Acer just announced the Acer Spin for its fall lineup. It is four different laptops with 360-degree hinges. Prices start at $250. If you don’t want a Windows OS, you can also choose their convertible Chromebook–which also comes with a 360-degree hinge. The most budget-friendly option is the Spin 1. It starts at $249 for an 11.6-inch display with either 1080p resolution on an IPS display, or a 1366-by-768 screen featuring Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass.
In addition, it comes with either an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a range of storage choices that max out at a 1 terabyte hard drive, or 64GB of eMMC flash storage. If you’ve used the Acer Active Pen, it will work with the Microsoft Ink Workspace available through the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It might make sense to wait about a month to get a new laptop.
After the IFA Berline conference, you can expect to see the Acer Spin line, as well as new devices from other electronics companies. Acer will also offer Spins 3,5 or 7–ranging in price from $500 to $1,200. The line should be available in October.Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.