Acer launched the Spin 7 earlier this year at IFA 2016; Acer was quite proud of what they had built – the world’s thinnest convertible notebook, with a 360° hinge that transforms the laptop into a tablet.
At IFA 2016, Acer followed a pattern; for every laptop launched in the Swift series, there was an equivalent in the Spin series. The Spin series – unlike the Swift – is more expensive but puts a 360-degree hinge into every laptop.
The Spin 7 has the same specifications as Swift 7, for it is the equivalent. There is, however, one minor difference – the screen size is 14-inch, rather than Swift 7’s 13.3-inch.
The specifications are quite impressive, considering the laptop weighs a mere 1.2kg and is the world’s thinnest convertible. The display is a Full-HD IPS touchscreen display at 14-inches, protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
For the processor, the laptop has Intel’s 7th generation Core i7-7Y75 processor clocked at 1.30 Ghz; along with 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM – because LPDDR4 isn’t a thing yet. It also comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.
There’s 256 GB of SSD storage, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, and a single headphone jack as the cherry on top.
If you like, you can read more about the laptop and the rest of the laptops in the Swift and Spin series in our original coverage from IFA 2016.
Today’s launch brings the laptop to key retailers all across India; obviously aimed at the customers who want the best, the laptop is priced for them as well.
As there’s only one model for Spin 7, there’s only one price: ₹109,000. If we convert that amount to U.S. Dollars, it would be $1600 – a lot higher than the $1250 selling price of this same laptop in the U.S. That’s probably India’s taxes at work.