Acer launches new range of Nitro 5 gaming laptops in India
Now that Xiaomi has entered the Indian laptop market, we can expect established market players to up their game. Shortly after Xiaomi unveiled its Mi Notebook 14 series, Acer followed suit by releasing new gaming laptops.
The Acer Nitro 5 comes with 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake CPUs. One can mix and match Core i5-10300H and Core i7-10750H CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, GTX 1650 TI, and RTX 2060 GPUs. However, the RTX 2060 can only be bundled with a Core i7-10750H. One gets to choose between a 15.3-inch and 17.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080. Its 60Hz refresh rate can be upgraded to 144Hz if needed. Acer has employed a dual-fan cooling technology to prevent thermal throttling. One can set the fan curves manually using the included NitroSense software.
All variants of the Acer Nitro 5 come with 8GB of RAM, which can be expanded to 32GB via SODIMM modules. The laptop also comes with a 1TB mechanical hard drive and 256GB NVMe SSD. It is unclear if the storage is expandable. Even Acer's website has little clarity on the matter. The notebook comes with a 4-cell 57.5Wh Li-ion battery bundled with a 135W charger. Up to ten hours of battery life is promised, though that number can go down significantly while gaming.
Since the Acer Nitro 5 is designed for heavy gaming loads, it is possible to sacrifice a few millimeters of thickness to ensure more I/O options. The laptop comes with one HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port that can be used for charging, and a mini Display Port. Additionally, the laptop also comes with RJ-45 Ethernet port. Other networking options include support for Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ax Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6.)
To round off its gamer-y aesthetic, the Acer Nitro 5 comes with a four-zone RGB keyboard with highlighted WASD keys. Acer has thrown in a pair of DTS:X Ultra speakers too. The laptop's 720p webcam supports Super High Dynamic Range (SHDR) imaging. Lastly, the laptop weighs 2.4 kilograms, making it less than ideal for people on the move.
The Acer Nitro 5 will set you back by INR 72,990($962) for the entry-level variant with an i5 processor, GTX 1650, and 15.3-inch 60Hz screen. Bumping that up to a Core i7 CPU will cost you INR 84,990($1121.)
A lot of SKUs appear to be missing from Acer's website, most notably the 17.3-inch versions of the laptop. Additionally, the RTX 2060 variant is also nowhere to be found. It shouldn't be long before those are up for sale, though, so keep your eyes peeled.