Acer will put a new AMD powered version of the Nitro 5 on sale at the end of the month. This represents a budget spin on the already entry level gaming laptop, offering an alternative for the more casual crowd.
Replacing the Intel chip on this variant is an AMD FX 9830P clocked at 3.0 GHz (with Turbo CORE Technology that pumps it up to 3.7 GHz). We’re a little disappointed that this doesn’t feature a newer Ryzen processor; but it’s likely there to keep the final price down.
The GPU takes a similar route, replacing the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with an AMD Radeon RX550 with 4GB GDDR5 RAM. The two graphics cards are not necessarily comparable, but it should serve the intended audience of the Nitro 5 well enough.
Acer has left the rest of the Nitro 5 untouched. It’s still a 15.6-inch laptop with a Full HD resolution display. Memory starts at 4GB RAM, and can be upgraded to 16GB; at an unspecified cost. Storage options were not shared in the official notice, but we expect it to be the same 1TB HDD from the lower end Nitro 5. Since there is a distinct amount of price saving happening on this unit.
The AMD powered Acer Nitro 5 is set to go on sale in Malaysia by the end of September for an impressive RM2,999. The first 200 customers to pick up a Nitro 5 will also receive a Predator branded gaming mouse as part of the release promotion.