The Spin 5 and Spin 3 saw their debut today from Acer, with the models updated in the brand’s popular convertible notebook PC design. Slimmer designs, the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 10 Home are some of its new features, to accommodate both professionals and students with the series’ flexible design for effortless sketching, note-taking, content creation and presentations. All this with one easy twist.
These new Acer Spin models have fast-charging Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES technology, reliable and speedy Wi-Fi 6 and a whole range of ports including USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 support. The hinge design elevates the keyboard in laptop mode for a comfortable typing experience.
“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.
Slimmer Aluminum Designs for Flexible All-Day Use
The new Acer Spin 5 and Spin 3 have slimmer designs for a more enjoyable to use convertible form factor in four usage modes: tablet, notebook, display or tent. Durable 360-degree hinges means smooth transition between modes. An optional backlit keyboard means productivity even in low-light environments.
At just 0.59 inches (14.9mm), the Spin 5 (SP513-54N) is thin and has an eye-catching 13.5-inch 2K touch display surrounded by slim bezels (7.78mm) for 80% screen-to-body ratio. The 3:2 aspect ratio display adds 18% more vertical space compared to a 16:9 display, so scroll less when viewing websites, documents and spreadsheets. The magnesium aluminum chassis and palm rest makes for a durable and lightweight device at 2.65lbs (1.2kg). An integrated fingerprint reader means faster and more secure logins through Windows Hello.
In the mean time, the new Spin 3 (SP314-54N) has a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio with thin 7.82mm bezels for 78% screen-to-body ratio. A large widescreen touch display means ample room for multiple projects, documents and video. At 3.31lbs (1.5kg) and 0.67-inches (16.9 mm) thin, this sleek and stylish aluminum chassis can fit comfortably in a brief case or book bag.
Quick-Charging Dockable Acer Active Stylus with Long Battery Life
Both the Spin 5 and Spin 3 come standard with a fast-charging Acer Active Stylus using Wacom AES (active electrostatic) technology which replicates actual ink and paper with 4,096 pressure levels, so writing, drawing and all pen interactions are precise and realistic. The Spin 5 supports an optional Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES 2.0 technology for an even smoother and more accurate writing experience.
The stylus’ length resembles that of an actual pen (4.93 inches, 12.53 cm) and has a textured feel, making it comfortable to hold. When not in use, the stylus can be kept in a convenient storage dock, where it’s kept safe and quick-charged. It can be used for 90 minutes of active writing after just a 15-second charge.
All-Day Performance and Connectivity and Entertainment
With 10th Gen Intel Core 17 processors, the Acer Spin 5 and SPin 3 can provide responsive performance, packing powerful Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics for entertainment, video editing and casual gameplay. Up to 15 hours on the Spin 5 and 12 for the Spin 3 battery life means staying productive, likewise with both having fast-charging support up to 4 hours on just 30 minutes charge.
The Spin 5 has two USB Type C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, able to share up to 4K video on external displays and fast data transfers to docks and devices. The Spin 5 also has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one with offline charging) HDMI and MicroSD card reader. The Spin 3 meanwhile has one USB Type C port with Thunderbolt 3 support, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one with offline charging), HDMI and MicroSD card reader.
The super-fast dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) AX2019 (802.11ax) can connect up to 3 times faster than 802.11ac, offering improved connectivity especially in device-dense areas. Both new Spin models have enhanced entertainment thanks to dual speakers and Acer True Harmony for audio. Dual microphones means clearer audio connection while using the HD webcam. You can also connect via voice with Cortana even in Modern Standby mode for better access.
The Spin 5 has up to 1TB in SSD storage, while the Spin 3 has dual SSDs for maximized storage capacity. Both can go up to 16GB RAM.
Price and Availability
- Acer Spin 5
- North America: June, starting at USD 899
- EMEA: March, starting at EUR 999
- Acer Spin 3
- North America: April, from USD 699
- EMEA: February, from EUR 649
Exact specifications, prices and availability of these CES 2020 announced Acer Predator monitors will vary by region so contact your nearest Acer office to learn more.