Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

Acer Announces Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop with the Latest Intel Core i7+ Processors

Acer today unveiled the latest addition to its Nitro 5 gaming series, lauded for its refined styling and outstanding performance targeting casual gamers. Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7+ processors, the newest 15-inch Nitro 5 offers improved speed and threading efficiency to gives users the ultimate thrill as they battle with friends online.

"Acer is excited to be among the first to offer the new Intel Core i7+ processors with our new Nitro 5 gaming notebook," said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer. "The new Nitro 5 provides exceptional performance at an accessible price point which exceeds the needs of most casual gamers, and also professional users that need to power through their tasks on the go."
"These latest 8th Gen Intel Core mobile products are our highest performing, designed to push the limits of gameplay and content creation. In these new Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7+ products, we're bringing together high end CPU performance capabilities, increased system responsiveness and fast load times with Intel Optane memory, and built-in blazing fast Gigabit WiFi - all in a laptop design," said Chris Walker, Vice President, Client Computing Group and General Manager, Mobile Client Platforms, Intel. "The new Acer Nitro 5 blends these technologies into a fantastic design."

Built for Performance and Control
The Acer Nitro 5 ships with up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7+ processors offering an improved six-core design, an emphasis on premium performance so users never drop a frame or miss a beat while the action unfolds, and Intel Optane memory that increases responsiveness and load times. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics allow for a truly immersive graphic experience with faster rendering, finer textures, and dynamic lighting to snipe enemies hiding in even the darkest shadows. Up to 512 GB of NVMe PCIe solid-state storage is available on the Nitro 5, providing plenty of space for apps and games while enabling ultra-fast boot up times. The Nitro 5 features up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, which draws 20% less power than DDR3 memory for more efficient gaming sessions. Once on the battlefield, Acer's NitroSense utility monitors the status of the CPU/GPU, while CoolBoost technology adjusts the fans for optimal performance.

Styled for Domination
The Nitro 5 offers bold refinement not commonly seen in a gaming laptop, thanks to its elegant laser texturing and understated matte hinge. The crimson red hinge beautifully matches the futuristic design of the backlit keyboard, while the 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details. A front-facing HD web camera lets users strategize with the squad as they prepare to unleash terror on the competition, and celebrate together after victory is secured. 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.

Audio Excitement and Gigabit Wireless
With high-quality audio as an essential component for gaming, Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology ensure the finely-tuned speakers pick up on any would-be attackers entering the scene. The Nitro 5 features Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 802.11ac wireless which offers Gigabit performance that enhances gaming, streaming, and conferencing experiences. A plethora of ports including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet are included so users are prepared for every mission whether at home or on the go.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at US$749; and in EMEA in May with prices starting at €799.

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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7 Comments on Acer Announces Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop with the Latest Intel Core i7+ Processors

#1
lynx29
6 cores and a gtx 1050 ti? for $749. hmm, this actually is not bad at all. would be nice if could get say one on sale for $800 wiht a gtx 1060 6gb variant. that would be a really good deal actually... would ahve to downclock everything to keep temps in check... but still. hmm i might keep an eye on this one :D
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TheTechGuy1337
I'm also interested. I've been waiting on a full refresh with the 8th gen intel cpu's.
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jabbadap
lynx29
6 cores and a gtx 1050 ti? for $749. hmm, this actually is not bad at all. would be nice if could get say one on sale for $800 wiht a gtx 1060 6gb variant. that would be a really good deal actually... would ahve to downclock everything to keep temps in check... but still. hmm i might keep an eye on this one :D
Probably it's just a starting price and you will get some 4c/8t i5 + gtx 1050 with that price.
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#4
Hood
with prices starting at US$749 - the i7+ with Optane, a 512CG NVMe SSD, 32GB RAM, 1050Ti will be a lot more, maybe $2000.
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#5
bug
So where exactly is Optane? Because the only thing made clear in this announcement is the main storage is NVMe.
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Hood
bug
So where exactly is Optane? Because the only thing made clear in this announcement is the main storage is NVMe.
I assume it's in one of the M.2 slots. The original Optane offering was a 16 or 32 GB M.2 cache drive, primarily used to cache the larger hard drive or SSD. This was not a big seller, so they found a way to use them up in the new laptops, which all seem to have 2 x M.2 slots and a probably a SATA connector.
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bug
Hood
I assume it's in one of the M.2 slots. The original Optane offering was a 16 or 32 GB M.2 cache drive, primarily used to cache the larger hard drive or SSD. This was not a big seller, so they found a way to use them up in the new laptops, which all seem to have 2 x M.2 slots and a probably a SATA connector.
That what I fear: as long as it's not specified, they have very well used an "accelerator" drive to be able to get the logo.
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