Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on Acer Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P the right choice for surfing the internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. An inexpensive computer such as Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P may seem to be the solution. The material used by Acer are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The manufacturer offers a processor 4415U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 8 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point about the autonomy. the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P can work 12 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. In other words, you will have to keep this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P most of the time connected to the power cable.
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Acer presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.7 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor 4415U that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 610, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Acer. Indeed, it Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P has only 3 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
It Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. That’s only 12 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With a weight of 1.7 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
The processor 4415U is inferior to other competitive products.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 12 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 14 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 3 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P, Acer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Acer have thought of for this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor 4415U that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 128 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The autonomy of this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is of 12 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525Pi s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
Clearly, it’s not Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P designed for audio-visual editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P- the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P wasn’t designed for video games. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since Acer has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.7 Kg.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 12 hours available.
In the end, we do not recommend this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P for office automation.
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Acer may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.7 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P….
The conclusion of the test Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks