The Acer Spin 3 SP314-53GN-542C is a new versatile 2-in-1 responsive Ultrabook convertible tablet with its 14-inch Full HD IPS touch screen that can be opened up to 360 °. It relies on a Whiskey Lake i5 Quad Core processor, a good amount of RAM, fast SSD storage or an NVIDIA Optimus technology graphics card. It offers an announced autonomy of 7 hours.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-53GN-542C
|Slab||14 “Full HD LED IPS Touch Multi-touch Openable 360 ° (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX230 2GB dedicated DDR5, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 TrueHarmony speakers|
|webcam||Yes, 720p HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 3 cells 51.5Whr 4515mAh|
|Autonomy announced||7 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||329 x 239 x 19.9|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, Acer Spin 3 screen SP314-53GN-542C
With its silver brushed metal finish, it sports an elegant design but also original since it can open 360 ° to turn easily and quickly Tablet.
Its screen benefits from multi-touch touch technology: by applying at least one finger on the slab, by pressure / gestures, one can interact with the system and the software.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also reproduces colors more faithfully than the average and provides important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. With its precise Full HD definition and 16 / 9th format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content and especially videos in its 16 / 9th format. As it is tactile, the screen is brilliant: it brings out the colors but is subject to reflections in bright environment (ex: outside).
Connectivity side, this Ultrabook 2-in-1 has a convenient HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 for connections and remote communications , an audio port or 2 USB (compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), the USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
What a pity, however, to note the lack of 3rd USB port (standard or better, USB-C) … It would also be appreciated that the keyboard is equipped with a backlight system keys.
Performance, battery life of Acer Spin 3 SP314-53GN-542C
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-53GN-542C is a compact High Definition notebook convertible tablet for versatile mobile use.
In terms of autonomy, table indeed about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this hybrid computer whose transport is facilitated by compactness and weight control.
To provide such autonomy despite the presence of a dedicated graphics card, this thin and lightweight computer is based on NVIDIA Optimus technology. It evaluates in real time the graphic needs and function, when necessary, switches automatically and in real time between the processor-integrated Intel UHD 620 and the GeForce MX230 dedicated card.
Optimus maximizes the Intel UHD 620 despite its modest performance because it is energy efficient and promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce MX230 more greedy and powerful.
Featuring the Pascal architecture, the GeForce MX230 is able to support games with low graphics requirements. Like the Intel UHD 620, it also allows you to view photos and videos.
This Ultrabook 2-in-1 also delivers good overall performance because it is equipped with 8 GB of RAM associated with a quad core processor i5-8265U Whiskey Lake low consumption, enough to satisfy many users.
Those who want to regularly perform heavy processor resources will, however, benefit from a PC with a non-low-power processor.
As for the storage, it is entrusted to an SSD bringing a much better fluidity and responsiveness than a daily hard disk. Remember that a SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more shock resistant and silent.
However, as is often the case with embedded SSDs, the proposed capacity is lower than the standard for hard drives. If 256 GB is too accurate, you can still rely on an external storage unit as a USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.