The Acer Spin 5 (from $999, review at just over $1,000) is an impressive and powerful (and mean, meaty) hybrid laptop that basically says "eat dirt!" to all of its competition.
The Acer Spin (review at just over $1k) crush most of its rivals in the graphics and performance categories. It does well on power consumption, too. At only 3.4 lbs and weighing a little less than two pounds, it is not at all heavy to carry around and is comfortable to sit on. The keyboard is also quite nice.
The only thing the Acer Spin does poorly on is battery life. The laptop's battery is mediocre at best and it takes twice as long to recharge as average laptops do. I would advise that anyone looking for a full-featured laptop take into account that you will not be able to charge the Acer Spin every night if you use it very heavily.
The Dell Venue 11 Pro (review at just over three thousand dollars) offers a little bit more power and features, but the Acer Spin offers a lot more for the money. It has been a long time since we have seen a laptop with this much performance in such a compact body. While the Dell's keyboard has better key action than the Acer Spin's, both are still solid.
With the Dell Venue on my lap, it feels as though the laptop weighs five or six pounds. While I am not sure how much the keyboard weighs, it is not overly heavy. However, while the battery life of the Dell is good, the Acer Spin is good enough, but not quite up there with the Dell. In other words, this laptop is good but not as good as the Dell when it comes to performance and battery life.
The Acer Spin is also heavier than the Dell Venue on my lap than it looks. It is not a big deal, but the back plate of the Dell is definitely thicker and is just not as sleek as the Acer Spin.
The keyboard on the Acer Spin is also a bit firmer than the Dell. and the keys are just a bit louder than the Dell. This doesn't bother me so much, but I suppose that is just personal taste.
Overall, the Acer Spin is my favorite hybrid laptop. It is stylish, easy to use, runs pretty much every test that we do, performs well, and is quite affordable.
The Dell Venue on the other hand, feels a bit flimsy. However, it is just not as sleek as the Acer Spin so I do not think the Dell is really much better, but I can't say that it is bad.
Overall, the Dell Venue on my lap feels a bit too heavy, but I suppose that is just because the Dell is bigger. And yes, the back plate of the Acer Spin is thicker, which makes for a little bit more weight, but I don't feel like it makes the Acer Spin any better. I guess it just depends on personal preference.
In my opinion, the Acer Spin is a solid all around laptop. It is not perfect, but it is pretty close. Though, the Dell has better battery life and a little bit better keyboard, I still prefer the Acer Spin on my lap. for what I use it for.
I recommend that anyone looking for a powerful laptop to do some research before making a choice here. There are plenty of laptops to choose from and a little bit of comparison shopping can go a long way towards helping you find the perfect laptop for you. Just be sure that you are happy with your decision and not just do whatever the manufacturer tells you.
Overall, I would recommend the Acer Spin for anyone looking for a laptop for general use. I would definitely recommend it to people who plan on using it very frequently. For someone that uses it less often, I would probably pick the Dell.
2 - USB 3. 1 Type C port supporting USB 3. 1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB Charging, DC-in, 2 - USB 3. 2 Gen 1 port (one featuring power-off charging) & 1 - HDMI 2. 0 port 10th Generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 Processor (Up to 3. 9GHz) 16GB LPDDR4X Memory 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD 13. 5" Acer VertiView 2K 2256 x 1504 Widescreen IPS LED-backlit Touch Display (3: 2 aspect ratio) Intel Iris Plus Graphics Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802. 11ax Backlit Keyboard Fingerprint Reader Up to 15 Hours Battery Life Co-Engineered for Mobile Performance by Intel and Acer Rechargeable Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES 1. 0