The look and feel of the Acer Nitro 5 is aesthetically good for a gamer given with the red linings on the keyboard and trackpad. The WASD keys have a thicker red lining so it is very ideal for a gamer. The Nitro 5 weighs at 2.49 kg which is excellent for a gaming laptop.
The Acer Nitro 5 is made of plastic but its build quality seems solid and feels premium for a decent price range.
The Acer Nitro 5 is made of plastic but its build quality seems solid. The display hinge feels sturdy, and I didn’t notice any keyboard flex. The keyboard has a red backlit with a number pad. It is quite good for typing as the keyboard feels soft but it doesn’t feel clicky or tactile at all.
Flip the Nitro 5 on its back and you’ll find a pair of removable panels. One is for the drive bay (there’s room for only one drive, meaning you’ll have to replace the existing drive to upgrade your storage), and a second for upgrading the RAM. You can open each panel by loosening a single screw and pulling on a thumb tab.
The 4 cell Li-ion battery of the Acer Nitro 5 can last up to a good 4-5 hours that includes gaming, web surfing, typing, and others. Overall the battery is just good enough for gaming and for business users so it is capable enough to last for an average amount of time.
The Nitro 5 offers a lot of space for the ports knowing it is only a laptop. The left side features 1x USB Type-C, SD card reader, 1x HDMI, and 1x USB 3.0 port while the right side features a 2x USB 2.0 ports and a headphone and mic jack.
Acer Nitro 5 has a clear and sharp 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Display with a resolution of 1080p @ 60hz with a thick bezel on the sides alongside a webcam that has a resolution of 720p which is good enough. The screen gives-off a nice decent color so the display is not a problem and it is just enough to play your favorite game with a good color display.
The Acer Nitro 5 did an excellent job of keeping up with my rigorous browsing habits. I was able to load a dozen Google Chrome tabs and a Microsoft Word document without seeing slowdowns. Of those web pages, one was playing a 1080p YouTube video while the other ran a Battlefield V (Alpha) Twitch stream at the same resolution.
Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)
Min: 601 Ave: 724 Max: 749
Cinebench R15 (Single Core)
Min: 120 Ave: 156 Max: 161
Apex Legends (1080p @ 60hz Low Settings, Off V-sync)
Min: 38 Ave: 51 Max: 60
Resident Evil 2 Remake (1080p @ 60hz Medium-High Preset, Off V-sync)
Min: 46 Ave: 53 Max: 60
Jump Force (1080p @ 60hz Medium Settings, Off V-sync)
Min: 41 Ave:50 Max: 59
OS: Windows 10 Home
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
LCD: 15.6” FHD Acer ComfyView IPS LED LCD
Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050ti 4GB DDR5
Memory: 32GB DDR4 Memory
Storage: 512GB Intel PCIe SSD + 1000GB HDD
WLAN/Bluetooth: 802.11ac + BT
Camera: HD Camera with 2Mic.
Battery: 4-cell Li-ion battery
The Acer Nitro 5 is very good in terms of its design as it looks really ideal for a gamer and the display gives a good 1080p with decent color and the overall performance is good for its price you can get a gaming laptop that is portable so you can bring it anywhere and Play anytime.