Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E


Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E (Spin 1 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 500, Core: 300-700 MHz, single channel,
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, single channel, one storage slot (occupied)
11.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 190 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, AU Optronics B116HAN05.0, IPS, glossy: yes
Toshiba MQ01ABF050, 500 GB 
, 440 GB free
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: acceleration sensor, TPM 2.0
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.3 x 298 x 210 ( = 0.8 x 11.73 x 8.27 in)
48.9 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, MS Office 365 (trial version), Norton Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty, fanless
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 283 g ( = 9.98 oz / 0.62 pounds)
449 Euro



Average Score: 74.45% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 41%, features: 40%, display: 82% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E

78.9% Acer Spin 1 (N3450, FHD) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Untiring.Acer's 11.6-inch convertible pleases with a very long battery life and an IPS display with stable viewing angles.
70% Acer Spin 1 review
Source: Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Spin 1 w rękach 7-latka. Testujemy bardzo fajną hybrydę z rysikiem
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; good price; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2018


Model: Usually in the PC market space its very common to see mainstream units or even high-end models taking the headlines however in actuality the real market movers are basic models such as the Acer Spin 1. While spec wise the Acer 1 may not seem earth shattering it is actually quite decent for your average consumer. Taking a look at the spec white sheet the Acer Spin 1 sports an Intel Celeron N3450, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of standard hard disk storage. Construction and chassis-wise the Acer Spin 1 is mainly made out of a two tone plastic chassis which does have a brushed metal texture. Overall the chassis is well constructed and is solid enough despite not being made out of aluminium or even magnesium alloy on higher end models. In terms of IO there aren’t much surprises as this is mainly a budget convertible, mainly to note here the Acer Spin 1 has 3 USB A ports and 1 HDMI port. Next would be user input, Acer has chosen to go with the chiclet styled keyboard which is quite common among manufacturers. The keyboard has a slightly rough texture for better finger grip, keystrokes are about shallow at best but still provides a decent amount of feedback which should still satisfy most typists out there. As for the touchpad, it is quite large taking up almost one third of the bottom half, it also has a smooth surface which makes gliding on it quite satisfactory. Because this is a convertible it is also worth mentioning that the LCD panel is touch enabled, with up to 10 touch points. The LCD remains quite responsive and accurate to touches and can also be used with an active stylus.

Despite being 11.6-inches, the display is an IPS FHD based panel which means colors are accurate and vibrant, this panel also does provide a wide range of viewing angles which is a plus considering its price bracket in the market. Moving over to the Acer Spin 1’s aural capabilities it scores decently well although bass seems to be lacking. Another downside would be that the volume seems to feel lackluster even when at the maximum setting. Otherwise listening experiences should be left with the use of headphones or external speakers. As the Acer Spin 1 is powered by an Intel Celeron N3450 power consumption remains low with battery life topping out at 9 hours 24 minutes which is very impressive when compared to its competitors of the same class. Verdict being the Acer Spin 1 may not impress most people in terms of hardware oomph but it provides satisfactory processing power for simple office use.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 500: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series.

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.

Celeron N3450: Frugal quad-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.2 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.

1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.

74.45%: 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, 2017-12-29 (Update: 2017-12-29)