Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85LZ
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Reviews for the Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85LZ
Source: PC World Archive.org version
The Acer Spin 5 is a decent laptop that's worth considering for its good selection of features for the price, especially when it comes to connectivity and the quality of the keyboard and trackpad. On the downside you get merely average performance for the specs, an overly loud and uncomfortably warm fan, and a somewhat outdated design. Just don't factor Alexa into your purchase decision either way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
The Acer Spin 5 is a decent laptop. It's worth considering because of its good selection of features for the price, especially when it comes to connectivity and the quality of the keyboard and trackpad. On the downside you get merely average performance for the specs, an overly loud and uncomfortably warm fan, and a somewhat outdated design. The Alexa integration is interesting and wouldn't hurt if you were already deeply committed to the Amazon ecosystem, but it's a minor selling point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2018
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.
i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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