Acer Spin 5 review
A strong 2-in-1 workstation stuffed with highlights and esteem
The Good / The Acer Spin 5 has a valuable convertible outline with a cutting edge and strong form. Strong console and stylus bolster. Sound assortment of ports. Shockingly uproarious speakers. Long battery life.
The Bad / It’s somewhat substantial.
The Bottom Line / The Acer Spin 5 is a competent convertible that is appealingly estimated for its highlights.
The Acer Spin 5 is a great PC at its cost. Beginning at $700, the convertible 2-in-1 journal floods with valuable highlights including a cutting edge assemble, stylus pen, HD touchscreen, enduring battery and sound scope of ports.
For everything that it offers, on the off chance that it were any less expensive, it’d be an easy decision. As may be, it’s an awesome choice for anybody keen on a strong widely appealing workstation, but on the other hand it’s not liable to grab anybody’s attention or move extraordinary works of inventiveness.
Better than ever
The new Acer Spin 5 models comes in 13-and 15-inch adaptations. The 13-inch unit we inspected (SP513-52N-58WW) costs $700. Australian evaluating begins at AU$999. In the UK the value begins at £799.
A balanced convertible
The Acer Spin 5 is stunningly present day. Its metal form is smooth and feels strong as a stone. On the drawback, it quite overwhelming, weighing 3.31 pounds. New 13-inch convertibles from Samsung and HP each weigh under 2.5 pounds, so’s a critical contrast.
It accompanies a dynamic stylus that functions admirably to take notes and easygoing illustration. Shockingly, there’s no place to store the stylus on the PC.
Despite the fact that it wasn’t made particularly to watch video, the Spin 5 made for a shockingly fulfilling TV elective. Its sharp and splendid screen showed life-like hues with wide review edges, and the speakers, situated over the console, are satisfyingly boisterous. Sound quality endures at most extreme volume with ear-splitting highs, yet bringing down the volume keeps away from the twisting.
- Screen specs
- 13.3-inch IPS screen
- 1,920×1,080-pixel determination
- 16:9 screen proportion
The tent mode was particularly helpful for watching video in a tight space. The PC’s pivots were strong and held position immovably. Nonetheless, the speakers confront the other way of the screen when situated along these lines, coordinating sound far from the watcher. A little however recognizable irritation.
Thick bezels marginally detract from the Acer’s generally smooth trimmings. Bezels can truly influence a workstation to feel shoddy, yet everything else on the PC tends to compensate for it.
While the Acer Spin 5 can change into a tablet, it’s massive and bulky to use accordingly. It’s fine if set on a level surface for composing on it like a bit of paper, yet it’s too overwhelming to comfortable hold up like a book. The greater part of the 2-in-1 workstations we audit truly appear to be planned to be utilized as clamshell PCs more often than not, with just incidental attacks into tablet domain, if at any time.
- Windows 10 Pro
- eighth gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor
- Intel Graphics 620
- 256GB SSD
- 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Execution was for the most part quick and smooth. The Microsoft Edge program slammed on me a couple of times, yet I had no issues after I changed to a Chrome program. Intel’s new eighth gen CPUs have turned out to be solid entertainers in the modest bunch of frameworks we’ve effectively tried with the new parts.
The PC stunningly controls on immediately, regardless of whether the battery just passed on. Not that that was regularly an issue. Battery life was satisfyingly yearn for both an entire day’s worth of effort and spilling huge amounts of video. In spilling video tests (circling a 720p video) it kept going somewhat more than eight and a half hours
- Two USB 3.0
- USB 2.0
- SD card peruser
- Air conditioning power
The full-measure illuminated console and touchpad were agreeable to utilize. It has a unique finger impression peruser that is perfect with Windows Hello situated inside the fringe of the touchpad’s chamfered edges. Most thin PCs nowadays hold back out on the ports, so it’s a major in addition to that the Spin 5 has such huge numbers of USB ports, in addition to HDMI and a SD card space (which is quickly vanishing from different PCs nowadays).
Stylus and substance
The Acer Spin 5 is sensibly valued for all that it offers. It has every one of the highlights a great many people need and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. While the stylus isn’t its greatest offering point, it’s a helpful device that increases the value of the convertible scratch pad. On the off chance that it’s inside your financial plan, I’d give it genuine thought, regardless of whether the plain styling and humble screen determination isn’t especially conspicuous.
Acer Spin 5 execution diagrams
- PC Geekbox Acer Spin 5
- Cost as reviewed $700
- Show measure/resolution 13.3-inch, 1,920×1,080 touch-show
- PC CPU 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U
- PC Memory 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz
- Graphics 128MB (committed) Intel HD Graphics 620
- Storage 256GB SSD
- Networking 802.11ac remote, Bluetooth 4.1
- Working system Windows 10 Home (64-bit)