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1454 - 5412, n=64, last 2 years)
4758 MIPS ∼85% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4435 MIPS ∼79% -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
57319 MIPS ∼100% +115%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26040 - 37345, n=42)
33875 MIPS ∼59% +27%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
26653 MIPS ∼46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4569 - 47797, n=64, last 2 years)
26097 MIPS ∼46% -2%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22118 MIPS ∼39% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
20638 MIPS ∼36% -23%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
1537 Points ∼100% +20%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼99% +18%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
1285 Points ∼84%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1586, n=57, last 2 years)
1284 Points ∼84% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1333, n=42)
1264 Points ∼82% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1167 Points ∼76% -9%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
8620 Points ∼100% +49%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4443 - 6674, n=42)
6134 Points ∼71% +6%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
5803 Points ∼67%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5374 Points ∼62% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 8053, n=57, last 2 years)
5174 Points ∼60% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
3776 Points ∼44% -35%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
15.2 fps ∼100% +100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5.54 - 11.6, n=42)
9.6 fps ∼63% +26%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
7.6 fps ∼50%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.98 - 11.7, n=62, last 2 years)
6.84 fps ∼45% -10%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.24 fps ∼41% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.92 fps ∼26% -48%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
71.9 s * ∼100% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.86 s * ∼79% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 99.2, n=57, last 2 years)
55.8 s * ∼78% -1%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
55.5 s * ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (43.1 - 99.2, n=42)
53.5 s * ∼74% +4%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
51.6 s * ∼72% +7%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.717 sec * ∼100% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.56 - 1.002, n=57, last 2 years)
0.641 sec * ∼89% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.578 - 0.708, n=41)
0.611 sec * ∼85% -1%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.608 sec * ∼85% -1%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.603 sec * ∼84%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
0.504 sec * ∼70% +16%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1094 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
145 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
197 Points
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System performance

System performance is very good in everyday use. However, the ConceptD 3 Ezel is clearly inferior to the Asus ROG Flow X13 with its AMD processor in the PCMark benchmark, which once again highlights the superiority of the Ryzen 5000 series.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, R9 5980HS, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
6844 Points ∼100% +86%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (3688 - 5526, n=4)
4889 Points ∼71% +33%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4867 Points ∼71% +32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 9234, n=84, last 2 years)
4433 Points ∼65% +20%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
3688 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2999 Points ∼44% -19%
Productivity
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, R9 5980HS, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
8653 Points ∼100% +15%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
7519 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (6827 - 7519, n=4)
7302 Points ∼84% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7207 Points ∼83% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 8921, n=84, last 2 years)
7017 Points ∼81% -7%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6772 Points ∼78% -10%
Essentials
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
10098 Points ∼100%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10023 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, R9 5980HS, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9758 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9652 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (8764 - 10098, n=4)
9306 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=84, last 2 years)
8802 Points ∼87% -13%
Score
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, R9 5980HS, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5971 Points ∼100% +27%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4955 Points ∼83% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (4690 - 5225, n=4)
4946 Points ∼83% +5%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
4690 Points ∼79%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 6514, n=85, last 2 years)
4625 Points ∼77% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4251 Points ∼71% -9%
PCMark 10 Score
4690 points
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DPC latencies

The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 has issues with DPC latencies - these are likely caused by the CPU power management.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
1163.1 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Not only does the built-in SSD from Western Digital have an enormous capacity (1 TB), but it's also extremely fast. It's an NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD in the M.2-2280 form factor.

