Acer’s new 17.3-inch Nitro 5 looks like lots of bang to your buck
Acer has refreshed its Nitro 5 lineup of entry-level gaming laptops for the second half of 2021, and its new 17.3-inch mannequin launching in mid-October appears notably spectacular given its $1,199.99 value. Its 1080p show has a 144Hz refresh price, and it comes geared up with an eleventh Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s RTX 3050 Ti graphics chip. (Acer hasn’t specified the CPU mannequin or what the utmost graphics energy of the GPU will probably be.) Different specs embrace 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SSD. That seems like a stable gaming laptop computer to me, as long as you’re not anticipating an excessive amount of out of it.
In order for you one thing smaller, Acer additionally has a 15.6-inch model coming in mid-October for $769.99. It additionally has a 144Hz refresh price display, however as you may need guessed with the $400 value distinction, there’s extra than simply measurement that will get a discount right here. It has an eleventh Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD, and on the graphics facet of issues, it options the Nvidia GTX 1650. This could nonetheless be capable of do some mild gaming, nevertheless it’ll possible be a extra compromised expertise than what the 17.3-inch can do.
Each fashions have an ethernet port and a Thunderbolt 4 port, along with three USB-A ports, HDMI out, a 3.5mm jack, and a Kensington slot.
Acer gave the most recent Nitro 5 simply a few minor design changes that make it stand out a bit in contrast to the early 2021 mannequin. It nonetheless has a pink and black colorway with edges that taper off, together with a full-size keyboard. The barrel plug charger now plugs in alongside the fitting facet of the laptop computer as an alternative of its again, and components of its lid and chassis seem to have a grippier texture.
In case you simply obtained the Nitro 5 or an identical gaming laptop computer earlier this yr, these upgrades don’t seem to be must-haves. However in the event you’re out there for a 17.3-inch machine, Acer’s newest looks like a implausible worth.