Acer unveils new Nitro 5 gaming laptop

Acer recently announced its new Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Even though Acer promotes it as “designed for the casual gamer”, the laptop’s performance is all but “casual”. It comes equipped with AMD Radeon RX560 graphics paired with an AMD Ryzen mobile processor.

Powered by Windows 10, the 15-inch gaming laptop is “targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players”. According to Jerry Hou (brace for long job title), General Manager of Consumer Notebooks and IT Products Business, Acer Inc:

With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most. We’ve developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness.

The Nitro 5’s internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB, which should provide plenty of storage for the latest gaming titles, music and movies. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB) combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Once in the throes of battle, Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.

Styling-wise, the Nitro 5 is gorgeous. Its chassis features an elegant laser textured cover with a crimson red hinge. Amazing visuals are not limited to the Nitro 5’s exterior. The 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details, and the backlit keyboard makes playing in a dark environment a breeze.

Other notable features include a front-facing HD web camera and the ability to broadcast games using Mixer directly from the Windows 10 Game bar. Sound comes courtesy of finely-tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology. The Nitro 5 also has enough ports for all your needs, and includes hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Local pricing and availability is yet unknown, but we will keep you updated as soon as new information becomes available.

Post Author: Rikus Le Roux

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