Monday, January 8th 2018

Acer Unveils New Ryzen-Powered Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop

Acer today announced its new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop, designed for casual gamers seeking great performance in an attractive laser-textured design. Powered by Windows 10, the new 15-inch laptop is targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players.

"With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most," said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "We've developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness."
Uncompromising Performance and Control
The Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture details so users can immerse themselves in on-screen excitement. Gamers will also benefit from the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The Nitro 5's internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB, plenty of storage for the latest gaming titles, music and movies. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Once in the throes of battle, Acer's NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.

Designed for Visual Seduction
The Nitro 5's chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. A matte, crimson red hinge is a gorgeous yet understated accent that beautifully matches the futuristic design of the backlit keyboard. Amazing visuals are not limited to the Nitro 5's exterior. The 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details, letting users track with precision the bloodshed that reigns down on their enemies. For better online collaboration, a front-facing HD web camera lets users strategize face-to-face, and then celebrate together as they bask in their post-match glory. Users can also easily broadcast games live with Mixer, directly from the Game bar on Windows 10 simply by pressing the Windows key plus G.

Immersive Excitement and Connections
To round out the gaming experience, Acer's Nitro 5 features finely-tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology. This equips gamers with the necessary gear to hone in on the faintest sound of tip-toeing attackers, and then relish in the reverberating boom of a carefully-placed landmine. The Nitro 5 features all of the supporting technologies and connections the casual gamer needs: fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in North America in April with prices starting at US$799; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at EUR1,099.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability may vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
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10 Comments on Acer Unveils New Ryzen-Powered Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop

#1
dj-electric
That US and rest-of-the-world price gap.
Ouch, this is like the 1800s again or something.
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#2
pigulici
1099EUR mean 1319USD, very "good" idea to sell like this, I want my Abraham Lincoln back...
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#3
Chaitanya
Still waiting for Dell and Asus(available in India) based on ryzen.
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#4
Lightofhonor
dj-electric
That US and rest-of-the-world price gap.
Ouch, this is like the 1800s again or something.
To be fair, often they offer a cut-down version for the US market to hit a certain price while the everywhere else gets only more full-featured models.
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#6
_JP_
To be honest, the price is reasonable in the EU if the build quality is on-point and the performance to match Intel's offer is there. Most gaming notebooks start at 800€ for your usual i5 xxxHQ and a entry-level GPU, so this isn't that shocking.
I don't get the difference for the US price being that big... :confused:
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#7
NC37
"Casual gamers"

Yep, that's all I need to see to know this laptop is crap. Moving along.
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#8
nemesis.ie
There is a price gap but not as much as it seems I suspect. US price might be ex tax and Euro Inc tax.

That said, other than maybe a better screen on this, the HP 360 looks like a better spec as it has Vega graphics.

Where are the 13" Ryzen Vega mobile products?
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#9
plåtburken
nemesis.ie
There is a price gap but not as much as it seems I suspect. US price might be ex tax and Euro Inc tax.

That said, other than maybe a better screen on this, the HP 360 looks like a better spec as it has Vega graphics.

Where are the 13" Ryzen Vega mobile products?
Nowhere to be found, yet.
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#10
nemesis.ie
Exactly, that was a rhetorical question. :)
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