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Acer launches new Aspire series notebooks and Spin 3 convertible: price, specifications

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Acer has unveiled a slew of laptops at its New York event. The new Aspire series is powered by the latest 8th Gen processors and come with upgraded internals. The company also updated its Spin 3 convertible notebook. Let’s take a look below at each of the devices:

Acer Aspire Series:

The Acer Aspire series consists of the Aspire 7, Aspire 5, and Aspire 3. The former is the top-end variant in the line-up. Both the Aspire 7 and Aspire 5 sport a 15.6-inch IPS display bearing a full HD resolution. The laptops come with Acer Color Intelligence that is claimed to deliver finer details. There is also Acer’s proprietary TrueHarmony technology for an enhanced sound experience. The entry-level Aspire 3 is available in three FHD display sizes i.e 14-, 15.6-, and 17.3-inch. The 17.3-inch model comes with a built-in optical drive. The Aspire 3 comes with a Precision touchpad and BlueLightShield technology that helps in protecting the eyes.

Under the hood, all the laptops in the Aspire series are powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 16GB DDR4 RAM. The Aspire 7 is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics processor onboard. The Aspire 5 and Aspire 3 come with an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU. Customers also have the option of a second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processor along with Radeon Vega graphics and discrete Radeon RX540 graphics on the Aspire 5.

In terms of storage, the Aspire 7 comes with up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD and up to 2TB of HDD storage. The Aspire 3 packs up to 512GB PCIe SSD storage as well as a 1TB HDD.

All the laptops in Aspire series run Windows 10. The Aspire 7 and 5 come with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options include USB 3.1 ports, HDMI and Wi-Fi.

Acer Spin 3:

The Acer Spin 3 is a convertible notebook that can be used in various form factors. The notebook flaunts a 14-inch FHD IPS display with touch functionality and support for Acer Active Pen Stylus.

The Spin 3 houses an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 chipset paired with an Nvidia GeForce MX230 GPU onboard. It offers 512GB storage in form of a PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD. The laptop runs Windows 10 and is claimed to deliver 12 hours of battery life on a single charge.

The Acer Spin 3 features Gigabit Dual-band Wi-Fi and MU-MIMO technology for connectivity.

Pricing & Availability:

Coming to the pricing, Acer’s Aspire 7 starts at $999 in the US. The Aspire 5 and Aspire 3 are priced at $379 and $349 respectively. The Acer Spin 3 comes with a price tag of $449. The Aspire Series will hit the stores in June while the Acer Spin will be available in May. Details about the pricing and availability for the Indian markets have not been announced yet.

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