Acer has unveiled its new range of hybrid laptops, replacing its “Aspire R” brand with the “Spin” name. Like the Swift 7, the new Spin 7 sits at the top of its range, with high-end components, a super-thin design and premium build quality.
The new Spin 7 is basically the Swift 7 with glory-seeking specs exchanged for power and flexibility. Quite literally, as like the Lenovo‘s Yoga series, the Spin 7’s screen rotates 360 degrees around its axis. You can also fold it into a tent configuration for watching Netflix, or even flip it all the way around to use the laptop as a tablet. At any rate, the hinge itself is firm, and does not wobble (too much) when you’re tapping on the Swift’s Full HD 14-inch IPS touch-screen.
Inside, you have got an Intel Core i7 processor, a step up on the Spin 7’s i5, as well as up to 8 gigabyte of RAM and a 256 gigabytes SSD hard drive. Unfortunately, although the Spin is slightly thicker than the Swift, and you still only get a pair of a USB 3.1 Type-C ports and a headphone jack.
On the left side there is a power button and a neat volume rocker in just the right spot for the easy access. And like the Swift, the Spin also has a extra-wide glass touchpad. Acer is promising up to 8 hours battery life for the Spin 7 — less than the Swift, but enough to last a working day for most people.
The new Spin 7 goes on sale in North America and Europe this October, with prices starting at $1,199 or €1,299.