So, we finally did. And last but not least, the title got us thinking about the Snapdragon powerful Chromebook. There are many unknowns to the Snapdragon 7c on the Chromebook, and we’ve been waiting for over 3 years to answer a question. Will it be fast? Is the battery amazing? Are Android apps on this chip better than Intel or AMD Chromebooks? Can this Snapdragon 7C compete with Intel’s latest mobile processor? Is it much faster than current ARM chips on a Chromebook like the Lenovo Chromebook Duet? Those are all great questions, and we’re ready to answer many more as we weigh in on whether the Snapdragon 7C running on the Acer Spin 513 is actually ready for prime time on the Chromebook.
As always, the Chromebook is definitely a combination of its parts. While it is clear that the highlight of this particular device is the processor under the hood, we still need to talk about the external components, as far as the Spin 513 is concerned, they are all the best. The smooth and lightweight build of this Chromebook is the first thing you’ll see. At only 2.65 pounds and only 15 mm thick, the portability feel it comes with is unquestionable. Taking a photo or video is hard, but it begs to take place and shoot – it’s like a tablet. Speaking of tablets, this Chromebook is clearly portable and can be used in all the ways you expect at the moment: all clamshell, tent, presentation, and tablet modes are here if necessary. Although I’m not used to much on a 13.3 inch, 16: 9 tablet, I prefer presentation and tent patterns for all types of tasks, and the Spin 513 is as good as using any capture events. It is even better to consider the quality of the screen found here. It is IPS, so the angles are excellent, the colors are pop, and the light is 300 respectable knits. Actually, I have no complaints here. Oh, and like every Chromebook that can be replaced at this point, the USI pen input is also supported.
In the same vein, the glass backlink keyboard and trackpad also work better, giving a better typing and overall feel on this Chromebook. My only plate is the entire bottom of this device is plastic. It is reasonably stable and while passing the test located in the corner well (just taking the complex out of the front corner), the center of the keyboard has more offers than I would have liked, and that gave the experience a bit. Reduced. . This is not a brake deal, but is slightly affected by the keyboard and trackpad.
On the sides of the plastic chassis we find a dual USB Type C port (one side), a USB-A port, headphone / microphone jack, power button and a block rocker. Not too difficult, while the I / O layout is enough to add when you need it.
In the interior
Now, let’s talk about what’s in this Chromebook. Our test model has Snapdragon 7C, 4GB RAM and 64GB EMC storage. A preferred 8GB upgrade is because Acer only charges 30 for that upgrade, and the RAM is always worth it. The story here is that I really want to report that the Snapdragon 7C and performance are very smooth and fast, this is not really what I felt to be true. Don’t get me wrong: This Chromebook isn’t slow in every sense, it’s definitely not fast. Sometimes I see myself staggering and getting stuck in animations and being under my normal profession, which doesn’t really continue. Extending on my 1440p ultra-white monitor is not a very good experience as the Snapdragon 7C chip is limited to 1080p extended release. When I flipped through the two monitors, things got very short and in no time I forgot to run on a small processor.
Android app performance is very annoying. Since Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are standard on almost all Android phones, I expect Android apps to take full flight in this regard. However, it’s actually the opposite, and surprisingly good games on the lesser Lenovo Chromebook Duet and MediaTek MT8183 processors are the worst on the Spin 513. Call of Duty Mobile does not allow me to move graphics beyond the very option. And PUBG Mobile is as confusing and confusing as it is on Intel devices on this Chromebook. Anyway, this is better than the MT8183 Android app running Snapdragon 7C Duet, I don’t know why. This route may change, but for now, there is no discernible advantage in running Android apps on this Chromebook compared to current competition.
The battery is only as good as advertised, allowing me to use a 10-hour heavy screen in 75% light. Reduce it to 50% and you will get an Acer advertisement for this machine on a screen of 13.5 hours. I really appreciate the tablet-like battery in the Spin 513, with no worrying fan and no thin, lightweight chassis.
Here’s the thing though. Price will always indicate value, and this Chromebook showed the lowest price outside the gate. When it was introduced at Walmart, the entry-level Acer Chromebook Spin 513 was priced at 9349. Of course, the Snapdragon 7C somewhat ignored me, but for the 9349, this device gets a pass in performance. Ultimately, the speed we see here is comparable to other Chromebooks in this category, and even more than a few. Acer lists the price of this Chromebook at 29,529 on the website, and I’m afraid to tell all my readers and visitors to avoid it now. There are several awesome Chromebooks in the $ 500 price range to fix this speed. But at 9349, this Chromebook really sets it apart from the pack.
Very few Chromebooks give you the best hardware for the least money. A better screen, a solid