CES 2020 | Acer Spin 3 and Spin 5 are now slimmer and get a much needed upgrade to Intel Ice Lake
Acer's Spin series of convertibles were badly in need of upgrades and the company has delivered them this year. The new Spin 3 and Spin 5 feature Intel Ice Lake processors, FHD and 2K display options, Thunderbolt 3, and a fast-charging Wacon AES Acer Active stylus for note-taking and productivity on the go.
Acer Spin 3: Entry-level Ice Lake
The Acer Spin 3 is a 14-inch convertible with an FHD 16:9 touch display and weights 1.5 kg. The Spin 3 offers a choice of 10th gen Intel Ice Lake processors including the Core i3-1005G1, Core i5-1035G1, and the Core i5-1035G4 with Intel Iris Plus graphics. The laptop can be configured with up to 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X memory and comes with a 48 Wh 3-cell battery with fast-charging that Acer says can last up to 12 hours. Storage options range from 128 GB to 1 TB PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs.
Acer Spin 5: A powerful convertible that doesn't break the bank
The Spin 5's display is slightly smaller at 13.5-inches but sports a 2K resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio for added vertical viewing space. It is lighter than the Spin 3 at just 1.2 kg and comes with added features such as a built-in Windows Hello-compliant fingerprint reader. The Spin 5 offers a choice between the Core i5-1035G4 and the Core i7-1065G7 with Iris Plus Graphics. Like the Spin 3, the Spin 5 also offers LPDDR4X RAM up to 16 GB and PCIe storage options from 256 GB up to 1 TB. The 4-cell 56 Wh battery supports fast-charging and is touted to last up to 15 hours.
Common to both models are Wi-Fi 6, Acer TrueHarmony audio, optional backlit keyboard, Acer Active Wacom AES pen with fast-charge and 4,096 pressure levels, and a firmware TPM solution. Port selection is largely the same across both models with the Spin 5 getting an additional Thunderbolt 3 port and an HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP support.
The Acer Spin 3 will be available in EMEA in February starting from €649 and in North America in April starting from US$699. The Spin 5 is expected to be available in EMEA in March starting from €999 and in North America in June starting from US$899.
Acer Press Release