Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Tuesday expanded its Nitro gaming series by introducing a new convertible gaming laptop, the Nitro 5 Spin, in India. Priced starting Rs. 79,990, the laptop is now available to buy via Flipkart, leading retail stores, and Asus exclusive stores. The biggest highlight of the laptop is its 360-degree hinge, allowing it to be used in several different form factors.
The Acer Nitro 5 Spin features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display with touchscreen functionality, and is powered by a choice of eighth generation Intel Core i7-8550U or Core i5-8250U processors, coupled with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM. As for storage, the laptop is available in 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD options. The Intel Core i7 option with the 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD is priced at Rs. 94,990 on Flipkart. Both models come with Windows 10 Home.
Connectivity options on the Acer Nitro 5 Spin include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, 1xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.0 with Power-off Charging, 1xUSB Type-C, 1xHDMI port, and a 2-in-1 card reader. It measures 381.5x258.1x17.9mm and weighs 2.2kg. It is powered by a 4-cell 3220mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of gaming, the company says.
"We are excited to launch the first convertible gaming Notebook 'Nitro 5 Spin' in India," said Chandrahas Panigrahi, Chief Marketing officer and Consumer Business Head, in a statement. "Its convertible design and 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Nvidia 10 series graphics card makes it a versatile gaming device that opens up new usage scenarios for enthusiast gamers and creative professionals on the go.”
Highlight features of the Acer Nitro 5 Spin include dual front-facing speakers, one subwoofer, and a backlit keyboard. It also comes with technologies like Dolby Audio Premium, Acer TrueHarmony, and Acer Smart Amplifier.