Acer Nitro 5: A budget-friendly gaming laptop

KUCHING: With casual gamers as well as students and those on a tight budget in mind, Acer has introduced its Nitro 5 which is an affordable addition to its well-known gaming products.

The first from the new Acer Nitro family, the Nitro 5 series provides a good balance of powerful features with a sharp and stylish design.

The Nitro 5 offers a variety of configurations that feature popular graphics and processors, providing consumers with a wide selection to meet different budgets and needs.

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050i graphics. It can also support up to 16GB of DDR4 2,400 MHz memory and features Windows 10 which is ideal for gaming.

Ideal for accelerating boot-up time and shortening in-game loading times, select models come equipped with super-fast PCIe SSDs (up to 512GB) paired with an optional HDD for storage (up to 2TB).

Of course, no gaming system is complete without a thermal solution to manage heat and keep the system running optimally.

The Nitro 5 features dual fans with Acer Coolboost technology, which delivers heightened fan speeds and cooling ability, and allows users to manually control the cooling process when heavy use requires an added boost.

All models offer a vibrant 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS[ii display, while Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology provides incredible sound depth.

These work in tandem to provide immersive experiences for gaming or watching movies.

The keyboard features red backlighting, and the WASD keys and touchpad are also outlined in red for ease-of-use.

A Gigabit Ethernet port delivers fast and reliable wired connections, while the 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO wireless technology provides blazing-fast wireless connectivity. A comprehensive selection of ports includes one USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1) port, one USB 3.0 port with power-off charging, two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port, which can support up to 90 Hz refresh rates.

On top of its powerful features, the Nitro 5 features a sharp and stylish design that is great for casual gaming experience.

The Core i5 model with GTX1050 graphics card is priced at RM3,299 while the Core i7 version with GTX1050i is priced at RM4,699.

 

Technical Specifications

Acer Nitro 5

Operating system: Windows 10 Home

Processor: Intel Core i5-7300HQ, 2.5 GHz; Quad-core

Chipset: Intel HM175

Memory: DDR4, 4 GB (standard), Up to 32 GB (maximum)

Storage: 1TB hard drive

Screen: 15.6inch, Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, ComfyView, IPS technology

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, up to 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated graphics memory

Connectivity: 802.11ac wireless LAN

Audio and video: 1280 x 720 webcam, two speakers

Ports and connectors: 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45), HDMI Output, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C

Input Devices: TouchPad

Battery: 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-Polymer

Battery life: Seven hours

Adapter: 135 W

Dimensions (W x D x H): 390 mm x 266 mm x 26.75 mm

Weight (Approximate): 2.7 kg

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