The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming notebook that enters the super-competitive mid-range market with a Nvidia 10-series graphics chip, an Intel Core i5 processor, and a great design.
Acer Nitro 5 Quick Features and Specs
- 7th Gen Intel Core i7, Core i5 Processor
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with up to 4 GB Dedicated Memory
- Windows 10 Home
- 15.6-inch IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 8GB RAM or 16GB RAM, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM
- 256GB SDD, 1TB HDD, Hybrid options
- 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB Type C
Build and Display
For a mid-range design, this laptop looks really good. The lid is a smart slab of brushed metal, the hinge is finished with an attractive dark red shade, and the red theme continues to the keyboard and trackpad. The Acer Nitro 5 weighs 2.7kg and it’s 27mm thick from top to bottom.
A couple of small panels on the base can be used to access the hard disk and memory slots, although there’s no easy way to access the SSD or the cooling gear. The Nitro also doesn’t have a DisplayPort output or a DVD drive.
As for the display, it is a 15.6″ diagonal display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are different variants of the Acer NITRO 5, so performance-wise, you get what you pay for. There are the quad-core Intel Core i5 variant, the i7 processor for speeds up to 2.8 GHz, and the less expensive AMD FX-Series APU variants. Overall, it offers good performance. The GTX 1050( The Intel Core i5 variant) will play most Triple-A games at High graphics settings on the Nitro’s 1080p screen. It ran through Tomb Raider’s high-quality benchmark with an average of 45fps and handled its Very High settings at 34fps. In Shadow of Mordor, it averaged 43fps.
The Nitro 5 has a decent keyboard for a laptop, but it’s disappointing when you wish to use them to play games.
The scrabble-tile buttons are quiet and have a middling amount of travel, and the base beneath the keys is noticeably squidgy.
The Nitro’s keyboard is soft, quiet and comfortable, which is great for typing but only mediocre for games. That’s acceptable for casual and mainstream gaming, but serious gamers and competitive types will want something with more rigidity.
The four-cell battery can’t compete with its rivals. The Acer’s power pack lasted for three hours and 38 minutes in the standard benchmark, which is just ok on a gaming machine, and it then handled 90 minutes of intensive gaming with the screen at full brightness.
At least the Acer never presented any thermal issues. The Nitro remained quieter than most gaming notebooks through every benchmark and stress-test. The exterior remained cool, too.
Pricing and availability
The Acer Nitro 5 price starts at $849. Thus, Acer Nitro 5 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 325,000 Naira to 490,000 Naira depending on the model.
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Processor: 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 Processor
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with up to 4 GB Dedicated Memory
- Memory: 8GB DDR4 RAM or 16GB DDR4 RAM, up to 32GB
- Colors: Black
- Dimension: 389.9 x 265.9 x 26.67 mm
- Weight: starting at 2.7 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Keyboard: Full-sized Keyboard
- Pointing Device: TouchPad
- Built-in Storage: 256GB SDD, 1TB HDD, Hybrid 256GB SDD + 1TB HDD, Hybrid 128GB SDD + 1TB HDD
- Optical Storage: No
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 720p HD Webcam
- USB Ports: Yes, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB Type C (USB 3.1)
- HDMI Port: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- VGA Port: No
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- NFC: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band
- Bluetooth: –
- Dock Connector: No
- Acer CoolBoost
- Battery: 4 Cells, 3220 mAh Li-Po Battery
The Nitro 5 is a reasonable mid-range laptop, and it’s a sensible choice for someone looking for a portable powerhouse. Have you used this laptop? What is your verdict?
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