Acer Nitro 5 Spin Review

Acer Nitro 5 Spin Review


The Acer Nitro 5 Laptop has enough oomph to play Heavy games on lower settings.

FOR                                                                                          AGAINST

  • versatile design, Stylish,                                Graphics could be better for price
  • Friendly keyboard                                           Gets toasty while gaming
  • Bright display
  • Amazing keyboard

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

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Twist it, twist it as you want. Changing a laptop means that it is a versatile wagon that can turn into a hat. Acer Nitro 5 Spin (from $ 799, priced at $ 1,099) does this to a certain extent. Powerful multitasking, good battery life, a comfortable keyboard, and easy replacement. design. Thanks to the entry-level Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU, the Nitro 5 Spin does not offer high frame rates. But it is one of the gaming laptops for people on a budget.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Mobile work on a nice large 15.6-inch display? Tablet mode for relaxing media content consumption? Or do you prefer a bit of gaming? CHIP has tested the Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-53DZ and is ready to share its impressions.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin Specification:

It’s all about the accent, small, which cuts the rim with red loops and a brightly colored rim. Shiny 360-degree hinges with black tops and a purple Acer symbol help highlight the aluminum cover of the black aluminum brush. The lesson allowed the laptop to deftly switch from mollusk mode to tent, stand and tablet mode.

Price-quality ratio

operating system
Windows 10 Home
38.2 x 25.9 x 1.9 cm
The weight
2.3 kg
Intel Core i5-8250U (1.6 GHz)
RAM amount
8 GB
Video card type
Graphics card model
Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050
Video Memory Capacity
4 GB
Display: diagonal
15.6 inch
Display: Resolution
1.920 x 1.080 pixels
Display: surface
Display: max. brightness
309 cd / m²
Display: Chess Contrast
190: 1
Display: pixel density
141 dpi
Display: brightness distribution
Drive capacity
256 GB (SSD) & 1000 GB (HDD)
Drive type
Optical drive
Battery: capacity
51 Wh
Battery life: office suite
11:18 h: min
Battery life: video playback
8:41 h: min
Noisiness at masks. load
USB ports
3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
LAN connector
Dock station
Other digital video outputs
Analog video outputs
Card reader
Optional equipment
fingerprint sensor, keyboard backlight
Test: PCMark 7
5.975 points
Test: 3Dmark (Cloud Gate)
15.679 points


It’s all about the accent, small, which cuts the rim with red loops and a brightly colored rim. Shiny 360-degree hinges with black tops and a purple Acer symbol help highlight the aluminum cover of the black aluminum brush. The lesson allowed the laptop to deftly switch from mollusk mode to tent, stand and tablet mode.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

When you open the laptop in clamshell mode, you get some of these beautiful red accents along with the laptop and touchpad. The keyboard keys are also colored red, and when you turn on the backlight, they get a nice glow. Red nitro (of course) is located between the speaker and the keyboard.

On the Laptop On the right side of the keyboard, you will find a USB 2.0 port, an SD card reader, a headset jack. A slot for a secure lock and buttons for turning on and adjusting the volume. A pair of USB 3.0 ports is on the left with a USB Type C port, a full HDMI connector, and a DC connector. Instead of adding a Gigabit Ethernet port, Acer uses its ExoAmp antenna and MU-MIMO 2×2 wireless technology so that the laptop can maintain a stable wireless signal. But I still want a cozy haven – just in case.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

The Acer Nitro Laptop Weight 4.9 lbs. The Laptop has 15 x 10.2 x 0.7 inches is very light, but the laptop HP Omen 15t (15.1 x 9.9 x 1 inch) and MSI GL62M 7REX (15.1 x 10.2 x 1, 1 inch) not heavy. Yet, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (15.2 x 10.8 x 1 in.) The game console offers 6 pounds.

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For the Spin 1920 x 1080 border budget system, the touch screen is not too dirty. The 15.6-inch glossy display is so colorful and detailed that I can easily create for you the trailer “Lakit Stanfield Curtain Image” trailer in the trailer, as well as thin lines in a cheap suit. The golden elevator saw two beers with gray threads, much cheaper than because of its red carpet.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

The glossy screen was a nuisance when I played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, especially during night scenes. At night, I was almost ambushed because of a swamp. When the reflection of the upper lights in my office allowed a group of drones to hide from me. However, the sickly blue skin of the drone shone in the moonlight. And the magic of my fire splashed through the wall of the slanting orange flame with my hands.

Spin SRGB reproduces 105% of Color Gaming, which is 120% lower than the average game average and 158% lower than 7REX. Yet, it is well above our minimum 100% threshold, as well as the Oman 15 Tat and Inspiron 15.

Nitro 5 is brighter than your budget system, which averages 296 knots on our light meter. These 300 knights have more nuts than average, but they are still lighter than the Amen 15T (247), Inspiron 15 (233) and 7REX (198).

The touchpad is clear and precise. which allows me to easily navigate open applications and zoom in with my Frank Doodle in the paint.


