IFA 2016 | Acer announces thin Convertible Spin
Acer shows two very thin PCs at IFA 2016. Besides the very thin notebook Swift 7 with a construction height of just 9.98 millimeters and a weight of 1,100 grams, Acer also announced the very thin convertible Spin 7 with a height of 10.98 millimeters in a full-aluminum chassis.
The lineup of the brand-new series from Acer consists of the top model Spin 7, which is equipped with an almost frameless 14-inch IPS Full-HD touch display in a full aluminum chassis, the Spin 5 with 13.3 inches and the entry-level Spin 1 with a 11.6-inch screen for the education sector.
The 10.98 millimeter thin Spin 7 convertible has a matte black chassis with silver-polished hinges as well as a large touchpad made of glass. Inside the Spin 7 convertible is an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The battery runtime of up to 8 hours should last a whole business day. Two USB Type-C ports ensure fast transfer rates and the connection with external monitors or power adapters.
Operating system for all Spin-series convertibles is Windows 10. The 360-degree hinges and Microsoft's Continuum function offer a variety of settings. You can use the system as a notebook or tablet, in display mode for presentations or save space in the stand mode.
The Spin 5 with a 13.3-inch display and optional pen is also equipped with powerful Intel Core i processors all the way up to the brand-new 7th generation Kaby Lake, up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB SSD storage for fast data access. Acer promises battery runtimes of up to 10 hours for the Spin 5. The 13.3-inch IPS touch display with the Full-HD resolution can optionally be used with the Acer Active Pen and Windows Ink. The crosshatching texture made of aluminum on the top of the Spin 5 is supposed to create a convenient tacticle feeling and also prevent annoying fingerprints.
Acer targets price-conscious users with the Spin 1 and recommends the device for studies, education or as a secondary system. The Spin 1 notebooks are supposed to attract younger users in particular with a runtime of up to 9 hours, either a 13.3-inch or 11.6-inch IPS display with the HD or Full-HD resolution and Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. According to Acer, the development of the Spin 1 was focused on requirements for the education sector. The model Spin 1 (SP111-31) also supports the Acer Active Pen with Windows Ink.
Price and Availability (according to the manufacturer):
- Acer Spin 7: available in October starting at 1299 Euros
- Acer Spin 5: available in the end of September starting at 599 Euros
- Acer Spin 1: available in November starting at 399 Euros
You can see the Spin-series and many more new devices at the Acer booth 107 in hall 12 at the IFA in Berlin.