Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-54SF
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-54SF
A success. The Spin 5 has a lot to offer, including a fast SSD, a backlit keyboard and a powerful quad-core ULV processor. The laptop offers a good battery life to boot. The battery can be charged via the USB Type-C port. The touchscreen can be operated with fingers or with an Acer stylus (available separately).
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 93% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
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Positive: Good hardware; high performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2018
Model: The Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-54SF has a lot to offer, including a fast SSD, a backlit keyboard, and a powerful quad-core ULV processor. The ultra-slim and super light Spin 5 convertible laptop functions like a traditional laptop but with the hands-on, tactile user experience of a tablet. A user can just rotate the revolutionary 360° Dual-Torque Hinge and watch this handy machine convert right in front of their eyes into a laptop, display, tent or tablet. Acer has equipped the Spin 5 with an Intel Core i5-8250U (Kaby Lake Refresh) quad-core processor. This is one of the energy-conserving ULV models. The processor runs at a base clock speed of 1.6 GHz. Its Turbo can increase the speed to up to 3.4 GHz. Thanks to the convertible laptop's fast 256 GB SSD and powerful processor, the system's behavior is smooth and stable. Intel's UHD Graphics 620 graphics core is responsible for the laptop's graphics output. This card supports DirectX 12 and runs at speeds of up to 1,100 MHz. The Spin 5 can run some games smoothly. This is primarily true of games that do not demand too much from the hardware. The Spin 5's 13.3-inch touchscreen display has a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The Spin 5's capacitive touchscreen supports 10 touch points. It gave no trouble and reacted to input immediately. It can be operated with fingers or with an active stylus which is available from Acer separately.
The IPS panel that Acer has selected for the Spin 5 has stable viewing angles, allowing the user to view the screen content from any position. The convertible laptop can be used outdoors, as long as the sun is not shining too brightly. In addition to the display's low brightness, its glossy surface is a further disadvantage in outdoor use. The Spin 5's case is made of aluminum in the color steel gray. The device proves to be well-manufactured. The case's stability is mostly flawless, although the base unit could be a little more rigid. The stereo speakers are positioned above the keyboard, underneath a perforated covering. It is possible to enjoy audio content generated by the speakers over an extended period of time. Acer has also installed a full-fledged memory card reader that accepts SD cards. Acer has made significant updates to the Spin 5's array of ports. The SP513-52N is equipped with an HDMI connection and three USB Type-A ports (2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0). The laptop also boasts a Type-C port (USB 3.1 Gen 1) that supports DisplayPort over USB-C. Using an adapter that can be purchased separately, this technology enables the Type-C port to function as a second video output. The Type-C port can also be used to charge the battery.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
87.7%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.