The Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-51VX, this is the offer from Acer for the market demand of practical and powerful 2-in-1 laptop. This 2-in-1 is a top model of a true mid-range device. It comes with great hardware options and lots of features to fulfill the needs of the users. And the most important is it’s not terribly expensive.
First of all, the CPU. Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-51VX is powered with Intel Core i5-7200 processor. This 7th generation of Intel Core i5 is a dual core CPU which has base frequency of 2.5 GHz up to 3.1 GHz (max turbo frequency) and 3 MB of cache size. This feature can be found on so many mid-range laptops because it is an ideal one. It provides appropriate processing power so that it can meet almost all the needs of users. And related to the price, my opinion is that the i5-7200U is a wise option for the target audience.
The system memory is 8 gigabytes of DDR4 SDRAM. It is adequate for most of users so expanding it further is not so necessary. This amount of memory can run the Windows O/S smoothly aside any programs that you may need to use, including heavy multitasking and large data sets, also photo editing.
However, for those who need to add the memory, they can extend it up to 16 GB. Do not forget to check and make sure that the memory module added to the motherboard is compatible.
As for storage space, a speedy 256-gigabyte Solid-State Drive comes with the Acer SP513-51-51VX. Although having only a quarter storage capacity compare to the current 1 terabyte hard drives, using an SSD still has many more advantages such as no moving parts, no lag, low change of the system ever freezing, faster transfer rate, more energy efficient and else. All the benefits enable the SSD to run according to CPU performance so that all processes can run smoothly and well. Frankly, this the best option for a convertible laptop.
The Spin SP513-51-51VX doesn’t have any dedicated graphics card. It is just equipped with integrated HD Graphics 620 graphics. This graphics cards comes integrated with CPU and designed to work great for viewing or streaming video content, but not for gaming. So, it is a bad news for gamers since it will really work hard with games, especially with modern ones. You will have good framerates and medium level settings for Minecraft, LoL or CS:GO gaming, but that’s it.
This Acer Spin is also equipped by a 13.3 inch LCD touchscreen which has LED-backlit FullHD IPS display. This display screen produces a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. And its IPS technology enables to display richer color, deeper, more vivid and superior viewing angles.
About the I/O options, The SP513-51-51VX comes without USB-C ports. And it is not a big matter, at least, no adapter to be carry everywhere. Well, these are the available I/O options:
• 1 x USB 3.0 port
• 2 x USB 2.0 ports
• 1 x HDMI-out
• 1 x COMBO audio jack
• 1 x microSD card reader
And for internet connectivity, this 2-in1 laptop uses a 802.11ac wireless card, which is up to 3 times faster compared to the older wireless protocols.
The weight of Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-51VX is about 3.5 pounds, moderately lightweight device. It is because of the touchscreen which is heavier than the classic display options. Its dimension is 12.9 x 9 x 0.8 inches, not too big and moderately thin, too.
The battery which is used by this device is a 4-cell, 3220 mAh Li-Ion battery pack. This 48 Wh Lithium-Ion battery pack will give power to the laptop up to 7 hours until it needs to recharge again.
Based on the stats number above, it can say that this quite portable devices and suitable for students, travelers, professional workers who often do their jobs on the field or creative workers who often go out for inspiration and else.
Well, in my opinion, Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-51VX is one of the best in the class. It comes great. The only weakness is not having an USB-C port. And the most important is that this 2-in-1 laptop offers great value for money.