Acer Nitro 5 Review

I have seen so many great products for gaming machine. We could easily find any good of them in the market, but sadly almost all of them are coming in such a high or expensive price. It costs you for more than 1500 dollars and even more for this case. But now, Acer was surprised us by providing a cheaper option that interesting to take look at it deeper. Nitro 5 is their newest released product in 2017 that promises us some kind of high performance system in affordable price.

The notebook enters the mid-range competitive market with the specifications that considered as great. For the processor, it uses Intel Core I5 which is not common for this price and Nvidia GTX 1050 TI that combined greatly. With the price for under 900 dollars, we will get all of those specifications. But, is it the product really that interested to afford? You are going to find it soon.

That is we are going talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.

Design And Build

As for design, I probably will never think it as cheap machine if I do not really know about the price. The design looks amazing with the lid that designed with brushed metal and the hinge that is pretty attractive and strong at the same time. It features of dark red shade colors theme that continues from the trackpad and keyboard.

It looks so good and really reminds me on what I see on Asus ROG Strix. That laptop also has combination between plastic and colorful highlights on its design. Even though those two machines are similar, here Acer is appeared to be thicker in weight where Asus is lighter for couple grams and slimmer. But, I do not feel the difference is that much and still look it as amazing especially for the price at this range.

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Keyboard And Trackpad

Nitro 5 2You probably know that the company has put so many budgets in the specifications and as the result there is another component or part that needs to be cut off its performance. For this case, it’s happened on the keyboard. The keyboard experience is decent and appeared to be not that good. Its disappointed because keyboard is really needed on playing game.

The tile buttons are so quiet and there are some amounts of travel. The base for the keys is also noticeable and I personally do not really like it. It allows us to type in comfortable way, but it’s not that necessarily on playing games. For me, the quality is still acceptable for mediocore gaming, but really not recommended for competitive one. I end up on using of controller and it feels much better.

Last price update: 2019-02-01 18:28:16

Acer Nitro 5Main Specs
CPUIntel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5 GHZ
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
Display Size15.6-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory8GB DDR4 Memory
Storage256GB SSD

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Screen Quality And Performance

Luckily, the screen quality is not bad in comparable with its keyboard. It offers us a 1080p resolution in 15.6 screen. The color production is quite consistent and the image quality is also detail and sharp. The only problem I found here is the refresh rate which is not too high. But, it still looks great and I can stand with for many hours without any problem.

As for performance, you should not be worry because the combination between the CPU and GPU are good enough on handling newest AAA games in medium setting. On Overwatch for example, you can set the setting on the high, but I recommend you to set it on the medium since the performance is more stable on this setting. Then, I also tested some other games such as Battlefield 1, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rocket League, and many more. All of those games run in smooth and stable frame rate. If those games are fine, then any other games with similar specifications will run fine without any issue. I am actually really satisfied with the performance that it brings.

Last price update: 2019-02-01 18:28:16
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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. Finding a cheap gaming machine is not something that easy to find. If you are running out of choice, then I suggest you take a look into this one. It promises us a smooth performance with great design both in our hands. There is no way we are able to find the similar case on the other products. So, just take it and see how it performs. Well, it backs on you on deciding it, so feel free to make any choice. I just hope this information is useful for you. At last, thank you very much for reading the article and see you again.

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