Acer’s new Nitro 5 laptop gives casual gamers a powerful machine starting at $799

During CES 2018, Acer unveiled a new Nitro 5 laptop model that is set to bring a more powerful experience to casual gamers. Because it’s marketed as a mid-range laptop and won’t compete with higher-end models, you’ll be able to purchase it for a more affordable price (via Neowin).

The new Nitro 5 will come equipped with AMD’s Ryzen mobile processor and sport an AMD Radeon RX560 GPU. The 15.6″ screen supports 1920×1080 resolution. It is also set to deliver up to 32GB DDR4 RAM and you can get up to a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) installed.

Some of its other features include a backlit keyboard, a front-facing webcam, and Dolby Audio Premium stereo speaker hardware built-in. You will be able to monitor CPU and GPU performance with NitroSense, and you have the ability to control its fan speeds.

All-in-all, the upgraded specs should deliver a significant performance boost in several areas. You’ll get faster loading and rendering speeds, higher quality textures, and improved lighting and shadow filters.

“With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “We’ve developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness.” (via PRNewsWire)

The Acer Nitro 5 laptop will be available in North America beginning in April with prices starting at $799. 

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