Acer unwraps new Nitro 5 gaming laptop – CES 2018

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42)Acer has unveiled its new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. This is targetted on casual gamers seeking great performance in an attractive laser-textured design.

We liked last year’s version, so the new one is certainly going to be worth checking out.

Acer Nitro 5 2018

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42)The new 15-inch laptop is packing the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics. So, expect speedy rendering, improved lighting and texture details.

Gamers will also benefit from the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance.

The Nitro 5’s internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB. That means plenty of storage for carrying the latest gaming titles, music and movies around with you.

Also under the hood is DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB. That,  combined with the SSD, equated to booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds.

Once in the throes of battle, Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU. The clever tech will then adjust cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.

Power and looks

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42)The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that gives it a carbon fibre vibe.

The matte, crimson red hinge is a gorgeous yet understated accent that beautifully matches the rest of the machine and its backlit keyboard.

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42)The good looks continue on the 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. We are promised brilliant imagery with crisp details.

Additionally, there’s a front-facing HD web camera for video calls, collaboration and celebrations if your gaming team proves victorious.

You can also easily broadcast games live with Mixer, directly from the Game bar on Windows 10 simply by pressing the Windows key plus G.

Audio and connections

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42)Nifty visuals needs the audio to back them up. Thankfully, the Nitro 5 features finely-tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony tech.

Moreover, this equips you with the necessary gear to hone in on the faintest sound of tip-toeing attackers, and then relish in the reverberating boom of a carefully-placed landmine. All done in a loving, caring sort of way, of course.

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42)Finally, the Nitro 5 features fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including  USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet. So, you’re pretty much sorted for everything you need on the go.


Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc announced:

With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most. We’ve developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness.”

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in April with prices starting at £899.99