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May 26, 2017

Computex 2017: Acer announces Nitro 5 gaming notebook and Spin 1 convertible

By: John Diew

Acer Nitro

Days before Computex, Acer announces their latest gaming and productivity notebooks. Enter the Nitro series gaming notebook for casual gamers and Spin series convertible notebook for flexible computing.


Acer Nitro 5


  • Configurations includes
    • up to 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    • up to 7th Generation AMD A-series processors with AMD Radeon RX550
  • Supporting up to 32 GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM
  • Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD and optional HDD storage (up to 2 TB)
  • Dual fans with Acer Coolboost technology, which delivers heightened fan speeds and cooling ability.
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology.
  • Gigabit Ethernet port delivers fast and reliable wired connections.
  • 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO wireless technology provides blazing-fast wireless connectivity.
  • A comprehensive selection of ports
    • 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.

Pricing & Availability



The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in
  • North America in July starting at $799;
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa in August with prices starting at €1,099;
  • China in July starting at ¥5,499.
No news regarding the availability in SEA region or Malaysia at the moment. Stay tuned for more updates.


Acer Spin 1


  • Lightweight, at just 1.25 kg (2.76 lbs)
  • Thin, at just 14 mm (0.55-inch)
  • Latest Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron processors
  • 4 GB DDR3L RAM
  • 32 / 64 / 128 GB eMMC storage
  • 11.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS touch-enabled screen
  • Fast and reliable wireless connectivity through 802.11ac 2×2 technology
  • Acer BluelightShield, reduce eye strain from prolonged screen viewing.
  • Speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology, automatically reverse to ensure optimal sound quality in any mode and are paired with a webcam for video chats.
  • Additional connectivity options:
    • Bluetooth 4.0,
    • one USB 3.1 port,
    • one USB 2.0 port,
    • one HDMI port
    • and one microSD (SDXC) card slot.

Pricing & Availability



The Acer Spin 1 will be available in:
  • North America in July with prices starting at $329;
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa region in July with prices starting at €399.
No news regarding the availability in SEA region or Malaysia at the moment. Stay tuned for more updates.

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