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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a longer battery life and a touchscreen for convenience, the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 could be a good fit, especially for light tasks and media consumption with its high-resolution touchscreen. However, if superior performance for more demanding tasks like 3D rendering or engineering software is important to you, despite the slightly higher cost, the ASUS Vivobook 14 with a more powerful processor and more storage would be more suitable. Keep in mind, the ASUS Vivobook doesn't have a touchscreen and comes with a slightly smaller battery. Both laptops offer similar portability and build quality, making them decent choices for general use. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
  • The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has no clear advantages over the ASUS Vivobook 14.
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 14
  • Good overall build quality

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
6.3
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and the ASUS Vivobook 14 have similar screen quality.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
7.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has 8 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook 14 has 7 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
7.0
The ASUS Vivobook 14 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$388
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
$480
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The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has a price of $388 and the ASUS Vivobook 14 costs $480.
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Key similarities

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General Use

6.5
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
6.9
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
8.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 14 and Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 are both only fair for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.0
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
6.1
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 14 and Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.0
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
6.4
3.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The ASUS Vivobook 14 and Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

6.7
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
6.7
3.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and ASUS Vivobook 14 are both only fair for content creation.

Software Development

6.7
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
6.6
3.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and ASUS Vivobook 14 are both only fair for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Aspire 3 Spin 14
Vivobook 14
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3.3 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook 14 and Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and the ASUS Vivobook 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14ASUS Vivobook 14
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14ASUS Vivobook 14

GENERAL

Price
$388
$480
Release Date
April 1, 2023March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 9'' x 0.74''12.8'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.31 lbs3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i3-N305Intel i5-1235U
Graphics
UHD Graphics Xe Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh42 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits250 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/107/10
Portability Score
8.2/108.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/107.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.3/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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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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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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