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Test: Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible (N4200, 256 GB) (sammanfattning)

Benjamin Herzig (översatt av Zebastian Lindell), 09/25/2017

Vekling med märklig styrplatta. Bärbara datorer för skolanvändande behöver vara både robusta och billiga. Acer TravelMate Spin B1 uppfyller just de kraven, men vid en närmare anblick avslöjas flera brister.

Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Processor
Intel Pentium N4200
Grafikkort
Intel HD Graphics 505
Minne
4096 MB 
, DDR3L-1333, 1 slot
Skärm
11.6 tum 16:9, 1920x1080 pixlar 190 PPI, 10 punkter, native pen support, LM116LF3L02, IPS LED, glansig: ja
Moderkort
Apollo Lake
Hårddisk
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, 256 GB 
, 218 GB ledigt
Ljudkort
Realtek ALC256 @ Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
Anslutningar
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensingtonlås, Ljudanslutningar: 3.5 mm combo-jack, Kortläsare: SD-kortläsare
Nätverk
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Storlek
höjd x bredd x djup (i mm) 23 x 291 x 211
Batteri
48 Wh Litiumjon
Operativsystem
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webbkamera: 0.9 MP
Övrigt
Högtalare: Stereohögtalare, Tangentbord: 6-row chiclet , Tangentbordsbelysning: nej, Active Pen, Acer Collection, Acer TeachSmart, Acer Quick Access, McAfee Internet Security Trial, Microsoft Office Trial, 36 Månader Garanti
Vikt
1.488 kg, Strömförsörjning: 280 g
Pris
811 Euro

 

