INTRO: At IFA 2020 today, Qualcomm unveiled its fresh ARM processor for Windows machines — the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. Now, Acer has launched its first laptop powered by the new processor. The Acer Spin 7 is a convertible laptop and comes with a 360-degree hinge. Similar to Asus’ ErgoLift hinge, this one also lifts your keyboard slightly at an angle to permit for a far better typing experience, and improve system thermals.
The laptop comes with a 14-inch Full HD display with 100% coverage of the sRGB color gamut. It’s slightly screen display and may be used with the Acer Active Stylus which isn’t only included with the laptop, but actually slots within the chassis of the Spin 7. That’s similar to what Samsung does with the S Pen on the Galaxy Book Flex 5G.
Most important, however, is the processor. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 powers the new Acer Spin 7, which suggests you get 5G support for both sub-6GHz networks and mmWave networks. Basically it’s the simplest of both worlds — faster speeds with mmWave (where available), and wider coverage with sub-6GHz.
Using an ARM processor also gives the Spin 7 A battery life advantage. While Acer claims that “users may experience multi-day usage” the corporate hasn’t actually given variety for the hours of usage we will expect. Acer has also not shed light on availability and pricing for the new laptop, but we will expect those details to return out soon.