Qualcomm has recently announced its 2nd generation of its revolutionary Snapdragon 8cx chip with a lot of improvements over last gen. The first laptop brand to implement this chip on a notebook will be the Taiwan giant Acer and it is a 2-in-1 laptop – the new Acer Spin 7 with 5G connectivity support.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform helps the laptop to offer 5G via both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G frequencies to give blazing fast speeds anywhere you go and stay “always connected”. The Acer Spin 7 is a convertible notebook featuring a 360-degree hinge that enables users to take advantage of a variety of form factors.
It is a thin and light notebook with 1.4 kg weight and 15.9 mm thickness and sports a luxurious magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis which makes the laptop premium looking. It comes with polished-looking steam blue chassis offset by gold accents.
The Acer Spin 7 sports a 14-inch Full HD IPS display that covers 100% of the sRGB gamut for vivid and sharp colors. The notebook’s chassis also houses an Acer Active Stylus, a rechargeable stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that employs Wacom AES 1.0 to offer users authentic sketching or note-taking experience on the device’s touch screen.
“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,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. “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 up to multi-day use on a single charge.”
The touch screen is covered by a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. A BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard, touchpad, and surrounding surface is proven to show a consistently high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria. The integrated Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System gives download speeds up to 7.5 Gbps.
The integrated Qualcomm Aqstic echo noise cancellation and noise suppression (ECNS) technology support high-fidelity sound for an immersive experience. The Acer Spin 7 runs on Windows 10 Pro and promises incredible battery life, and sips power when in standby, meaning users may experience multi-day usage with a single charge.
Also, there’s a fingerprint sensor that supports secure logins through Windows Hello and one can connect to both cellular 4G/LTE and 5G networks with the laptop easily. The exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.
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