Acer Spin 3-SP314-51-58MV I-Core™ i5, 1.60 GHz ,4 Core™), 14″ LCD Full HD LED Multi-touch Screen Display, 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1 TB SATA
Input Devices – The SP314-51 does not feature a keyboard backlight
Acer has equipped the Spin 3 with a chiclet-style unlit keyboard. The flat, slightly rough keys have a short travel distance and a clear actuation point. During typing, the central area of the keyboard exhibits some flex. However, this does not prove to be annoying. All in all, Asus delivers an “okay” keyboard here that will satisfy anyone who has to type on a regular basis.
The multitouch-enabled ClickPad occupies an area of some 10.5 x 6.5 cm (4.1 x 2.5 in). Therefore, there is enough space for the use of gesture controls. The smooth surface of the pad makes finger-gliding easy. The ClickPad has a short travel distance and a clear actuation point.
The Spin 3 comes with a 10-finger multitouch screen. It works well and responds promptly to inputs.
Display – The Acer laptop comes with a dim screen
The 14-inch touch-enabled display of the Spin 3 operates with a native resolution of 1920×1080. The screen offers a good contrast ratio of 1222:1. However, the display brightness of 220.9 cd/m² is too low. Here, we would like to see a brightness of at least 300 cd/m².
Acer uses PWM for brightness control. Unfortunately, the display exhibits PWM flickering with a frequency of 1000 Hz at all brightness levels. Because of such a high frequency, even susceptible individuals should not experience any adverse effects such as headaches and eyestrain.
Distribution of brightness
Maximum: 253 cd/m² Average: 220.9 cd/m² Minimum: 21.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 220 cd/m²
Contrast: 1222:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.98 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4
ΔE Greyscale 1.68 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
58% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)