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Acer Nitro 7 shipping this month with GTX 1650/1660 Ti graphics for a starting price of $999 USD

Acer Nitro 7 shipping this month with Intel 9th gen Core CPUs and a starting price of $999 USD (Source: Acer)
Acer Nitro 7 shipping this month with Intel 9th gen Core CPUs and a starting price of $999 USD (Source: Acer)
Acer is staying silent on the exact Nvidia GPU options for the entry-level Nitro 7. It will very likely carry the GTX 1660 as the pricier Helios 300 will carry the RTX 2060 and higher. The official reveals of both the mobile Intel 9th gen Core H series and the inevitable Nvidia GTX 1660/1650 look closer than ever.

Gamers who don't want to break the bank on a new fancy Predator Helios 700 should take a look at the more affordable Acer Nitro series. The existing Nitro 5 will be accompanied by a new 15.6-inch Nitro 7 that promises a narrow-bezel metal design, 19.9 mm thickness, and a 78 percent screen-to-body ratio. Much like the new Helios 300, users can configure with up to a 144 Hz/3 ms FHD display, Intel 9th gen Core CPUs, and up to three internal storage options across two M.2 NVMe slots and a 2.5-inch SATA III bay.

Other new features include Waves MaxxAudio optimization similar to the current Alienware laptops and a Killer Ethernet E2500 RJ-45 port that promises better network optimization for gameplay.

When compared to the largely plastic Nitro 5, the Nitro 7 utilizes a metal chassis for a higher quality first impression. There will only be a 15.6-inch form factor for now whereas Acer is planning 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch configurations for the refreshed Nitro 5. Otherwise, internal specifications will be nearly identical between them. The Nitro 7 should not be confused with the 17.3-inch 2017 Acer Aspire V Nitro 7.

The Nitro 7 will be available later this month for a starting price of $999 USD in the United States. Meanwhile, Gamers in Europe will have to wait until June with a higher starting price of 1200 Euros. The new Nitro 5 will launch for $200 USD and 200 Euros cheaper, respectively.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-04-11 (Update: 2019-04-12)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.