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The Acer Spin 7 is a sleek and versatile convertible notebook for work and play

By Koh Wanzi - on 14 Nov 2016, 10:09am

The Acer Spin 7 is a sleek and versatile convertible notebook for work and play

Acer Spin 7

Acer first announced the Spin 7 convertible notebook back at IFA 2016, but we've had to wait till much later before it was finally available to buy locally. That said, the Spin 7 will be available at S$1,998 at the upcoming CEF and SITEX shows, alongside the ultra-thin Swift 7, which will cost the same.

We previously managed to get some hands-on time with the Acer Swift 7 at IFA, and you can head to that article to find out more. In a nutshell, the Swift 7 is the world’s thinnest notebook and the first to come in at less than a centimeter thick, making it the darling of anyone looking for a lightweight ultraportable notebook.

On the other hand, the Spin 7 is a more staid offering from Acer. There are no attempts to grab headlines with an exceptionally thin build or some other feature. That said, the machine is by no means chunky, and it is still only 10.98mm thick – a mere millimeter thicker than the Swift 7.

This is a versatile machine that attempts to satisfy all manner of customers and use cases. For starters, the 360-degree hinge means you can use it in a variety of modes, from a tent configuration for viewing Netflix to a folded tablet for some bedtime reading.

It is also fairly light at just 1.2kg, which means it won’t add too much weight to your shoulders when you have to take it out with you.

It is powered by one of Intel’s new seventh-generation processors, a Core i7-7Y75 (1.3GHz, 4MB cache) to be specific. That said, it should be noted that this is one of the chips that is at the center of the controversy surrounding Intel’s decision to rebrand what would previously be Core M chips under the Core i name.

In addition, it comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You’ll also find two USB 3.1 Type-C ports on board that support DisplayPort over USB-C.

Both the Acer Spin 7 and Swift 7 will be available to buy at the upcoming CEF and SITEX shows.

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