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ACER Announces Nitro 5 Budget Gaming Notebook

It’ll come in several different budget flavors

COMPUTEX isn’t slated to start until Tuesday next week, but Taiwanese company Acer has started the ball rolling by announcing their new budget notebook lineup. Dubbed the Nitro 5, it’ll compliment their recently announced premium Predator gaming lineup nicely, offering budget gamers a cheaper alternative.

The Nitro 5 will come in either Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU configurations, or AMD options. For Intel fans, Acer is offering the Nitro 5 with either a Core i5 or i7 processor, along with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. For the AMD side, the Nitro 5 will come with an A-Series FX A12 or A10 APU along with a Radeon RX550 GPU.

Like most other notebooks, you’ll be able to configure the RAM and storage of the Nitro 5 depending on your budget – the notebook can be upgraded with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM (though it’ll likely come with just 8GB if you’re lucky) and select models will come with PCIe SSDs up to 512GBs with optional HDDs up to 2TB for storage.

The display isn’t too shabby either – a 15.6 IPS display with 1920 x 1080 (AKA full HD) resolution. The Nitro 5 is expected to start in the US at $800, though final pricing will depend on the configuration of the notebook that you opt for.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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