Acer Spin 5 Review: SP513-52n 2 in 1 Laptop Intel Core i7-1065G7
Are you looking for a cheap 2-in-1 laptop? While Spin 5 is certainly affordable for 2-in-1 laptops, the base model is still available starting at Rs. 73,430.50, $ 1,000 / £ 770 / AU 1,400. If becoming an important factor in your decision. You can see 2 in 1 laptop.
- Carry It Along 2 in 1 Laptop
- 13.3 inches Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Touch Display (Supports Active Stylus)
- Finger Print Sensor for Faster System Access
- Light Laptop without Optical Disk Drive
Acer Spin 5: Overview
The Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-89FP is a Windows 10 Home laptop. Which has a 13.3-inch display (33.78 cm), whose resolution is 1920×1080 pixels. This graphics is powered by Intel Integrated UHD Graphics 620. The connectivity options in the Spin 5 are Wi-Fi 802.11 A / B / G / N / Bluetooth Sport.
It comes with 3 USB ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 and USB Type C, multi-card slot. The last time we tested the Acer Spin 5 was in 2017, and the CPU was also used for the UR 899 (~ $ 1,061) at the time. And this price has increased to UR 1,200 (~ $ 1,416). And it starts at $ 999 in various discussions in the US. And its price in India starts from Rs. 65,990. It offers the modern Intel Core i7-1065G7.
There is a competitive integrated iris plus graphics G7, and reduced weight, which is 1.5 kg. It now also includes an active input pen, and its Core i3 processor Acer Spin 5 2 in 1 starts at Rs. 45,990. The graphics in it are powered by Intel Integrated HD Graphics 520.
Contestants are already offering the same hardware like the Dell XPS 13 7390 or HP Spector x360 13. In addition, the new Intel Spin 5 will have to prove itself against competitor AMD HP NV X360 13. which made it available for only Rs. 58744.40, $ 800.
Compare this to the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3. Which seems to be a slightly weaker Core i5-1035G4. Its battery life is not a very weak suit of the Spin 5. Its battery life is 12 to 13 hours. It comes with a Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare IPS touch display (supports active stylus).
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Acer Spin 5 Laptop: Specification
|Type||2 in 1 Laptop|
|Suitable For||Processing & Multitasking|
|Battery Backup||Up to 13 hours|
|Battery Cell||3 Cell|
|Power Supply||45 W AC Adapter|
|MS Office Provided||No|
|Sales Package||2 in 1 Laptop, Power Adaptor, Warranty Documents, User Guide|
|Processor And Memory Features|
|Number of Cores||4|
|Graphic Processor||Intel Integrated UHD 620|
|Memory Slots||2 slots|
|Clock Speed||1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4 GHz|
|SSD Capacity||512 GB|
|Processor Generation||8th Gen|
|Processor Name||Core i7|
|Port And Slot Features|
|HDMI Port||1 x HDMI Port|
|Multi-Card Slot||SD Card Reader|
|USB Port||1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB Type C|
|Display And Audio Features|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixel|
|Screen Size||33.78 cm (13.3 inches)|
|Internal Mic||Built-in Quad Microphones|
|Speakers||Built-in Dual Speakers|
|Sound Properties||Front-Facing Stereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony Technology, Dolby Audio Premium|
|Screen Type||Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Touch Display (Supports Active Stylus)|
|Disk Drive||Not Available|
|Web Camera||HD 720P Webcam|
|Lock Port||Noble Lock Slot|
|Finger Print Senso||Yes|
|Pointer Device||Multi-Gesture Touchpad|
|Keyboard||FineTip Keyboard with International Language Support|
|Included Software||Acer Care Center, Acer Quick Access, Acer Configuration Manager|
|Additional Features||4670 mAh Li-ion Battery|
|Connectivity Features And Dimensions|
|Wireless LAN||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Dimensions||324.4 x 226 x 15.9 mm|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Hom|
|OS Architecture||64 bit|
|System Architecture||64 bit|
|Warranty Service Type||Onsite|
|Covered in Warranty||Manufacturing Defects|
|Not Covered in Warranty||Physical Damage|
|Domestic Warranty||1 Year|
|International Warranty||1 Year|
|Warranty Summary||1 Year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)|
- Have a great battery life
- Powerful CPU with 10-gen Intel
- Highly portable included
- 3: 2 is the perfect display for performance
- Includes feature-rich stylus
- This 3: 2 display is not ideal for 16: 9 video
- The bloatware will include a desktop pop-up advertisement.
