At IFA 2020, Acer unveiled the latest version of its Spin 7 series, with a twist: instead of an Intel cpu, the new edition will be the first laptop to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G device. It’s also the first 5G laptop from Acer.
From the appearance, the new Spin 7 seems to be a moderately updated version of the current model, with slightly square corners and gold decorations. But the changes are more significant. The ARM-based Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor means that in addition to supporting 5G (mmWave and below 6GHz), Acer also promises to provide “multi-day” battery life.
There’s also a lot we don’t know about the Spin 7, such as additional specs or, most notably, the price or release date. But, if Acer and Qualcomm can keep their promises about battery life and compatibility, it’ll be a fascinating laptop to watch when it arrives.
Adding up, Acer also added an active Wacom stylus, which can provide 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, and can be attached to the side of the computer for charging. The rest of the specs are pretty trivial: Spin 7 will be equipped with a 14-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen panel with antibacterial Corning Gorilla Glass, 360-degree hinge (to take better advantage of the Wacom pen), two USB-C ports, and traditional USB-A port to ensure normal operation.