Acer, the well-known laptop brand has unveiled its latest Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop in India. The Acer Nitro 5 was first launched in May this year, but the company did not receive a good response to the laptop in International markets because of the pricing.
The Nitro 5 comes with decent specifications on paper. Acer has launched the Nvidia GTX 1050/1050Ti graphic card variants in India. And the two graphics card options prices differ as well.
Acer Nitro 5 Configuration and Features
The Acer Nitro 5, in India, will be available in two variants, and two of them will feature the 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. The Full HD panel would be more than enough to get your basic gaming stuff done.
The low-end variant of the Nitro 5 comes powered by the Intel Core i5 processor, whereas the premium variant has Intel Core i7 chip inside. Both the variants will be available with 16GB of RAM on board, which will be more than enough for your basic gaming stuff.
The 16 GB RAM is teamed up with either NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 or 1050Ti graphics card to deliver a smooth gaming performance. The graphics card, further, features a 4GB of DDR5 video RAM for effortless gaming performance.
The highlight of the Acer Nitro 5, however, is that the company’s innovative technologies to keep the laptop stay cool even with heavy gaming. For example, the Nitro 5 has dual fans and Acer Coolboost technology, which, as per Acer will cool the CPU and GPU by more than 11 percent, compared to other laptops.
The best part with Acer is that it’s allowing users to control the cooling process when heavy use requires an added boost. There are four Air Vents in the laptop to stay it cool all the time
Furthermore, both the variants of the Nitro 5 have support for 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive) for OS related stuff, whereas there’s another 1TB standard HDD support to store your regular files. Both the SSD and HDD work in tandem to deliver good gaming output.
Along with top-notch specs, Acer has also included Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony audio technology to deliver an enhanced audio performance while gaming.
Acer has also added an HDMI 2.0 port, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC Wireless chip, and also a Gigabit Ethernet supported port. The keyboard comes with bright lights, and the display has sharp lines.
Availability and Pricing Acer Nitro 5
As mentioned earlier, the Acer Nitro 5 will be available in India in two options with an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1050. This variant is priced at Rs. 89,990.
The second variant of the Acer Nitro 5 will have an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, which would be available for Rs. 74,900.
Both the laptops are already up for sale in India via e-commerce site Flipkart. We also recently reviewed the monstrous Nvidia GTX 1060 powered Lenovo Legion Y720 – can read a full review here.
Acer VX 15, Acer Predator 15, and Acer Predator 17 India Launch Specs Price
Acer has launched 3 new gaming laptops: Acer VX 15, Acer Predator 15, and Acer Predator 17 in India. The laptops compete with the top of the line gaming laptops from MSI and Asus. Even Dell and Lenovo have sub 1 Lakh gaming laptops with a great gaming experience.
1. ACER VX 15
The Acer VX 15 is available on Flipkart and Acer stores. Moreover, it costs Rs. 88,000.
For starters, the laptop runs on 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700 HQ processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with boost up to 3.8 GHz.
Additionally, it has the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 TI ensures perfect gaming experience. You can play all the popular titles like call of duty: infinite warfare, GTA 5, Need for Speed payback at high graphics settings.
Next, It has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and comes with 1 TB of the hard drive along with a 128 GB solid state drive.
Also, the black and red design is futuristic and looks aggressive. It even has dual fans keeping your hardware at optimum temperature. So, when playing graphics-intensive games, there is no downgrade of performance as it has adequate cooling.
The red backlit keyboard makes it perfect for gaming in a dark room making the experience more enjoyable. The VX 15 has a 15.6 inch(1080×1920) IPS display with wide viewing angles.
Also, it comes with Dolby audio premium, to ensure the sound output is undoubtedly clear. You can hear every single gunshot, footsteps or the car drift. For connectivity, it offers USB 3.0 port, USB Type-C port, a Thunderbolt port, and an HDMI 2.0 port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Lastly, the laptop is not heavy, weighs 2.5 Kg.
2. ACER PREDATOR 15
The Acer Predator notebook family’s new member PREDATOR 15, is a pricey mean machine. It is available for Rs. 159,900 in the Indian market. The Gaming laptop features a 15.6 inch (1080×1920) IPS, antiglare, G-SYNC enabled, display. Also, the laptop comes with V.R. support.
Powering the machine is the NVIDIA’s, Pascal architecture-based, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
Moreover, the laptop draws power from the 7th generation Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor with a clock speed of 2.8 GHz and a Turbo Boost Upto 3.8 GHz. The Acer machine comes with a dust defender to keep your rig clean, and also ensures crucial components run smoothly.
Additionally, it has 16 GB of Ram, can be expanded upto 64 GB, and even houses a 1 TB hard disk, 128 GB SSD.
This gaming machine has Predator SoundPound 2.1 technology, with two speakers, a powerful sub-woofer, and a Dolby Audio, for incredible sound quality.
Moreover, the ProZone Keyboard offers superb accuracy, four customizable backlit zones and programmable macro profiles, you can even share with your team. A number pad and dedicated macro button give you the control you deserve to win in any game.
Further, the laptop seems overpriced, considering it runs on the GTX 1060 instead of the more powerful GTX 1070, available in some laptops in this price range.
For connectivity, it has USB 3.0 port, USB Type-C, a Thunderbolt and an HDMI 2.0, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1.
3. ACER PREDATOR 17
Last, in the series, is the Predator 17 the most powerful laptop offering a big 17.3-inch (1080×1920) IPS, antiglare, G-SYNC, VR ready display.
