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 Nitro Series
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 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.
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.