Acer is updating its Spin 3 laptop this summer with a new model sporting a 14 inch, full HD touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and a stylus that fits into a garage in the side of the case when you’re not using it.

The laptop offers a mix of mid-range and premium features. On the one hand it’s available with up to an Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake processor and with optional discrete graphics. On the other hand, the discrete graphics top out at NVIDIA GeForce MX230 and the computer is a bit chunky by modern thin-and-light standards, weighing 3.74 pounds and measuring 0.8 inches thick.

The good news is it’s relatively affordable — prices are expected to start at about $500 when the new Acer Spin 3 goes on sale in June.

Acer says the laptop ships standard with 8GB of onboard memory, but you can also upgrade the RAM for up to a total of 24GB.

Storage options range from 128GB to 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage and/or 500GB to 1TB of hard drive storage. And the system is available with the following processor options:

  • Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  • Intel Core i3-8145U
  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • Intel Core i7-8565U

Other features include stereo speakers, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.0. There’s a full-sized HDMI port, an SD card reader, two USB Type-A ports, and a headset jack.

 



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2 replies on “Acer’s new Spin 3 coming in June for $500 and up”

  1. No laptop can offer 360 degree displays. It may be 340-50 degrees or so, but because it folds, the keyboard will take part of the 360 degree radius.

    1. It is absolutely 360 degrees. If it an shut like a normal laptop you can consider that zero. It lies flat on the surface. Rotate it all the way around to the backside of the laptop and lie it flat – still zero. Rotating 360 doesn’t mean it ends up where it started, it means it’s at the same angle which it started. Which it is.

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