Acer has updated its popular convertible notebook PC line with the Spin 5 and Spin 3 laptops. These laptops now have a slimmer design, powered by Intel’s latest 10th generation Core processors.
“The new Acer Spin 5 and Spin 3 are excellent choices for anyone looking for a single system that can handle work, school, entertainment and their hobbies. The combination of thinner and lighter form factors and thin-bezel touch displays make the new Spin 5 and Spin 3 convertibles the ideal choices for anyone who wants to get a lot done in a variety of modes.” James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc
The Acer Spin 5 measures only 14.9 mm thin and weighs 1.2KG. For its display, it uses a 13.5-inch 2K touch display 7.78 mm thin bezels, that’s an 80% screen-to-body ratio. Instead of a usual 16:9 display, the laptop gives itself more vertical space with a 3:2 aspect ratio instead. There is also a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint scanner for faster and more secure logins.
As for the Acer Spin 3, its screen is a larger 14-inch FHD touch display, with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has 7.82mm thin bezels, that gives it a 78% screen-to-body ratio. Weighing 1.5KG, the Acer Spin 3 is slightly thicker at 16.9mm thin.
Both the Acer Spin 5 and Spin 3 come standard with a fast-charging Acer Active Stylus using Wacom AES (active electrostatic) technology. The technology replicates actual ink and paper with 4,096 pressure levels. The stylus resembles an actual pen to improve its familiarity of a pen. There’s a storage dock for the pen on the laptop, where it can be quick-charged. A 15-second charge gives it 90-minute of use.
Powered by up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, the Acer Spin 5 and Spin 3 sports Intel® Iris® Plus integrated graphics. Acer claims the Spin 5 to have up to 15 hours of battery life, while the Spin 3 with 12 hours of battery life. They both support fast-charging, where a 30-minute charge will provide 4 hours of use.
Connectivity wise, the Acer Spin 5 has two Thunderbolt 3 capable Type-C ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one with offline charging), a HDMI port, as well as a microSD card reader. As for the Spin 3, it sports a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (one with offline charging), HDMI, and a microSD card reader. Both models also have dual-band Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) AX201 (802.11ax).
As for their storage options, the Acer Spin 5 offers up to 1 TB in SSD storage, while the Spin 3 provides the option of dual SSDs for maximized storage capacity. Both offer up to 16 GB RAM.
Price and Availability
- Acer Spin 5 – North America in June, starting at USD 899
- Acer Spin 5 – EMEA in March, starting at EUR 999
- Acer Spin 3 – North America in April, starting at USD 699
- Acer Spin 3 – EMEA in February, starting at EUR 649