IFA 2017 | Acer Spin 5 gets 8th-gen Core chips, dGPU option for 15-inch model
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Acer has been busy at IFA 2017 revealing a slew of new notebooks, and included in them is the Spin 5, which features 8th-generation Intel Core-i chips. Coming in 13-inch and 15-inch models, the Spin 5 is targeted at professionals who also like to enjoy multimedia entertainment in their downtime. It can quickly transition from a traditional laptop, into tablet, or into display and tent modes. Both are designed to be relatively portable and weigh in at 3.3 pounds for the 13-inch model and 4.4 pounds for the 15-inch model.
The Acer Spin 5 15-inch model is targeted at creative professionals who need the additional screen real estate and power. In addition to support for 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, it can also be fitted with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 card, which should be more than adequate for video editing or graphic design. Importantly, Acer rates the 15-inch model at up 13 hours of battery life. Graphic designers, in particular, will appreciate that both the 13-inch and 15-inch models will work with Acer’s optional Active Stylus. Business users will also benefit from the integration between the stylus and Windows Ink.
On the multimedia front, both Acer Spin 5 models sport 1080p displays. The two front-facing speakers are tuned with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer’s own TrueHarmony tech. They are also both Skype for Business-certified, integrating four array microphones. Combined with far-field voice recognition technology, the microphones combine to allow users to access the Cortana personal assistant from up to four meters away.
The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in September with both the 13-inch and 15-inch models starting from US$799. The European market will also see the models shipping in September with the 13-inch model starting from €899 and the 15-inch model starting from €999.
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