Looking for a daily driver that also happens to feature a touchscreen? Well, today we are going to introduce you to the top 5 pros and cons of one such all-rounder – the Acer Nitro 5 Spin.
You can check all available Acer Nitro 5 Spin configurations here: http://laptopmedia.com/series/acer-nitro-5-spin/
4 reasons to buy Acer Nitro 5 Spin
1. All-aluminum chassis with good build quality (+ Slim and portable 15-inch convertible)
For starters, Acer’s decision to make the construction fully aluminum certainly brings many benefits such as premium appearance and good overall sturdiness. The brushed aluminum lid creates a feeling of rigidity and thanks to the otherwise slightly too tightened hinges, the wobbling effect is reduced when using the touchscreen in laptop mode. Aluminum is once again the material of choice for the bottom, as well as the interior, however, this time it’s anodized. In addition, the Nitro 5 Spin is impressively thin with a thickness of just 18 mm and weighs around 2.2 kg making it a portable 15-inch convertible.
2. Excellent IPS display
A big plus of the notebook is its amazing IPS panel that provides excellent visual experience thanks to the 91% sRGB coverage, a fairly good maximum brightness of 327 nits and high contrast – 1300:1. Furthermore, the display doesn’t use PWM above 90 nits so it’s suitable to use for extended periods of time. We also suggest checking our custom profiles that further improve color accuracy, white balance, and gamma.
3. Super long battery life
We were pleasantly surprised by the super long battery runtimes that the 50.7Wh unit managed to score in our tests. Actually, these are one of the best results we have gotten on a 15-inch notebook which is mainly due to the power-efficient Intel Core i5-8250U CPU. For example, the Nitro 5 Spin scored the impressive 712 minutes on our web browsing test.
4. Good input devices
Another merit worth mentioning are the great input devices. The overall feel of the keyboard will undoubtedly appeal to many users – the key travel is decent, while the feedback is tactile and clicky. In addition, the highlighted WASD keys and red LED illumination give it a more gaming-centric look. The touchpad is also excellent – big working space, smooth gliding surface, light mouse clicks and responsive operation.
1 reason NOT to buy Acer Nitro 5 Spin
1. The CPU and GPU throttle during extreme workloads
During our extreme stress tests that estimate the overall stability and effectiveness of the cooling system, we noticed something worrying – both the CPU and GPU throttled quite a bit – the processor was running way below the base frequency, while the GPU – 200 MHz below its minimum frequency at 75 degrees Celsius.
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You can read the full Acer Nitro 5 Spin review over HERE.