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