Color is interesting to me. The top-mounted Nitro Spin 5 speakers deliver a big bang – enough to fill my bedroom with a loud, well-balanced sound.’s voice was warm and “I was wrong?” Percussion instruments such as a bell were clean, and alone subwoofer destroyed a decent amount of bass. Yet, I found that the synthesized parts of the track were slightly distorted at maximum volume.


I switched using Dolby Audio software, switching from music settings to dynamic ones. You have your own settings, as well as settings for movies, games, and voice, but in most cases, you will be fine if you stick to music or animation.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU means you get a reasonable gaming frame rate in the 1920s, not at the highest settings.

Keyboard, Fingerprint Scanner and Touchpad:

It doesn’t have special RGB lighting, but the island-style Nitro 5 keyboard is still good with its black keys, red text, and lining. The backlight is bright enough so that I do not have to look at typing in a dark room. And I appreciate that Acer managed to fit the digital panel without messing up the other keys.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Fortunately, the keyboard looks as good as it sounds. The keys are very responsive and give a slight click, despite the 1.4 mm key travel, which is less than our minimum of 1.5 mm. I type in my usual 70 words per minute on 10 Fast Fingers tests.

The 2.2-inch touchscreen is so wide that I didn’t even realize that I had to inadvertently touch my edges with my fingers when I visited web pages and documents. Windows gestures, such as three fingers and four fingers, allow me to view recently opened applications and request a center of the action.

The fingerprint scanner is located in the upper left corner of the touch panel. Where it does an excellent job. There to help you log into Windows Hello if you want to add a layer of security between your games and other sensitive information and your eyes. Setting up Windows Hello is very simple: after creating the password. you enter a fingerprint by repeatedly sliding your finger across the sensor and turning it on at different angles.


To take advantage of the laptop, Acer added pen functionality with additional active styles for $ 49.99. The AAAA battery-operated pen is reliable and quite comfortable in my hand. With 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, it is not as sensitive as other steels on the market, but it will work as a last resort.

Continuing to rotate Nitro 5 in tablet mode, I started drawing in Autodesk notebook and appreciated how well the pen can handle its movements. Stress gave me a deep dash, and a soft touch creates another subtle thing. Although my palm was on the display, it was never registered on the screen due to some deviation of the upper part of the palm.

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Gaming and Graphics:

The Nitro Nitro 5 Spin equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4 GB VRAM, an entry-level option for the Pascal series graphics card. This means that you can get a decent frame rate at 1920 x 1080, rather than higher settings.

acer spin 5

Contrary to common sense, I started playing at level 3 at a height of 1080. I was surprised that the Nitro 5 was able to deliver an average of 28 frames per second (fps). Yet, there were moments with the game. Everything got a little better when I went down to medium and got an average frame rate of 33 frames per second. But this game became the fastest when I switched from low to low, where I recorded 56 frames per second. However, the texture was very dirty.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Spin Nitro 5 struggled with the Rise of Tiger Rider Benchmark (very high, 1080p), demonstrating faster 17fps. Which is half the average gaming average of 34fps The 7REX and its GTX 1050 TGPU performed slightly better at 22 frames per second. While the Inspiron 15 KTX 1060 Max Q GPU increased the playback threshold of 30 frames to 31 frames per second. Left behind.

While we hit the hit man-mark, the Nitro 5 spin scored 31 frames per second, performing better. This was not enough to compete with an average of 67 frames per second. But it was comparable to the HP Omen 15t (GTX 1050), which showed 32 frames per second. 7REX and Inspiron 15 received 46 and 55 frames per second, respectively.

During the test, Grand Theft Auto V Nitro 5 Spin scored 24 frames per second, losing an average of 34 frames. 7REX and Inspiron 15 performed well with 31 and 44 frames per second, respectively.

When you do not save the world, do not restore it, and do not cause disaster. The Nitro 5 spin will switch to its own integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics processor for less work.


Equipped with an 8th generation processor or Intel Core i7-8550U processor. The Nitro 5 Spin can handle its share of multitasking. I presented the Jessica Jones episode on Netflix with 18 open tabs in Google Chrome running Windows Defender without any delay.

The system continued to hold during our simulated tests with Geek Bench 4. where it scored 13,798 average gaming averages, 14,974. Not equipped with the latest generation processors, Inspiron 15 (Core i5-7300U), 7REX and Oman 15t (Core i7-7700HQ) who published respectively 10 535, 11 817 and 11 769. did.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

During the Excel Macro test, which runs on a laptop that receives 65,000 names and addresses, the Nitro 5 rotation took 1 minute 25 seconds. It’s 0:59 on average and 7REX less than 1:00, but Inspire 15 is faster than 1:29.

