Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14

Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14

Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Fair6.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.7/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.1/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.8/10
SIZE: 14"

The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 is a budget-friendly 2-in-1 convertible laptop that allows for use as both a laptop and a tablet. It comes with an Intel i3 processor and Intel UHD Graphics Xe, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM, which makes it suitable for general use like web browsing, document editing, and media consumption. It has a 14-inch IPS touchscreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 1200 resolution. Though not designed for intensive gaming or engineering tasks, its silent, fanless operation and lightweight design make it very portable with a decent battery life, ideal for everyday on-the-go use. It runs Windows 11S, boasts a backlit keyboard and USB-C charging, but lacks features like a dedicated number pad, fingerprint reader, and facial recognition. If you're looking for a device that can handle light computing tasks and value flexibility and portability, this might be a good choice. However, if your needs include high performance for 3D rendering, machine learning, or extensive gaming, you might want to consider laptops with more powerful processors and GPUs. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Convertible laptop-tablet design
  • Reasonable battery life
  • Touchscreen with good resolution
  • Moderate weight for portability
  • Passive, silent cooling system
Cons
  • Modest storage capacity
  • Integrated graphics limit performance
  • Basic processor for light tasks
  • Limited color accuracy for display

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
5.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Content Creation:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
3.7
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
3.5
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
3.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.3
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has an integrated GPU, which is less powerful compared to dedicated gaming graphics cards, and a standard screen refresh rate of 60Hz, which may not be as smooth for gaming and 3D applications that benefit from higher refresh rates.
Engineering & Design:
3.0
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 is equipped with an Intel i3 processor and integrated UHD Graphics Xe, which for engineering and design work may limit performance with demanding applications, but offers silent operation due to its fanless design. Additionally, while the screen quality is adequate with an IPS panel, the overall color accuracy and brightness may not meet the standards required for high-end design tasks.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$385
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 9'' x 0.74''
Weight
3.31 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i3-N305
Graphics
UHD Graphics Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.3/10
Portability Score
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8.2/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.3/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and Yannick Khong | November 2023
"The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 is okay for school use. It feels reasonably well-built, and its compact design makes it easy to carry around. The battery lasts around seven hours of light use, so you only have to plug it in for a short time to get through a typical school day. The overall user experience is so-so; the display looks sharp but dim, and the touchpad is fairly responsive, albeit small."

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