The Acer Spin series convertible laptops have been a consistent seller, even if they never make it into the top notch in the market. The latest model could do just that, with a switch from Intel chips to Qualcomm̵
The new version of the Spin 7 is a 14-inch 2-in-1 device with an IPS 1920 × 1080 display and a docked pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The magnesium alloy body is super thin, like these ARM-powered laptops in general, with some gold accents for taste. The case includes a fingerprint sensor and a Windows Hello IR camera as standard.
Acer doesn’t talk much about the speed of the 8cx Gen 2 processor (Qualcomm says its octa-core CPU is based on the 7nm Fab process) or how much memory or RAM the laptop offers. The main feature, however, is 5G wireless compatibility, which is suitable for both sub-6 GHz and mmWave standards. Of course, it can also connect to LTE.
Like other ARM-powered Windows laptops, the Spin 7 is quite light at just 3.09 pounds and 0.63 inches thick. Acer didn’t mention a specific time for the battery, just saying that it was “extreme” and “multi-day”. However, based on my experience with the Lenovo Yoga C630 (on an older Qualcomm SoC), I would say that 15 hours would be a pretty reasonable expectation.
Acer has not given a set date or price for the updated Spin 7. It will likely hit the market late this year or early next year.