Computex 2017 has not yet opened its doors (start of hostilities scheduled for next Tuesday), as several firms have already started to present some of their new products. This is the case of Acer which has just lifted the veil on two laptops, one of which – the Nitro 5 – is designed for gamers, and will be offered from $ 799.
If a few years ago to pay for a laptop dedicated to gaming was often synonymous with having to deal with an A booklet as empty as a quote from Jean-Claude Van Damme, we have to admit that things have evolved – and in common sense.
The Nitro 5 does not however have its price to assert, the laptop also offers two distinct configurations articulated with the choice on components Intel / Nvidia or Full AMD. A detail that should please fans of the Sunnyvale firm, who are no longer really used to seeing AMD chips animate a laptop PC intended for gaming.
Intel – Nvidia or AMD? That is the question …
Having in mind to leave the choice to the customer, Acer therefore opted for two configs: the first based on a Core i5 (or i7) duo from the Kaby Lake and GTX 1050 Ti generation; the second based on an APU AMD A10 (or A12) coupled to an RX 550.
Whatever configuration is chosen, the user will be able to benefit from a maximum of 32 GB of RAM in DDR4 2400 Mhz, and Windows 10 64 bits. The presence of an SSD (up to 512 GB in PCIe) will however be reserved for “Selected” models, better equipped, but also more expensive.
On the screen side, the Nitro 5 will have a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS panel, and on the keyboard Acer had the good idea to add a red backlight to polish it all up.
In terms of availability, the new laptop from the Taipei firm should point its nose in Europe next August, while North America and China will be able to benefit from it from June.