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Acer announces a laptop for casual gamers

The Acer Nitro 5 Spin

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Acer has released a new gaming laptop, but this one isn’t targeted at serious players. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is an entry-level gaming laptop designed for casual gamers who may not want to shell out for a serious gaming laptop.

Featuring a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, a PCIe SSD up to 512GB, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, the convertible Nitro 5 Spin isn’t exactly a pushover. And with a $999 price tag, it’s priced to move.

Acer says the Nitro 5 Spin supports Windows 10 Hello, and will last up to 10 hours on a charge. Although it’s far from the most powerful gaming laptop, Acer says it should be able to run games like Dota 2 and Overwatch smoothly. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin will be available in North America and Europe in October for $999 / €1,199.