Do you want a laptop that can be converted into a compact and light tablet for all everyday work? Then the Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-53K4 is a good candidate. This 13 inch ultrabook is the perfect everyday companion, studious as playful. Its 10th generation Core i5 Quad Core processor allows quality office and multimedia use with the help of the Iris Plus G4 graphics chip and its SSD storage is responsive and generous in capacity. What is more, it offers a very nice 2K 3: 2 touch screen that rotates 360 degrees for modular use and it is particularly rich in amenities with an active stylus stored and charged in the chassis, an autonomy of 9 hours, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3, Wifi 6, a fingerprint reader and compact measurements. At this level,
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-53K4 specifications
|Screen (s)||13.5 “QHD LED IPS 3: 2 multi-touch touch that can be opened 360 ° (2256×1504, bright)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G4 Ice Lake (1.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB LPDDR4X (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Plus G4|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 (Gen1) 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Acer True Harmony speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||15 hours / Li-ion 4 cells 56Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 300 x 235 x 14.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-53K4
For 2020, Acer is almost starting from a blank page for its Spin 5 in 13 inches 2020 and it is welcome. It is true that the previous SP513-53N with its wide edges and its heavy weight was not very attractive. With the Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-53K4, Acer presents a new aluminum chassis in a very sober gray tone, awakened by a coppery central logo which marks the elegance. All surfaces are smooth and matt on an angular structure in a compact format.
The big room for improvement on the Spin 5 concerned the measurements and Acer did a fairly good metamorphosis since the Spin 5 SP513-54N-53K4 lost no less than 2.4 cm in width and almost 400 grams on the scales for a small weight reduced to 1.2 kg . The depth remains the same but Acer takes advantage of this space to extend its screen in a 3: 2 format that stretches vertically.
The screen is therefore the first winner of this compaction which provides it with much finer lateral and upper borders than on its predecessor, leading to a screen / box ratio of 80% . It also catches the eye thanks to its unconventional format of 3: 2 and not 16: 9 like on almost all other laptops on the market. This one lends itself very well to office automation since it makes it possible to display more lines of text in height and a little less with the reading of films, which scoop of widened black bands. By the way, its 2K definition(QHD ; 2256 x 1504 pixels) on a 13.5-inch panel allows access to High Definition and to modulate the display as appropriate (juxtaposition of windows, magnification of characters …) without losing sharpness even if on a 13 “screen, it will be necessary to play on the scaling so as not to be faced with lowercase characters.
Add that we are dealing with a more flattering gloss screen than satin or matt. If some will take a dim view of this last point, it is justified by the addition of touch technology which allows you to understand the Windows environment in a more fun and functional way (for some), with your fingertips. To take advantage of this, you benefit from an active Wacom AES stylus which finds its storage and charging space directly on the side of the chassis. It is very practical to always have it on hand and to work on the touch with precision.
For a 13 inch in 2020, the connection is pleasantly varied. The left side of the ultrabook houses the power supply, an HDMI output, two USB Type-C ports that support Thunderbolt 3 , a versatile and state-of-the-art format, as well as a standard-size USB 3.1 port and card reader microSD. The right has a headphone jack, another USB 3.1 port, and a Kensington lock. A Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader is present on the touchpad and wireless connectivity is ensured by the latest Wifi 6 ax and by Bluetooth 5.0.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-53K4
The 10th generation Ice Lake processor will propel the ultrabook to versatile spheres. It is a Quad Core i5-1035G4 low consumption which gains significantly in power compared to its predecessors (i5-8565U Whiskey Lake / i5-10210U Comet Lake) thanks to a finer engraving (10 nm). For the most part, it fully supports everyday use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and masters very greedy applications very well, requiring multicore architecture (video editing, advanced Photoshop, lightweight Lightroom …) . Opposite, the 8 GB RAM provides a fluid environment for multitasking.
The difference is more noticeable in terms of the graphics chip integrated into the processor, in this case the Intel Iris Plus G4 . Intel is building its integrated solution, which can now be between a GeForce MX230 and an MX250. Note however that this solution depends above all on the cooling system adopted by the manufacturer, Acer here. Anyway, at this level, you should be able to play some fairly recent games in FHD in good conditions and work on tasks that need dedicated resources (still in fairly limited proportions).
Another fundamental element here, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB PCIe NVMe 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 shortened loading times, almost instant Windows launch and very fast file copies. What is more, its capacity is quite honest and can house a good part of your toy library.
Let’s finish with autonomy, which is a strong point of this model. Thanks to its large capacity battery (56 Whr), Acer announces 15 hours of autonomy but in the context of common and mixed use but it is more realistic to expect an autonomy of about 9 hours , which already allows take it for a day without leaving in search of a power outlet.