Acer’s Nitro 5 Spin convertible laptop is perfect for casual gaming

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Acer recently released the Nitro 5 Spin convertible laptop, and the Intel 8th-gen Core is not even the only exciting part of it! Yes, you got that right, this is the first machine confirmed to use Intel’s freshly revealed 8th-gen Core processors. The notebook is a convertible one, and it allows users to choose from an array of different usage orientation. It will be a laptop targeted at users who are looking for a bit of casual gaming.

The Nitro 5 Spin specs and features

The brand new 8th-gen Core processor will be the Nitro 5 Spin’s marquee feature, but for users who don’t care to own one of the latest CPUs on the market, there is more exciting news about this device.

The Nitro 5 Spin’s convertible build provides four standard usage modes, and you’ll be able to use it as a standard tablet or laptop as well.

UPDATE: Acer Nitro 5 Spin available on Amazon

The device will be all-aluminum, and you’ll be able to configure it up to an Intel Core i7 8th-Gen processor backed with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card and a 512 GB PCIe SSD. The display will be 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS, and you’ll be able to position in various ways as the hinge rotates 360 degrees. The notebook’s battery life will provide up to 10 hours.

The notebook will come with dual front-facing speakers and one subwoofer. Acer didn’t say anything yet about the memory capacity, but the notebook will sport 802.11 ac Wi-Fi with Acer’s omnidirectional ExoAmp Antenna and MU-MIMO wireless technology.

The keyboard will be backlit, and the integrated fingerprint reader will support Windows Hello for a faster and more secure authentication.

Pricing and availability

As you can already tell, the full specs are not available for now, but according to the company the notebook will be available this October, and it will come with a starting price of $999 in the US and €1,199 in Europe. All in all, the Nitro 5 Spin will make a great mid-to-high-end notebook depending on the config you’ll decide to go for.

UPDATE: Acer Nitro 5 Spin available on Amazon


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