Acer has unveiled a brand new 2-in-1 gaming laptop computer designed for “informal gaming” that it hopes will enchantment to entry-level consumers searching for an affordable method into PC gaming. Acer’s Nitro 5 Spin laptop computer launches within the US and Europe in October and can retail at $999 (€1,199), with UK pricing and availability but to be confirmed.

Reportedly able to operating common on-line titles like Overwatch, Dota 2 and League of Legends, the most recent addition to Acer’s gaming portfolio is a convertible Home windows 10 pocket book with a black and purple aluminium chassis that is notably much less garish than the standard crop of gaming-focused laptops.

Acer claims the has a light-weight design and can provide as much as 10 hours of battery life on a single cost. Spec-wise the Nitro 5 Spin is gentle years away from difficult a top-tier rig, however does not fall too far behind relative to its price ticket.

This contains an eighth-generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, GDDR5 VRAM, an SSD obtainable as much as 512GB and a 15.6in Full HD show.

“With a convertible design that options 4 modes, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is a flexible gaming system that opens up thrilling new utilization eventualities for informal avid gamers on the go,” stated Acer’s James Lin. “Energy customers may also recognize the nice efficiency and battery lifetime of the Nitro 5 Spin, whereas having fun with the excellent visuals and immersive audio that it delivers.”

The Nitro 5 Spin additionally features a fingerprint sensor that makes use of Home windows Whats up safety to shortly unlock the laptop computer with a single finger faucet. Acer has additionally paired its TrueHarmony and Good Amplifier sound tech with Dolby Audio Premium for “clear, loud and wealthy sound”.

“The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is a good Home windows 10 PC for informal avid gamers,” stated Peter Han, Microsoft’s vice chairman of accomplice gadgets and options. “The convertible 2-in-1 is versatile, light-weight and highly effective sufficient for a superb gaming expertise, and with Home windows 10 and entry to Microsoft’s productiveness functions and companies, it is a terrific multipurpose PC at an inexpensive worth.”