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

Acer Spin 7
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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 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 Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon