Acer Unveils New Spin Notebook Convertibles

Computer maker Acer wants to take consumers for a Spin. Or, more precisely, it wants consumers to take one. The company debuted some of its new Spin series of convertible notebooks at the IFA conference on consumer electronics set to start Friday in Berlin, Germany.

The notebooks run on Windows 10 and incorporate a 360-degree hinge that allows them to be used in a variety of ways. The company is targeting the professional and student markets with the new line, describing the Spin as ?EU?ideal for work and play?EU? and highlighting the portability and versatility of the notebooks.

From Entry-Level to High-End

The new line consists of four models: the Spin 1, 3, 5, and 7, with performance and prices ascending accordingly. ?EU?With our new Spin series, Acer has a wide range of convertible notebooks for each and every need,?EU? said James Lin, general manager, commercial & detachable notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.

Acer is pitching the entry-level Spin 1 model as a device for the classroom or as a secondary computer. The model comes with a 13-inch or 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display, and is powered by an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor. It also includes some very classroom-friendly features, such as stylus support and a Gorilla Glass display.

The Spin 3, meanwhile, is being billed as a work or play device, with a 15.6-inch HD or Full HD IPS display, up to 12 GB of memory, and both a solid state drive of up to 256 GB and a traditional hard disk of up to a full terabyte of storage.

The Spin 5 is powered by up to 7th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory, and up to 512 GB of SSD storage. It also sports a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display can...

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