Laptop Review: Acer Spin 3 Active (Type SP313-51N), Can Be Rotated 360 Degrees

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Today’s convertible laptops are different from a few years ago, especially in terms of dimensions and prices which are considered quite expensive. The convertible here is intended for a laptop with a screen that can be rotated up to 360 degrees. One of the latest convertible laptop models that will be discussed in this article is the Acer Spin 3 Active.

Versatile, one of the interesting functions of the Acer Spin 3 Active. In addition, the design is very attractive and the price is cheap, which is the main attraction for content creators to try the performance of the Acer Spin 3 Active.

Talking about functions, this Acer Spin 3 Active laptop is perfect for those who like visual activities such as drawing, painting, comic artists. The reason is that Acer has added high-tech hardware specifically to process visual-related work. The following is a review of the Acer Spin 3 Active type (SP313-51N).

Specifications for Acer Spin 3 Active Laptop, type SP313-51N

Design

This Acer SP313-51N notebook has a pretty good design. The appearance is quite attractive seen in the thin model even though the Acer Spin 3 Active has the types of modes such as standard laptops, tablets, and tents.

So thin, without knowing that the Spin 3 Active has 3 mode models, some users praise the thinness of the Acer laptop made in early 2021.

The exterior of this latest Acer laptop is coated with silver aluminum. Weighing about 1.5 kg, the surface of the laptop body, which is even less than 16 mm thick, doesn’t leave fingerprints after use.

While on the inside, the Acer Spin 3 Active has a black keyboard. The backlit lamp with three levels of brightness is the main attraction when typing work.

Screen

The screen resolution reaches 2K WQXGA, making the Acer Spin 3 Active comfortable to use because it provides good image results. With IPS technology on a screen measuring 13.3 inches, the user’s viewing angle is wider.

Hinge is very well made and precise so that when touched, the Acer Spin 3 Active screen does not easily shake. Interestingly, with just one hand the laptop can be opened easily.

Complementing the touch screen, the Acer Active Stylus is added as a complement to the laptop released in 2021. The digital pen that can be found on the right side of the laptop body is certified by Wacom.

Performance

Although the price is affordable, the Acer Spin 3 Active is still made seriously. The chipset used carries technology made by Intel, namely the 11th generation Intel Core. There are three choices, namely Intel Core i5 (8GB), and Intel Core i7 (16GB) for marketing in several countries, and Intel Core i3.

To store data, the Acer SP313-51N laptop type uses a 512GB PCIe Gen 3 SSD. This file storage capacity is very sufficient for standard storage and installation of fairly heavy applications such as Adobe software, game play, etc.

The fan will automatically turn on when the application starts. Through the Fn + F key shortcut, the fan speed can be set in three levels, namely silent, normal, and fast modes.

Thanks to the Intel Iris Xe GPU graphics card, gaming on the Acer SP313-51N still runs pretty well, although I couldn’t have hoped for better in terms of display.

Although it is not explained in detail regarding the cooling system, from standard use, the body temperature of the Acer Spin 3 Active is quite stable.

Connectivity

Talking about connectivity, the Acer Spin 3 Active gets special treatment from the Chinese manufacturer. The Acer Swift 3 Infinity 4 only loses when compared to the number of ports with the Spin 3 Active laptop.

It’s impossible to mention all of them, but a USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port, a full-size HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and two USB-C ports that have received a Thunderbolt 4 standard certificate are ready to serve through the left side of the laptop.

The other side is also very complete. The first is of course a slot for a stylus pen, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, a 3.5mm audio jack port, and a power button (on/off). Why is the power button on the side? so that it is easily accessible when the laptop is used in tablet pc mode.

The wide Acer Spin 3 Active touchpad already supports various gesture functions up to the use of four fingers complete with a fingerprint sensor with a fairly high recognition accuracy.

Business surfing on the internet is more comfortable because the Acer Spin 3 Active has been equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and Killer Wi-Fi 6. Using special software, the use of these two technologies makes connectivity even cooler.

Internet coverage is getting wider because in addition to the standard wi-fi network, the laptop will display a notification regarding which wi-fi has the fastest speed around the user.

With this feature, work can be done anywhere and anytime, whether in the office or working from home.

Entertainment

As the latest laptop, entertainment matters such as watching videos and listening to music on the Acer Spin 3 Active are unquestionable. Although still classified as standard, users can make video calls via a 720p resolution webcam accompanied by sound from two microphones that have been supported by DTS Audio technology.

Battery

The Acer Spin 3 Active’s power is claimed to last up to 15 hours thanks to a 4-cell built-in battery. But in everyday use with a variety of different applications and activities, how long the battery can last is very difficult to predict.

For example, in an experiment to test battery life, the authors left the Wi-Fi connection on for active work use. It turns out that the laptop can still be used for up to 8-9 hours. Durable enough for a convertible laptop, although a charger adapter must be prepared to do overtime work.

Conclusion

One of the advantages of the Acer Spin 3 Active is that it has received an Intel Evo certificate, even though it functions as a convertible laptop. The price is quite cheap because it starts at around US$ 800 (for the Inter Core i5 specification).

The battery power is quite long for a laptop that can turn into a tablet PC equipped with a stylus pen and a 4K resolution screen.

Of course there are drawbacks depending on the user’s point of view. For users who enjoy listening to music, the Acer Spin 3 Active speaker is still not attractive.

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