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Acer Nitro 5 (2018)

Acer Nitro 5 (2018)

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PC Mag
The Acer Nitro 5 won't blow you away with its performance or design, but it is a perfectly competent gaming laptop without any deal-breaking flaws for an aggressive price.
Pure and simple, the Acer Nitro 5 is just a good deal with excellent mobile gaming performance for its wallet-friendly price.
Laptop Magazine
The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop provides solid midtier graphics performance on a budget and speedy overall performance, but the display doesn't pop.
The Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best budget gaming notebooks currently available on the market, even though it has some minor flaws. Acer offers you an attractively priced device, which is successful in almost every aspect - if you can live with the poor color gamut of the Full HD display.
As the first gaming laptop I've reviewed that's entirely powered by AMD hardware, I have to admit it was a disappointment. I've never had to jump through so many hoops just to play a game before, and though it's less expensive than your typical Intel/Nvidia laptop, at least those usually just work. As a budget gaming laptop, it's passable, but I don't think the cost savings are worth the hassle.
PC World
Budget gaming laptops don't get as much of a break as their mainstream cousins. They still face intense pressure to deliver. The Acer Nitro 5 is big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen. But if you're shopping for a gaming laptop that can handle AAA titles without breaking the bank, the Acer Nitro 5 delivers the goods.
Tom's Hardware
The Acer Nitro 5 strikes a great balance between price and performance. However, it can be heavy and unwieldy, and its looks aren't for everyone.
The Verge
The Acer Nitro 5 has lower-end specs for a gaming laptop, but it’s a good budget option that can play current PC games at medium settings (and sometimes at high settings). It also serves as further proof that gaming laptops under $1,000 are no stretch of the imagination. If you’ve never had a laptop capable of playing PC games before and don’t have a large budget, it’s a modest but functional way of getting started.
The Nitro 5 is a reasonable mid-range laptop, and while it doesn’t push the sub-£1000 gaming laptop category any further forward, it’s a sensible choice for someone looking for a portable powerhouse.
Inevitable compromises can be found in most areas of the Acer Nitro 5, but it remains a capable and affordable laptop with enough power to handle mainstream gaming and esports titles