Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
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Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Wasted potential. The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 comes with a powerful quad-core processor, dual-channel-enabled RAM and an SSD. The battery life is also good. However, the fan is uncomfortably loud under load.
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Positive: Attractive price; beautiful screen; powerful hardware; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2019
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L i5-8250U is a 14-inch mid-range convertible notebook. Acer’s 360° hinge supports the slim, durable design of the Spin 3 while providing four different modes for users to enjoy. The Spin 3 does not feature a metal case, unlike many laptops around these days. Its case is made mostly of plastic. The upper side of the chassis and the display lid are gray, while the underside is black. The upper side of the chassis is brushed and the display lid has straight lines that are enhanced with textured patterns. The Precision Touchpad is more responsive than traditional touchpads helping users work more effectively. The multitouch-enabled ClickPad occupies an area of some 10.5 x 6.5 cm (4.1 x 2.5 in). Therefore, there is enough space for the use of gesture controls. The smooth surface of the pad makes finger-gliding easy. Acer also equipped the Spin 3 with a chiclet-style unlit keyboard. The flat, slightly rough keys have a short travel distance and a clear actuation point. The 14-inch touch-enabled display of the Spin 3 operates with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen offers a good contrast ratio of 1,222:1. Besides that, the display offers a fairly good color reproduction. However, the display brightness is too low. Therefore, the convertible is only usable at indoor environments.
The Spin 3 comes with a Core i5-8250U, which is a mid-range, quad-core ULV CPU from Intel. Acer uses 8 GB RAM and a SATA-III SSD from Micron with a capacity of 256 GB. However, only 207 GB are available to the user. The RAM runs in dual-channel mode, so the GPU is better utilized. As a result, it performs better than laptops with RAM that runs in single-channel mode. As for graphics, the Spin 3 uses Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 for image rendering. It supports DirectX 12. The laptop has more than enough computing power for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet browsing. However, it is not an ideal device for gaming. The GPU of the Spin 3 can only achieve playable frame rates in games that have low system requirements. The stereo speakers are located on the underside of the device behind a perforated cover. They produce a voluminous sound. User can experience optimum sound quality as Acer’s TrueHarmon and Smart Amplification enhance their audio. For battery life, the Acer Spin 3 claims to offer a battery life of up to 12 hours. The device is designed to stay at user’s side for the entirety of the day with long battery life.
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Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» 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.
80.4%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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