Acer Spin 5 tablet modeSource: Acer

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.

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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.

Category Acer Spin 3
Display 14-inch FHD IPS panel with touch
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5 1035G1
Intel Core i3 1005G1
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics
Memory Up to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4X
Storage 128GB SSD
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
Battery 48Whr
Ports Thunderbolt 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
Pen Acer Active Pen
Wireless Intel 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
Webcam 720p
Security Firmware Trusted Module solution
Noble Lock
Audio DTS audio
front facing speakers
Acer Purified Voice technology
Acer TrueHarmony technology
Weight 1.5kg(3.31lbs)
Dimensions 12.8(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.

Category Acer Spin 5
Display 13.5-inch 2K LCD with touch
Processor Intel Core i7 1065G7
Intel Core i5 1035G4
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics
Memory Up to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4X
Storage 256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
Battery 56Whr
Ports 2x 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
Pen Acer Active Pen
Wireless Intel 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
Webcam 720p
Security Fingerprint reader
Firmware Trusted Module solution
Noble Lock
Audio DTS audio
two front facing speakers
Acer Purified Voice technology
Acer TrueHarmony technology
Weight 1.2kg(2.65lbs)
Dimensions 11.81(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.