Acer company update The Nitro 5 lineup of entry-level gaming laptops is slated for the second half of 2021, and the launch of its new 17.3-inch model in mid-October looks particularly impressive given its $1,200 price tag.
The company is releasing two Nitro 5 models, including the AN515-57 and AN515-54, to bring the latest technology to gamers along with the latest operating system from Microsoft.
The computer features a 1080p screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz, and is equipped with an eleventh generation Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti graphics chip.
The company did not specify the CPU model or what the maximum graphics power of the GPU might be. Other specs include 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SSD. This looks like a powerful gaming laptop.
And if you want something smaller, the company also has a 15.6-inch version coming in mid-October for $770. It also has a screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz. But with an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 256GB SSD storage.
On the graphic side, it features an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. This device should still be able to run some light games. But it’s probably more of a hacky experience than a 17.3-inch device can do.
Both models have an Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt 4 port, as well as three USB-A ports, an HDMI output, a 3.5mm jack, and a Kensington slot.
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Asus thinks about sustainability
Acer has provided the latest version of the Nitro 5 with some minor design tweaks that make it stand out a bit compared to the early 2021 model. It still has a red and black finish with tapered edges, along with a full-size keyboard.
The charger is now attached to the right side of the laptop instead of to the back. And parts of the lid and the chassis seem to have a more bearable structure.
The company also unveiled the sustainability-focused Aspire Vero, which is available with Windows 11. The eco-friendly, EPEAT Silver-certified Aspire Vero features post-consumer recycled PCR plastic in the chassis and keyboard, 100 percent recyclable packaging, and an Intel processor. Core of the eleventh generation.
It has Irix Xe graphics with up to 512GB of M.2 SSD storage. It also has a 15.6-inch FHD IPS screen and artificial intelligence noise cancellation to provide clarity during video calls.
The computer comes with Intel Wi-Fi 6, a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.2 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port for video output. The keyboard design aims to make people think about recycling and the environment. The “R” and “E” keys are highlighted in yellow. Aspire Vero starts at $700.
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