The Acer Nitro 5 is a simple gaming laptop that is well configured for the money. It starts at $ 580 and can go up to $ 1,200. You can easily add more memory and storage. It has a sufficient range of ports including USB 3.1 Type C.
While the Nitro 5 and Bravo 15 benefit from AMD’s new “Renoir” CPU architecture, there’s much Acer can do for the lower price of $ 330. The Nitro 5 not only offers a Ryzen 5 with six cores compared to a Ryzen 7 with eight cores, but also 8 GB compared to 16 GB and 256 GB of storage instead of the 512 GB NVMe solid state drive.
This year’s Acer Nitro 5 looks a bit new compared to the previous model. The main difference is the slightly thinner side bezels around the screen. Otherwise, the design changes are largely aesthetic, although they give the laptop a modern feel compared to previous iterations.
Opening the lid shows that the black and red motif of the Nitro brand is now spread across the keyboard. Compared to the previous Nitro 5 model, which had all-black keys with red letters, all keys on this model have a red stripe on the sides to highlight the keys. It really makes it stand out.
The Acer Nitro 5 2020 is definitely a cheap gaming laptop. The inside is way better than it looks, which isn’t necessarily bad. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-10750H CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. The memory has 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD and 8 GB DDR4 RAM clocking in at 2933 MHz.
The Nitro 5 and its hexa-core Ryzen 5 4600H processors were able to put off some impressive numbers in HandBrake test (1.685), which ranks second after the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, a laptop that costs twice as much as Nitro while he went through a number of gaming systems that cost hundreds more.
|Display||15.6-inch IPS 60Hz Full HD (1920×1080)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4600H at 3.0GHz (up to 4.0GHz, 8MB cache)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Storage||256GB PCIe SSD|
|Ports||3 x USB 3.2, 1 x USB-C 3.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x audio out|
|Connectivity||802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||14.3 x 10 x 0.9 inches (WxDxH)|