Acer Spin 1 Review

Acer today presented the latest version of its well-known Spin 1 convertible team. The new model features a lightweight, fully metallic chassis and offers maximum mobility at a competitive price. Its 11.6 inch touchscreen makes it an all-terrain SUV. An ideal team for students or professionals who require great portability. The Acer Spin 1 will be available in Spain in July with a price from 400 euros. Let’s go over their features.

If anything wanted to highlight Acer’s Spin 1 is its lightweight and portable design. We’re facing a device with a metal chassis. It measures 14 millimeters thick and has a weight of 1.25 kg. Being convertible, it has hinges that allow to rotate the screen 360 degrees and use the equipment as a tablet.

And speaking of the screen, we have a 11.6 inch IPS touch panel. The screen resolution is Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and has a viewing angle of 178 degrees. In addition, this device also features Acer BluelightShield, a system that can help reduce eye fatigue caused by prolonged contact with the screen.

Inside the Acer Spin 1 we find a modest technical team, but enough for office tasks. We have Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron processors, depending on the model. Completing these processors we have 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a EMMC internal storage capacity of 32, 64 or 128 GB. In terms of autonomy, the manufacturer assures that the battery lasts up to eight hours.

Accessories and Connectivity

The Acer Spin 1 comes equipped with a keyboard that integrates a touchpad that supports Windows 10 commands. However, this equipment is also ready to work with the Acer Active Stylus. With this stylus we can write on the screen as if we were on paper. A system compatible with Windows Ink, with which you will be able to take notes quickly on the screen.

Despite not being too powerful a team, Acer has not forgotten the multimedia section. The Acer Spin 1 features Acer TrueHarmony technology on your speakers, located on both sides of the computer. This technology allows audio channels to be inverted automatically to ensure optimal sound quality in any mode.

Finally, in terms of connectivity, the Acer Spin 1 is well-served. We have WiFi 802.11 ac 2 × 2 connection, Bluetooth 4.0, a 3.1 USB port, a 2.0 USB port, an HDMI port and a MicroSD card slot (SDXC).

The hit on the table is considerably less intense with the Acer Spin 1. Compacting almost 12 inches is not an easy task and there is a good job in this direction, although perhaps there is a little more effort in that front with prominent frames, and it might have compensated for more powerful hardware watching what the competition is doing. Depending on which audience you are facing and what price you have left you may have to stay on a Celeron/Pentium has been a matter of savings.