As part of the refresh, Acer emphasizes that the updated Nitro 5 now includes options for Intel's eighth-generation Coffee Lake Core i7 and i7+ processors. While it's certainly not the new, powerful Core i9, Intel's latest i7 chips, and particularly the i7+ with Optane memory, should represent a significant boost.
The Nitro 5's graphics prowess is also getting a slight boost, thanks to the addition of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. The new option complements the GTX 1050 graphics available with lower-end models, and should provide smooth gameplay for casual gamers.
While there's no pricing or availability for the new i7 models just yet, Acer has also introduced two additional, more modest models. The $749 Nitro 5 variant (AN515-53-52FA) packs an eighth-generation Core i5-8300H processors, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. For $849, the Nitro 5 (AN515-53-55G9) steps things up a notch by subbing in NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics and 256GB of SSD storage. Both models will be available in May, Acer says.
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