Insyde Software announced Acer has used Insyde’s expertise in platform design, development, integration, along with its experience for its Acer Spin 7 notebook with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 1. Acer Spin 7 is the world’s first notebook with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform.
Insyde said it has provided to Acer full Setup utility, hotkey services during POST, flexible initialization of peripheral devices, a custom BIOS interface for external component communication, assistance in adapting traditional x86 production processes for the ARM-based platform, and more.
Acer Spin 7 is a convertible notebook design with a 360 degree hinge, dock-able Wacom AES 1.0 pen, multi-day (up to 29 hour) battery life, and fast 5G connectivity.
“The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 with 5G support, combined with emerging 5G services worldwide, has presented exciting opportunities for us to help customers deliver innovative ultra-portable systems that meet the performance and connectivity demands of today’s work-from-anywhere workforce,” said Aven Chuang, President of Insyde Software. “We are proud that our enabling technology and services for ARM-based notebooks is helping get these timely and innovative 5G computers to market,” added Chuang.