Acer Nitro 5 Spin Gaming Laptops are among the best 2 in 1 gaming laptops thanks to their stellar battery life, great display, and comfortable keyboard. For work or for gaming a great keyboard is always essential. There are some takeaways from committed gaming laptops though, such as an incredible rise in heat when gaming.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Acer Nitro 5 Spin\r\nThe Acer Nitro 5 Spin is a somewhat entry-level, gaming friendly laptop that can play games smoothly and comfortably thanks to the GPU. With an advanced CPU and RAM, the laptop can also handle a fair-share of multitasking if you want to watch some quick YouTube videos in-between bouts of work.\r\n\r\nPower\/Performance\r\nThe Acer Nitro 5 Spin sports an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. If you\u2019re not going to be using it for much gaming and don\u2019t need a processor with this much power, check out the Microsoft Surface Book Gaming which has an Intel Core i5 option. But the Acer Nitro 5 Spin can handle a fair-share of multitasking, and gaming performance is relatively good so long as graphically-intense games aren\u2019t played on the highest setting.\r\nBattery\r\nGaming laptops have always had a reputation for poor battery life. However, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin shatters that stereotype with its impressive seven hours and eight minutes of battery life. It\u2019s probably because the laptop is made for more than just gaming and so battery life becomes essential. You can also check out the Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming for another example of a laptop with great battery life.\r\nPorts\/Expandability\r\nOn the right side of the laptop you'll find a USB 2.0 port, an SD card reader, a headset jack, a secure lock slot, the power button, and volume buttons. The left side has two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, full HDMI port, and a DC jack. Unfortunately, there is no Ethernet port, but there\u2019s still a lot more ports on this then there is on the Asus Zenbook Gaming.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nThe beautiful red accents, such as on the hinges and on the bezels, take what would be a standard-issue laptop and turn it into something more refined and interesting. The 1080P full HD display produces rich hues and finely detailed, sharp images. The top-mounted speakers deliver a good amount of sound and the subwoofer belts out a respectable amount of bass even if just slightly distorted as max volume.\r\nValue\r\nThe Acer Nitro 5 Spin doesn\u2019t have RGB Lighting like most gaming laptops, but then again it\u2019s not a fully-fledged gaming laptop so this is to be expected. Still, the keyboard is comfortable and the keys are responsive and springy which makes the keyboard a joy to use. But like most gaming laptops it does get very hot when gaming. In this case the laptop may earn distinction because it can rise to over 100 degrees with just over 15 minutes of gameplay.\r\nAcer Nitro 5 Spin Wrap Up\r\nWhile not a completely committed gaming or work laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin can still perform both jobs competently. The lack of an Ethernet port is a letdown, considering the price, but at least they do include an ExoAmp antenna for a more secure wireless connection. So if you\u2019re a casual gamer that wants something for work too, you\u2019ll find a friend in the Acer Nitro 5 Spin.