Acer Announces Latest Lineup of Consumer Notebooks Across Spin and Aspire Series
Dubai, UAE, 4 November 2020: Acer introduced a suite of powerful new consumer notebooks across its popular Spin and Aspire series, all featuring the performance of new 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. Designed to push ultra-portable PC design to new territories, the refreshed devices come with intuitive features,striking design aesthetics and the latest technology in a thin and light package.
Acer Spin 5 – Ultrathin. Touchscreen. Convertible.
The 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning Acer Spin 5 is a touchscreen convertible notebook just 1.2 kg3 light and 14.9 mm thin[i], aimed at those seeking extreme productivity. The eye-catching device features a 360-degree hinge design that enables it to transform into a variety of different form factors, such as tablet mode for taking notes or clamshell mode for typing, where the keyboard is slightly elevated for an ergonomic typing experience and better thermal performance. The touch screen and touchpad is covered by an optional layer of Antimicrobial[ii] Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Additionally, an optional BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard and surrounding surface is proven to show a consistently high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 & ISO 22196 test protocol.
Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor3 with Iris® Xe graphics, it has strong performance to fuel creative projects. Its ultra-narrow 7.78 mm (0.31 inch) side bezels allow for an impressive 80% screen-to-body ratio, expanded further with a 3:2 IPS VertiView display that provides 18% more screen real-estate compared to a 16:9 display, allowing ample room to make creations come alive with the integrated Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES technology. With up to 15 hours[iii] of battery life, multiple full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 certification, Killer™ 1650 Wi-Fi and dual front-facing speakers, the Spin 5 is an ideal companion for professionals who need to take their creativity with them on the go.
Acer Spin 3 – Productivity in 360 Degrees
The portable and lightweight Spin 3 is a 13.3 inch notebook with a 16:10 aspect ratio that boasts up to a WQXGA (2560×1600) multi-touch IPS display. Like the Spin 5, it also features the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics to give professionals and artists solid performance. The Spin 3 rotates 360-degrees, giving users the ability to work and play in whatever way comes naturally. It also comes with a built-in Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make the most of the touch screen when sketching or writing. Combined with dual SSDs, a pair of USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 and Killer 1650 Wi-Fi, the Spin 3 is an excellent choice for students or professionals working on the go.
Acer Aspire 5 – Practical, Function-Driven and Powerful
With the latest 11thGen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or optional discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 GPUs, the Aspire 5 clamshell notebook range allows users to breeze through multiple tasks simultaneously. Ideal for productivity, the notebook’s full HD IPS3 touchscreen3 display is surrounded by narrow bezels that allow for over an 80% screen-to-body ratio. This emphasis on looks continues on to a sleek, professional looking chassis that packs in up to 24 GB DDR4 Memory and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD storage. An ergonomic hinge design lifts the body of the Aspire 5 and tilts the keyboard to an angle for comfortable typing, better sound projection and improved ventilation, while Acer Color Intelligence enhances the visual appearance. Dual band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)improves the average network throughput by up to three times[iv] and reduces latency by up to 75%[v] compared to Wi-Fi 5.
Price and Availability
The Acer Spin 5 (SP513-55N) will be available in EMEA in March 2021 starting at AED 5,499.
The Acer Spin 3 (SP313-51N) laptop will be available in EMEA in March 2021 starting at AED 2,499.
Acer Aspire (A514-54 14″) laptop will be available in EMEA in November starting at AED 2,099.
Acer Aspire (A515-56 15.6″) laptop will be available in EMEA in December starting at AED 3,299.
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.
[i] Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region.
[ii] All antimicrobial solutions including Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass do not claim to completely protect users or provide any direct or implied health-benefit.
[iii] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014® productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at http://www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
[iv] 802.11ax 2×2 160MHz enables 2402Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, 3X faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80MHz (867Mbps) and nearly 6x faster than baseline 1x1ac (433Mbps) Wi-Fi as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.
[v] “Up to 75% lower latency” is based on Intel simulation data of 802.11ax with and without OFDMA using 9 clients. Average latency without OFDM is 36ms, with OFDMA average latency is reduced to 7.6ms. Latency improvement requires that the AP and all clients support OFDMA.