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Acer Just Provided “Us” With A Gaming Laptop That Won’t Break The Bank.

Remember the Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop?

For those who can’t remember, the laptop costs about $8,999!

Yes.

Now, Acer has introduced another laptop — the Nitro 5— for people like me who can’t afford to shell out $8,999. The idea behind the line is to make laptops with the performance to play your high-end games but at a mainstream price.

Unlike the $8,999 price tag on the Predator 21 X, the Nitro 5 would start at $800 — sounds good, right?

On the specs side of things, you get “vibrant 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, while Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology provides incredible sound depth”.  Looking at the CPU and GPU choices are a tad bit complicated because you get a lot of component permutations available —  there’s a choice of 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, or AMD 7th Generation AMD A-series FX, A12 or A10 APUs. Then there are graphics options up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX550 graphics.

 

The laptop will offer up to 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz memory. Some models will include PCIe SSDs (up to 512GB) with up to 2TB of optional HDD storage. Ports include gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI output. For wireless connectivity, the laptop supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi with a 2×2 MIMO antenna.

All for a price tag of approximately N304,000.

By the way, I think OEMs should STOP shipping laptops with USB 2.0 in 2017, ahn ahn!

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    30 comments on “Acer Just Provided “Us” With A Gaming Laptop That Won’t Break The Bank.

    1. Nically says:

      Pretty cool

    2. xoftxoul says:

      when i could just casually hit “ignore” on that pop up window and have near gaming experience on my multi_purpose HP laptop. lol

      1. HST says:

        Chief, if you have the cash, its totally worth it. Hitting ‘ignore’ doesn’t give you a near gaming experience, it gives you crap…runs the game at the lowest settings which in most cases turn out to be an eyesore. Then add the very low framerate and resolution and several in-game errors…that is not a near gaming experience, i wont even call it gaming. Its like comparing a camrip version of a movie to the bluray release. Most recent AAA titles wont even give you the ‘ignore’ option, they won’t run on integrated graphics and if you mange to work around it, you get a very poorly rendered game while still pushing your silicon to the limits reducing its lifespan…a loose-loose situation.

        1. Kenny says:

          oh yeah and the crashing ,lagging, ‘game not responding’ message you get. if I had the cash I’ll probably get it.

    3. Stiiz says:

      Let’s have some USB 3.0s for christ’s sake 🙄

    4. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      “CPU and GPU choices… there’s a choice of 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, or AMD 7th Generation AMD A-series FX, A12 or A10 APUs. Then there are graphics options up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX550 graphics.”

      1. Kay says:

        Hahaha!!! Nailed it!

        I tried doing a similar thing here … https://techviews.com.ng/tecno-camon-cx/ … at when Doncaprio (Wale) was describing the Camon’s Camera …

        😆

        Sometimes, they forget it’s “humans” that read these things.

        1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

          “mumbling technical jargon here and there … but when he finally spoke English, he said this …”
          😅😅😅😅

          Those kind of descriptions are the exact problems I have with all those foreign tech sites. I just get lost.

      2. Emerson says:

        Yep that’s exactly how I used to feel until I took the time to read a few things about GPU’s and Cpu’s but still the only thing i recognise is the GTX1050Ti. #RocketScience

        1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

          You even understand some parts of it. 👍👏

    5. James_Pelusky says:

      All for 304?!

      1. Emerson says:

        dont forget to add 3 zero’s

    6. sadeeq says:

      Nice laptop with great specs, but i dnt see the use of AMD old line of CPU’s when Ryzen is already available n quiet cheaper than intel i series

      1. HST says:

        Ryzen is not available for laptops yet

    7. Rotimi Popoola says:

      Nice lappy but no cash for now

    8. Ismail says:

      If u won’t break bank to buy this laptop you must kidnapp the bank CEO to buy it oo 304k and call it cheap? Na wa o for naija ooo.

    9. Viklin says:

      Tobi you’re not serious. Because you’re making over 300k in one week. It’s now a small money abi. Look at you though my key hole like….😶 Iffa catch you ehn!

    10. Emerson says:

      well u can add 3 zeros to the back or not, Coz technically speaking they’re just zeros right? Still I have a feeling the retailer wouldn’t agree.

    11. Emerson says:

      with 304k of cool Nigerian dollars, I can start planning on a new house *still dreaming* . But 304k for a “raptop”? Not Today. I would do much better on the desktop side of gaming with a lower price

      1. Kay says:

        I would do much better on the desktop side of gaming with a lower price

        If na game I wan play, I can kill myself with a PS4 at a much more lower price.

        I’ve tried, but I still cannot fathom why gaming Laptops are a thing.

        I mean, those things get heavy to the point where they are literally immovable. And heat emissions? Oh my!

        Why not just build an awesome desktop gaming rig from scratch and stick in all the components you want for a lower price.

        1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

          “Why not just build an awesome desktop gaming rig from scratch and stick in all the components you want for a lower price.”
          Capitalism. I think.

        2. Emerson says:

          Exactly my point, the only reason i see for a gaming laptop is for the mobility which is still debatable since you can also move ur dedicated console with pretty much one bag.

          1. HST says:

            You think building a gaming rig from scratch is cheap?
            A reasonable gaming rig should cost nothing less than $1500, and thats just the cpu. When you factor in the monitor, mouse, keyboard, webcam, speakers and any other accessories you might want to add, it won’t be cheap anymore.
            And on the subject of mobility, a laptop beats a console every time. A laptop is almost plug n play, can’t say the same for a console…you gats find tv. Also, with a laptop, i get to game on-the-go…like when you’re in a bus, you can never do that with a console.

          2. HST says:

            You think building a gaming rig from scratch is cheap?
            A reasonable gaming rig should cost nothing less than $1500, and thats just the cpu. When you factor in the monitor, mouse, keyboard, webcam, speakers and any other accessories you might want to add, it won’t be cheap anymore

    12. Bet why should I buy a gaming laptop when I can buy a PlayStation or Xbox? Seriously, I don’t like playing games on Laptops. It ain’t fun to me.

    13. Gaming laptops,..always come with their heart breaking price..awww (picking my heart).. Cool Specs though.
      Must say..you always kill it T..wish to be like you when i grow up @techrector

    14. Pwilliams says:

      I don’t know if it’s only me or what cus I personally don’t like these gaming laptops especially their design, I loose my gaming appetite when I look at them

    15. Kephasho says:

      whats with hate for gaming laptops..if you appreciate tech’ then for sure just having one its just a kill….the laptop can do more that just gaming we a talking about performing hungry graphics intensive programs like video editing on the go….having that killer pc into a portable laptop…its not debatable….i have one of this babies from dell and its value for that cash…..

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