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Acer Nitro 5 Review: Made For Neophyte Gamers and Folks on a Budget


By: Brian Yalung


Gamers only want the best when it comes to getting the best laptop to render the best possible performance on various game titles requiring high-end specifications. But one thing that hinders most from getting one is the price.

Apparently, laptops designed for gaming don’t come cheap and most end up trying to find ways either by tweaking game settings or get the best possible device that offers the minimum specs for game titles.

The Acer Nitro 5 could be the solution for most although with boundaries. It is one of the most cost-friendly gaming laptops to get in the market today, offering decent displays and worthy graphics processing unit cards to ensure games are rendered at their optimal best.

All this is shown on a 15.6-inch full HD display (1920×1080) display resolution aided by an AMD Radeon RX 560X GPU which can hold up to 4 GB GDDR5 of dedicated graphics memory. Tasked to provide the power is an AMD Ryzen 5 2500 U 2 GHz quad-core processor with 4 GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable up to 32 MB).  It also comes with 256 GB Solid State Driver capacity and relies on a 4-cell 3320 mAh Li-ion battery to keep it up.

Gaming laptops go beyond their ability to display graphics in the best quality possible. There are some who likewise place weight on other features, the audio compliment above all. The Acer Nitro 5 looks to energize the gaming experience even more through Acers TrueHarmony meet Dolby Audio Premium audio, further injecting life to gamers who want a different kind of gaming experience.

Other notable features the Acer Nitro 5 comes with include:

  •    1 USB 3.0 connector
  •    1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C connector
  •    2 USB 2.0 connectors
  •    Network (RJ-45)
  •    HDMI output
  •    TouchPad
  •    Backlit keyboards
  •    SD card reader
  •    Comes with Windows 10 Home out of the box

Seemingly coming complete with the usual necessities gamers would need to have a fun-filled and enjoyable entertainment solution, some may offer varying opinions on the dimensions and weight of the laptop. It measures about 390 mm x 266 mm x 26.75 mm and weighs roughly 2.70 kg.

For neophytes, the Acer Nitro 5 may seem heavier although it is actually lighter when compared to traditional 15-inch models available in the market today.

The Acer Nitro 5 is an ideal choice for people who are into media entertainment and gaming. It does come in a different mold but certainly one of the inexpensive devices available in the market today.

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