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Size Comparison

Left: power, Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type A, audio combo-jack
Left: power, Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type A, audio combo-jack
Right: power button, SD card reader, USB 2.0 Type A, Kensington lock slot
Right: power button, SD card reader, USB 2.0 Type A, Kensington lock slot
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
64 MB/s ∼100% +158%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.8 MB/s ∼39%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.2 MB/s ∼100% +136%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.7 MB/s ∼42%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
559 MBit/s ∼100% +23%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
543 MBit/s ∼97% +20%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
453 MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
671 MBit/s ∼100% +53%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
655 MBit/s ∼98% +49%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
439 MBit/s ∼65%
274
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
Distribution av ljusstyrkan
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Max: 324 cd/m² Medel: 289.6 cd/m² Minimum: 19.7 cd/m²
Distribution av ljusstyrkan: 80 %
Mitt på batteriet: 324 cd/m²
Kontrast: 1409:1 (Svärta: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.7 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4 | - Ø
97.3% sRGB (Argyll) 63.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.13
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
LM116LF3L02, , 1920x1080, 11.6
Dell Latitude 3180
BOE NT11621, , 1366x768, 11.6
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
Chi Mei CMN1130, N116BGE-EB2, , 1366x768, 11.6
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Chi Mei CMN1139, , 1366x768, 11.6
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
AU Optronics B116HAN05.0, , 1920x1080, 11.6
Response Times
-25%
798%
5%
12%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (17.6, 20.4)
40 (22, 18)
-5%
45 (25, 20)
-18%
40 (22, 18)
-5%
36 (19, 17)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
29.2 (16.4, 12.8)
26 (20, 6)
11%
18 (14, 4)
38%
25 (19, 6)
14%
24 (14, 10)
18%
PWM Frequency
1000 (20)
200 (90)
-80%
24750 (30)
2375%
Screen
-94%
-43%
-77%
-9%
Brightness
290
236
-19%
265
-9%
166
-43%
247
-15%
Brightness Distribution
80
85
6%
85
6%
90
13%
86
8%
Black Level *
0.23
0.47
-104%
0.35
-52%
0.29
-26%
0.21
9%
Contrast
1409
538
-62%
763
-46%
600
-57%
1195
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.7
12.87
-248%
6.67
-80%
11.38
-208%
4.27
-15%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4
13.97
-249%
7.84
-96%
12.75
-219%
3.77
6%
Gamma
2.13 113%
2.46 98%
2.3 104%
2.49 96%
2.26 106%
CCT
6971 93%
18336 35%
8076 80%
15367 42%
6524 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.7
39
-39%
42
-34%
40
-37%
47
-26%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.3
61
-37%
65
-33%
63
-35%
72
-26%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-60% / -75%
378% / 186%
-36% / -60%
2% / -5%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 12.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 69 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.6 ms rise
↘ 20.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1000 Hz20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 57 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 6907 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Saturation
Saturation
Grayscale
Grayscale
ColorChecker (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼27% +2%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200
52 Points ∼27%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
51 Points ∼26% -2%
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Intel Celeron N3450
48 Points ∼25% -8%
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
27 Points ∼14% -48%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
175 Points ∼8% +30%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
174 Points ∼8% +29%
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Intel Celeron N3450
135 Points ∼6% 0%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200
135 Points ∼6%
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
95 Points ∼4% -30%
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
11.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.7 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
135 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
52 Points
Hjälp
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 3180
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Liteonit CV3-8D128
2314 Points ∼39% +16%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2140 Points ∼36% +8%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
1989 Points ∼33%
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
HD Graphics 500, N3450, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1530 Points ∼26% -23%
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Z8350, Hynix HBG4a2 32 GB eMMC
1464 Points ∼25% -26%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1989 poäng
Hjälp
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Dell Latitude 3180
Liteonit CV3-8D128
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
Hynix HBG4a2 32 GB eMMC
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-6%
-55%
13%
-88%
Write 4k QD32
106.9
118.1
10%
28.32
-74%
112.1
5%
1.043
-99%
Read 4k QD32
119.3
132.7
11%
30.25
-75%
123.8
4%
1.003
-99%
Write 4k
54.2
44.77
-17%
19.23
-65%
58.09
7%
1.037
-98%
Read 4k
15.91
18.17
14%
16.62
4%
12.3
-23%
0.482
-97%
Write 512
261.4
162.6
-38%
108.8
-58%
369.8
41%
45.28
-83%
Read 512
313.1
276.5
-12%
154.9
-51%
317.1
1%
35.89
-89%
Write Seq
262.2
213.2
-19%
115.3
-56%
453.5
73%
107.3
-59%
Read Seq
480.6
482.6
0%
163.2
-66%
458.4
-5%
109.1
-77%
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Sequential Read: 480.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 262.2 MB/s
512K Read: 313.1 MB/s
512K Write: 261.4 MB/s
4K Read: 15.91 MB/s
4K Write: 54.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 119.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 106.9 MB/s
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
825 Points ∼100% +74%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
725 Points ∼88% +53%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
473 Points ∼57%
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
368 Points ∼45% -22%
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Atom x5-Z8350
348 Points ∼42% -26%
3DMark 11 Performance
500 poäng
Hjälp
låg med. hög ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 21.04fps
Hög belastning
 42.9 °C42.7 °C32.8 °C 
 39.6 °C38.9 °C31.7 °C 
 34.6 °C33.3 °C28.1 °C 
Max: 42.9 °C
Medel: 36.1 °C
29.3 °C44.2 °C45.6 °C
29.4 °C42 °C42.3 °C
25.7 °C28.9 °C29.3 °C
Max: 45.6 °C
Medel: 35.2 °C
Strömförsörjning (max.)  37.7 °C | Rumstemperatur 22.4 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.928.430.9253128.3313129.228.729.24027.62427.65026.123.926.16327.425.327.48030.224.330.210026.921.826.912530.622.230.616030.920.430.920033.719.633.725040.119.440.131549.818.249.840051.117.451.150050.317.350.363049.916.549.980055.616.155.6100060.616.660.6125062.116.962.1160062.617.262.6200060.317.760.3250060.218.260.231505718.557400061.418.561.4500062.118.562.1630057.718.457.7800066.718.166.71000060.817.660.81250057.917.157.91600066.116.566.1SPL72.929.972.9N29.61.329.6median 57.7Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BEmedian 18.1median 57.7Delta7.80.87.832.233.132.233.432.933.435.232.635.23329.83339.137.939.128.231.128.227.328.227.326.524.526.524.524.924.525.824.425.827.923.327.935.322.235.352.121.452.156.120.456.15619.25652.318.752.356.818.256.861.217.761.261.217.561.265.117.365.163.517.463.562.217.562.267.817.567.873.917.773.974.817.874.869.81869.869.618.269.671.218.271.265.418.365.468.418.468.480.930.380.9431.443median 61.2HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EAmedian 18.2median 61.211.82.211.8hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 23%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 75% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 23%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Strömförbrukning
Av/Standbydarklight 0.18 / 0.64 Watt
Låg belastningdarkmidlight 3.25 / 6.1 / 6.8 Watt
Hög belastning midlight 15.1 / 26.3 Watt
 color bar
Förklaring: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Dell Latitude 3180
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 42 Wh
621 min ∼52% +79%
Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C79E
N3450, HD Graphics 500, 48.9 Wh
564 min ∼47% +63%
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
Z8350, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 38 Wh
534 min ∼44% +54%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 48 Wh
347 min ∼29%
Batteritid
Surfa med WLAN v1.3 (Edge)
5tim 47min

