Acer Spin 5 takes a powerful new spin

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Want a versatile notebook that not too damaging on the wallet? Then, the new Acer Spin 5 “thin and light” notebook is one option worth considering.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Acer Spin 5 is its ability to be both a laptop and a tablet, better known as a convertible. This is made possible by Acer’s patented dual-torque hinges. It’s a pretty sleek looking device, with a metal cover and bevelled edges.

The latest Spin 5 is now 21% thinner than its predecessor. The 13.3-inch model measures at 15.9mm, whereas the 15.6-inch model is 17.9mm thin.

The Spin 5 boasts a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, with both 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch models benefiting from the high-brightness LED-backlit TFT LCD with multi-touch and support for the Acer Active Stylus. The latter heightens the touch experience through Windows Ink.

Also, the convertible line now features the 8th Generation Intel Core processors with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD storage.

Discrete power

The cool thing is that the 15.6-inch model is now available with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics for a boost in graphics power.

Also, the Spin 5 makes wireless connections a lot easier with the Acer ExoAmp Antenna even though the antenna is located at the bottom of the laptop itself.

Moving on to audio, the Spin 5 comes with Acer’s TrueHarmony technology that channels audio through the dual front-facing speakers. The Spin 5 is certified for Skype for Business, with the integration of four microphones and supports Cortana with Voice for up to four meters.

Last but not least, a single charge of the battery can give you as much as 13 hours of productive use.

Pricing and availability

  • Spin 5 – 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U / 13.3-inch Full HD / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / Intel UHD Graphics 620 – MYR3,599
  • Spin 5 – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U / 13.3-inch Full HD / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / Intel UHD Graphics 620 – MYR4,399
  • Spin 5 – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U / 15.6-inch Full HD / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB – MYR4,999

For more information, visit Acer Malaysia.


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