Acer SP315-51-757C 2-in-1 Laptop Review

Acer SP315-51-757C is an affordable 15.6” 2-in-1 laptop that offers plenty of performance, though it is integrated with 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500u processor. Core i7-7500u has 2 cores and 4 MB of cache while the latest 8th generation processor comes with 4 cores and 6MB of cache.  Both processors support hyperthreading technology. Thus, 2 cores of i7-7500u can handle 4 threads at a time and 4 cores of i7-8550u handle 8 threads at a time.  Aside from this, Intel core i7-8550u has higher turbo frequency. So, if you are looking for a laptop to perform CPU intensive tasks like HD photo and video editing, 3D designing/rendering, Music creation and program compilation, then 8th gen i7-8550u will be the more suitable option for you. For instance, you can consider Dell i5579-7978GRY-PUS which is an i7-8550u powered 2-in-1 laptop. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 16GB. Like Model #:  SP315-51-757C, it also comes with 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive. Both the laptops come with full HD IPS display and backlit keyboard. Acer SP315-51-757C comes with 12GB DDR4 RAM and the memory can’t be expanded further. However, memory alone can’t boost the performance of a laptop. None of these laptops come with CD/DVD drive but you can always use an external CD/DVD drive.

Intel core i7-7500u operates between the base frequency of 2.7GHz and max 3.5GHz while i7-8550u operates with 1.8GHz and the frequency can rise up to 4GHz. Though it operates with low base frequency, processor speed depends upon workload as well.  None of the laptops come with Solid State Drive which is much speedier than traditional hard drive. You can also consider Lenovo Flex 5 15.6-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop which has 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid state Drive. Please keep in mind that Intel core i5-8250u is also quad-core processor and has hyperthreading enabled. It operates with 1.6GHz of base frequency and its Turbo frequency is 3.4GHz. As it is a quad-core processor, the multi-core performance of the laptop will be better than Model #:  SP315-51-757C. The Lenovo laptop has full HD IPS display and backlit keyboard as well. But, like the Acer laptop, it also lacks CD/DVD drive.

None of these laptops come with dedicated graphics. Acer SP315-51-757C comes with Intel HD 620 graphics which is an integrated graphics and uses system memory. The graphics is capable of running low-end game, like Minecraft, smoothly on this machine but to play high-end games, like COD WWII, you need to reduce resolution and settings.  Basically, such 2-in-1 laptops are not designed for high end gaming.

As told earlier, you can’t upgrade memory in Acer SP315-51-757C. The 1TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.

Acer® Spin 3 SP315-51-757C Touch Notebook comes with standard ports and connectivity features- It has 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 port, SD card reader, 3.5mm combo jack, HDMI, and power in. It has integrated webcam. Dell i5579-7978GRY-PUS has 2 USB 3.0 port and it has Infra-red webcam. Acer Model # SP315-51-757C supports Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. The 4 cell battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.