För

+ färgstark Full HD-skärm
+ alltid tyst - ingen fläkt
+ robust chassi
+ flexibel med pekskärm och stöd för penna

Emot

- märklig styrplatta
- CPU når inte sin potential
- glansig skärm
- medioker batteritid
In Review: the Acer TravelMate Spin B1, courtesy of Acer Germany.
In Review: the Acer TravelMate Spin B1, courtesy of Acer Germany.

Läs hela testet på engelska här. 

TravelMate Spin B1 är inte en vanlig 2 i 1-dator utan en bärbar dator specifikt utformad med utbildningssektorn i åtanke. Med tanke på målgruppen har Acer lyckats bra med flertal saker. Ett robust chassi behövs för den stundvis hårda användning en dator utsätts för i klassrummen och Spin B1 levererar ur den synpunkten. En skärm med bra ljusstyrka är även det att föredra; och med sina 290 cd/m lyckas TravelMate återigen, framförallt jämfört med konkurrensen. Vidare har den pekskärm och stöd för touchpenna vilket är till stor hjälp i klassrummet. TravelMate kyls passivt vilket innebär att det inte finns någon fläkt som kan gå sönder ifall datorn hanteras oförsiktigt. Skolor använder i regel hårdvara längre än företag och privata användare så livslängden är helt klart en stor och viktig del av designen.

Ett antal saker skulle kunna förbättras. Skärmen är ljus och överraskande färgstark, men tyvärr lite för blank vilket resulterar i reflektioner i skärmen. Vi anser att en semi-matt panel skulle varit ett mycket lämpligare val. Pekplattan känns ganska märklig och kan inte manövreras särskilt smidigt. Batteritiden är inte toppen den heller - studenter som skulle vilja ha en billigare, sekundär bärbar dator kommer se detta som en stor nackdel. Sist men inte minst, så utnyttjar inte TravelMate processorns fulla potential och de passivt kylda Dell Latitude 3180 och Asus VivoBook E200HA gör ett mycket bättre jobb ur den aspekten. Den enda trösten i det dagliga användandet är Solid State-disken. 

Acer TravelMate Spin B1 ger och tar: skärmen är imponerande men maskinen i övrigt lämnar mycket att önska. 

Ovanstående punkter gör det naturligtvis svårt att helhjärtat rekommendera Spin B1. Att TravelMate är en fläktlös 2 i 1-dator är i sig inte unikt och ett köp blir därför svårmotiverat. Prisskillnaden är inte särskilt stor heller. Ett stort plus är dock skärmen; och för de användare som behöver lysande färgåtergivning och briljant betraktningsvinkel kan de bli avgörande faktorer i valet mellan andra bärbara datorer.

 

Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE - 09/11/2017 v6
Benjamin Herzig

Design
81 / 98 → 82%
Tangentbord
74%
Mus
72%
Anslutningar
44 / 80 → 55%
Vikt
69 / 78 → 79%
Batteri
87%
Skärm
84%
Spelprestanda
40 / 68 → 58%
Programprestanda
60 / 87 → 69%
Temperatur
89%
Ljudnivå
100%
Audio
50 / 91 → 55%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Medel
69%
78%
Convertible - Vägt medel

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