Acer Spin 5 13.3" 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i5-8250U / 256GB SSD/ 8GB RAM / Windows 10)

  • Model #: SP513-52N-55LV
  • Web Code: 11624447
$999.99
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Overview

Experience epic functionality with the Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop. Equipped with a 360° dual-torque hinge, this device easily converts from a laptop to a display, tent, or tablet, giving you the flexibility to work the way you want. A vivid, 13.3” display, 13-hour battery life, and Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect with friends, work on projects, and more.

More Information

  • 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM delivers optimal performance for your everyday computing needs and multitasking
  • 256GB solid state drive boosts boot-up and load times, while offering ample space for storing your most important files and media
  • 360-degree dual-torque hinge provides 4 different modes, delivering the perfect combination of flexibility and strength
  • 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 ensures your get a memorable multimedia experience
  • Windows Hello recognizes you instantly and logs you into your Windows devices by either recognizing your face or reading your fingerprint
  • Windows Ink helps boost your productivity by transforming drawings into shapes and editing Word documents in a way that feels natural to you
  • Integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi gives you a fast wireless connection to your home or office Wi-Fi network, or to hotspots around town
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.1 lets you wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled external devices without a second thought
  • USB 3.0 port offer lightning fast transfer speeds with USB 3.0 devices and allow you to charge your devices when the laptop is asleep
  • USB Type-C port provides ultra-fast data transfers and quick device charging in a port that is one-third the size of a current USB Port, plus it's reversible
  • HDMI connectivity means you can easily connect your computer to your TV and take movie night to the next level
  • Biometric security feature safeguards against unauthorized users from accessing your PC, using Windows Hello to verify your identity without a password and automatically log you into your Windows account
  • Battery life of up to 13 hours gives you the freedom to roam with the laptop without the charger
  • Preloaded with Windows 10 Home, which features a refined browser, improved Start menu, digital assistant with Cortana, universal Windows apps, and much more

What's in the Box?

  • Stylus
  • Power Cord
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

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  • from Kitchener, ON
5.0

Buy it

I've done 8 hrs of research on what laptop to buy. Finally, I bought this one. It's great. Just buy it. May sound load at first, but that's just the laptop getting to know you. Do your self a favor, don't buy stupid Apple products, buy this.


  • from North York, ON
4.0

I like it.

This laptop is a good bargain when compared to other laptops with the same specs. It has a great screen but it is glossy so a slight bit less sharp than a matte screen. Once you unplug it, it runs quite with no fan noise. The only part I don't like is the multilingual keyboard and I may return it just for this reason as I am having difficulty getting used to it. I wish they would sell English alone keyboard laptops in Ontario.


  • from Coquitlam, BC
2.0

Loudest Laptop Ever

I've had this laptop for months now, I use it every day for at least a few hours. It is the LOUDEST laptop I have ever encountered. Pros: It does what I need it to, which is watch movies, type documents, listen to Spotify, very occasionally use Photoshop. Lightweight and portable. Cons: So loud. The fan starts screaming from the minute I turn it on, sometimes well after I turn it off. This is annoying when I watch videos, but even more so when I'm just doing work. It's constant and will not stop. The keyboard will get scratched if flipped into the display position unless you put something protective like a cloth under it. I rarely use the flipping function. The touchpad's right click function is can be finicky and you end up clicking multiple times until you hit the right area for the right cick. The charger does not stay in the port. It will fall out easily, which is annoying if I move my arm and it just comes out. It will not warn you when the battery is about to die until a milisecond before it dies. This is possibly the most annoying part. Unless you keep an eye at the battery icon at all times, it will not tell you when to plug in. Power button is directly next to the volume button. Sometimes I go to turn the volume up and end up turning the laptop off. In conclusion, the 360 degree feature is nice for watching videos, it it lightweight and portable, but it is the incredibly loud, annoying and physically quite poorly designed. I do not recommend this to anyone unless they want it to randomly turn off, or they like to hear constant buzzing from the fans all day. Do yourself a favour and do NOT buy this device.


  • from Parksville, BC
5.0

Super Laptop at the Price

I have been looking for a laptop for 6 months, reviewing the size, the specs and in particular the touch screen with the best specifications. The fact that this laptop has the (Intel Core i5-8250U / 256GB SSD/ 8GB RAM / Windows 10) made it easy to decide. The first review did not make this laptop look impressive and I am inflenced by reviews. I awaited better reviews and it is only after I purchased this laptop that more better reviews began coming on this site. I am very happy with this laptop and the support from ACER.


