Following the launch of Intel’s new mobile chips, we are starting to see announcements from the main OEM with new gaming laptops featuring these chips.
Acer is the first up with their Nitro 5 gaming laptop. They are a little shy about the specific chips they are using but the press release states:
The Acer Nitro 5 ships with up to the latest 8 th Generation Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7+processors offering an improved six-core design
From this, we can assume one of the options has to be either the i7-8750H or the i7-8850H.
You will also find the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, which provides casual games with ultra-smooth rendering, dynamic lighting and rich textures.
Up to 512 GB of NVMe PCIe solid-state storage is available on the Nitro 5 and there will also be Intel Optane options.
The Nitro 5 features up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, which draws 20% less power than DDR3 memory for more efficient gaming sessions.
The display is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel, and other specifications include Wireless-AC 9560 2×2 802.11ac, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet.
The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at US$749; and in EMEA in May with prices starting at €799.