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ACER Nitro 5 Thanos Edition Review: Mad Titan Approved?

We go review the Thanos Edition of the Nitro 5!

Today we’ll be taking a look at the Limited Edition Nitro 5 Thanos Edition that ACER released in cooperation with Marvel for the Avengers: Infinity War. Now, reviewing this powerful beast was a bit of a conundrum for me, especially after seeing what Grimace’s cousin did during the course of the film. But regardless of your feelings for the man-that-mangled-The-Hulk, the notebook that bears his name is a pretty solid gaming notebook though it’s eclipsed by its non-SE brethren as you’ll learn in our review.

Acer Nitro 5 Thanos Edition Specs

  • Intel Core i7-7300HQ processor
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Display with ComfyView; 1920×1080 resolution
  • 128GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • 1280 x 720 Webcam
  • Two speakers with Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio
  • 1X USB Type C 3.1, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet Port, SD Card reader, HDMI port, Headset jack
  • 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • 135 W Adapter

Same design as the i7 Nitro 5, but decked in Thanos livery

Despite having a swanky Marvel-branded box, the Nitro 5 Thanos Edition has the same build and design as the Core i7 Nitro 5 we reviewed earlier. It’s not as flashy as the other gaming notebooks in the market, with its subdued, brushed aluminum finish and it’s lack of bright, multicolored LED lights.

That’s probably the reason why ACER picked the Nitro 5 as the notebook to bear the Mad Titan’s namesake. Instead of boring black, the lid of the SE Nitro 5 now bears the dejected mug of a being hell bent on mass murder (AKA Thanos), with a gold accents near the Infinity Gauntlet as well as the center of the notebook that bears the hinge.

There’s a few more artwork on the chassis of the notebook when you open the lid, but overall Thanos’ likeness is pretty subdued on the notebook that bears his name.

The chassis holds a fair number of connections, including 3 USB ports (with one being high-speed USB 3.0), USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, Ethernet port, SD card reader as well as a combo headphone jack.

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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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