- Not great for gaming
- Sound is something
- There is an inbuilt Intel graphic and no dedicated graphic
Price and availability
The base model of the Acer Spin 5 starts at Rs. 73,357.07, $ 999 (£ 899, about AU $ 1,400). This Intel Core i5-1035G4 is equipped with Intel Iris Plus graphics, CPU, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, 2256 x 1504-pixel touchscreen display, and Windows Home.
Now the entry model in the UK has reduced the RAM to 8GB. And in India the Core i3 processor Acer Spin 5 2 is priced at Rs. 1. Starts at 45,990. It is powered by Intel Integrated HD Graphics 520.
The Acer Spin 5 2020 is a 13.3-inch display of 2256 x 1504 pixels, which is well beyond your typical 1080p screen, but not 4K. It uses a reflective 3: 2-format IPS panel from BOE with 2K resolution. The Acer Spin 5 now has an average brightness of 426 nits, a significant improvement over the old Acer Spin 5 13.3.
However, at this price, the new model is still only the same as the good competitors, and the XPS 13 surpasses all others. The brightness distribution of 91% is very good with 520 nits. One positive thing is that we were not able to actually detect any screen bleeding. Black and vice versa are better than just decent.
The SRGB color space is completely covered and RGB is still at 65% in Adobe. All in all, the Spin 5 Acer’s panel is different from the board’s competitors. Hardly anyone shows its weakness, and The Acer Spin 5 makes an overall balanced impression of 13.3. It already shows the performance as a fairly decent adjustment by default, but can be further celebrated.
However, Acer Spin 5 13.3 has one weakness after another, it uses PWM to control the brightness of the panel. Unfortunately, there is something to note in sensitive individuals even at low frequencies of 208 Hz. Even it can give rise to eye problems.
PWM technology is only used at 90% less brightness, so it is used, which makes it very important. This is a predominantly reflective surface on the road, which can cause problems, as the brightness is actually sufficient and high. Conversely, more light can have a positive effect on readability. Due to the strong reflections in Acer Spin 5 13.3, it is difficult to use from outside.
The Acer 5 has a squishy, 13.3-inch display. It is wider with a 3: 2 aspect ratio, and is even longer. The side bezels are very thin. It is very designed and includes many design features. The Acer Spin 5 is a featherweight, slim device. If you keep it inside your travel bag, you will not be able to notice its weight.
Laptop 5 is 2.6 pounds and 0. You’ll find some things to see about the Acer Spin 5, out of the box. First, the magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis gives the laptop a more classic aesthetic, and it looks like a device with a purpose. This magnesium has allowed Acer to lose some serious weight.
It still retains the solid shape of an aluminum chassis. This keyboard and trackpad are decent. But less real estate for the keyboard means they are slightly stuffed. Thus it may take us some time to adjust to larger keyboards.
The trackpad is super-smooth, quick, and gives us some minor feedback as we type. The trackpad also includes the laptop’s fingerprint reader, a welcome security measure that is about to be unlocked quickly to get it.
This active pen stylus included with the Acer Spin 5 uses Wacom AES 1.0 technology for increased responsiveness with 4,096 pressure levels, providing high precision. It also includes two configuration buttons, which give you more control. This is no more rugged digital pencil. It is small for viewing only.
It is five inches long (125.31 mm) and is measured under diameter of only 0.2 inches (5.3 mm). Its weight is negligible 4.1 grams or only 0.14 ounces. It will be surprisingly strong enough for day to day use. It includes the Acer Spin 5 storage and charging port. It is located on the right side of the keyboard.
The charging port uses fast-charging technology, allowing you to charge a computer running for 90 minutes in just 15 minutes. There are a good number of ports on the Acer Spin 5, which allow for many different external devices, data storage, and charging options.
You can also charge video output and battery with two Thunderbolt 3 capable USB-C port DPS. And a separate, dedicated DC-in connector is also available. HDMI output port with HDFC support, microSD card reader, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and a headphone jack with mic support and a Kensington lock slot and a stylus garage are also included.
Let me tell you when the laptop display is in tablet mode, the bottom of the laptop is covered by the display panel, so heat is passed through another vent to the back of the chassis. Unfortunately, vent placement is correct, where capturing the Acer Spin 5 display panel is the most natural form in tablet mode.
