During the Next@Acer event in NYC, Acer was annoyingly coy about the specification of their refreshed Acer Nitro 7 & Nitro 5 laptops. While these may not be as exciting as the Predator line-up, the AMD-based Nitro 5 is one of the most affordable gaming laptops on the market.
The official press release states:
Both laptops adopt 9th Intel Core processors1 and the latest NVIDIA graphics with fast refresh rates at 144Hz1 and a low latency of just 3ms.
It will very likely carry the GTX 1660 as the pricier Helios 300 will use the RTX 2060 and higher.
Previous leaks detailed the specification of the laptops with the 15.6″ model having options for GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti options while the 17.3″ model would be available in GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti options.
Specifics of the 9th generation of Intel Coffee Lake-H processors available is not currently known, but the Intel i7-9750H has been leaked which is the top of the range chip which will have a 28% over the last generation i7-8750H processor.
The existing Nitro 5 will be accompanied by a new 15.6-inch Nitro 7 that promises a narrow-bezel metal design, 19.9 mm thickness, and a 78 percent screen-to-body ratio.
It also has ample storage, with two slots available for M.2 Gen 3×4 PCIe SSDs using NVMe technology in RAID 0, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM with up to 2TB of HDD storage.
Acer’s updated Nitro 5 laptop allows users to enjoy their favourite games in exceptional detail with a Full HD IPS display in either a 17.3-inch narrow bezel display, or 15.6-inch with an impressive 80 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Nitro 5 combines a 9th Gen Intel Core processor1, the latest NVIDIA GPUs, two M.2 Gen 3 x4 PCIe SSDs using NVMe technology in RAID 01, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM for superior gaming performance at a value. It effortlessly streams gameplay with Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology. Users can also connect supporting gadgets with an array of ports such as HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1, and more.
The Nitro 7 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in March starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in June, starting at EUR 1,199.00.
The Nitro 5 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in April starting at USD 799.99; in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 999.
Those figures will probably translate to £1099 and £899