Acer Nitro series is back with newly launched Nitro 5 but why is it creating so much buzz? Well that’s thanks to it using the recently launched RTX 3060 GPU. Moreover, it’s priced really well. The laptop comes with a cleaner look but mostly stays the same. You get a 15.6 inch 144Hz TFT panel which looks great when it comes to the colors but it doesn’t get bright enough. That said you’ll have no reason to complain while gaming on this display. The bezels are kept to minimum with a 720p webcam on top.
|Display||15.6 inch Full HD 144Hertz 3ms TFT LCD display|
|Processor||10th gen Intel core i5 10300H 4 core 8 threads processor @2.5Ghz ~ 4.5Ghz|
|RAM||8GB RAM (Expandable upto 32GB)|
|Storage capacity||256GB SSD + 1TB Hard Drive (Expansion slot for 2 NVMe SSD)|
|Graphics||Nvidia RTX 3060 with 6GB of DDR6 VRAM|
|Battery Capacity||57.5 Whr battery capacity|
|Release Date||March 2021|
- Comes with the latest Nvidia RTX 3060 Graphics
- Great 144Hz refresh rate and display covers 72% NTSC color space so the visuals are vivid and the blacks look sharper
- 4 zone RGB keyboard with highlighted WASD rubberised keys and a decent quality trackpad feel comfortable to use
- Two expansion slots for SSDs and 2 slots to upgrade Ram upto 32GB
- Killer Ethernet E26001 and Wifi 6
- DTS X:Ultra Audio speakers have punchy bass and get decently loud enough with very little distortion
- 16GB of RAM would be better
- Brightness is just average at 300 nits
- Would’ve preferred an IPS display over TFT
- Tends to get hot and pretty loud after an hour or so of usage
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Keyboard and Speakers
The keyboard has 4 zone RGB backlights and the keys have a rubberized texture but feels comfortable to type on with good travel and the same can be said for the trackpad as well. As for speakers, it has DTS x ultra audio speakers with 6 custom modes but their bottom placement can hinder the sound at times.
Now let’s talk about internals, The i5 10300H is a very capable CPU that should be enough for most of your requirements. Couple that with a 3060 and you should be able to play all the recent AAA games with no issues. The 3060 uses the newer Ampere architecture and has 2nd gen RT cores plus a host of AI functionality like DLSS meaning you can crank up the game settings, enable ray tracing and still get pretty decent FPS when compared to 2060. On the other side, we would have liked to see more than 8GB of RAM as it can be a bottleneck in some demanding games.
The battery life is decent giving 4-5 hours of backup while gaming. The way it is priced, it gives a direct competition to the MSI GF65 which comes with a 2060 so if you really want to enjoy the ray tracing and get the most fps out of your laptop then this laptop becomes a no brainer deal for the specs you get.
This Article is Written By Anshuman Jain
I’m a college student pursuing computer science and indulge myself in tech and video games. I’m great at nitpicking and pointing out even the smallest flaws. Instagram