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Acer’s New Spin 7 Brings Life Full Swing with Extreme Portability and Versatility

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  • Featuring a 14-inch display in a 13-inch chassis, the Acer Spin 7’s all-aluminium uni-body is just 0.43 inches (10.98 mm) thin and weighs 2.6 pounds (1.2 kgs), providing extreme portability and flexibility
  • The small and compact Acer Spin 5 includes a 13.3-inch display and can be used with an optional Acer Active Pen and Windows Ink
  • The Acer Spin 3 includes a 15.6-inch display, an ergonomic backlit keyboard and dual storage support, making it a powerful tool for work or play
  • Spin 1 come in 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch display options, and are ideal for students or as a second computer 

BERLIN, GERMANY (August 31, 2016) Acer today expanded its convertible notebook offerings with the Spin 7, Spin 5, Spin 3 and Spin 1. The new Spin series convertible notebooks run on Windows 10, and incorporate innovative 360-degree hinges, along with Continuum, that enable them to be used in various ways: as a notebook or tablet, in a space-saving display mode, or in tent mode for sharing presentations or watching movies. Providing the ultimate in flexibility, they make computing anywhere, anytime easier than ever.

The Acer Spin series offers a wide variety of choices to address different needs, with the Spin 7 debuting as the premiere line. The Spin 5 and Spin 3 offer solid performance combined with compelling technologies such as Full HD IPS[1] displays and speedy solid state drives, while the Spin 1 is ideal for students or as a second computer.

Depending on model, they offer fast and reliable wireless connectivity with 802.11ac MU-MIMO wireless technology, providing up to 3 times faster[2] downloads. They also feature Acer BluelightShield which minimizes eye strain, Acer Colour Intelligence which maximizes colour saturation for bright and clear visuals, and Acer TrueHarmony for crisp and clear audio.

“With our new Spin series, Acer has a wide range of convertible notebooks for each and every need,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Our top-of-the-line Spin 7 allows consumers to enjoy extreme portability without compromising on performance or versatility.”

 “Acer’s Spin series convertible notebooks really highlight the variety of Windows 10 devices that are available for different customers’ distinct needs,” said Peter Han, Vice President of Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Within the Spin series, customers can choose from a number of different Windows 10 PCs, good for a variety of uses, at a range of price points, and the convertible form factor offers additional flexibility on whichever device they choose.”

“The new 7th Generation Intel Core Processors are perfectly suited for the Acer Spin series, prime examples of why the 2 in 1 category continues to grow at a rapid rate” said Chris Walker, Vice President of the Client Computing Group and General Manager of Mobility Client Platforms, Intel Corp. “Our leading 14nm+ process technology enables 7th Generation Intel Core to maximize performance while being extremely power efficient to help enable these thin and light 2 in 1 designs.”

Acer Spin 7 – Extreme Portability and Flexibility

Thinner than a standard DVD case, the Spin 7 is a mere 0.43 inches thin (10.98 mm) and weighs just 2.6 pounds (1.2 kgs), providing extreme portability and flexibility. Its 13-inch all-aluminium uni-body houses a 14-inch Full HD IPS Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen display with a narrow bezel. Sleek and contemporary, its matte black chassis is complemented with polished silver hinges and diamond-cut edges around the touchpad. It offers up to 8 hours[3] of battery life.

As strong on the inside as it is on the outside, the Spin 7 offers uncompromised performance with a 7th Generation Intel® Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of memory and a speedy 256GB SSD. Dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports are included for quick data transfers, connection to an external display, and to charge the notebook. A wide glass touchpad helps fingers glide smoothly across the surface with minimal friction.

Acer Spin 5 – Small and Compact with 13.3-Inch Display and Optional Pen Input

The Spin 5 features Acer’s proprietary wobble-free 360 degree dual-torque hinge, which makes it easy to open but prevents it from toppling over when using the touchscreen. The crossed-hairline brush finish on the aluminium top cover provides a fabric-like appearance, making the Spin 5 easy to grip while also preventing the accumulation of messy fingerprints and smudges.

Spin 5 is powered by up to 7th Generation Intel Core processors for incredible performance, up to 16GB of fast DDR4 memory and up to 512GB of SSD storage for fast boot up and data transfer.  The Spin 5 delivers up to 10 hours3 of battery life for all-day productivity, and the bright 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display can be used with an optional Acer Active Pen with Windows Ink. An HD webcam with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging support provides clear, bright and detailed images.

Acer Spin 3 – Larger 15.6-Inch Display and Dual Storage Support Make It Ideal for Work or Play

The Spin 3 features a 15.6-inch HD or Full HD IPS display and comes with a sporty brushed-hairline finish. Solid performance is delivered with 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 12GB of fast DDR4 memory. It also features dual storage support, and comes with both solid state drives (up to 256GB) and hard drives (up to 1TB)[4], providing fast boot up times and ample storage for documents and media. A backlit ergonomic keyboard with a 1.6mm keystroke provides for comfortable typing. It also includes an HD webcam with HDR imaging and delivers all-day productivity with up to 9.5 hours3 of battery life.

Spin 1 – Perfect for the classroom or as a second computer

With ultra-affordable prices and up to 9 hours3 of battery life, the Spin 1 is ideal for students or for use as a second computer. The Spin 3 comes in models with 13-inch or 11.6-inch Full HD IPS displays, and include configurations with all new Intel® Pentium® or Celeron® processors. Designed with the classroom in mind, the Spin 1 (SP111-31) supports an Acer Active Pen with Windows Ink, and features a display that’s covered with Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass[5], made possible by embedded antimicrobial ionic silver that lasts the lifetime of the touch surface.

Price and Availability

The Acer Spin 7 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at $1,199; and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,299; and in China in September with prices starting at ¥8,999.

The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at $599; and in EMEA in September with prices starting at €599.

The Acer Spin 3 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at $499; and in EMEA in September with prices starting at €599.

The Acer Spin 1 will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $249; and in EMEA in November with prices starting at €299; and in China in October with prices starting at ¥2,999.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

The Spin series was unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit www.acer.com for more information. 

[1] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products

[2] MU-MIMO availability and specification will vary depending on model and region. To achieve the best performance, both the transmitter and receiver must support MU-MIMO. The product is based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification and multi user scenario. Actual speed will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. The claim of up to 3x faster transmission speed is valid only under scenario when wireless AP supports 4 MU streams.

[3] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014® productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

[4] Specifications may vary depending on region or model

[5] Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass does not protect users or provide any direct or implied health benefits.