Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Untiring.Acer's 11.6-inch convertible pleases with a very long battery life and an IPS display with stable viewing angles.
Source: Diskidee.nl NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Antyweb PL→EN Archive.org version
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.
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 is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» 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.
74.45%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.