Acer Nitro 5 Computex 2017

Acer unveils the Spin 1 and Nitro 5 laptops

At Computex 2017, Acer introduces two affordable Windows 10 laptops for productivity and gaming.

Acer announces two new Windows 10 laptops, including the Spin 1, which is a lightweight convertible aimed for productivity, and the Nitro 5 (casual) gaming laptop.

These are budget devices, which means that you can run your everyday applications and more with a sleek design without spending a lot of money.

Nitro 5 (2017)

Acer Nitro 5 is a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080) laptop for casual gamers. It features Intel’s 7th-Gen Core i7 processors paired with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card. Or you also have the choice of 7th-Gen AMD A-series processor paired with AMD Radeon RX550 graphics.

Acer Nitro 5 (2017)
Acer Nitro 5 (2017)

All models support up to 32GB of memory with up to 512GB PCIe Solid-State Drive paired with a traditional hard drive up to 2TB on select models.

As for ports, the Acer Nitro 5 sports Gigabit Ethernet and wireless 802.11ac. There is one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port with support for up to 90 Hz refresh rate.

Acer Nitro 5 will be available in July at with a starting price at $799 for the base model.

Spin 1 (2017)

The Spin 1 is an 11.6-inch convertible device with four different modes (laptop, display, tablet, and tent). The Acer Spin 1 features a sleek metal chassis with a full-HD (1920×1080) display. It only weighs 2.76 pounds, and it’s 14mm thin housing Intel’s latest Pentium or Intel Celeron processors, and 4GB of memory.

Acer Spin 1 (2017)
Acer Spin 1 (2017)

The Spin 1 includes a few options up to 128GB eMMC storage, 802.11ac for wireless connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, one USB 3.1 port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, and one microSD card slot. In addition, Acer claims up to 8 hours of battery life, which should be enough for work and play.

Acer Spin 1 will be available in July from, and pricing will starts at $329.

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