Acer has announced a new convertible gaming laptop called Nitro 5 Spin. This is a strange product because the gaming laptop has very little change in design, at the same time it is only thin and light instead of using many modes. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is equipped with a new configuration: Intel’s 8th generation Core i-series processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 mobile GPU and priced at $999.
The Acer Nitro series, which is considered as the compact segment, because it usually has office design but owns the gaming configuration. This year, Acer introduced Nitro 5 with a more casual design to aim at young users who like to play games, but not only games which required high-end GPUs but also interactive games, lightweight fun games on the touch screen, so the Nitro 5 Spin comes with 15.6-inch IPS touch screen display in rotating form factor.
The casing is made of anodizing aluminum, slim design with red accents such as double hinges, angled line around the inside bezel and WASD key set. It is equipped with 2.1 speaker system with 2 stereo speakers, 1 sub, and Dolby Audio Premium technology support. It has two USB 3.0 (USB-A), USB 3.1 (USB-C), USB 2.0, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack and SD card slot. Acer also adds Wi-Fi 802.11ac MU-MIMO to increase the quality of connection and especially the fingerprint sensor support with Windows Hello.
The Acer Nitro 5 Spin owns a new configuration with Intel’s 8th generation Core i-series processors with up to four cores and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU with 4GB GDDR5 memory. This GPU is popular on mid-range gaming laptops and it’s powerful enough to run many AAA titles at FHD resolution and average highs. On storage, Acer equips an SSD with up to 512 GB capacity as well as PCIe interface.
Acer Nitro 5 Spin has a touchscreen display, and personally, I think that a touch-screen laptop will open so many new features. We can play more titles as well as use many applications with an optimized touch interface on the Windows Store. This convertible gaming laptop will be available from October this year in US and Europe.