  • from Winnipeg
5.0

Excellent Buy

I bought acer spin 5 after I had returned an HP spectre x360 I bought from bestbuy on the same day( The HP spectre heated up in less than an hour and also noisy too). I fell in love with this convertible when I opened it . Considering it has most of the features of a premium laptop/convertibles, it was such a bargain buy. The beautiful outer body has a feel of stainless steel/aluminium but I think its plastic. The screen displays vividly colorful and bright with a sensitive touch screen. What I loved about this is that the screen is stylus active and the package ships with an active stylus pen(and extra ink) included. The stylus works so perfectly with windows ink. The weight does not feel too heavy on your lap or to carry about. Though it's thin, it feels robust and eliminates the fragility associated ultra thin notebooks. The manual says battery lasts for 13 hours but I'm yet to try that. The longest I had left it on was for about four hours and the battery power consumed was less than 50%, The only thing that distinguishes this from the high premium convertible is the gaming graphics. The spin 5 uses an intel UHD 620 and so decent for gaming, Overall I'm really impressed with acer spin 5.I have returned 2 laptops to bestbuy the past but for sure I'm keeping this acer. It's feels just like a owning a premium laptop/tablet.


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
5.0

Excellent 2 in 1

Bought one for my kid... made her very happy. Always a choice between laptop and tablet, very light and powerful for all needed work!


  • from saint john, NB
5.0

Acer Spin 5 13.3" 2-in-1 Laptop Review

Well I am happy to report that this laptop is Amazing for the price. I did a lot of digging for a 2 in 1 to replace my aging Sony ultra book. I settled on this acer after playing with a couple of the Acer Swift 3 notebooks. The Spin 5 has the same internals as the new Swift 3 13" notebook. So lets get into what really matters, How does it perform? After having Geek Squad perform a Clean install of windows. This unit loads from a cold boot in around 15 seconds. The processor and ram hold up very well under stress, I was also shocked by the thermals of this unit. It does not get very hot in you lap, even when the unit ramps up to max processor speed (3.6ghz). Battery life is surprisingly good for a Pc. In high Performance mode the laptop lasted about 7 hours. In Better Battery mode I was able to push it to 11.5 hours, Which puts this laptop in the same range as a MacBook air. The port assortment on this unit is good with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C 3.1 port and for some strange reason a USB 2.0 port. A full size HDMI and Full size SD card reader. The Screen is nice and bright, and I did not have any glare issues like I did with my Sony. The multi touch screen responds very well. Also something that no one talks about online with this unit its the active Stylus it ships with. This is really great addition given that even the Microsoft surface computers don't ship with one now. I would say that the stylus is on par with the one that came with the Surface 3 units and older. However its the smallest active Stylus I have seen. Almost as small as the one that comes with a high end Wacom tablet. The Keyboard is nothing to brag about, its the same as all short throw chicklet keyboards. However it does have backlighting....So that's a plus. The Trackpad is pretty good for what's shipping on most pc laptops today. Its no where near as good as the MacBook trackpad but most trackpads are not. The trackpad also has a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello. I thought this would be gimmicky, but it works really well. Its actually one of my favorite features. Fit and finish, is really nice on this unit. In the photos I saw online this unit looks silver. However its closer to a Gun metal black in color. Which look really nice, with the way the Aluminum was polished. The unit is all metal, so no plastic frame like the previous generations on this unit. I read in a previous review that someone had cut themselves on the frame. I can say that is not the case with my model. There are 2 points near the USB ports where the frame comes together that there is a seam and maybe that was not milled properly for the other customers unit. So I have gushed about this unit, but I do have some small complaints. Opening this unit is a bit tricky. When the unit is closed the 2 halves come together so seamlessly, there is nothing to grip to open the top. I have found myself grabbing the sides of the screen to open it. My second issue is the power adaptor design. The Male end of the adapter is really small and I am afraid with the right angle design of the plug it could break really easy. However this laptop can charge through the USB-C port. So I may find myself buying a 45W USB-C charger. The last issue and this is really minor, is the weight. this Unit is just over 3 pounds. Which is nothing when your carrying it around or its in your lap. But when trying to hold and use it like a tablet, its a little heavy. So my Final thoughts are this, The Spin 5 is a well built and long lasting power house for the price. The inclusion of the Active Stylus was a welcome surprise as well. If you are looking for a great 2 in 1 or even comparing Tablets like the Surface line-up. Give this unit some thought.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
2.0

Powerful, but poor case design

I really liked the look of this laptop, and the spec is great for the money you spend on it, it preform really really well. BUT 1. be aware that this laptop has sharp USB ports (both sides) so be careful when handling, I have scratch myself more than once (very painfully) also 2. the laptop is super slippery, can be very unconformable if not been used on a desk. 3. The power socket is very flimsy and loss, make sure to not put any pressure on it what so ever while you have it connected. I have return it for those reason.


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