Acer Nitro 5: A Competitor To Lenovo Legion Y530?
Acer Nitro 5 can be described as a gaming itself but can it compete with the gaming budget laptops of 2018? Let’s find out! The Nitro 5 is has a lot of the intentive touches which is common to the gaming laptops. The body of this laptop is aggressively stying, edgy corners, hardware monitoring software and a red backlit keyboard. Though Acer tried to make the Nitro 5 look like a quality gaming laptop, it stills lacks of a gaming body and much features that are needed in a quality gaming laptop. But surprisingly, the Acer Nitro 5 is capable of running the modern games at really decent settings which is an interesting thing about this laptop. The Nitro 5 weighs a bit heavy so it’s not thin but it’s still better for the occasional attenuate to a LAN party or around your house.
The Acer Nitro 5 is priced at $849 which is an affordable price for a gaming laptop like this. The Nitro 5 has an Intel Core i5-8300H Quad Core CPU which is pretty much a good thing in this price. Talking about it’s GPU, the Nitro 5 has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Intel UHD Graphics 630 which is also a good deal for the price. The specifications of the Nitro 5 is pretty much similar to Lenovo Legion Y530. The Nitro 5 has a 15.6″ FHD IPS Led Display with a 60Hz monitor which you can find almost in every budget gaming laptops. The ports that we’ll find in this laptop is a 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI port, SD card reader, Ethernet port, 35mm headphone jack, and a Kensington lock slot. More specifications are given below!
Acer Nitro 5 Specifications
CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-8300H (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.0GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ( 4GB VRAM); Intel UHD Graphics 630
RAM: 8GB SDRAM (DDR4)
Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) (IPS LED) LCD, 60Hz
Storage: 1TB HDD
Ports: 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI port, SD card reader, Kensington lock slot, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and a 35mm headphone jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth
Camera: 1,280 x 720 webcam
Weight: 6 pounds (2.75kg)
Size: 15.35 x 10.47 x 1.05 inches (2,67cm x 26.59 x 38.99; H x D x W)
We took a benchmark of 4 different games. So, here is the overall games performance!
Pros & Cons Of Acer Nitro 5
Controllable Fans Thick Bezel Display
Good Battery Backup Average Speakers
Backlit Keyboard Big Trackpad
Decent Gaming Performance Plastic Body
Acer Nitro 5 Overview
Acer Nitro 5 is the best budget gaming laptop on our list. This laptop can run modern games at decent settings which we found interesting on this laptop. The thing that our team like about this laptop was its performance rather than its overall features. The performance on this laptop is really good as compared to its rivalries. The Nitro 5 is designed for the gamers who are seeking for the budget gaming rigs. The rivalry for this laptop would be Lenovo Legion Y530.
So, should you buy this laptop? Well, if you are looking up for a laptop that gives decent gaming performance and is budget friendly then definitely you should go for it. But still, we recommend you to watch this laptop before buying it.