Acer SP315-51-37E7 Review

Acer SP315-51-37E7 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop is designed for home users. It comes with entry level 7th gen Intel Core i3-7100u processor and has only 6GB DDR4 RAM.  It can accomplish all basic computing tasks smoothly. For instance, you can type documents, work with Excel, create presentations, stream videos, and movies, surfing internet etc.  You can also do occasional photo and video editing on this laptop.   If you are looking for a budget laptop for such tasks, you can consider Acer SP315-51-599E which is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Both the laptops come with Full HD widescreen LED-backlit IPS display and backlit keyboard. None of these laptops come with dedicated graphics.  Intel HD 620 integrated graphics, coming with the laptops, supports casual gaming. You can play Minecraft and Sims 4 on Acer SP315-51-37E7 smoothly. You can download music while typing docs. To play PC games like Call of Duty WWII and Destiny 2, laptop with dedicated gaming graphics is recommended. Note that integrated graphics uses system memory while dedicated graphics has its own memory.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, you can consider Asus 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch-Screen FHD Laptop which is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i7-7500u processor. It has dedicated NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB video memory plus 12GB system RAM. It has 2TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The display of the laptop supports max resolution up to 1920 X 1080 and it has the backlit keyboard as well. None of the above-mentioned laptops come with CD/DVD drive but you can always use an external CD/DVD drive. Though NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics is not a high end dedicated graphics, it can still run all latest games in medium to highest settings. However, don’t expect high frame rate at highest settings.

The 7th gen Intel Core i3-7100u processor operates at 2.4 GHz frequency but the frequency can’t be raised further. The 7th gen i5-7200u operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz while the  7th gen i7-7500u operates with 2.7GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz on system demand. All the above-mentioned processors have two cores.

Model #:  SP315-51-37E7 has 6GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB. It has 1TB hard drive which spins with 5400 rpm speed. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.

The laptop comes with standard connectivity features. It has 1 USB 3.0 Port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI® port with HDCP support, 1 – 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/speaker), 1 – DC-in jack for AC adapter and SD card reader. The laptop doesn’t support wired network connectivity. Wireless connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth. Model #:  SP315-51-37E7 comes with the integrated webcam.

The 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-ion battery offers up to 5 to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.