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Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 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. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The screen and design also get good feedback. The reliability and sound get mixed comments. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency and battery.

portability, design, screen, durability, usability

performance, price, battery, energy

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 94/100 = 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: (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

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Spin 7 review: Can Acer's convertible beat rival Surface Pro 4?

 

The Acer Spin 7 has a good design but the high price and many compromises will leave you eyeing up its competitors

Attractive and slim design ; Solid keyboard and trackpad

High price tag for performance ; No keyboard backlighting

If you're after an ultraportable laptop, the new Dell XPS 13 offers substantially better performance and a much higher build quality for only £50 more, while those who need touchscreen functionality are advised to go for Microsoft's latest Surface Pro,...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Spin 7

 

Acer has completely overhauled the naming scheme for its high-end laptops, replacing the old Aspire brand with new Spin and Swift ranges. The Swift brand takes on conventional thin-and-light Ultrabooks, while the Spin series goes for 2-in-1s with...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Acer Spin 7 review

 

Acer's razor-thin convertible takes on the Surface Pro 4

Incredibly slim; Attractive design; Nice keyboard and trackpad;

High price; Lacklustre performance; Poor quality hinge; No keyboard backlighting;

While there’s a lot to like about this device, it’s also dogged with compromise. It’s hampered by poor performance, a high price tag, and questionable design choices - an unfortunate combination that means you’re better off looking elsewhere.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591E
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:95441 / 95452
Processor package size:20 x 16.5