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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops to integrate Intel's new hexa-core CPUs

The new Nitro 5 will still feature the rather futuristic-looking chassis and the red backlit keyboard. (Source: Acer)
The new Nitro 5 will still feature the rather futuristic-looking chassis and the red backlit keyboard. (Source: Acer)
The latest 15.6-inch Nitro 5 laptops from Acer will integrate CPUs up to Intel's hexa-core i7-8850H coupled with as much as 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and 512 NVMe SSD storage. All refreshed models will also include Nvidia's GTX 1050 Ti GPUs, an FHD IPS display and support for Intel's Optane memory. Availability is slated for May.

Now that Intel has officially unveiled its gen 8 hexa-core mobility CPUs, all the major laptop OEMs are jumping on the band wagon, announcing various refreshed models that integrate the latest processors. Among the first to present new laptops is Acer with its Nitro 5 lineup of gaming-oriented models.

Even though the Nitro 5 series is not that popular among gamers, at least compared to the Predator series, it is known to feature competitive prices, and the new lineup does not disappoint in this regard. Acer will be equipping the new Nitro 5 models with CPUs like the 2.2 GHz (4.2 GHz boost) i7-8750H and the 2.6 GHz (4.3 GHz boost) i7-8850H hexa-core CPUs. These, in turn, can be coupled with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 of RAM and up to 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. The system supports Intel’s Optane memory and comes pre-installed with Windows 10 OS.

Another new addition to the Nitro 5 family is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, which should provide a decent gaming experience. Other specs for the refreshed Nitro 5 series include:
•    improved 15.6-inch FHD IPS display
•    front-facing HD webcam
•    Mixer live streaming suite
•    Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony sound technologies
•    Intel Wirelss-AC 9560 dual-band Wi-Fi with GbE
•    USB Type-C and HDMI 2.0 ports, GbE jack

The new Nitro 5 series will be available this May in the NA and EMEA regions, starting at US$749 and €799, respectively.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-04- 3 (Update: 2018-04- 3)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.