Acer Spin 3 and 5 Laptops Let You Pick Your Favorite Aspect Ratio

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Acer is updating its Spin 2-in-1 laptop lineup here at CES 2020, and is differentiating the Spin 3 and Spin 5 by using different screen resolutions. 

The Spin 3 will launch in April for $699 with a 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. I personally like that because it offers a taller display for seeing more of your work.

Its counterpart, the Spin 5, will use a 13.5-inch, 2560 x 1440 display with a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. It will launch in June starting at $899.


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Acer Spin 3Acer Spin 5
CPUUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i7Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus (integrated)Intel Iris Plus (integrated)
RAMUp to 16GBUp to 16GB
Display14-inch, 1920 x 1080, 3:213.5-inch, 2560 x 1440, 16:9
StorageDual SSDsUp to 1TB SSD
PortsThunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, MicroSD card reader2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, MicroSD card reader
InputIncluded Acer Active StylusIncluded Acer Active Stylus
Starting price$699 $899

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Both models sport Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 (though the Spin 5 has one more Thunderbolt 3 port than the Spin 3) and include a stylus with Wacom AES technology.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @FreedmanAE