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Computex 2017: Acer Announces New Laptops for Work and Gaming

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All the teenagers will be back to schools, in a few weeks after this summer. Puzzled why something about schools, being stated here? Well, it means it’s time for all the notebook manufacturers to stride, refreshing their product line-ups.

Obviously, they will be; to utilize the anticipations for the summer sale events, with ambitious sales targets. Accordingly, there are new Acer laptops now.

On that note, now Acer is said to be in plans to unveil the two new Acer laptops, at the Computex event, set to be held on May 30th. But we’re lucky enough to get to know about them, even before the event. Yes, Computex isn’t starting until this weekend, but today, Acer announced the two new laptops – Nitro 5 and Spin 1, in its home city, Taipei.

The new Nitro 5 – Almost a gaming behemoth

Are you waiting for a budget-friendly midrange laptop for gaming? Then the Nitro 5 could be the best choice. Let’s take a look at the cool design aspects and exciting features of this device.

On the software front, the device runs on the Windows 10 operating system. With no doubts, the Nitro 5 will have Xbox app and Direct X12, coming within. Do you know that all the Windows 10 PCs will have Xbox app built-in? Besides, it will also have Cortana, the software giant’s best endeavor, to put up an efficient personal assistant. It shrewdly helps in keeping track of many important kinds of stuff. Another leverage with this is, you can enjoy the Xbox Play Anywhere at ease, a cross-platform gaming service.

Coming on to the configuration, we could see a wide variety of entities, which includes Intel or AMD graphics. There will be options, like Kaby Lake Intel Core i5/i7 chipset paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Or AMD Radeon RX550 GPU, with AMD A-series processors.

Furthermore, the most attractive feature is, Acer has introduced Coolboost with it. The new technology will let users, adjust the rpm speed of the laptop’s fan and prevent them in heat.

Spec Details:

Display 15.6-inch FHD display with 90Hz refresh rate

Memory 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM, 512GB of SSD and optional 2TB HDD drive

Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB-Type C, HDMI port, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0

Other features Dolby Audio Premium effect, which gives sound more than 3D effect

Acer Spin 1 – Sleek and portable

If you don’t care about gaming, and just want a stylish portable computing laptop, then Spin 1 is the choice. Some of the exciting features that are included in Spin 1’s Windows 10: Microsoft Edge (fast and secure browser), Cortana (personal digital assistant) and Windows Defender (considerably great online protection). Furthermore, the device comes with an Acer Active Stylus, rendering nearly a natural pen-on-paper experience, driven by Windows Ink.


Display 11.6-inch FHD IPS technology with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, and weigh as 1.25kg (2.76 lbs) and 14mm thin chassis and 178-degree viewing angles

Processor Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron

Memory 4GB DDR3L RAM and there is a choice of 32/ 64/ 128 GB eMMC storage

Battery Withstand up to 8 hours of work, play, share and draw

Connectivity Wi-Fi, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, Bluetooth, microSD card, HDMI port

Other features Acer Bluelight Shield, Acer TrueHarmony, Audio channels

Price and Availability

Now, it’s time to know the pricing and availability details of the new Acer laptops.The Nitro 5 will be available in North America by July for $799; EMEA in August at €1,099 price; and in China, it’s July, priced at ¥5,499. On the other hand, the Spin 1 will be available for purchase, by this July, in North America and EMEA with price tags, $329 and €399 respectively.

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