Acer pleases the gaming crowd with its new gaming laptop – Nitro 5 set at $800 sale price. This new breed of gaming laptops feature high-end GPU selections that are only found on the more expensive types of gaming netbooks which include the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from Nvidia that is paired along with one Kaby Lake processor by Intel, or could also cover Radeon RX550 GPU paired with AMD’s A-Series processors.
As for the side of Intel, Acer makes available Nitro 5 configs along with Core i5 as well as Core i7 proci options – each coming from the newest CPU architecture from Intel. When looking to have an AMD configuration, PC owners can decide from A12, A-series FX and A10 APUs.
Each of these laptops have is compatible to 32 GB DDR4-2400 memory however it is expected that baseline set up will go along with 8 GB RAM or maybe even 4 GB.
Selected models are also expected to come along with PCIe SSDs as much as 512 GB on its capacity along with optional HDD of as much as 2 TB designed for large storage purposes.
All the laptops will be made available with 15.6” screen display having 1920 by 1080 resolution with Dolby audio. Although these features may not be as extravagant as expected, it is actually nice to know that Acer went generous on a TN panel even it has a low starting price.
With regards to its connectivity, Nitro 5 is going to feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi along with GbE LAN port in its package, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, USB 3.0 port which has the potential to charge any mobile devices whenever the laptop is off, 2 USB 2 ports along with an HDMI 2 output.
The target audience for the Nitro 5 will be very clear. It is designed with a matte-black casing having a hairline finish along with red high which goes along the rear. Also, it comes with a “bold black” grill that is designed solely for ventilation. Having to flip the laptop open shows a red-colored LED backlit keyboard that has outlined WASD keys.
This gamer’s laptop will be shipping in North US on July then followed immediately by the EMEA release which will be on August with a starting price of €1,100.