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-11%
-6%
-6%
-2%
Write 4K
167.8
82.21
-51%
158.5
-6%
173
3%
146 (118 - 168, n=4)
-13%
Read 4K
51.66
45.7
-12%
49.78
-4%
52.42
1%
49.1 (47.4 - 51.7, n=4)
-5%
Write Seq
1866
2000
7%
1534
-18%
1978
6%
2374 (1866 - 2748, n=4)
27%
Read Seq
2573
2206
-14%
1464
-43%
1875
-27%
2097 (1809 - 2573, n=4)
-18%
Write 4K Q32T1
417.4
451.2
8%
435.5
4%
570.8
37%
410 (394 - 423, n=4)
-2%
Read 4K Q32T1
476.8
351
-26%
554.1
16%
460.5
-3%
489 (475 - 509, n=4)
3%
Write Seq Q32T1
3097
2982
-4%
2983.8
-4%
1979.9
-36%
3079 (3055 - 3097, n=4)
-1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3392
3529
4%
3556.7
5%
2426.9
-28%
3299 (3154 - 3394, n=4)
-3%
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3392 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3097 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 476.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 417.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2573 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1866 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 51.66 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 167.8 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø3420 (3149.5-3428.91)

Graphics card

GPU-Z Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
GPU-Z Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q is a graphics chip based on Nvidia's "Turing" architecture. As a "Ti" model, it's faster than the version without this suffix, while the "Max-Q" designation indicates a variant with lower consumption. The 1,024 shader units have a boost clock of 1,200 MHz, whereas the base clock is 1,035 MHz. With our GPU list, the 1650 Ti Max-Q can be compared with other GPUs.

We find the same GPU in the Asus ROG Flow X13, which makes both equivalent in terms of performance, at least in this area. However, we were confronted with a problem in the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel: The graphics chip regularly led to crashes in the form of bluescreens during benchmarks. After a reboot, it sometimes disappeared from the device manager - we presume that this is a defect in our test device.

Without the power adapter connected, the GPU is throttled by around 12% (9,923 points in the 3DMark 11 GPU test).

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (11055 - 13343, n=8)
11828 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
11287 Points ∼95%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
10852 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (765 - 31866, n=82, last 2 years)
8527 Points ∼72% -24%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6658 Points ∼56% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1906 Points ∼16% -83%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (2982 - 3526, n=8)
3171 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
2993 Points ∼94%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 9323, n=72, last 2 years)
2076 Points ∼65% -31%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1546 Points ∼49% -48%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
380 Points ∼12% -87%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (8024 - 9573, n=10)
8585 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
8396 Points ∼98% +1%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
8346 Points ∼97%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1065 - 23674, n=89, last 2 years)
6275 Points ∼73% -25%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5384 Points ∼63% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1207 Points ∼14% -86%
3DMark 11 Performance
10813 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7503 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3179 points
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Gaming performance

PC games are certainly not the focus of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel. However, this certainly doesn't mean that you can't game - the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q is sufficient for modern games even at high detail levels. The only thing that isn't possible is gaming in 4K.

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Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00: Ø35.7 (34-37)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 183 132 61 35 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 143 118 111 104 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 80.2 71.9 62.6 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 97.2 52.8 52.5 43.3 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 176 60.3 36.5 31.4 fps

Emissions: The Acer ConceptD Ezel runs cool

Noise emissions

The Acer laptop advertises a fan noise of less than 40 dB(a). The fan volume does in fact remain below this mark. At a maximum of 36.7 dB(a), the fan is audible but far from annoying. In idle mode, the cooling system mostly remains silent, and it remains quiet even when running.

Unfortunately, the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 is plagued by coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 25 / 31.5 dB(A)
Load
36.7 / 36.7 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: 25 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.330.228.631.128.32533.834.533.235.133.83130.833.232.629.430.84025.826.325.423.525.85024.224.724.426.524.2632222.526.924.22280192022.922.11910017.818.816.619.817.812517.319.116.117.317.316019.619.416.714.519.620018.618.516.814.718.625020.520.21815.420.531520.219.91714.320.240020.32117.412.820.350020.821.516.211.920.86302121.316.211.22180022.823.218.711.222.8100027.728.52211.227.7125027.327.422.211.327.3160026.226.120.611.526.2200028.428.22411.928.4250027.32720.612.327.3315024.224.217.512.524.2400022.822.918.313.322.8500021.521.516.113.621.5630018.318.11414.118.3800014.914.613.61414.91000014.314.113.813.714.3125001413.614.113.6141600012.912.912.913.512.9SPL36.736.831.524.836.7N2.22.31.30.62.2median 20.5median 21median 16.8median 13.5median 20.5Delta3.22.51.31.13.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513

Temperature

Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

Acer manages to keep the case temperatures within limits. The maximum temperature is 46 °C (~115 °F), which is already warm but not above average.