In our test, a hand brake video that checks how long it takes to convert 4K video to 1080p. The Nitro 5 rotation took 20 minutes and 12 seconds to complete. It’s 14:44 below average, and also published by 7REX and Inspiron 15 14:11 and 19:06

CPU tests
Photoshop CS6
Image processing (filtering) 294
SPECwpc 2.0
Media and entertainment 0.83
Product development 1,1
Media Coder .264
Coding time, seconds (less is better)
MPEG2 3840×2160 29 Mbps (153 sec) to MPEG4 3840×2160 1090 Kbps AVC1 294
Cinebench r15
OpenGL, cb 99
CPU fps 504
Benchmark, KB / sec 5535
Benchmark, MIPS
Rate 19349
Single-core CPU 4162
Multi-core CPU 12 540
AES single core 3898
AES multi-core 9580
Corona 1.3
Rendering time, seconds (less is better)
Benchmark 474
V-Ray Benchmark 1.0.6
rendering time, seconds (less is better)
CPU 248
GPU 264

The 256 Gb / PCIe SSD Nitro 5 Spin took 493 seconds to copy 4.97 GB of multimedia file files at a transfer speed of 103 megabytes per second. Which is less than the average of 340.4 Mb / s. there is. This is better than the Oman 15T (1 TB, 7200 rpm), 42.4 MB / s. But much higher than the 7REX (128 GB mSATA SSD) and Inspiron 15 (256 GB SSD), which provide 141. 4 and 339 MB / s, respectively. Not close.

Battery Time:

One of the places where the Nitro 5 Spin shines is its battery life. On a battery test, the laptop worked for 7 hours 8 minutes (constant web surfing over Wi-Fi), which beat the average for the games 3:11 and 7REX 3: 13. Inspiron 15, however, lasted for some time at 7:15.

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Battery test
Reading 6 h 12 min
Work (browser) 1 h 57 min
3D (games) 54 min


Al Aluminum is perfect for general viewing and touch. But after all this, I spent 15 minutes in the game The Witcher 3 and went out of the window. The lower and lower sides of the keyboard reached 104 and 101 degrees, respectively, which is higher than our comfort range of 95 degrees. The touchpad is measured at 88 degrees.

We let the Acer laptop cool down and spent 15 minutes playing HD video. Then we re-measured and found the touchpad registered between the system and below 85, 88 and 91 degrees.


Built-in 720p webcam allows you to get blurry images with blurry colors. The test shot I took in my bedroom was insensitive to noise, making it difficult to explain the tiniest details in my selfie. My rich royal blue wall seems to be spinning, and I could not do any purple things in my hair.

Warranty & Software:

Acer has downloaded Nitro Spin 5 with its manufacturing facilities and multimedia applications. For example, eBay files and eBay photos make it easy to access documents and photos stored on your phone. There is also the Acer Care Center, which allows you to carry out diagnostic checks of the battery and memory and install the latest system updates.

This laptop equipped with many Bluetooth, including shortcuts for Netflix, Mozilla Firefox, Drawboard PDF, Stage Light, Autodesk Sketchbook, Evernote and Amazon, eBay and are. As for games, that is, the Nvidia GeForce Experience a set of gaming applications such as battery optimization and ShadowPlay, a free streaming service.

Acer Nitro 5 comes with a one-year limited warranty. See how Acer made a call to our tech support team and ranked the best and worst gaming laptop brands.

Configuration & Price:

I reviewed the 0.099 Acer Nitro 5 Spin with an eighth Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB PCSD with 1 TB, 5400 rpm. Hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GTX graphics processor with 4 GB of graphics memory and Intel UHD Graphics 620. The base model 99 799 has almost the same characteristics. But replaces the Core i7 processor with an Intel Core i5-8250U processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Test Result:

The transformer Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-53DZ earned not only the title of king in the category “Equipment”. but also showed the highest performance indicators. The very generous equipment and transformation function. yet, had a somewhat negative impact on value for money.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Transformer – multi-talent or just fun?

Transformers are laptops that can turn into tablets with a flick of the wrist. But so far they have presented in a convenient format ranging in size from 13.3 to 14 inches. In the face of Nitro 5 Spin, Acer launches its first transformer with a large 15.6-inch display.

Our initial doubts about the practicality and convenience of the 15.6-inch transformer for everyday use evaporated – despite its size, the Nitro Spin 5 was unexpectedly convenient.

Advantages: Pleasantly large display for classic office use in laptop mode. You start to appreciate it in a special way after an 8-hour working day on a 13.3-inch model.

Disadvantages: transformer displays in most cases glare due to the sensor layer. which from time to time causes interfering reflections.

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Our Take:

The Laptop Acer Nitro Spin 5 is not exactly a gaming laptop, but a fully working computer that aims to become a jack of all trades. But sometimes your best potential does not improve. For $ 1099 you get a system that can switch from laptop to tablet. Which makes it extremely versatile, especially when you add additional ActiveStyles. A discrete graphics, a comfortable keyboard, and surprisingly good sound raise the issue of Nitro 5 Spin.

Yet, outside of multitasking, the Nitro 5 rotation is not so powerful. Not when there are laptops on the market, such as the VR-compatible Dell Inspiron 15 7000 games. Starting at $ 999, you get unhindered power (for a budget system) that improves overall graphics and performance. And also extends battery life.

Yet, if you’re looking for a system that can switch from laptop to tablet in presentation mode for the game. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is a good candidate.

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