Acer's Nitro 50 gaming desktop is now available with 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake CPUs, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super GPU, and more
Acer has released a new version of its Nitro 50 line of gaming desktops alongside the Predator Orion 3000 and Predator Orion 9000 series. While the Nitro line of desktops are also gaming-centric, they differ from the Predator Orion series in a few aspects. However, Acer has bridged the gap between the Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 series this time around.
The Acer Nitro 50 gaming desktop can now be configured with 10th-generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs. The exact SKUs are not known at this time but should be visible on Acer's website once the product goes on sale. The older Acer Nitro 50 allowed users to opt for AMD CPUs. Unfortunately for Team Red aficionados, that isn't an option now. On the memory side of things, one can choose between a 3TB 3.5-inch 5400RPM hard drive, a 2TB 7200RPM drive, and a 1TB NVMe SSD. Up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM is also supported.
One of the key differences between the Acer Predator Orion 3000 and the Acer Nitro 50 is the choice of GPUs'. The former can supports a host of NVIDIA GTX and RTX cards. Acer Nitro 50 users can choose between an NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2060, GTX 1660 Super, and GTX 1650. Furthermore, there is an option to add other hardware via the included PCIe x16 and M.2 slots. Networking options include 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi and gigabit ethernet, with the notable omission of Bluetooth. However, the top of the case doubles up as a Qi wireless charger.
The Acer Nitro 50 will be available alongside the Predator Orion 300 desktop will hit North American shelves this September for $899. Similarly, users in Europe can get their hands on one in August for €799.