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Acer Spin 1 11.6” Laptop with Intel Celeron Processor (Mnfr. Refurb.)
Built with portability in mind, the Acer Spin 1 has a slim, lightweight design. Despite its compact proportions, though, the laptop still holds plenty of power—it boasts a nine-hour battery life to get you through a work day and reliable solid-state drive that’ll open up your applications in a snap.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
An OS for the Modern Machine
Windows 10 pairs the flexibility of a traditional computer operating system with the intuitive layout of a mobile OS. A fast new web browser, the media- and app-filled Windows Store, and Cortana personal assistant come pre-installed, working together to help you easily navigate to what you’d like to see or do. If you’re using only the touchscreen, Windows 10 also has a dedicated tablet mode that makes everything easier to tap with just a fingertip.
Work and Play in Full High Definition
From full-length films to funny video clips, virtually everything you see on this computer’s display renders in crisp, lifelike detail. Its 1080p Full HD resolution is the same as that of many big-screen HDTVs, fitting the same amount of pixels—just more than 2 million—into a smaller space, so even everyday websites appear sharp and realistic.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Dual-Band WiFi: Play and Stream Without Lag
If you play a lot of data-intensive online games or stream online video for hours on end, dual-band WiFi ensures you can connect to the fastest available network. While most internet networks operate on the congested 2.4GHz band, dual-band WiFi also lets you connect to networks operating on the more modern 5GHz band, which provides more bandwidth for faster app downloads and smoother video streams.
- Product number: SP111-31-C2W3
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Screen: 11.6” widescreen LED-backlit IPS touchscreen
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Processor: 1.1GHz Intel Celeron N3350 dual core (burst technology up to 2.4GHz)
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 500
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Storage: 32GB
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: microSD
- Webcam: HD (1280x720)
- Audio: Acer TrueHarmony audio with built-in stereo speakers
- WiFi: 802.11ac (dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Ports: one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and one HDMI (with HDCP support)
- Battery: 4-cell 3,220mAh lithium-ion
- Battery life: up to 9 hours
- Weight: 3.31lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.73”x8.27”x0.8”
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
Acer is a classic success story: it began as a husband-and-wife team with a handful of employees and grew into one of the bestselling names in laptop computers. In 2007, after acquiring both Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer was the No. 2 bestselling brand in the world for notebooks. But like many companies with humble roots, Acer has remained committed to its values, winning dozens of awards for sustainability and product design. Those two values meet in products such as recyclable notebook computers and the V6 series monitors, which were made with post-consumer recycled material. And the public notices: at the close of 2014, Acer landed a top spot on Amazon’s holiday bestseller list with its Chromebook, and the Aspire V laptop won a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, promising much of what the brand is known for: “an entry-level gaming laptop with some real muscle, showing impressive performance and solid battery life without the expense of a premium system.”