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Acer Spin 3 SP314 Series

Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GUProcessor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3250U, Intel Core i3 i3-8145U, Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G4, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 3, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.527kg, 1.7kg
Price: 599, 799.00, 800, 1000 euro
Average Score: 75.49% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 66%, features: 66%, display: 79%, mobility: 81%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 95%

 

Acer Spin 3 SP314-52-36YC

Specifications

Acer Spin 3 SP314-52-36YCNotebook: Acer Spin 3 SP314-52-36YC
Processor: Intel Core i3 i3-8145U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% Acer Spin 3 SP314-52-36YC: ¡Un Sueño Hecho Realidad!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%

 

Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-58JC

Specifications

Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-58JCNotebook: Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-58JC
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-58JC: Convertible Flexible y Potente
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent processor; nice display. Negative: No digital pen; only 128GB hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2020

 

Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-53GH

Specifications

Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-53GHNotebook: Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-53GH
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G4
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 71% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Acer Spin 3 (SP314-54N) review – Spin 5’s little brother is a good device but has its drawbacks
Source: Laptop Media English
Not in the last place, there is an integrated stylus. It works like a charm, and the magnets that hold the laptop in tablet mode result in a very stable work. Our only complaint would be the way you access the stylus – you need to lift the laptop if it is in conventional mode or open it up if it’s in tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/15/2021
70% Acer Spin 3 2020 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Spin 3 is a 2-in-1 laptop that struggles to overcome mediocrity — standing out of the crowd is not its forte. The Spin 3 doesn’t have the best benchmark scores, but it’s adequate enough for students and casual creators seeking a decent productivity machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N 2020 review – budget convertible with Wacom AES pen
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Acer Spin 3 is competitive in its class of budget-friendly 2-in-1 laptops. It's well built and looks nice, it packs a convertible touchscreen with Wacom AES pen support, good IO on the sides, modern hardware and a pretty large battery. It's also competitively priced. However, despite all these, it's hard to recommend this in 2020, for three main reasons: poor typing experience, dim and washed out screen, and especially the fact that you'll get better value with other types of notebooks out there, such as mid-tier clamshell laptops, 2-in-1 Chromebooks or previous generation higher-tier convertibles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Spin 3 (2020) initial review: Versatile without costing a fortune
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you're looking for a laptop with a 360-degree hinge that doesn't cost a fortune, the 2020 Acer Spin 3 has a lot going for it. It's not got a premium build, but it dresses itself up well given the asking price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2020

Foreign Reviews

Acer Spin 3 - krótka recenzja konwertowalnego laptopa ze świetnym ekranem
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent display; impressive design; powerful hardware.
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/27/2021
67% Acer Spin 3 [TEST]: Kan meget og koster ikke en bondegård
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67%
67% Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%

 

Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-58Q7

Specifications

Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-58Q7Notebook: Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-58Q7
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G4
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Acer Spin 3 (SP314-54N) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2021
Acer Spin 3 Unboxing and Hands-on
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2020
70% Acer Spin 3 (2020)
Source: PC Mag English
Selling for $649.99 as tested, Acer's latest revision of its Spin 3 would be a good value even if it didn't come with a carrying sleeve and a stylus pen. This 14-inch convertible 2-in-1 laptop combines an Intel 10th Generation Core i5 CPU with an adequate 8GB of memory and 256GB solid-state drive. It's a handsome design, if at 3.3 pounds a little heavy to hold in your hands as opposed to resting in your lap in tablet mode. It performs capably, though it's no speed demon like the AMD Ryzen 5-powered Editors' Choice Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 that it competes with. If you're looking for a flip-and-fold laptop/tablet/kiosk/easel design on a tight budget, the Spin 3 deserves a spot on your short list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Spin 3 review: A solid $650 budget laptop with nice bonuses
Source: PC World English
For a budget laptop that’s largely middle-of-the-road, the Acer Spin 3 still manages to stand out because of several forward-looking features. The Thunderbolt port, the integrated stylus, and the Wi-Fi 6 antenna are things you won’t find on many other models in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Spin 3 review: A solid $650 budget laptop with nice bonuses
Source: Good Gear Guide English
You do have options. You could pay $30 more to buy the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN, which is both lighter and faster. (My gut says that AMD Ryzen 4000-powered laptops will be the budget laptop story of 2020.) Or if battery life is your priority, Lenovo’s Yoga C740-14IML excels—and it’s also more expensive. If you shop around and still end up with the Acer Spin 3, though, you shouldn’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2020

 

Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5

Specifications

Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5Notebook: Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G4
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 1024 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.527kg
Price: 799.00 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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84.2% Acer Spin 3 SP314: Stylish convertible convinces in review | Notebookcheck
The Acer Spin 3 convertible is half laptop, half tablet. Is the device a lazy compromise in both categories, or is the compact 14-inch device a cheap deal with its Intel Core i5-1035G4 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 paired with 8 GB of RAM at around 800 Euros (~$954)?

 

Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU

Specifications

Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GUNotebook: Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3250U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 3 2048 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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81.2% Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N review: A quiet 2-in-1 laptop with pen input | Notebookcheck
Acer's 2-in-1 laptop is equipped for office and Internet operation with a Ryzen 3 APU, 8 GB of working memory in dual-channel mode, and an NVMe SSD. The touchscreen can not only be operated with the fingers but also with an active input pen.

 

Comment

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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 48 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel produced.

AMD Vega 3: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 3 CUs (= 192 shaders) and a clock of up to 1200 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

i3-8145U: Whiskey Lake based low power dual-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The two cores are clocked between 2.1 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

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.

Intel Ice Lake:

i5-1035G4: Ice-Lake based low power quad core processor for thin and light laptops. Integrated four Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.1 - 3.7 GHz that support Hyperthreading (8 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates a relatively fast Iris Plus G4 graphics card  and Wifi 6 / Thunderbolt partly integrated. The chip is manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel.

AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU):

R3 3250U: A dual-core APU designed for affordable laptops. The Ryzen features two Zen cores clocked at 2.6 to 3.5 GHz (SMT support is enabled for a total of 4 threads) and a Vega series graphics adapter with 3 CUs clocked at up to 1,200 MHz. These specifications are similar to the older 3200U, with the higher peak operating temperature of the latter (105 °C versus 95 °C) being the only difference.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» 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.

1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


75.49%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-33KW
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Tiger Lake i3-1115G4, 13.30", 1.4 kg
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UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4020, 11.60", 1.25 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21-R572
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Acer Spin 7 SP714-61NA-S6K5
Adreno 680, Snapdragon SD 8cx Gen 2 5G, 14.00", 1.4 kg
Acer Spin 7 SP714-61NA-S8Z7
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Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-3W-57R0
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.50", 1.37 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03-11 (Update: 2020-03-11)