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Acer launches Nitro 5 budget gaming laptop; updates Spin 1 convertible

25 May 2017 3

Acer has launched a new laptop Nitro 5 for the gamers on the tight budget. The company will be showcasing this new product at the coming Computex Taipei next week.

Acer Nitro 5 holds a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display and the same matte black chassis with red accent. It comes in a variety of configurations depending upon the different demands of the users. For instance, the laptop will be available for both Intel and AMD graphics’ fans.


This means the Acer Nitro 5 will not only be available with Kaby Lake Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs paired with up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics but also with AMD Radeon RX550 GPUs paired with 7th-gen AMD A-series FX, A12 or A10 APUs.

Acer Nitro 5 will offer 32GB of DDR 2400MHz memory. Some models will include PCIe SSDs (up to 512GB) with up to 2TB of optional HDD storage. These are the ports included - Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, a pair of USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI output. For wireless connectivity, the laptop supports 802.11ac with a 2x2 MIMO antenna.

All the configurations support dual fans with Acer’s CoolBest technology, which allows users to manually control the fans.


Acer has also updated its Spin 1 convertible notebook and added a sleeker metal case. It now includes Intel’s latest Celeron and Pentium processors powered by 4GB RAM and up to 128GB eMMC storage.

The new Acer Spin 1 has an 11.6-inch convertible touch-enabled display that can be flipped into the laptop, display, tablet, and tent modes. The device is remarkably thin and light at just 2.76 pounds and with a 0.55-inch chassis. It comes with a stylus support and also features the Bluetooth 4.1 as one of the connectivity options.


Acer Spin 1 is rated to offer up to 8 hours of battery life, and ports include USB 3.1 Type-A (gen 1), USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI, and microSD card slot for memory expansion. It comes with the Precision Touchpad, which supports Windows 10 gestures, allows users to work faster and smoother. Both sides of the device include Speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology.

The Nitro 5 and the updated Spin 1 will both arrive in North America in July with prices starting at $799 and $329, respectively. And, Nitro 5 in EMEA in August with prices starting at €1,099; and in China in July starting at ¥5,499.. Spin 1, on the other hand will be available in EMEA in July with prices starting at €399.


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Acer launches Nitro 5 budget gaming laptop; updates Spin 1 convertible
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AliceSmith

The features of the laptop really adds value to its price. The convertible laptop, has touch display and can be flipped into tent mode too. So, it's always easy to use and you never feel in an awkward physical state.

SteveCutting

8 hours of battery backup, especially for a gaming laptop is surely sufficient. And if you were to use it for your regular work apart from any kind of media entertainment, it should deliver more than 12 hours.

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