Review: Acer Spin 5

by Parm Mann on 26 February 2018, 11:30

Tags: Acer (TPE:2353), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Benchmarks: CPU

Responding to the AMD Ryzen threat, 8th Gen Intel Core is all about improving multi-threaded performance. The Core i5-8250U is a step-up from every other laptop on show by finally making the transition to a quad-core, hyper-threading-enabled design.

Peak speeds of up to 3.4GHz ensure plenty of pace in the single-threaded PiFast test, and the eight available threads allow Spin 5 to break away from the pack in multi-threaded benchmarks. Good signs, yet the margin of victory could have been wider; our logs reveal that the Core i5 chip will throttle under demanding load, often to as little as 2.1GHz.