Acer Spin 5 Laptop Review
We'Ll take a look at the features available and help you decide if it's worth buying let's start by checking up the specs in this model. There'S an eighth gen Intel: i5. 8250? U quad core CPU, which runs at 1.6 gigahertz and can turbo boost up to 3.4 gigahertz with a single core there's 8 gig of ddr4 memory running at 2400, megahertz for the storage there's, a 256 gig MDOT, 2 SATA SSD and there's, no discrete graphics present. In this model, so we've only got the integrated Intel: u HD, 620 graphics, which powers the 13.3 inch IPS display and we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks. It does also appear to be available within video 1050 graphics, ler for the network connectivity there's, a tow 2.11 AC, Wi, Fi and Bluetooth built in no Ethernet connectivity here unless you plug in a USB dongle. The spin has a gray all metal design featuring a matte interior and smooth lid with this cross. Hutch style finish. The physical dimensions of the laptop are 32 point: 4 centimeters in width 22 point six centimeters in depth and just 1.5 9 centimeters in height, so it's fairly thin. This model is listed at weighing 1.6 kilos and in my own testing I found this wonder way. Just a little under this, and just under 1.9 kilos with the power, brick and cable for charging included so it's quite portable. The display is a 13.3 inch, 1080p 60 hertz IPS touchscreen, with a glossy finish and does an IPS panel.
The viewing angles are excellent on any angle. I don't really use touch screens myself, but had no problems while testing this one out. Mine didn't come with a stylus. That might just be this specific review unit that I've got as online they're advertised is coming with the Acer, active stylus. So for me it was a bit tricky to use with only my fingers, but with Windows in tablet mode. It wasn't too bad to navigate around just keep in mind that as a glossy screen, it will easily show fingerprints I've, also measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider 5 pro and my results. Return 9 of srgb, 72 of NTSC and 78 of Adobe RGB. So in terms of color accuracy, it seems quite decent compared to many other laptops, I've tested and overall personally I thought the screen looked quite nice. It can get quite bright, although, as a glossy display, it will easily share reflections. I'Ve also performed my usual backlight bleed test, which involves having the screen completely black in a dark room, top emphasized any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display. Me bleed, sir. This is a worst case scenario test. The camera picked up, some minor bleed, but I couldn't actually see this with my own eyes with the lights off, but this will of course, vary between devices. There was only a little screenflex while moving the display. Overall, it's fairly solid thanks to the hinges located towards the far corners as a two in one device.
You can simply go from using it in laptop mode to tablet mode by flipping the screen fully back. When you do this, the touchpad and keyboard are disabled, so it doesn't matter if you accidentally press anything while holding it. The side bezels around the screen are thick enough, that it was fairly easy to hold. No accidental screen presses, no matter how I held it with my fairly big hands. If you set it up like this and use the touchscreen, the screen is fairly stable, but it doesn't wobble a bit above. The display is an HD camera capable of 720p video. The camera looks pretty bad, quite blurry and grainy, even with decent lighting. The microphone isn't very good either, but you'll be able to judge both yourself. The keyboard has wet backlighting, which can be turned on or off no adjustment levels here, and I had no issues typing with it other than the small arrow keys, which I missed. Pretty often the case felt a little clicky here's how they sounded to try and give you an ideal. There was a little bit of keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard towards the center, but this wasn't it all noticeable while actually typing the touchpad worked. Alright, you can eat the single click in the bottom right to right click or two finger click anywhere to right click. I had no complaints with it, there's also a fingerprint scanner found on the top left corner.
As for the io on the left, there's, the power input, HDMI port, USB 3.1, genuine type C port, no Thunderbolt, unfortunately, and two USB 3.0 type, a ports over on the right there's, a couple of status, LEDs volume up and down buttons: 3.5 millimeter, audio combo Jack Sd card slot USB 2.0 type, a port power button and Kensington lock, there's, nothing at all on the front, while the back just has some air exhaust vents up on the lid there's the Acer logo in the center, with a mirrored finish and toward the top corners Of the Wi Fi antenna, which are meant to help improve the performance. Unfortunately, I couldn't test this fully. As my access point is a few years old and doesn't support. What the laptop is fully capable of underneath has some rubber feet on the corners which do a good job of preventing it from moving around on flat surfaces and the air intakes are found up towards the back. Taking a look inside, we can see the single m2 slot for the SSD Wi Fi card battery and CPU. Unfortunately, the RAM is soldered to the board and can't be upgraded here. The speakers are found underneath the screen there's a little bit of bass and they still sound fairly clear even at higher volumes. Nothing impressive, but fair enough for laptop speakers powering the Asus pin is a 3 cell 54 watt hour battery and with the full charge and just watching youtube videos with the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled.
I was able to use it for five hours and 45 minutes with just the built in Intel: UHD, 620 graphics. A pretty nice result during normal use with an ambient room temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, the CPU idled fairly low at around 34 degrees – and here are the external temperatures of the laptop, where you'll actually be putting your hand staying fairly cool at around 25 degrees. Under a full synthetic load with a 264, the maximum temperature of the CPU instantly Rises, but it's not too hot, as the CPU down clocks itself, due to point three gigahertz on all cores to stay cool. This is pretty typical from these lower powered. U CPUs and thinner laptops multi core workloads can't be sustained without dropping speeds, which is just a compromise of having a thin laptop like this. The keyboard area warms up to the mid 40s and is warmer towards the middle and left hand side, as shown so not too hot and definitely still usable. As for the fan noise produced during these tests, I'll, let you have a listen at idle. It was completely silent. I couldn't hear any fan noises at all: even a full load, it's extremely quiet with the fans hardly making much noise. I wasn't able to manually raise them which likely would have given us better CPU performance as there's, no discrete graphics. In my unit, we've only got the Intel UHD 620 graphics, which are built into the CPU I've just been chucked.
Dota 2, as it doesn't need a lot of resources to run. To give you a rough idea of how it holds up, it actually did all right at minimum settings and I'm testing with a fairly resource intensive replay. So this should be close to a worst case scenario. Example, realistically you'll get a better experience than this, but in any case it was playable. So less demanding games a sort of playable at minimum settings. Just remember you won't be able to do too much in terms of gaming without discrete graphics in crystal disk mark, the 256 gig SATA, 3 m2 SSD was averaging above 500 megabytes per second in both sequential reads and writes so fairly typical for a SATA based SSD I'Ve used a V 90 rated SD card to test the SD reader, so the card isn't, a bottleneck and as we're, seeing it's not doing too well with these specs, the spin 5 is listed at 1700 Australian dollars on Asus Australian website or around 700 to 800. Us dollars in the US where there appears to be more options available. The differences seem to be around Windows version and things like SD card slot. So what did you guys think about the spin 5 2 in 1? Laptop from a saw? I found it to work. Pretty well, birth is a laptop and when folded over into tablet mode, it's got a fairly good screen and the battery lasts for quite a while, as there's no discrete graphics, to sit power.
However, that does, of course you won't really be using it to play. Many games for around the same price. You can get a laptop with discreet graphics if you plan on playing games. Otherwise, if you're off to something that can function as a tablet, then this could be a good choice. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like or dislike on the video too quickly. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.