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Aspire 3 Spin 14
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
  • Very good portability
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the HP 15" Laptop
  • The HP 15" Laptop has no clear advantages over the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14.

Key differences

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Content Creation

6.7
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
6.1
3.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and HP 15" Laptop are both only fair for content creation, though the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 is somewhat better.

Software Development

6.7
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
6.1
3.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.0/10
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and HP 15" Laptop are both only fair for software development, though the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
5.3
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
220.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has a better screen than the HP 15" Laptop for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
5.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has 8 hours of battery life. The HP 15" Laptop has 5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$415
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
$380
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The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 has a price of $415 and the HP 15" Laptop costs $380.
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Key similarities

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General Use

6.5
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
6.2
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
220.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.0/10
8.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.8/10
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and HP 15" Laptop are both only fair for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.0
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
5.9
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
8.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 to be only fair for gaming and AI, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Engineering and Design

6.0
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
5.8
3.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 to be only fair for engineering and design, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Portability

Very Good
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.3 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 to have very good portability, while the HP 15" Laptop has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 Spin 14
15" Laptop
6.0
The Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and HP 15" Laptop both have only fair build quality.

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How the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 and the HP 15" Laptop compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14HP 15" Laptop
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14HP 15" Laptop

GENERAL

Price
$415
$380
Release Date
April 1, 2023October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 9'' x 0.74''14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.31 lbs3.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i3-N305AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Graphics
UHD Graphics Xe Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSTN
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits220 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/106/10
Portability Score
8.2/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/108.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.3/106/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14

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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."

HP 15" Laptop

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Alex Iliev | August 2022
"Chances are high that the HP 15 is one of the first laptops to pop up when you search for an inexpensive notebook. Indeed, its price tag is very tempting for many, and of course, this is the reason for its popularity. However, the HP 15" suffers from poor performance due to low power consumption. On the bright side, one of the good things about it is the port selection. On the inside, this includes two SODIMM slots for memory, an M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage, and a SATA drive bay. However, the TN panel, and mediocre input devices are not ideal."

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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 HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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