Performance and processor
It is powered by an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and is packed with 16GB of RAM. It is super versatile, looks amazing, and you can take the Acer Spin 5 anywhere! At just 2.65 pounds.
This sleek laptop with a cool magnesium-aluminum alloy design allows us to work and play in style, while the 360 ° dual-Torque hinge offers four different modes for you to enjoy. This Co-engineered by Intel and Acer 2 in 1, The Acer Spin 5 features a Windows 10-gen Intel Core i7 processor and integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6.
Spin 5 has proven its multitasking muscle after ending a flood of 35 Google Chrome tabs without stretching. This Spin 5 is a similar match to the Asus VivoBook Flip 14, powered by the AMD Ryzen 7-4700U CPU with Radeon graphics. On GeekBench5 tests, Spin 5 almost doubles the Vivobook Flip’s single-core CPU score, giving the Vivobook Flip 14’s 674 an average of 1,224.
Let me tell you, VivoBook has come back to make this spin the best in multi-core performance, and scored 3,842 in GeekBench5’s multi-core test, next to the still respectable 3,798 of this spin. Where Acer spin 5 is extended behind Flip 14. This is accompanied by GPU performance. Which is no surprise at all.
The Iris Plus graphics are good for an integrated GPU, but AMD’s integrated Radeon graphics can also hold their own against some discrete mid-range graphics cards. This spin has still been debated during our 3DMark benchmark. For multitasking, Spin 5 is considered a winner. The latest Ice Lake processors are through, though.
We ran some of our gaming laptop benchmarks to see how Acer Spin 5 could be pushed to the limits of its hardware, and the results are what you expected. On this handbrake benchmark, Spin 5 transcoded 4K video to 1080p in 17 minutes and 5 seconds. Spin 5 is faster than both the Lenovo Yoga Haig C940 (19:32) and Spector x360 13 (21:13).
On our storage test, the 512GB SSD of Spin 5 copied 4.97GB of multimedia files in 8 seconds, converting to 678 megabytes per second. This range is faster than average (147 Mbps). Comparing the Spin 5 to its rivals that sport 512GB SSDs, the Yoga beat the C940 (1,084 Mbps) Acer Convertible, but the Specter x360 was 13 sluggish (339 Mbps).
Even Acer Spin 5 is the most powerful Iris Plus GPU in 13.3, you hardly demand any kind of graphic game in Spin 5 Acer. Battlefield 5 and Far Cry 5 may not run smoothly for lack of settings, but you can play The Witcher 3 in 1024×600, although this is not a visual treat.
On the other hand, you can easily play less demanding or older games like Dota 2 from a moderate setting. The performance is predictable but is up to 30% faster in the Dell XPS and its accompanying HP.
In addition, the performance of the Acer Spin 5 touchscreen 2 in 1 suddenly drops from high resolution to detail (The Witcher 3 high), and then does not fall at all to the expected level. This indicates that the performance of the GPU can be throttled under high load.
The Acer Spin 5 56 WHR, 4-cell battery surpasses many of its other products in the uses, the Acer Spin Battery won none of the covets with its Ho-Hume battery life, but it’s our favorite 12 to 13 hour run Thankfully than rate.
The SR Spin 5 2-in-1 laptop mag ran for 12 hours 18 minutes on the battery life test, including continuous web surfing over 150 nits of Wi-Fi. The battery runtime of this average premium laptop is good. Acer Spin is a good Acer Spin 5 laptop for battery backup.
And the HD videotape mark Acer Spin 5 2020 battery lasted 11 hours and 40 minutes Meanwhile, the Asus Vivobook Flip 14 lasted about eight hours 40 minutes in our PCMark10 test, and 6 hours and 17 minutes in our HD video passwords. The Flip 14 only features a 43WHr, 3-cell battery, so it is clear only from the spec glass that the Acer Spin battery is being able to cover the distance.
Acer Spin 5 2 in 1 has tons of pre-received Windows 10 bloatware which takes up a lot of precious space on your SSD. You will find many different types of Acer-branded software, such as Acer Agree, Acer Collection Ace, Acer Jumpstart, and Acer Product Registration, etc.
