Things have started to warm up in the PC industry now that Computex is just around the corner.
In anticipation of the event, Acer has announced two new machines, a 2-in-1 convertible and a budget gaming laptop.
Acer Spin 1
The Spin 1 is a machine aimed at audiences who want something for entertainment while also being useful for productivity from time to time.
It has an 11.8-inch display on the front with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution. The display can also be folded all the way to the back of keyboard to get to a “tent” or tablet mode. Clad in a metal frame, the Spin 1 weighs around 2.8 pounds and is 0.55 inch thick.
Under the hood, you can get either a Pentium or Celeron processor, alongside 4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB of eMMC storage.
For connectivity, you get 1 USB 3.1, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, microSD and headphone jack. Wireless options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. Battery life is said to last up to 8 hours.
Acer Spin 1 starts from $329.
Acer Nitro 5
The Nitro 5 comes in a slightly more conventional shell, and is targeted at budget gamers on the move.
The display here is a 15.6-inch IPS HD panel. It is powered by processing options from both Intel and AMD, which is good news for AMD fans.
The former can be paired with up to a GTX 1050 Ti processor with Core i5 or i7, while the the latter comes with a lower-end Radeon RX550 with A10, A12 or A-series FX APUs.
The Nitro 5 is accompanied with up to 32 GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SSD, and an additional HDD of up to 2 TB.
The laptop comes with 1 USB-C, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, and 1 HDMI 2.0 port for connections. The design features red accent for a sharper look. Acer traditionally goes for the red in gaming laptops (as seen in the predator series).
Pricing details for the Nitro 5 will be revealed at Computex, although you can expect it to fall in the $700 – $800 price range.