Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR) Compact 2-in-1 Laptop Review

Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR) is a 2-in-1 laptop of Acer Spin 5 series laptops. This is a similar to Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) laptop but with higher processor and storage capacity. There is a price difference of around $150 between these two models.

This is one of the best convertible laptop from Acer with enough-processor and high specs. Lets see the review of Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR).

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Design:

Design is similar to Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model. Very simple but unique design with black color laptop body. Hair line design on top of the laptop gives a modern look to the laptop. The best part of the design is its special 360 degrees dual-torque hinge. With the help of this hinge, you can use this convertible laptop in many modes.

Keyboard keys are well spaced and good to type for long hours. You can also type easily even in dark, thanks to its backlit keyboard. Large trackpad for better pointing and selection.

This laptop weighs around 3.53 lbs and is about 0.8 inch thin. This is a compact, lightweight and thin convertible laptop from Acer. Overall, design is simple with an amazing special 360 degrees hinge.

Display:

Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR) is a 13.3 inch Full HD Multi-Touch Active Matrix TFT Color LED-Backlit LCD IPS display laptop. We have seen the same type of display in Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model. With that Full HD display, you can enjoy 1080p videos and movies. And with few Acer technologies, you can enjoy even more brighter and sharper display.

With Acer Color Intelligence technology, display color distribution and sharpness will be enhanced to an extreme level. With Acer Bluelight Shield technology, your eyes will be protected from Blue light emitted from LED panels.

Overall, display is a pro feature of this laptop. Its a color feast for you eyes.

Performance:

Performance-wise, this is one of the best compact convertible laptop with best performance in its price range. This laptop is powered by 6th Generation 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U Processor. With Turbo Boost Technology, speed can go up to 2.8 GHz. So, for performance, this processor is more-than-enough for everyday tasks and even for running demanding applications. You can easily browse internet with many opened tabs, do multi-tasking, play games (with limitations) and do many more without any issues. Overall, processor is enough for users who want a laptop for daily tasks and for using few demanding applications.

This processor is slightly higher than Intel Core i3-6100U processor of Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model. You will have better gaming performance in this model than in Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model.

For that processor, DDR4 is the best RAM to use and this laptop comes with an 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM. This RAM is more-than-enough for this processor.

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In Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model, we have seen an 128 GB SSD storage and in this Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR) model, you can store even more. This model comes with a 256 GB SSD storage and is great for the price. 256 GB is not less or not more, but for the price, getting a 256 GB SSD storage is a point to be happy with.

It comes with an in-built Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics chip which is good for playing low to medium graphic games without any issues. You can even play few modern games in low resolutions. This graphic chip gives best support for the display.

Overall, this laptop is suitable for people who want an amazing and compact convertible laptop for everyday tasks. You can even do office work using demanding applications, do multi-tasking, write documents, watch movies, browse internet, read eBooks and do many more, this laptop can handle. This laptop is best suited for businessman, travelers, students and almost everyone.

Webcam and Audio:

This is a 'Skype for Business' certified laptop. So, you will have best video call experience while having video chats through its HD webcam. Don't bother about webcam, cause you will have best experience with it. An integrated digital microphone can be found beside the webcam.

For amazing audio experience, this laptop features two built-in stereo speakers and deliver audio using Acer TrueHarmony technology. Audio also adjusts based on the screen orientation.

Overall, amazing webcam and decent audio.

Connectivity:

Connectivity options are similar to Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model. This laptop has all modern connectivity options but lacks LAN port. At left side of the laptop, you will find one HDMI port with HDCP support, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, head[phone in/out jack. At right side, you will find micro SD card slot, volume rockers, power button, few indicators, power socket and lock set.

For wireless connectivity, this model has an integrated 802.11 ac WiFi adapter featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth V4.1.

Overall, connectivity is good for modern users. You will have best internet connectivity because of 802.11 ac WiFi adapter, you can connect to other display's, have faster data transfers, read micro SD cards, all through this portable laptop.

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Battery:

This laptop comes with a removable 4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) battery, which can give up to 10 hours of battery life. For travelers, this is the best feature to consider. Battery life totally depends on the usage and may differ, but in general, this can give up to 10 hours of battery life in normal usage.

Operating System:

This laptop runs on Windows 10 Home operating system.

Pros:
  • Design is simple and special hinge is great.
  • Full HD display in a portable laptop.
  • Performance is more-than-enough for most of the people. Best convertible laptop for everyday users and entertainment lovers. You can run demanding application and do multi-tasking also.
  • RAM and Storage are best in this laptop. DDR4 RAM is mainly used in powerful laptops. SSD storage is fast and better than HDD.
  • HD webcam for clear video calls.
  • Connectivity options are good.
  • 802.11 ac for faster and better WiFi.
  • Amazing battery life.

Cons:
  • While using this laptop in tablet mode, you may feel some weight.
  • For backlit keyboard, light comes from LED lights placed at the edges. So, you may have difficulties while typing in dark.
  • No LAN port. This is an optional con and depends on the user.

Specifications:

Technical Specification of Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR)
Display 13.3 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Active Matrix TFT Color LED-Backlit LCD IPS display
Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U Processor
RAM 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 256 GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520
Webcam 720p Webcam
Audio Two Stereo Speaker
Headphone Jack
Acer TrueHarmony
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB 3.0 port
Two USB 2.0 ports
One HDMI port with Support to HDCP
One Micro SD Card Reader
Battery 4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) battery (Up to 10 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 12.9 x 9 x 0.8 inches
Weight Approx. 3.53 lbs

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Conclusion:

If you want a budget-friendly convertible laptop, go for Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-30EU) model. Or if you want more storage with even better processor, go for this reviewed model.

Enough powered convertible laptop for doing most of your daily tasks. Best suited for everyone and more suited to travelers, students and business persons. Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR) is one of the best laptop under $650 at the time of writing this review.

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