There is no third-party stuff like Crease Crush, but you’ve searched all the games, including Acer Spin 5 2 in 1, Form Heroes Saga, Simple Freecell, Hearts Deluxe, Simple Mahle, and Simple Solitaire, for which you can’t ask.
The Acer Spin 5 comes with 2 in 1 Active Acer Pens, so I love writing more notes for the Casual model as well as looking for a sketching app. The Spin 5 Acer software comes with a one-year apprentice. Not everyone can use it, this Spin 5 Acer software controls valuable system resources.
Equipment – Spin 5 Acer with two thunderbolt ports
While the Acer Spin Touchscreen 2 in 1 initially has one minor flaw, the new Spin 5 Acer only supports MicroSD cards, while the earlier Acer Spin Touchscreen 2 in 1 model had a full SD card reader installed. It does not have a LAN port.
While more Spartan devices have been offered in competing convertibles, this is positive, for example, two USB ports (Type-C) support Thunderbolt 3. Particularly on the left side, the ports can be lined quite closely together.
Whereas, this can become a problem between the USB-A port and HDMI. Especially right-handed users with fat plugs will benefit from the Spin 5 Acer, as the two ports plus input pens are given on the right.
Know that even ordinary laptops at this point don’t produce really good sound, which is much less thinly variable. And those who think they can actually get some bass experience. So people should be praised for their good hearing.
You are better off using headphones or other external solutions from the get-go. For the former, a combined audio port is included. On this laptop, you can get a good bass sound. This laptop is a little weak for gaming only. This spin 2 in 1 is very perfect for a laptop student.
- SD card reader
Unfortunately, the performance of the Acer Spin Touchscreen 2 in 1 microSD card reader is significantly lower, and the average of all convertibles together with our competitors is reduced by using a microSD card in our Toshiba XCaria Pro SDXC 64GB UHS-II context. The low is able to move three times faster.
Spin 5 Acer cannot provide a LAN connection specific to this device class. WLAN performs well. Although peak values are typically received when sending, the performance that is received decreases slightly,
but the Spin 5 Acer is still 50% better than the class average. Whereas, HP Envy’s performance is all the better, as both the receiving and data transfer performance is at a high level.
Spin 5’s 720p camera is good – I recommended Twitch streaming or YouTube vlogging with it, but what I love about the camera is its accurate color reproduction. Spin 5’s camera also provided facial details.
It reflects well. It takes a good photo. 720p camera equipped with a super high dynamic range is fast enough to offer muted facial details. The 720p webcam shows a visible blue color, making the pictures appear quite calm. This unfortunately does not include any webcam cover.
Anyone who prefers to secure their laptop with a lock will be very pleased about the slot of this Kensington lock. Due to the Intel CPU, TPM 2.0 is also on board. In addition, a fingerprint sensor is integrated into the click pad.
We appreciate that the input pin, which was earlier to be purchased separately from the market, is now included in the Spin 5 device along with the laptop. It also has its own slot and is integrated directly into the notebook. Otherwise, the box only contains the power supply and general paperwork.
For a convertible, access to the hardware is quite insecure. After removing 10 easily identified 10 Torx screws, the lower part of the case can be easily removed. Below, the fan and M.2 connection to SSD is accessible. However, there is no access to RAM.
The manufacturer is provided a one-year warranty for this time period, including shipment and return service.
Buy it if so
If you want an ideal 2-in-1 laptop for design work. Hence Let me tell you that in this spin 5 you really cannot emphasize much. The Spin 5 Acer looks like an actual notebook. It’s still like the physical mass of an Ultrabook to remind you that it’s a computer.
But when we started using it in tablet mode with a stylus, all we really needed to understand was some precise, detailed notes. Meet, instinctive knowledge is not delayed, you will do it. Copy, pen-and-paper experience is not available. But it will get very close to that.
If you want 2-in-1, then you can do a full job or all the school work. You will not be able to do more than that.
While this spin 5 is not yet the longest-running 2 in 1 in the market. , Defeats all its rivals when it comes to battery life.
Don’t Buy it if
Do you want a versatile gaming laptop? I find it strange to say that the Spin 5 SP513-52N-89FP is not a very versatile machine. It can be converted back and forth between the laptop and the tablet you want.
And explicitly stated that it is a laptop for students, travel, and creative professionals. This laptop is a little weak for watching movies and let me know that it’s definitely not a Spin 5 laptop for gamers.