Acer has announced its first 2-in-1 convertible featuring the seventh generation Intel Core processor. The Acer Spin 7 is the start of a new family of convertible notebooks that looks to be replacing the existing R series of laptops.
The 1.2kg Acer Spin 7 is a 14-inch Full HD display squeezed into a 13.3-inch chassis; much like the Acer Swift 5 notebook. This display features a 10-point touch interface, and does the usual job of being the primary interface while the notebook is used in tablet or tent mode. Powering the Spin 7 is a seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.
It is also just 1mm thicker than the attention-grabbing Swift 7, though with a battery that’s rated at 8 hours – one less than the Swift 7. With the addition of a touch display, though, the Spin 7 does appear to be a better choice.
Alongside the Spin 7 are its siblings in the Spin 5, Spin 3, and Spin 1. These are not necessarily less powerful, but instead offer a different array of specifications. The Spin 1 comes in 11.6- and 13.3-inch display models; while the Spin 3 is a 15.6-inch model that features dual storage drives. On the other hand, the Spin 5 is a 13.3-inch model with the option of up to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD; along with an optional pen.
The Spin 7, 5, and 3 will be available in October; with prices starting from $1,199 (about RM5000), $599 (about RM2400), and $499 (about RM2000). The Spin 1 is arriving later in December, although the price begins from $249 (about RM1000).