Acer’s Spin 7 Is Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G

Acer says its new Spin 7 is the “world’s first” notebook to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform, which supports both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G frequencies, enabling users to stay connected on-the-go and leverage the speeds of 5G.

The convertible notebook features a 360-degree hinge so you can use it in a variety of form factors, including traditional clamshell and tablet form as well as tent and presentation modes. The hinge slightly elevates the chassis while in notebook mode to offer a more ergonomic typing experience.

The multi-day battery life, thanks to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform, also makes it perfect for using on the go without worrying that it will run out of juice halfway through the day.

The notebook’s chassis houses an Acer Active Stylus, a rechargeable stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that employs Wacom AES 1.0 to offer an authentic sketching or note-taking experience on the device’s touch screen. 

Paired with the Full HD IPS2 display, the integrated Qualcomm Aqstic echo noise cancellation and noise suppression (ECNS) technology supports high-fidelity sound for an immersive experience. The fingerprint sensor supports more secure logins through Windows Hello. You can also connect securely over cellular 4G/LTE and 5G without relying on unsecure public Wi-Fi.

The Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System supports 5G connectivity across both mmWave and sub-6 GHzfrequencies with download speeds up to 7.5 Gbps. Where available, you can expect fast and reliable 5G connections. 

At just 1.4 kg light and 15.9 mm thin, and finished in steam blue with gold accents, the 14″ convertible laptop has a magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis. The Full HD IPS display, which covers 100% of the sRGB gamut, allowing for vivid and sharp colours.  

A nice touch: the touch screen is covered by a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, and a BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard, touchpad, and surrounding surface. The coating, says Acer, 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.”

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.