The Spin 5 is one of the cheaper convertible laptops in Acer’s lineup, with a starting price of $799. And at IFA this year, Acer has improved the specifications, adding Intel’s newest 8th-generation Core processors.
Available in either 13-inch or 15-inch sizes, the Spin 5 offers remarkably good hardware despite its spot at the low end of Acer’s convertible lineup. While the company isn’t offering exact configurations or pricing, the updated Spin 5 will come with Intel’s new 8th-generation processors, offer up to 16GB of RAM, and, on the 15-inch model, a dedicated Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. The Spin 5 also has far-field microphones that let you use Cortana from up to 13 feet away, which should be great for anyone actually using Cortana as a voice-activated assistant.
Both sizes of the Spin 5 should be available in September in both the United States and Europe.