Up to date: September three, 2020 5:51:39 pm
Acer has introduced Spin 7, the world’s first laptop computer with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 platform. The announcement was made on the ongoing IFA 2020 tech present. The Spin 7 is Acer’s first laptop computer with 5G, the subsequent technology of cell web connection that gives a lot sooner information obtain and add speeds.
The corporate claims the Spin 7 would be the first Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 laptop computer. Merely put, the Spin 7 runs on an ARM-based processor. Laptops operating on ARM chips promise lengthy battery life and LTE/5G connectivity. Acer claims the convertible pocket book helps each 5G mmWave and sub-6 frequencies.
The brand new Spin 7 boasts of a 14-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen panel with Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, a 360-degree hinge, two USB-C ports in addition to a USB-A port. The pocket book additionally helps a Wacom AES 1.zero pen with four,096 ranges of strain sensitivity for note-taking and drawing.
Qualcomm has been pushing always-connected Home windows laptops powered by Snapdragon 835 and 850 chips for fairly a while. However the previous-generation Home windows-based linked laptops have gotten a combined response. One of many main complaints with always-connected PCs is the shortage of native apps assist for the Qualcomm silicon.
Acer hasn’t revealed a value or retail availability of the Spin 7 simply but. Since it’s a 5G pocket book, Spin 7 ought to value over $1000.
The launch of the Spin 7 comes at a time when Apple is rumoured to launch a 12-inch MacBook powered by an ARM processor later this 12 months. At WWDC 2020, Apple introduced its plans to ditch Intel in favour of its personal Apple silicon based mostly on ARM designs. Apple guarantees to ship the primary Mac with “Apple Silicon” by the top of this 12 months.
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