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Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The keyboard and design also get good opinions, but many are negative about the energy efficiency and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

portability, design, keyboard, screen, durability

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: 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: 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

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

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
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:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / 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:N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
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

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
PCI Express slots version:3.0
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:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.30
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
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
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95441
Processor package size:20 x 16.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N / No

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:228.6 / 229.6 / 23
Height :1.1 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 11
Height (front):1.09 / 1.1
Height (rear):1.09 / 1.1
Weight:1.18 / 1.2 / 1.6
Width:32.5 / 324.6 / 325.1