Acer Spin 5 SP514-51N-70LZ
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Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Spin 5 SP514-51N-70LZ
Source: PC Mag
The in-between price we mentioned up top keeps the new Acer Spin 5 from replacing the Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7 or HP Spectre x360 13.5 as our Editors' Choice pick among either affordable mainstream or premium consumer convertibles, respectively. But as Goldilocks can tell you, sometimes in between is a fine place to be. The Acer threads the needle to deliver a trim, winning 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Acer Spin 5 (2022) is an excellent follow-up to one of our favorite 2-in-1s ever, and the new Intel Alder Lake processor defintiely improves the performance over its predecessor. While we miss its predecessor's 3:2 screen ratio, the 16:10 1,600p display is a fair enough compromise that we'll allow it.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2022
Source: Trusted Reviews
I think out of the three laptops I spent time with – including the Chromebook Spin 514 and Spin 714 – the Acer Spin 5 came out on top. The screen was crisp and clear and the aspect ratio made it really easy to work on, plus the 360-degree hinge was great for watching media. It would have been nice to spend more time with this laptop and see what is it really capable of, but I’m very happy to see an Alder Lake processor and an Intel Evo certification. This should ensure a speedy and smooth performance, especially during day-to-day use, which is why I think this is a great contender as a productivity laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2022
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.» 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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.