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Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and usability. The durability and design also get good opinions, whereas the reliability and energy efficiency get critical reviews. Comments about the screen and keyboard are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D Convertible Review

 

Ultra thin, ultra quiet. Acer's 14-inch system with a thickness of just 11 millimeters certainly looks nice. However, the stability reaches its limits, although the maintainability is great in return. The Kaby Lake ULV is no performance miracle, and it...

compact and light tablet format, good application performance, good ClickPad, high contrast, very good colors after calibration, very good maintainability

only Type-C port, display via Acer Type-C Dock, for example, base could be a bit sturdier, thin speaker sound, very bad colors ex-works, weak keyboard, poor webcam quality

It is an ambitious concept, but the devil is in the details. Acer's Spin 7 (without "Aspire") is a new series consisting of ultra-thin 360-degree convertibles. We reviewed the 14-inch model SP714-51-M09D, which had a bit of a shaky start with the Kaby...

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Acer Spin 7 review

 

There's nothing flashy or exciting about the Acer Spin 7 convertible laptop; it's also a lot slower than competitors and doesn't support a stylus for Windows Ink. Yet I found myself liking it quite a bit as a general-purpose system.

The Acer Spin 7's a well-designed laptop with a nice touchscreen and sturdy 360-degree hinge, pretty good sound and a smoothly operating keyboard and touchpad.

Its performance doesn't match similarly equipped and priced competitors and there's no stylus support for Windows Ink.

The Acer Spin 7 won't win any awards for performance or features, but its functional design and operation may win your heart.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Spin 7 review

 

Buy the Spin 7 if you want the thinnest Windows 10 2-in-1 around – but not if you want the fastest.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Acer Spin 7 review: underachiever

 

When you first pick up and open the Acer Spin 7 laptop, you're probably going to be pleasantly surprised. This very thin, well-designed laptop doesn't try to wow you with its design — instead it's...

Handsome design ; Thin, light ; Fanless

Battery life ; Trackpad palm rejection ; No keyboard backlight

Not working up to potential

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Spin 7 Review

 

The race to be the "thinnest laptop" is a never-ending quest, but Acer's $1,200 Spin 7 is definitely the sveltest of 2-in-1s we've ever tested. It boasts a gorgeous, fanless, black aluminum design, exclusively with USB Type-C ports. But the choice to...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Acer Spin 7 Review and Ratings

 

Competing 2-in-1 models have better battery life, but the super-thin Spin 7 boasts outstanding build quality, a very comfortable keyboard, and a fanless design.

Sturdy metal chassis ; Stellar keyboard ; Fanless design

Brief battery life ; Coated screen makes it a little top-heavy ; No keyboard backlighting

If Acer managed to pack a larger battery (something, say, in the six-cell range) into the Spin 7, then we might be talking about an Editors’ Choice award. And that's even if a larger battery meant the chassis needed to be a few millimeters thicker,...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Gabe Carey (techradar.com)

Acer Spin 7 review

 

It's more like a flip than a spin, but by no means a flop

Cozy keyboard ; Classy design ; Two USB-C ports

Trackpad requires too much force ; Poor speaker placement ; Goofy power brick ; Somewhat short battery life

Acer’s first go at crafting the thinnest convertible in the world is held back by the world’s most antiquated trackpad and charger, but it makes up for it with a satisfying keyboard, the ideal amount of USB-C ports and a subtle design that works in its...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Spin 7 preview: Flexible design with a touch of class

 

The convertible laptop game has gone from strength to strength, with the latest devices sporting slender bodies and discrete hinge mechanisms that make such flip-around screen devices as good-looking as their top-end notebook cousins.

Aug, 2016

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Spin 7 review: A sleek and stylish 2-in-1

 

Not a terrible laptop but it's mediocre in too many ways to recommend

Very thin ; Fanless design ; Excellent ergonomics

Poor battery life ; Sluggish performance ; Slow transition between tablet and desktop modes

At £1,200 it isn’t cheap and if you’re willing to spend that much on a laptop, I’d opt for any of the alternatives: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Type Cover, Huawei MateBook X, HP EliteBook x360 G2 or even the extremely impressive Acer Switch 5.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Spin 7 review

 

There's nothing flashy or exciting about the Acer Spin 7 convertible laptop; it's also a lot slower than competitors and doesn't support a stylus for Windows Ink. Yet I found myself liking it quite a bit as a general-purpose system.

The Acer Spin 7's a well-designed laptop with a nice touchscreen and sturdy 360-degree hinge, pretty good sound and a smoothly operating keyboard and touchpad.

Its performance doesn't match similarly equipped and priced competitors and there's no stylus support for Windows Ink.

The Acer Spin 7 won't win any awards for performance or features, but its functional design and operation may win your heart.

Jan, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2270 / 2770 / 42.66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42.66
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:2270 / 2770
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:Opi / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.6 / 3.60
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95441 / 95452
Processor code:SR2ZX
Processor package size:20 x 16.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.04 / 9.06
Height:0.398 / 0.4 / 0.432 / 0.433
Height (front):0.429 / 0.433
Height (rear):0.429 / 0.433
Weight:2.6 / 2.65 / 3.53
Width:12.8