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Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onSpin 3 SP314…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Spin 3 SP314 adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the Spin 3 SP314, Acer offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Spin 3 SP314 on your lap. The materials appear to be designed to last several years. It seems that Acer has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i7-8565U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. Here, Acer provides with this Spin 3 SP314 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 10 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Spin 3 SP314 for videos?
The Spin 3 SP314 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Acer has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.5 kg, it is easily transportable.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Spin 3 SP314 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Spin 3 SP314. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
For the sound part, the Spin 3 SP314 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The Spin 3 SP314 has a processor Intel Core i7-8565U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. The Spin 3 SP314 only 2 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Spin 3 SP314 one. Acer promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Is Spin 3 SP314 planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the Spin 3 SP314. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
It Spin 3 SP314 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.5 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
Acer has decided to provide a touch screen on the Spin 3 SP314. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The energy consumed by the processor Intel Core i7-8565U is in the average currently.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Spin 3 SP314. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 10 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Spin 3 SP314 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The Spin 3 SP314 to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this Spin 3 SP314meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i7-8565U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 16 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Spin 3 SP314 has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the Spin 3 SP314i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Spin 3 SP314 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
Spin 3 SP314 the right choice to play online?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this Spin 3 SP314, the engineers of Acer have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i7-8565U, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i7-8565U and the board Intel UHD Graphics 620 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it Spin 3 SP314 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.
With a weight 1.5 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Spin 3 SP314 the right choice for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Acer has designed Spin 3 SP314 for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.5 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Spin 3 SP314. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In the end, this Spin 3 SP314 is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Finally, the Spin 3 SP314….
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. It performs well in almost everything, the Spin 3 SP314 remains reasonable in terms of price.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games