Under combined CPU and GPU load, the processor in the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel can still consume 25 watts. The graphics chip also has to limit its performance; the clock speed is only 735 MHz after an hour.

The CPU's throttling in the stress test doesn't affect everyday use. The subsequent execution of 3DMark 11 produced a normal result.

Max. Load
 40.1 °C
104 F
46 °C
115 F
44.1 °C
111 F
 
 33.1 °C
92 F
41.9 °C
107 F
40.3 °C
105 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 46 °C = 115 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
41.6 °C
107 F
46 °C
115 F
37 °C
99 F
35 °C
95 F
39.5 °C
103 F
34 °C
93 F
32.3 °C
90 F
33.1 °C
92 F
32.6 °C
91 F
Maximum: 46 °C = 115 F
Average: 36.8 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.6 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 22.6 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 39 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.7 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 37.2 °C / 99 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (33.6 °C / 92.5 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-4.7 °C / -8.5 F).
Idle (top)
Idle (top)
Idle (bottom)
Idle (bottom)
Stress test (top)
Stress test (top)
Stress test (bottom)
Stress test (bottom)
The Witcher 3 (top)
The Witcher 3 (top)
The Witcher 3 (bottom)
The Witcher 3 (bottom)

Speakers

The speakers placed above the keyboard are nothing special - they lack bass and volume, which is typical for laptop speakers. Instead of the speakers, you should use an external solution that you can connect using the perfectly functioning 3.5 mm port.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.731.128.72532.635.132.63131.429.431.4402523.5255023.226.523.26321.824.221.88018.822.118.810016.619.816.612517.117.317.116021.114.521.120028.214.728.225043.915.443.931554.314.354.340061.912.861.950061.311.961.363066.211.266.280068.211.268.2100068.111.268.1125067.711.367.7160070.411.570.420006711.967250064.212.364.2315066.612.566.6400060.513.360.5500064.813.664.8630067.714.167.7800072.11472.11000074.713.774.71250072.613.672.61600062.613.562.6SPL80.224.880.2N470.647median 64.8median 13.5median 64.8Delta10.71.110.735.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.67 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 34.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management: The inefficient CPU in the Acer laptop comes at a price

Energy consumption

Our power consumption measurements once again show how inefficient the installed processor is - the gap to the other convertibles is huge; the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel clearly consumes the most power even in idle mode. Furthermore, the Nvidia GPU contributes to the much higher consumption under load.

At least the maximum consumption doesn't pose a challenge for the 135-watt power adapter.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 1.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 18.6 / 20.6 / 22.6 Watt
Load midlight 66 / 86 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.
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.50
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
R9 5980HS, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
Power Consumption
58%
54%
29%
16%
30%
Idle Minimum *
18.6
3
84%
2.9
84%
7.4
60%
6.56 (4 - 18.6, n=8)
65%
5.82 (2.4 - 28.6, n=81, last 2 years)
69%
Idle Average *
20.6
5.1
75%
6
71%
10.3
50%
12 (6.3 - 20.6, n=8)
42%
10.3 (3 - 26.5, n=81, last 2 years)
50%
Idle Maximum *
22.6
6.4
72%
9.6
58%
13.4
41%
16 (12.2 - 22.6, n=8)
29%
13.7 (4.6 - 42, n=81, last 2 years)
39%
Load Average *
66
39.6
40%
42.6
35%
75.9
-15%
81.8 (66 - 103, n=8)
-24%
65.3 (21.1 - 150, n=81, last 2 years)
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
67
39.6
41%
Load Maximum *
86
56.2
35%
67.3
22%
78
9%
113 (86 - 140, n=8)
-31%
93.4 (20.2 - 216, n=81, last 2 years)
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

