Acer Spin 5 SP513-53N-550T
Reviews for the Acer Spin 5 SP513-53N-550T
Source: Hot Hardware Archive.org version
As our benchmarks show, the Spin 5 is not a gaming oriented computer but you probably knew that. On the other hand, it is more than capable of handling mixed productivity tasks. Users tackling web browsing, email, document writing, and spreadsheets are unlikely to tax the Spin 5 to the point of thermal saturation. These users can take advantage of the Core i5-8265U's higher boost clock over the Core i5-8250U for a more responsive experience. If heavy photo editing is on the menu, the soldered 8GB of RAM may be lacking. Acer, however, also offers a Core i7-8565U equipped variation with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD for about $1,200. That is still a great price for that kind of horsepower.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2019
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.