Acer Spin 3 (SP315-51-35DZ) Budget-Friendly 2-in-1 Laptop General Review

Acer Spin 3 (SP315-51-35DZ) is 15.6 inch display laptop from Acer. This laptop belongs to Acer Spin 3 series laptops. Acer Spin 3 series laptops are powerful convertible 2-in-1 laptops with basic design, 360 degree hinge and powerful specs. Lets see the review of Acer Spin 3 (SP315-51-35DZ).

Like Acer Spin 3 series laptop, we have another two Acer Spin series laptops. They are Acer Spin 5 series and Acer Spin 7 series laptops. Acer Spin 3 laptops are 15.6 inch display laptops with powerful specs. These laptops are mainly targeted for buyers under budget. Acer Spin 5 laptops are portable, 13.3 inch laptops with powerful specs. Take a look at Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR) laptop. Acer Spin 7 laptops are 14 inch ultimate ultrabooks with award-winning design and impressive features. Take a look at Acer Spin 7 (SP714-51-M4YD) laptop for general info.

This laptop design is simple and looks more like a normal laptop. This laptop weighs around 4.74 lbs and is about 0.89 inch thin. It is a lightweight model, but you will some heaviness while using in tablet mode. You can type for long periods of time even in dark environments, thanks to its backlit keyboard. With its 360 degree hinge, you can use this laptop in different modes. Overall, design is simple and looks attractive.

At the time of this review, Full HD display is the best display to get under $500. This laptop features 15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS display with multi-touch support. Most of the laptops in this price range doesn't have a Full HD display at the time of this review. With that Full HD display, you can enjoy even more brighter and sharper display, thanks to Acer Color Intelligence technology. This technology will increase the brightness and color intensity of the images and videos. Overall, this display is more for the price. You can enjoy high quality videos and movies on this amazing 15.6 inch Full HD display.

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This laptop is powered by 6th Generation 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-6100U processor and comes with 6 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD and Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics chip. At the time of this review, most of the new laptops in this price range have 7th generation Intel processor. Even though, both generation i5 processor are almost same, 7th generation is best over 6th generation processor.

This processor can handle moderate everyday tasks. With 6 GB DDR4 RAM, this processor can handle multi-tasking easily. 1 TB HDD is more-than-enough storage for this powerful convertible laptop like this one. Intel HD Graphics 520 chip is best suited for this laptop's display and for working with less graphically demanding applications. Overall, this laptop is best suited for everyday tasks, browsing web, entertainment, writing documents and for other moderate computing. You can play less graphic games in low settings. In general, this laptop is not for gaming. If you want even more powerful specs in this laptop, take a look at Acer Spin 3 (SP315-51-53C7) model.

HD webcam is an accepted webcam resolution in laptops. This model features two stereo speakers and uses Acer TrueHarmony High-Performance sound system for better audio output quality. You will enjoy listening to songs through this laptop's speakers.

This laptop features good connectivity options. You can find two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card reader, 802.11 ac WiFi adapter and Bluetooth V4.0. Overall, these connectivity options are acceptable for this model. It lacks LAN port and DVD writer. You will enjoy long battery life in this laptop. In normal usage, you can expect around 8 hours of battery life and it totally depends on your usage. But in general, 8 hours of battery life for a 2-in-1 laptop is great.


Technical Specification of Acer Spin 3 (SP315-51-35DZ)
Display 15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit LCD IPS Display
Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U Processor
Storage 1 TB HDD @ 5400 RPM
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520
Webcam HD Webcam
Audio Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
Acer TrueHarmony High-Performance sound system
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.0
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB 3.0 port
Two USB 2.0 ports
One HDMI port
One SD Card Reader
Battery 4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) battery (Up to 8 hours of battery life)
Dimensions 9.88 x 15.02 x 0.89 inches
Weight Approx. 4.7 lbs


This laptop will be a good fit for all your basic everyday tasks, office work, entertainment and moderate computing. If you want to run more demanding applications which require even more powerful processor, go for Acer Spin 3 (SP315-51-53C7) model. It is powered by Intel Core i5 processor and comes with 12 GB DDR4 RAM.