Charging time: 132 minutes
Charging time: 132 minutes

Considering the thickness and weight of the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel, the internal 56 watt-hour battery doesn't seem to be particularly generous. Consequently, we aren't surprised to see that battery life is only average. With just under 8:30 hours in the Wi-Fi test (150 cd/m²), a creative professional will probably have a hard time getting through the entire workday without the power adapter.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 88.0.705.81)
8h 26min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 88.0.705.81)
7h 26min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
10h 45min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 27min
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, 56 Wh
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 66 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
R9 5980HS, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 62 Wh
Average of class Multimedia
 
Battery Runtime
54%
18%
-15%
7%
H.264
645
556
-14%
411
-36%
661 (284 - 1122, n=25, last 2 years)
2%
WiFi v1.3
506
707
40%
654
29%
347
-31%
495 (198 - 912, n=83, last 2 years)
-2%
Load
87
145
67%
120
38%
107
23%
105 (41 - 265, n=66, last 2 years)
21%

Pros

+ stable and high-quality metal case
+ versatile hinge design
+ good input devices
+ many ports including an SD card reader
+ powerful
+ matte touchscreen
+ integrated pen

Cons

- inefficient CPU wastes potential
- poor port placement
- no biometric login option
- display could be brighter and have a 16:10/3:2 aspect ratio
- quite heavy and thick
- max 16 GB of soldered RAM
- coil whine

Verdict: The Acer ConceptD 3 CC314 is the ideal laptop for a niche

In review: Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314, provided by Acer.
In review: Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314, provided by Acer.

With the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314, the Taiwanese manufacturer delivers a very interesting review unit. Instead of joining the ranks of the same old convertibles, Acer forges its own path with the Ezel hinge.

In fact, this is also the best aspect of the Acer laptop. The adjustable screen makes it very comfortable to work in different scenarios, and flexibility is even higher than with other convertible designs. Acer doesn't show any weaknesses when it comes to the case, which is also important for a rather complex design. The input devices are equally convincing. Acer even thought of a pen that is integrated into the laptop.

Unfortunately, the positive features of the Acer laptop largely end with the external characteristics. Although there are powerful components inside, the Comet Lake H processor used is inefficient and power-hungry. In our opinion, Acer has bet on the wrong horse here. The fact that the ConceptD 3 Ezel only offers a maximum of 16 GB of soldered memory might not necessarily cause professional customers to rejoice either. The display is good in terms of contrast and matte surface, but it could have been a bit brighter for a 2,000-Euro (~$2,377) laptop. In addition, a longer 3:2 or 16:10 display would have easily fit into the Acer laptop.

While this could be considered "nitpicking", it has to be said quite clearly: The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is too thick and too heavy for a convertible. We also have to criticize the location of the ports, as their placement is too crowded and far to the front, and the lack of Windows Hello login features - there's neither a fingerprint reader nor an infrared camera. In addition, the ConceptD 3 Ezel presents coil whine.

There are many points of criticism, but it's a good multimedia convertible on the whole: The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314.

Ultimately, the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel achieves a good rating because it can provide good results in most subfields. For creative users who work a lot with the pen, it might be worth buying; although it might be worth it to wait for a variant with Tiger Lake. Users who are simply looking for a powerful convertible are better off with the Asus ROG Flow X13 and its Ryzen processor.

Price and availability

The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is available in our same CPU, GPU, and RAM configuration, and with a 512 GB SSD for $1,699.99 directly in Acer's online store. For $200 less, you can get a version with the GTX 1650 on Amazon.

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 - 03/09/2021 v7
Benjamin Herzig

Chassis
85 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
84%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
59 / 80 → 74%
Weight
66 / 20-72 → 88%
Battery
85 / 95 → 89%
Display
91%
Games Performance
84 / 90 → 94%
Application Performance
91 / 90 → 100%
Temperature
88%
Noise
87 / 95 → 92%
Audio
66%
Camera
22 / 85 → 26%
Average
77%
87%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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