Acer Spin 7 and Spin 5 now available in the United States
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Acer has just released the thinnest convertible notebook in the world, the Spin 7, in the United States. The Spin 5, another convertible from Acer, is also available. The convertibles feature 360-degree hinges that allow the screen to fully rotate back into a "tablet" mode. Both models sport 8 GB of RAM, fast 256 GB SSDs, and Full HD (1920x1080) IPS touch displays that support 10 finger touch.
Acer claims that the Spin 7 is currently the thinnest convertible notebook in the world at only 0.43 inches thick. The all-aluminum chassis packs an “Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 Processor (1.3GHz/3.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology) and up to 8 hours of battery life, making it ideal for frequent travelers or anyone wanting to stay productive all day.” The 14-inch IPS display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which should provide excellent scratch protection. Dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports off expansion and high-speed transfer, while the included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter allows more options for connectivity. The device also features 2x2 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
The 13.3-inch Spin 5 can be thought of as the little brother of the Spin 7. The Spin 5 is equipped with an “Intel® Core™ i5-6200U processor (2.3GHz/2.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology),” one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 (all Type-A) ports, and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion and file transfer. Acer states that the Spin 5 “delivers solid performance with up to 10 hours of battery life.”
Both the Spin 7 and Spin 5 are available now from Acer’s online store and various retailers. The Spin 7 retails for $1249.99, while the Spin 5 can be purchased for $649.99.