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Acer announces 5G convertible with 24hr battery

Mon 7 Sep 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Acer has announced the new Spin 7 convertible 14in notebook with 5G connectivity supporting both mmWave and Sub-6 frequencies. 

The company states that the convertible notebook is designed for professionals who frequently travel.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform, the notebook features a 360-degree hinge. 

It weighs 1.4 kg and measures 15.9 mm thick, coming in steam blue with a magnesium-aluminium alloy chassis.

“We envision notebooks of the future to provide exceptional productivity and portability with human-centric design, ultra-long battery life, blazing-fast 5G connectivity and beyond,” says Acer co-chief operations officer Jerry Kao. 

“The new Acer Spin 7 is an Always On Always Connected notebook capable of keeping up with the modern work-from-anywhere lifestyle with its sleek form factor supporting multi-day use.”

The Snapdragon 8cx 5G Gen 2 platform is designed to optimise battery life and connectivity, with up to 24-hours battery life, allowing for multiple days between charges.

With Windows 10 Pro included, a fingerprint sensor supports secure login through Windows Hello. 

The device’s display is Full HD IPS and it includes integrated Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology.

The notebooks include a Qualcomm X55 5G modem, supporting both mmWave and sub-6 frequencies. 

Support for the sub-6 spectrum provides users with a reliable data connection, while the mmWave spectrum technology enables users to take advantage of the fastest 5G speeds possible when the correct infrastructure is available.

The Spin 7 supports four form factors with notebook, tablet, tent, and presentation modes. 

These form factors are made possible by Acer’s 360-degree hinge design, which also slightly elevates the chassis while in notebook mode to offer a more ergonomic typing experience. 

The notebook’s chassis also houses an Acer Active rechargeable stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that employs Wacom AES 1.0.

The steam blue chassis is offset by gold accents, and the magnesium-aluminium alloy body allows for weight and size that focuses on portability. 

The Full HD IPS display covers 100% of the sRGB gamut, allowing for vivid and sharp colours. 

The touch screen is covered by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, a BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the surface of the top base of the device (keyboard + touchpad), which shows a consistently high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 & ISO 22196 test protocol.

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