Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-79NT
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-79NT
Source: PC Mag
The Acer Spin 3's price and large screen are tempting, but in a very crowded field of convertible 2-in-1s it lacks some key features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 50%
The Acer Spin 3 is heavy but has a robust build. Viewing angles and glare need improving, and the amount of bloatware preinstalled is off the charts. This is a good laptop for the average user but power users and the tech minded crowd may want to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 85% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
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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.
66%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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