Acer upgrades the Spin lineup of convertible laptops at CES 2020

Acer Spin 5 tent
Acer Spin 5 tent (Image credit: Acer)

Acer Spin 5 tablet mode

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What you need to know

  • Acer announced updates to the Spin 3 and Spin 5 convertible laptops at CES 2020.
  • The laptops feature slimmer designs than previous models and come with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
  • The Spin 3 will be available in April starting at $699, and the Spin 5 will be available in June starting at $899.

Acer announced updates to its Spin 3 and Spin 5 convertible laptops at CES 2020. The laptops feature thinner designs than previous models and now run the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Both laptops also include a fast-charging Acer Active Stylus. The Spin 3 will be available in April starting at $699, and the Spin 5 will be available in June starting at $899.

The Spin 3 and Spin 5 include modern connectivity options and ports, including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C with support for Thunderbolt 3. The laptops can flip around into display, tent, and tablet modes and work with the Acer Active Stylus that can quick charge inside a storage dock. Acer states that a 15-minute charge yields 90 minutes of active writing.

Both Spin laptops support fast charging, providing up to four hours of battery life off of a 30-minute charge, according to Acer. Acer states that the Spin 3 and Spin 5 get 12 hours and 15 hours of battery life, respectively.

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CategoryAcer Spin 3
Display14-inch FHD IPS panel with touch
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5 1035G1
Intel Core i3 1005G1
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics
MemoryUp to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4X
Storage128GB SSD
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
Battery48Whr
PortsThunderbolt 3 USB-C
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 with one having power-off charging
HDMI
microSD
3.5 headphone/speaker jack
DC-in jack for AC adapter
PenAcer Active Pen
WirelessIntel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201
802.11/a/b/g/n/ac R2+ax wireless LAN
2.4GHz
5GHz
2x2 MU-MIMO technology
Bluetooth 5.0
WiFI CNVI Interface
Webcam720p
SecurityFirmware Trusted Module solution
Noble Lock
AudioDTS audio
front facing speakers
Acer Purified Voice technology
Acer TrueHarmony technology
Weight1.5kg(3.31lbs)
Dimensions12.8(W)x9.06(D)x0.67(H) inches [325(W)x230(D)x16.9(H) mm]

The Spin 5 has a larger battery than the Spin 3 and has a wider selection of ports. It also includes a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello.

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CategoryAcer Spin 5
Display13.5-inch 2K LCD with touch
ProcessorIntel Core i7 1065G7
Intel Core i5 1035G4
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics
MemoryUp to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4X
Storage256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
Battery56Whr
Ports2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 with one having power-off charging
HDMI 2.0
microSD
3.5 headphone/speaker jack
DC-in jack for AC adapter
PenAcer Active Pen
WirelessIntel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201
802.11/a/b/g/n/ac R2+ax wireless LAN
2.4GHz
5GHz
2x2 MU-MIMO technology
Bluetooth 5.0
WiFI CNVI Interface
Webcam720p
SecurityFingerprint reader
Firmware Trusted Module solution
Noble Lock
AudioDTS audio
two front facing speakers
Acer Purified Voice technology
Acer TrueHarmony technology
Weight1.2kg(2.65lbs)
Dimensions11.81(W)x9.25(D)x0.59(H) inches [300(W)x235(D)x14.9(H) mm]

Both devices provide a flexible workspace at competitive prices. The Spin 3 will be available in April starting at $699, and the Spin 5 will be available in June starting at $899.