Acer’s new computer range keeps it thin

acer-nitro-5-front-left-angle.jpgEnlarge Image

Acer’s Nitro 5 laptop for casual gamers.


We first got a glimpse of the Nitro 5 at the Acer press conference last month, and Acer is leaning heavy on “modern titles at a mainstream price.” Designed in different configurations to hit a variety of needs for casual gamers, the Nitro 5 will start at $799 in July (converting to around AU$1,075 or £615).

Working to give you gaming performance, the Nitro 5 will come with a dual-fan setup, fast-booting solid state drives and either GeForce 1050 Ti graphics with an Intel i7 processor or AMD Radeon RX550 graphics with a seventh-generation AMD A-series processor.

Plus, the 15.6-inch, 1,920×1080-resolution screen comes in a very angular black and red chassis, just in case you weren’t sure that it was designed for gaming at first blush.