As an introduction to this analysis
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.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 enough for internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. 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.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the 4415U. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. With less than a 8 Gb of RAM, it Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, the autonomy of 12 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P one for watching movies and listening to music ?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. 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. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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 big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.7 kilogram.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. 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. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
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. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor 4415U that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
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). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
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.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 12 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P the right choice for travelling connected ?
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. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
No backlit keyboard on this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P. Not really necessary.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
With the installation of the processor 4415U, the power consumption is rather important.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 12 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 128 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 Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. 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. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P really made for travelling.
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P to make audio or video editing.
Not really designed for video editing or music. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Acer has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor 4415U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 128 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. 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. The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P has only got one, with total 128 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (12 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525Pi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P for online or local games.
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 128 Gb it Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525Pis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
A better access to wifi on this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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 short, an average rendering that makes this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
Is the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P adapted to office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.7 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. 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.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 128 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-525P is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
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. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks