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Acer Spin 5 is a sharp 2-in-1 laptop that comes with a stylus

The laptop offers a little bit of everything for everyone.

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Xiomara Blanco is an associate editor for CNET Reviews. She's a Bay Area native with a knack for tech that makes life easier and more enjoyable. So, don't expect her to review printers anytime soon.
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A 2-in-1 for everyone

The Acer Spin 5 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop that's full of features and competitively priced. What's not to like?

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360-degree hinges

The laptop's 360-degree hinges allow it to fold into various positions.

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Tablet-like

Fold the keyboard over a full 360-degrees for a tablet experience. It's nowhere near as compact as a real tablet, however.

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Movie mode

It's not made with movies in mind, yet it makes for a passable portable TV. Its HD screen is sharp enough and the speakers are surprisingly loud.

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Relatively slim

The all-metal design is thin for the number of ports on the laptop.

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Many USB ports

It has a total of four USB ports. Seen here are the HDMI, USB-C and two USB 3.1 ports. There's one USB 2.0 port on the opposite side.

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Stylus included

The Acer laptop isn't centered around stylus-use, yet it does come with one.

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Active stylus pen

There's no place to store the pen on the laptop.

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More ports

An SD card reader is hard to find these days.

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All-metal and unadorned

Modestly designed and priced.

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Backlit keyboard

The full-size keyboard and touchpad are comfortable to use.

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