Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Packs An Extra Punch for Mobile Gamers

The new Acer Nitro 5  gaming laptop is more interesting in 2018 thanks to the addition of a more powerful processor that will help it handle more games and video editing. Acer keeps the same design and sticks with affordable starting prices that helps the Nitro 5 stand out in the gaming laptop segment.

With the 2018 Acer Nitro 5 gamers get a 15.6-inch screen and the ability to upgrade to a new Intel Core i7+ six core processor. This is especially helpful with processor heavy games and while crunching video.

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Acer did not change the design of the notebook, which isn’t a problem. The Nitro 5 features a black chassis with red keys and a red accents. It’s what you’d expect from a gaming laptop, but it’s not over the top. Inside Acer packs in Intel OPtane memory, speedy NVMe SSD storage nand a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Acer announced two models that will go on sale at Best Buy later soon.

The Acer Nitro 5 comes with upgraded processors for 2018.
The Acer Nitro 5 comes with upgraded processors for 2018.

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 (AN515-53-52FA)

  • $749.99 at Best Buy
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H
  • 15.6” FHD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 (AN515-53-55G9)

  • $849.99 at Best Buy
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H
  • 15.6” FHD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti
  • 8GB memory
  • 256GB SSD

The new Acer Nitro 5 release date is set for May in the U.S starting at $749. Pricing is not yet available for the Intel Core i7+ models, but expect it close to $1,000 based on the current models offered.

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Razer Blade Stealth - $1,499.99

Razer Blade Stealth - $1,499.99

The Razer Blade Stealth is a high-end laptop that transforms into a gaming powerhouse with the right accessory.

The laptop takes its name from its black or gunmetal aluminum chassis. At 0.52 inches thin and 2.98-pounds, you won’t have a hard time stuffing it in a bag. Despite that thin profile, it lasts 10 hours between charges and has a Chroma keyboard that highlights the keys you need to play your favorite games. Intel graphics are inside, but connect it to a graphics card using the Razer Core add-on and you can expect full resolution gaming even on the model with a 13.3-inch 4K display with touch.

You can order a Razer Blade Stealth with as little or as much power as you need. It supports up to a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB solid state drive and 16GB of RAM. It has a 3.5mm headset jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and a Thunderbolt 3 port. That Thunderbolt 3 port communicates with the Razer Core add-on.

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The Razer Blade Stealth starts at $1499.99. A Razer Core v2, which uses the graphics cards you already own, costs $499.99.

Buy the Razer Blade Stealth for $1,499 from Razer

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