Acer unveils new Spin 1 notebook and Nitro 5 gaming portfolio ahead of Computex

Kit McDonald

Acer is planning on showing off two new devices coming up for Computex 2017. The event scheduled for next week (starting May 30) will be highlighting Acer’s next lineup coming in July: Acer Nitro 5 and Acer Spin 1, both with Windows 10.

Acer Nitro 5

These laptops are pre-installed with Windows 10 with a major gaming focus. Advertised with the Xbox app and equipped with Direct X12, the Nitro 5 line is Acer’s ace for Xbox Play Anywhere enthusiasts that want to take their console gaming on the go. (Seen above.)



  • 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, which delivers heightened fan speeds and cooling ability
  • A vibrant 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology that provides incredible sound depth. These work in tandem to provide immersive experiences for gaming or watching movies.
  • 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.

Acer Nitro 5 will be available for purchase as early as July starting at $799 in North America as well as ¥5,499 in China. The EMEA region will see it in August starting at €1,099.

Acer Spin 1

This Intel-powered 11.6-inch convertible is much less focused on gaming. Instead, it looks like they’ll be advertising the Spin 1 as the to-go notepad, with Acer Active Stylus support and a slick 1.25 kb weight.


  • 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.

According to the blog post, the Acer Spin 1 is expected to be available for as low as $329/€399 in July, both for North America and EMEA regions.