The first laptops equipped with the new Ryzen Mobile 5000 microprocessors that AMD introduced just a few hours ago are ready to go ashore. Acer has just released its latest computers from the Nitro and Aspire families, and in addition to banking on the latest from AMD, they are also coming with the new from NVIDIA.
The Nitro 5 model is a gaming laptop with a very high level of configuration in which both its CPU and its GPU stand out. It belongs to the GeForce RTX 30 Max-Q family from NVIDIA. The two Aspire models have a multipurpose purpose not so oriented to games, but also enjoy an attractive configuration in which it is worthwhile to immerse ourselves to know them a little better.
Acer Nitro 5, Aspire 5 and 7: Technical Specifications
|Nitro 5||Aspire 5||Aspire 7|
|Screen||15.6-inch or 17.3-inch, 165/360 Hz, 3 ms, 300 nits IPS FHD / QHD LCD||15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 dots) IPS LCD||15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 dots) IPS LCD with dynamic adjustment of gamma correction and saturation|
|Processor||Up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX||AMD Ryzen 5000 Series||AMD Ryzen 5000 Series|
|Graphics||Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||AMD Radeon RX 640||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650|
|Memory||Up to 32GB DDR4 3200||Up to 24GB||Up to 32GB DDR4|
|Secondary Storage||Up to 2 x 2 TB NVMe M.2 SSD or 2 x SATA HDD||Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD||Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Wireless Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6||Wi-Fi 6||Wi-Fi 6|
|OS||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10|
Acer Nitro 5: a laptop for gaming with the ultimate AMD and NVIDIA muscle
Video game enthusiasts are going to have a hard time resisting the specifications of this laptop. I propose that we start by taking a look at its screen, which is available in two different configurations, both with LCD IPS panels and in 15.6 or 17.3 inches: with QHD resolution and a refresh rate of 165 Hz, or with Full HD resolution and a refresh rate of 360 Hz. Also, these panels have a maximum brightness delivery capacity of 300 nits and a response time of 3 ms.
As far as the CPU is concerned, it will be available with several Ryzen Mobile 5000 processors, but in its most powerful version, it will be a Ryzen 9 5900HX. It is also equipped with a graphics processor belonging to the GeForce RTX 30 family of NVIDIA, and, again, in its most advanced configuration will go for a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. On paper, the performance of this version should allow it to rub shoulders with the most capable gaming desktops.
To solve the main memory it proposes a maximum of 32 GB DDR4 at 3200 MHz effective, and as for the secondary storage, Acer has integrated two M.2 slots and as many SATA ports that allow the installation of either two solid-state drives with a maximum capacity of 2 TB, or two mechanical hard disks with the same capacity. One more point: it incorporates Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Acer Aspire 5 and 7: use AMD Ryzen 5000 to maximize versatility
These two pieces of equipment from the Aspire on the paper range are true all-rounder. Both incorporate microprocessors from the AMD Ryzen Mobile 5000 family, but their configuration includes important differences that users should be aware of. The Aspire 5 model relies on a 15.6-inch LCD IPS Full HD screen and incorporates a Radeon RX 640 GPU and a maximum of 24 GB of RAM. Secondary storage has been solved with an SSD with PCIe NVMe interface that can have a maximum capacity of 1 TB and has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
The Aspire 7 is distinguished by a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LCD panel assisted by Acer proprietary software that dynamically adjusts gamma correction and saturation. Sounds good. Besides, like the other two teams that we reviewed, incorporates a CPU Ryzen Mobile 5000 family, although its GPU is not AMD, is a GeForce GTX 1650 from NVIDIA. It can incorporate a maximum of 32 GB DDR4 and an SSD with a capacity of up to 1 TB and NVMe PCIe interface. Finally, like Nitro 5 and Aspire 5, it has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Acer Nitro 5, Aspire 5 and 7: Price and Availability
These are the prices and the dates on which these computers will arrive at the stores:
- Nitro 5: will be sold from February with a base price of $750.
- Aspire 5: will be sold from February with a base price of $550.
- Aspire 7: will arrive from February with a base price of $750.