What you need to know
- Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop refresh will be available in mid-October with pricing beginning at $770.
- It'll sport up to an RTX 3050 Ti and 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.
- You'll be able to choose between a 15-inch or 17-inch 144Hz FHD display.
The Acer Nitro 5 has long been known as a serious budget contender for those looking to maximize bang-for-buck in the gaming laptop space. In fact, it's even on our best gaming laptops roundup as the top pick in the value category. Now, the latest refresh is here to try to retain that position.
It comes packed with either a GTX 1650 or RTX 3050 Ti, Core i5 or i7 processor, and 15- or 17-inch 144Hz FHD (full HD) display. The RTX GPU is a big draw of the latest refresh, giving laptop gamers who don't want to break the bank on a Razer or MSI PC a path of entry into the RTX life.
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|Processor||11th Gen Intel H-series|
|RAM||8GB, 16GB DDR4|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1650|
NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti
|Storage||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD|
144Hz refresh rate
144Hz refres rate
Naturally, the Nitro 5 won't be your go-to option if you want the guaranteed ability to max out settings on every game from now until, say, 2025. But for the time being, it's a Windows 11 PC with the specs to stay relevant for a good while. It releases in mid-October.
You have a budget. You also have a desire to game in a portable capacity on a machine with a 144Hz display and the power of RTX. That's where the Nitro 5 comes in.
Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to email@example.com.
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