As a company with several indistinguishable product lines, the last thing Acer needs is another family of laptops to follow. But with the Nitro 5, it is hoping to make a dent in the increasingly important budget gaming market. It is not the most powerful laptop around. Instead, the company is hoping to attract people who game once in a while.
You can choose from configurations with up to NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti graphics and seventh-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs, or AMD FX, A10 and A12 CPUs, with up to Radeon RX550 graphics. Either way, you can stuff in up to 32 GB of RAM, and you have the option of PCI-E SSDs to speed up performance.
Together with a 15.6 inch 1080p screen, the Nitro 5 includes a USB-C 3.1 port, a USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 connections. There is also gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 AC wireless and an HDMI 2.0 port. Design-wise, the Nitro 5 is unquestionably a gaming laptop, with bright lights, sharp lines and some serious air vents.
While it is a bit of a step down from the sleeker Aspire V Nitro, which sports a GeForce 1060 GPU, hopefully the Nitro 5 will come in significantly cheaper.
In the case of the Aspire Nitro 5, looks can kill! This soon to be battlefield gaming icon utilizes a hard edged futuristic design with sleek lines, angles and an impressive 15.6” Full HD IPS Display to put you in total command of all the action.
It combines a powerful 7th Gen Intel Core processor with high performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. The advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities support intense gaming sessions while the illuminating iron red keyboard adds to the drama.
- 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
- 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display
- 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory & 512GB SSD
- Dual-Fan Cooling
- Acer TrueHarmony Technology & Dolby Audio Premium Sound
- Iron-Red Backlit Keyboard
With its hard edged futuristic design with sleek lines and angles, the Acer Nitro 5 looks and feels like it will help you take control.
Keep Your Cool
Dual fans with Acer Cool boost technology deliver heightened fan speeds and cooling ability. This innovative feature allows users to manually control the cooling process when heavy use requires an added boost.
Bright Red Backlit Keyboard
Power through the dark with the bright red back lit keyboard as it illuminates this device’s keyboard keys.
High Powered Processing
Powered by the 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Acer Nitro 5 is devastatingly powerful so you can smoothly and quickly play games, watch videos or just stay productive.
From fighting that last victorious battle to catching every detail of your movie soundtrack, Acer True Harmony and Dolby Audio Premium immerse you in pure sound.
Lightning Fast Graphics
Everyone deserves great gaming. That is why we integrated the fast, powerful GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR5 video memory into this beast of a machine.
The AMD flavored Nitro 5 is perfect for those who want to play e-Sports games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Dota 2, and do not mind playing regular AAA titles with most graphics settings on low. This laptop comes packed with seventh generation AMD A-Series, FX, A12, or 10 APUs and Radeon RX 550 discrete graphics.
Both the AMD and Intel flavors of the Nitro 5 support up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz RAM and Windows 10. Select models will also come with a PCIe SSD up to 512 GB. The SSD models can also be paired with a hard drive (up to 2 TB) for storage.
As for the display, all Nitro 5 models feature a 15.6 inch 1080p IPS display. Meanwhile, Dolby Audio Premium and Acer True Harmony sound technologies promise something better than the usual tinny laptop output.
The overall look of the laptop is pure gamer with a matte black chassis, a red hinge between the keyboard and display, and a red backlit keyboard with the WASD control keys getting a bolder outline for easier identification.
The most intriguing feature of this laptop, however, is a new thermal solution called Acer Cool Boost. This technology will let the user adjust the rpm speed of the laptop’s fans.
The highlight of the debut of the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is that it gives consumers a wide range of options that can allow them to tweak the unit according to their needs and budget.
From graphics, processors and models to boot up time, in game loading and internet support, the Acer Nitro 5 is a true dream for consumers looking for a unit they can afford and adjust to what they want and need.