This is a fairly portable device weighing in at 3.8-lbs. It has a flexible 2-in-1 design and features a quality 1080p display. There are some impressive design aspects such as the gunmetal silver and subtle crosshatched chassis, hinges that turn 360-degrees, full QWERTY keyboard, and 10-finger / touch-sensitive display. The Acer Spin 3 SP314-53N-53SH is a good combination of a mid-size laptop and tablet.
The touchpad measures 4.1-inches x 2.5-inches and is very responsive. You can perform Windows 10 gestures with ease whenever you want to use the 2-in-1 as a regular laptop. The 14-inch IPS display has a 9.6-mm thin bezel, which provides a 78.9% screen-to-body ratio, meaning you have more room to view and work. The visuals are appealing as well, as there are deep levels of black and vibrant colors that contrast nicely.
There is also quality audio thanks to TrueHarmony enhancements that provide solid sound performance from the device’s upward-facing speakers. Viewing angles are great as well, and you can easily and comfortably see all the content on the display from a 45-degree angle.
As for the processor that the Acer Spin 3 SP314-53N-53SH comes with, it is 4-core Intel Core i5 (8265U) with 1.60-GHz speed up to 3.90-GHz turbo speed. It delivers great performance for the most part. Just don’t expect this to be a gaming laptop.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-53N-53SH Memory and Connectivity
There is 8GB of DDR4 SDRAM memory and support for SD memory cards. This is a good amount of memory for a 2-in-1 device. The storage solution is obviously a Solid State Drive that enhances the overall speed of the Spin 3. It has a 256GB capacity. For things like connectivity and networking there is Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 ac) and Gigabit Ethernet technology. For the ports there is a USB 2.0 port, USB 3.1 Generation 1 Type-A port, HDMI, headphone jack, and audio line out. This is a fairly standard selection of ports for a notebook of this size and price.
Another pro of the Acer Spin 3 SP314-53N-53SH is that it comes with a good battery with a long battery life. The 3-cell Lithium Ion battery (4319-mAh) has a maximum runtime of 12 hours. The maximum power supply wattage is 45-W. Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the OS.
In addition to the 3-cell battery, power supply, and Acer Spin 3 SP314-53N-53SH itself, the 2-in-1 also comes with an Active Stylus. It’s perfect for taking notes and drawing. This stylus integrates Microsoft Pen Protocol and is certified by Microsoft. All it takes is a few seconds sitting in the dock for the Stylus to have one-hour’s use.