NEW BREED OF THIN GAMING LAPTOP? – Acer Spin 5 With GTX 1050 Review

February 14 08:27 2018 Print This Article

Not to sound like a broken record, but we’re sick of the red and black aggressive gaming laptop style. Yet, we want to play games on our attractive, slim laptops. Thankfully Acer might have the solution with the new Spin 5 equipped with a GTX 1050. Part of a line of Spin devices, they’re generally just your typical productivity convertible type – except this one has that gaming graphics card built in. It’ll cost you a little bit more, and technically the design might not be the best for full load gaming, but at least brands are finally realizing that ugly plastic aggressive boxes are not cool. So is this the stealthy gaming laptop you’ve been looking for? Find out by watching our video review embedded above or read more of our findings below.

Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-55HJ – PHP 64,999 (US$ 1250 Taxes Included)

  • Intel Core i5 8250U 4 Core / 8 Thread Processor
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 4GB Graphics Card
  • 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Windows 10 Home OS
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Backlit Chicklet Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader
  • Pressure Sensitive Stylus
  • Convertible 2-in-1 360 degree hinge form factor
  • 15.02″ x 10.16″ x 0.70″ measurements
  • 4.86 lb weight


  • Beautiful, thin aluminum build
  • Convertible for multiple use cases
  • GTX 1050 Gaming graphics card inside
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Touchscreen, Pressure Sensitive Stylus, and Fingerprint Reader
  • Respectable battery life


  • Throttling due to weak thermal design
  • Ultrabook processor is not made for heavy gaming
  • Bulky and heavy for a convertible

The Acer Spin 5 with GTX 1050 is not for everybody. And likely the 13″ and 15″ variants that don’t carry the Geforce graphics card will sell more units because they’re simpler and have a clear purpose in mind. This one however, can play games. Sacrifices have been made for it to look like this and still run a GPU, but for someone who needs a slim classy laptop that lets you roll up your sleeves and frag a few demons every now and then its quite a boon. For people like that – which includes us – this is a highly recommended device.

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