• CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)

Acer Nitro 5 Spin - Specs

CPU Performance #39
  • Intel Core i7-4702MQ 10%
  • Intel Core i5-7440HQ 9.7%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel Core i5-6440HQ 12.5%
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ 16.1%
GPU Performance #23
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5500 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P3000 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Innolux N156HCA-EA1
Color accuracy 7.0 -> 1.3
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe See photo
Windows 10 Home
Body material
Aluminum (All-aluminum chassis)
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, omni-directional ExoAmp Antenna (MU-MIMO)
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x stereo speakers + subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Innolux N156HCA-EA1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 327 cd/m2
sRGB 91%
PWM frequency 25800 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1300:1
dE Color Checker 7.0 1.3
PWM Rating 7.4: (acceptable)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile


THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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A convertible, a gaming laptop and a multimedia laptop all at once? The new Acer Nitro 5 Spin aims to deliver it all in an all-aluminum thin chassis, 360-degree rotatable hinge, touchscreen and powerful hardware. Such devices were scarce in the previous years but now, thanks to Intel's latest generation (Kaby Lake Refresh) ultra-low voltage CPUs and NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs, gaming laptops can be portable and powerful at the same time. The Nitro 5 Spin takes advantage of what Intel and NVIDIA[...]

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  • Slim and portable 15-inch convertible
  • All-aluminum chassis with good build quality
  • Good input devices
  • Excellent IPS display
  • The screen doesn't use PWM above 90 cd/m2 brightness
  • Well-balanced hardware suitable not only for office work but for multimedia and gaming as well
  • Super long battery life


  • Non-upgradeable RAM
  • Overly-tightened hinges
  • The CPU and GPU throttle during extreme workloads

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8250U

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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