Acer Nitro 5 Review: A Portable Laptop for Casual Gamers

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A lot of companies out there create laptops for gaming, but how many of them are actually portable, meaning that they won’t rip your back as you carry them in a backpack? There are also a lot of gaming gadgets out there that are indeed portable, such as smartphones, Nintendo Switch consoles, and more. Therefore, more companies are trying to follow suit.

One of those companies seems to be Acer, a Taiwanese brand that has surely become somewhat synonymous with laptops. It’s obviously in their best interest to adapt to what the market wants. Since gaming is such a widespread phenomenon, better Acer laptops for gaming were on their way.

Acer Nitro 5: an affordable and portable gaming laptop

Acer Nitro 5 might be exactly the laptop you’ve been looking for if you’re into gaming. However, the laptop wasn’t exactly built to run all high-end titles smoothly and at maximum settings, but it’s still worthy of attention.

The dual-fan cooling of the Acer Nitro 5 provides a lot of comfort and efficiency. The display has a standard 1080p resolution, which is not spectacular but still enough for what most gamers want. The presence of the Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card, accompanied by the 8th-generation Intel Core processor, also makes a good team for what casual gamers need.

The cheapest configuration that you can get for the Acer Nitro 5 sounds like this: 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card of 4GB, a 1TB HDD, and also a 128GB SSD. For about $300 more, you can get your hands on a version of the same laptop that features 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, and the same graphics card and HDD as for the previous configuration.

You can get your hands on an Acer Nitro 5 laptop for a price starting at $749.

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