Acer Nitro 5 Review – IGN

October 23, 2020 by No Comments

The Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop that starts at $580 and can cost as much as $1,200. The wide-ranging Nitro 5 series offers models with 15.6- or 17.3-inch displays powered by AMD or Intel processors with GeForce GTX or RTX graphics. We reviewed a $670 model available at Best Buy and were surprised to find how capable the machine was for such a low price.This 15.6-inch laptop features an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of memory, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. As with any budget laptop, it forces you to make a few sacrifices but offers performance that matches or exceeds that of higher-priced budget gaming laptops.

Acer Nitro 5 Review

Here are the specifications of the $670 Acer Nitro 5 laptop I am evaluating:

  • Model: Acer Nitro 5 (NH.Q9GAA.001)
  • 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)
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD
  • Webcam: 720p
  • 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)
  • Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Price: $669.99

Acer Nitro 5 — Design and Features

With its aggressive red accents and tapered corners, the Acer Nitro 5 looks the part of a gaming laptop. The all-plastic enclosure comprises matte