Acer today announced its Nitro 5 Gaming Notebook series and Spin 1 Notebook Line ahead of Computex 2017. The new Nitro 5 notebook line is for casual gamers and the lightweight Spin 1 for flexible computing and sleek design. Here’s a closer look at these devices:

Acer Nitro 5 Notebook Specs and features: 

Acer Nitro 5 series is for the budget gamers. It is will be available in configurations that feature popular graphics and processors to provide a wide selection that meets different budgets and needs.

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Features of the Nitro 5 series include:

  • Configurations featuring up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics paired with 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors, or models with AMD Radeon RX550 graphics with 7th Generation AMD A-series processors. These models all support up to 32GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory.
  • Dual fans with Acer Coolboost technology.
  • A vibrant 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology that provides incredible sound depth.
  • A Gigabit Ethernet port delivers fast and reliable wired connections, while the 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO wireless technology provides blazing-fast wireless connectivity.
  • A comprehensive selection of ports includes one USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1) port, one USB 3.0 port with power-off charging, two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port, which can support up to 90 Hz refresh rates.

The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in North America in July starting at $799; in EMEA in August with prices starting at €1,099; and in China in July starting at ¥5,499.

Acer Spin 1 Notebook Specs

The new Acer Spin 1 11.6-inch convertible Notebook features a sleek metal chassis and vibrant Full HD display, built to be lightweight and portable for creatives on-the-go.

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Features of the Acer Spin 1 with Windows 10 include:

  • Fast and reliable wireless connectivity through 802.11ac 2×2 technology, the Spin 1 provides up to three times faster downloads compared to traditional 802.11n 2×2 devices.
  • Acer BluelightShield, which may help to reduce eye strain from prolonged screen viewing.
  • Speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology are located on both sides of the device.
  • Audio channels that automatically reverse to ensure optimal sound quality in any mode, and are paired with a webcam for video chats.
  • Additional connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, one USB 3.1 port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port and one microSD (SDXC) card slot.

Pricing and Availability: The Acer Spin 1 will be available in North America in July with prices starting at $329; and in EMEA in July with prices starting at €399.


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