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.
|Acer Spin 3||Acer Spin 5|
|CPU||Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7||Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus (integrated)||Intel Iris Plus (integrated)|
|RAM||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB|
|Display||14-inch, 1920 x 1080, 3:2||13.5-inch, 2560 x 1440, 16:9|
|Storage||Dual SSDs||Up to 1TB SSD|
|Ports||Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, MicroSD card reader||2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, MicroSD card reader|
|Input||Included Acer Active Stylus||Included Acer Active Stylus|
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.
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