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