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Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

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Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD review: specs and price

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
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Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

Why is Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD better than the average?

  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920pxvs1.71MP
  • RAM
    16GBvs7.65GB
  • RAM speed
    ?

    2400MHzvs1730.29MHz
  • Weight
    2kgvs2.08kg
  • Battery life
    ?

    10hvs7.33h
  • Thickness
    17.9mmvs23.41mm
  • Screen size
    ?

    15"vs14.61"
  • CPU speed
    4 x 1.8GHzvs5.91GHz

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

2kg

2.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

17.9mm

3.Has a flip and fold design
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A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
4.Has a detachable keyboard
?

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
5.height
?

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

24mm (Intel Core i7-8550U)

6.width
?

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

42mm (Intel Core i7-8550U)

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

1080 x 1920px

2.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

15"

3.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
5.has an LED-backlit display
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Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
6.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

Performance

1.RAM speed
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It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

2400MHz

2.Uses flash storage
?

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
3.RAM
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

16GB

4.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

4 x 1.8GHz (Intel Core i7-8550U)

5.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

512GB

6.Supports 64-bit
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A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
2.USB 3.0 ports
?

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

2

3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
4.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
6.Thunderbolt ports
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Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4

0

Battery

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Lenovo Yoga C630 13.3" Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

25h

10h

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

1

4.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
5.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
6.Has S/PDIF Out port
?

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Maingear Pulse 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier
?

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 14” AMD A9-9425 3.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

31

18 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

2.bus transfer rate
?

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Best

Dell G7-7588-U30 15.6" Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

8GT/s

4GT/s (Intel Core i7-8550U)

3.Uses hyperthreading technology
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Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
4. newer Turbo Boost version
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Intel's Turbo Boost technology allows CPUs to operate even faster than their maximum clock speed, increasing performance for demanding tasks.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15.6” Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

2

2 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

5.Has dynamic frequency scaling
?

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD
6.Has NX bit
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NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

Acer Spin 5 15" Intel Core i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB SSD

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