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Acer Spin 3 Laptop Review

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Acer has been building some great affordable laptops for a while now an Easter spin 3 convertible laptop series has been a great success for the company offering great features with affordable price our case of spin 3 convertible laptop came in around $399 at the time of this review so please sit back relax and enjoy the review now let’s do a quick unboxing in the Box we have Acer spin 3 14-inch convertible laptop charging cord Quick Start Guide and a warranty information now let’s look at the specs the laptop is powered by 8 generation Intel Core i5 8 265 u quad core processor 8gb ddr4 ram 14 inch full HD touchscreen LED display 256gb SSD hard drive a 2 2.11 AC dual band Wi-Fi bluetooth 4.0 built-in webcam and a microphone Windows 10 Home Edition and weighs only 3.7 pounds the Asus pin 3 convertible 2 in 1 laptops body is made of plastic it is not the lightweight 2 in 1 laptop in this segment it is nice looking nicely built mainstream convertible laptop first impression from a visual standpoint are very impressive when compared to other laptops in this price category the body feels hollow and not as firm as you could have been on the bright side creaking is minimal and the base is fairly rigid around the corners when considering a sentry level category the laptop weighs only 3.7 pounds so it can easily fit in a bag or backpack and carry around school or college campus the Asus pin 3 features one USB to type airport power button SD card reader a stylus charging slot and a charging input and on the other side we have one USB 3 type Airport one HDMI port one combo headphone and microphone jack but there’s no USB C and no LAN port.

Acer Spin 3 Laptop

The Acer spin three laptop has very little flex in the body and laptops 14 inch screen needs a little help from the other hand when opened the lid up and lid can rotate all the way up 280 degrees but then the hinges keep it snugly in place the rubber feet on the bottom provides good grip on a desk and the palm rest is spacious enough to offer good arm support with daily usage the Asus pin 3 convertible laptop comes with 720p HD resolution camera with built-in microphone the cameras picture quality is enough for video calls via Skype or other applications the camera does not support face recognition and missing fingerprint reader as well overall the Asus pin 3 convertible laptop has a design that is simple and clean and smooth texture hide Springer prints very well at the same time though this is fairly well made and textured plastic feels nice and should handle the daily usage quite well the Asus pin 3 convertible laptop display has thin bezels and our unit came with 14 inch touchscreen display the full HD resolution was quite nice and lets you view content in vibrant clarity and LED backlight provide thinner and more energy-efficient screen and the viewing angles are generous the panel supports 65% srgb 49 % NTSC 51 % Adobe RGB and produces 213 its which is not good for outdoor usage but it is not bad considering its price point the display also has good color reproduction and accurate white balance but it is not the best compared to the competition the 10-point multi-touch display works very well when you flip screen 360 degrees to use the laptop into tablet mode the user has an option to use laptop into six different modes whatever is convenient for the user to use for example tent and stand mode can be used to watch Netflix or YouTube and of course you can put it into tablet mode since it is not too heavy it makes a great tablet the touchscreen response is great and fast and makes it very versatile the Asus pin 3 convertible laptops visuals are handled by Intel UHD 620 graphics watching YouTube or Netflix 4k content looks good and display works very well in low-light conditions for creative artists the spin 3 includes a rechargeable active stylus pen that works fine with 14 inch IPS display you can use it for drawings illustrations and everything else that requires a creative hand there is a rechargeable active stylus is perfect for drawing taking notes at the same time as using your fingers the stylus doc keeps it safe from loss and also acts as a charger this stylus is certified by Microsoft and integrates Microsoft pen protocol and just five seconds in the dark gives you up to one hour of usage the Asus pin 3 convertible laptops keyboard is good for longer typing experience it has a nice feel to it and it is definitely competing in this price category the pressure point is not noticeable and the feedback of the key is good the key size and arrangements are very good as well as far as the touch pad concern it is a regular sized touch pad and it is a precision touchpad which means it is fast and precise the feedback felt a bit mushy and right clicking usually takes about two attempts [Applause] but touchpad reacts promptly to a series of Windows 10 gestures including pinch-to-zoom three finger swipes to change apps and three finger taps when launching cortana in the performance section of erasers spin 3 convertible laptop is equipped with aids generation Intel Core i5 8 to 65 you processor the processor has four cores with the base clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz and a maximum clock speed of 3.9 gigahertz the processor is rated for 15 watts and based on 14 nanometer risky Lake technology this processor is used in mainstream and 2 in 1 laptops it’s performance is sufficient for everyday general usage and office tasks it can handle very well some more demanding stuff such as video editing our units code 1144 points in Cinebench multi thread CPU performance benchmark running at 1.8 gigahertz which is slower than AMD rise and v 3500 u processor but the processor is slightly faster than its previous generation processor and in cpu-z benchmark laptop cpu score 2000 points in multi thread and 400 points in single thread in the storage solution laptop offers excellent read and write rates that are above average in his class our unit scored 1178 megabits per second read and 689 megabits per second write in SSD benchmark thanks Tris 256 GB nvme SSD in the graphics laptop is powered by Intel UHD 620 graphics it is not powerful as dedicated video card but Intel UHD 620 graphics is suitable for entry-level casual gaming and multimedia including Ultra High Definition videos the laptop comes with 802 11 AC wireless card which supports 4 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz dual band with the maximum link speed of 866 megabits per second in the audio the Acer spin 3 convertible laptops front-facing speakers that are always face you provides powerful high-definition audio they get loud enough to fill a medium-sized room and although there’s not much bass they sound best when they’re facing up in the laptop mode in the cooling department the Acer spin three laptop stayed exceptionally cool during our testing the hottest location on the laptop is the underside reached eighty-three degrees Fahrenheit after we played a full HD YouTube video for 15 minutes that is well below over 95 degrees comfort threshold the touch pad reached only 70 degrees and the center of the keyboard reach 80 degrees in the battery life Department the Asus pin 3 convertible laptop has 51 watt hour battery the 51 watt hour battery can provide between 6 to 8 hours of runtime if you utilize the power saving features you could probably get near 10 hours of use which is good enough for students for on-campus projects or taking notes during classes when it comes to upgrade ability Acer allows you to upgrade some of the components you can access the lap time of the board by removing the screws from the back cover you need to be careful by removing the screws from the back cover of its proper tool but the process is very simple you can replace or add bigger m-dot to form factor of hard drive or upgrade or replace RAM with one available Ram slot hidden under the cover and laptop comes with 8gb total ram but can be expandable up to 24 GB total RAM in the CPU cooling Department we have a single heat pipe with heat sink and a single fan you cannot hear the fan noise during general usage but temperature never crossed 85 degrees Celsius during our test which means cooling is sufficient enough to keep the laptop temperature under control during gaming or CPU intensive workloads the asus spin 3 14 inch convertible 2 in 1 laptop is a good overall performance machine the convertibility and a decent power makes sub devices solid laptop its plastic body is a bit chunky lacks USBC and fingerprint reader and a backlit keyboard in other words despite its flaws the spin 3 is competitive in its class of entry to mid-range 2 in 1 laptops but entire segments see a lot of progress in the last few years and competition is getting tougher the Acer spin 314 inch convertible 2 in 1 laptop is a good buy for under $400.

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