Acer Spin 5 SP513 Laptop Review: Optimized 13-Inch Convertible with Clickpad Problems

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With the new Spin 5, Acer presents a balanced convertible that performs its tasks very well. You can almost feel, how the manufacturer has optimized the series over time.

A point of complaint is the slow card reader, which also only accepts MicroSD cards. However, Acer should really rework the click area of the touchpad. But this could possibly also be an isolated case, since otherwise, this would be almost be a deal breaker. Sensitive buyers should also be aware of the PWM brightness control and test it before a purchase. 

In contrast, there are also many positive aspects: the display is one of the bests in the test, the convertible always runs quietly and mostly also cool, Thunderbolt is on board twice, and so on and so on.

It is noticeable that the Acer Spin 5 is a result of continuous optimization by Acer. It appears extremely balanced and does almost all things right. Aside from the Clickpad deal breaker, there are hardly any reasons for complaint.

If our Clickpad problem turns out to be an isolated occurrence, we can recommend the Spin 5 with a clear conscience. At this point, it costs 1209 Euros (~$1427). Those who need more performance and still additional battery life should take a look at the new AMD Renoir HP Envy x360 laptop, which even costs less! On the other hand, the AMD laptop does not offer Thunderbolt 3.

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