If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop that’ll handle the most graphically intensive games effortlessly, the refreshed Acer Nitro 5 laptop now comes with the very powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU.
This beast is paired with up to a the very capable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, alongside 16GB RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD.
The 15-inch laptop packs a 165Hz QHD IPS monitor, which also allows you the option of switching to a FHD resolution to get up to 360Hz refresh rate – a useful feature for esports gamers.
If all that’s a little overkill for your needs, there are more affordable variants as well – including Ryzen 7 5800H and Ryzen 5 5600H models that can be paired with either a GTX 1650, RTX 3060, or RTX 3070 GPU.
Design-wise, the laptop doesn’t stray far from last year’s iteration – it’s got the same edgy chassis, that’s mostly black, bar the red accents on the back exhaust vents. The keyboard is lit up with a four-zone RGB backlighting and you get a decent array of I/O ports as well – 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB Type C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x HDMI 2.1, and 1x 3.5mm audio combo jack.
Price and availability
Ryzen 5 5600H + GTX 1650 – RM3,699 (pre-order this 14-16 April)
Ryzen 7 5800H + GTX 1650 – RM4,199 (pre-order this 14-16 April)
Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3060 – RM4,899 (pre-order this 27-29 April)
Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070 (144Hz FHD display) – RM5,799 (pre-order this 10-12 May)
Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX 3070 (165Hz QHD display) – RM6,399 (pre-order this 10-12 May)
Ryzen 9 5900HX + RTX 3080 – RM8,999 (pre-order this 10-12 May)