Acer Nitro 5 now available in India in Intel Core i5-11300H and AMD Ryzen 5 5600H options, but no higher config options in sight
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At CES 2021, Acer announced a refreshed Nitro 5 powered by AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series APUs and NVIDIA RTX 30 series graphics. Now, Acer has introduced a few of these refreshed Nitro 5 gaming laptops for the Indian market. The new Nitro 5 will be available in both Intel and AMD variants.
On the AMD side, the Nitro 5 is available with a Ryzen 5 5600H APU and a choice of either the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU or the GeForce GTX 1650. The Nitro 5 sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz screen and offers two M.2 PCIe NVMe slots and up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 memory.
The Nitro 5 features Acer's CoolerBoost technology that can be controlled using a dedicated NitroSense hotkey. A Killer E2600 Ethernet card helps provide for low-latency gaming. The Nitro 5 also offers Acer TrueHarmony audio with a license for DTS:X Ultra.
The Acer Nitro 5 will be available on the Acer India Online Store as well as on Flipkart at prices ₹71,990 (~US$957, R5 5600H/GTX 1650/8 GB RAM/256 GB SSD/1 TB HDD/144 Hz) and ₹94,990 (~US$1,263, R5 5600H/RTX 3060/16 GB RAM/256 GB SSD/1 TB HDD/144 Hz).
Those who prefer an Intel solution can opt for the Acer Nitro 5 powered by the Intel Core i5-11300H. The Core i5-11300H is a 4C/8T mid-range Tiger Lake-H35 processor with a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a boost of 4.4 GHz. The Intel variant sports a similar spec sheet as that of its AMD counterpart but offers only NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Additionally, Acer also bundles access to the Planet 9 eSports social platform, which is a community of eSports players of all experience levels.
Currently, these are the only configurations Acer is offering for the Indian market. Globally, the Nitro 5 comes in AMD configurations up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and RTX 3080 Laptop GPU while the Intel SKUs can be specced up to the Core i7-11370H. Indian buyers will also be missing out on the 17.6-inch screen size and also on QHD 165 Hz and FHD 360 Hz display options. Here's hoping Acer will offer these configuration choices as well in the weeks ahead.
Acer Press Release