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Acer Spin 7 Is the First Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Laptop

Acer Spin 7
(Image credit: Acer)

Acer today announced the Spin 7, the first laptop powered by Qualcomm’s newly revealed Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform. The company didn’t announce exact specifications, prices or availability.

What we do know is that it is a 3.1-pound convertible 2-in-1 that’ll compete with the best ultrabooks and premium laptops and is 0.6 inches thin. It comes in “steam” blue with a magnesium-aluminum chassis. 

Acer also confirmed that the Spin 7 will have a 14-inch, 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS display. Acer is including Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass on the touchscreen, similar to the Acer Swift 5 laptops with Intel’s Tiger Lake processors we saw earlier this week. The chassis will have a space for an Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity. 

(Image credit: Acer)

Additionally, the upcoming laptop will boast 5G connectivity in both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies.

We’re looking forward to learning more about the specs and availability, as well as trying the latest Qualcomm has to offer. 

Andrew E. Freedman
Andrew E. Freedman

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