It is not a portable machine, weighs 4.2 Kg. I still don’t understand the point of spending so much money on an unmovable laptop, when you can build a more powerful PC within the same budget.
To begin with, it has NVIDIA GeForce 1070, 8 GB VRAM, graphics card and also runs on 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor.
It houses Predator Sense that gives you access to gaming features like keyboard macro profiles to switch in-game options and adjustable lighting configurations.
The gaming laptop has four speakers, two subwoofers and Dolby Audio for a rich sound experience.
Egregiously, it is very expensive and costs 1,75,990 which is exorbitantly high for a Nvidia GTX 1070 machine. For this price, you can easily build a desktop running GTX 1080 and a Kaby Lake Core i7 processor that I am sure will offer at least 1.5X the Gaming performance, in comparison to the Acer Predator 17.
Further, Predator 17 has 16 GB of ram expandable upto 64 GB and houses a 1 TB hard disk, 128 GB SSD.
Also, it comes with RGB keyboard has customizable multicolored backlight zones, with 16 million colors to choose from, and programmable macro profiles.
Additionally, it has a number pad and dedicated macro buttons that give you the control for improving game performance. For connectivity, the laptop has all the standard options: USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Thunderbolt, HDMI 2.0 port, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1.
Lastly, Razer also recently launched a new Project Valeri Laptop and Acer has even launched new Acer Helios 300 Gaming machine.
Acer Predator 21X, Acer Aspire VX 15 and Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Launch Details
CES 2017, i.e., Consumer Electronics Show 2017 is regarded as one of the biggest Tech Event. At CES 2017 (held in Las Vegas), major tech companies showcased their upcoming products.
Companies like Lenovo, Asus, Acer, LG and many more announced their new product line up for 2017. Acer has used CES 2017 event to launch Chromebook, Budget Gaming Laptops, and High-End Gaming Laptop. Here’s a closer look at what Acer announced at CES 2017.
Acer Predator 21 X
Acer’s Predator 21 X is a High-end gaming laptop, first teased at IFA 2016. It is the World’s First Gaming Laptop to offer with a curved screen for better user experience. This gaming laptop isn’t for ordinary people, yes it is for Gamers. It comes with a large 21-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1080p. The display of the laptop uses Nvidia’s G-Sync tech.
Predator 21 X uses latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7- 7820HK Processor for ultimate performance. The laptop offers Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards with 64 GB RAM and 1 TB Hard Disk Drive. The gaming laptop comes with 5 cooling fans. You can upgrade SSD and RAM as desired.
Predator 21 X weighs 20 pounds, and it is 3.27 inch thick. Acer Predator 21 X costs an eye-watering $8999.
Additionally, Acer also upgraded Predator 17 X High-End gaming laptop with the powerful 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU.
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition
V Nitro Black Edition has been made available in two models, i.e., 15.6 inches and 17.3 inches. Both the variant offers IPS display with 1080p resolution which can be increased up to 2160p.
Besides, the gaming laptop comes with the 45-Watt Quad-Core Intel Core i5-7300HQ, or i7-7700HQ Processor and graphics are either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1050 Ti.
Also, Acer offers 16 GB of memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB.
It has built-in Fingerprint reader in trackpad for Windows Hello. For additional storage, it offers HDD up to 2 TB capacity.
Also, V Nitro Black Edition 17 comes with optional Tobii IR Eye-tracking module.
The laptop will go on sale in EMEA, North America, and China in next month.
Further, the 15-inch variant costs $1199 and weighs 2.5 kg. On the other hand, 17-inch variant is available for $1399 and weighs 3.1 kg.
Acer Aspire VX 15
Acer Aspire VX 15 comes with 15.6 inch IPS display and 1920 x 1080p resolution. The base variant has Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad-core processor, or you can get optional Core i7-7700HQ as well. The Aspire VX 15 laptop offers up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics with GDDR5 VRAM.
The laptop also has larger cooling vents for enhancing the gaming experience of the user.
The gaming laptop has 2.5 kg of weight, and it is 28.9 mm thick. Acer offers up to 16 GB DDR4 but is upgradable to 32 GB.
The storage options include HDD of 1 TB and 512 SSD.
Similar to Aspire V Nitro, Aspire VX 15 will go on sale in EMEA, North America, and China in Feb. 2017.
The laptop is available at a starting price of $799.
Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731)
At CES 2017, Acer launched Chromebook N7 education consumers, i.e., students can use it for college work or learning purpose.
The device has passed through various durability tests so that student can learn and use the device in any environment. It meets the demanding U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standard which demonstrates its ruggedness.
Further, it has a Spill Resistant keyboard and a unique gutter system under the keyboard. It can tolerate drops from heights up to 122 centimeters.
Additionally, it can tolerate 60 kgs of weight and even has a Fan-less design.
Chromebook N7 gives a solid everyday performance as it comes with 12 hours long battery life with 4090 mAh battery.
Powering the machine is the Dual-Core Intel Celeron N3060 Processor with 4 GB RAM.
Moreover, It has 22 mm thickness and weighs 1.35 kilograms.
Acer offers 16 GB as well as 32 GB storage options in Chromebook N7.
The Chromebook N7 costs only $229 (Approx. Rs 15,600) and will be available in the market very soon.
Although it comes with Chrome OS, it is still not capable of replacing Windows 10.
Acer also announced budget and high-end gaming laptops adding two new laptops in its Aspire series.
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition and Acer Aspire VX. And launching Predator 21 X.
All laptops run on the Windows 10 OS.