Acer Nitro 5 Spin Overview
Control your Amazon Alexa with the Acer 15.6" Nitro 5 Spin Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook. with four built-in microphones, you can use the Nitro 5 Spin to control your Alexa to ask questions, check your calendar, read the news, listen to your music playlists, and even control your smart home.
The 15.6" IPS display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen also has multi-touch support. Visuals are handled by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM. You can also output to an external display via the HDMI port. The 360° Dual-Torque hinge allows you to use the Nitro 5 Spin in four modes, which are Notebook, Display, Tent, and Tablet.
The system is powered by an 8th Gen Coffee Lake 1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor. It also 8GB of onboard DDR4 RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and USB 2.0 Type-A. Windows 10 Home is the installed operating system.
- Amazon Alexa Enabled
- With Amazon Alexa support on your Nitro 5 Spin, you can control your smart home from anywhere with your voice. Turn on the lights or adjust the temperature of your home from your laptop.
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphics Cards
- NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best.
- Read the Finger
- With Windows Hello and the built-in fingerprint reader, you can quickly and easily log into your system without a password.
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.