Here is a 14 inch convertible tablet ideal for productive office. In addition to its balanced base, the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-724Q takes advantage of a Full HD IPS screen on a rotary touch screen with integrated stylus to make the most of your multimedia content. The 10th generation Core i7 Quad Core processor is completely at ease on the versatile field with its more powerful than average integrated graphics chip and its memory / storage duo for responsiveness. Little more, the keyboard is backlit, the aluminum case and the connectors bring together the Thunderbolt 3, a fingerprint reader and the AX wifi but the autonomy does not break records and its format can quickly become bulky in tablet mode .
Specifications for the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-724Q
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD LED IPS multi-touch touch screen that can be opened 360 ° (1920×1080, bright)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake (1.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB LPDDR4 2400 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Plus G7 Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 325 x 230 x 16.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-724Q
Acer is carrying out a welcome aesthetic update on its Spin 3 and changes almost everything, from design to measurements passing by the refined screen borders. Indeed, if the upper and lower edges remain bulky for 2020, the black bands on the sides are reduced to modernize the design. A design that remains very sober in a consensual silver color and matt and smooth surfaces. There\’s only the chrome Acer logo on the back of the PC to wake it up.
Another advance and not the least, Acer abandons the plastic chassis of the Spin 3 SP314-53 to offer this SP314-54 a more solid and premium monocoque aluminum case .
The keyboard with black keys is backlit with white on 2 intensity levels.
As stated above, Acer has added slightly the measurements of its Spin 3 but it remains quite bulky with a thickness of 16.9 mm and a weight of 1.5 kg . It is much better than the 20 mm and 1.7 kg of Spin 3 from last year but its use in tablet mode should not be very comfortable.
Because this Acer Spin SP314-54N-724Q is initially thought for a playful mobile use. Indeed, its 360-degree rotary hinges allow the screen to adopt several positions: opposite for normal use, flat, in tent mode or even in easel mode.
Determining on this type of convertible configuration, the screen does not have the chance to display fine screen borders but comfort does not suffer, it is more a story of taste and aesthetics. Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) will be ideal for reading your High Definition content thanks to its high display density while the IPS panel will be responsible for opening viewing angles and reproducing faithfully colors. In addition, the brilliant tactile surface will allow a playful interaction with the system but its visibility outside will be altered by a few reflections.
In terms of connectivity, Acer has provided our Spin 3 with a nice selection, varied and trendy at the same time. We find a microSD card reader, an HDMI output and three USB ports including two USB 3.1 as well as a precious versatile USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port. The wireless modules are also updated with Wifi AX and Bluetooth 5.0 for fast and reliable wireless data exchange with compatible devices. A fingerprint reader is placed in the upper left corner of the touchpad to allow quick and secure access to your session via Windows Hello.
Performances, autonomy of the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-724Q
To power it, the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-724Q can count on a 10th generation processor Ice Lake. Here, the low-consumption quad-core Core i7-1065G7 works in favor of everyday use (web browsing, video playback, spreadsheet, etc.) but can also face more resource-intensive tasks such as video editing, export or photo retouching. Indeed, this processor claims a gain in terms of performance of the order of 10 to 20% compared to the 9th generation. We are not talking about real gain but a few seconds scraped here and there during demanding work that may make the difference for some users. Opposite, the RAM provides 8 GB RAM , a satisfactory total for multitasking.
But where the evolution is more significant, it is at the level of the graphics chip integrated into the processor, in this case an Intel Iris Plus G7 . Intel muscle its integrated solution until flirting with the performance of NVIDIA MX150 / MX250. Without equaling them, it allows this level to play many games in 1080p in good conditions and to work on tasks quite demanding in graphics power (Lightroom). Namely that the processor remains low consumption so do not expect to launch heavy tasks in computing.
Another fundamental element here, the storage is entrusted to an NVMe PCIe 512 GB SSD . This significantly improves the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shorter loading times, almost instant Windows launch and very fast file copies. What is more, its capacity is quite honest and can accommodate a good part of your toy library.
Let’s finish with a notion of autonomy. The ultrabook should provide 7 hours of autonomy in Internet browsing with active Wifi with its small 48Whr battery.