Acer Nitro 5 review: Gaming needn’t cost a fortune – Pocket-lint

Acer Nitro 5 review: Gaming needn’t cost a fortune – Pocket-lint

Generally speaking the words ‘budget’ and ‘gaming’ don’t go that well together. Affordable usually means low specs and poor performance. But not so with this Acer. The 2020 version of the Nitro 5 is designed to not only be an improvement over the previous generation, but also an affordable gaming laptop that could open up the market to a wider audience.

It comes in variants that include not only Intel’s 10th Generation Core i processors, but also Nvidia’s GeForce RTX or GTX graphics card options. Add in super-fast SSD for fast booting and game loads, Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Killer Ethernet E2600, and a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS with either 120Hz or 144Hz faster-than-average refresh rate and you’ve got a real pleaser, at least on paper.

But how does the Acer Nitro 5 perform in reality?

Budget brilliance