Pros: Runs quite and Nitro boost keeps temps down
Screen look's great with 144hrz
CPU, GPU, and memory are handling next gen titles no problem
Cons: Red back light is fine, but for over a grand in price, the RGB back lit board would of been nice
Speaker placement makes them seem quite even at 100% volume
Overall Review: No regrets, not even one letter.
If you're like me, you're doing a bunch of research on which laptop to get. Comparing specs, prices, and reviews off of lists from PC mag, toms guide, etc... Well, this PC hit the nail on the head for all my needs and wants. I'm a PC gamer, with a desktop battle station setup. I also have kids, job with some travel, and friends outside of town. I wanted a laptop that was "budget" and I could use to next gen game on the go, or heck even in the living room with my family. This Nitro 5 was rated as "one of the best budget laptops" in all the guides I could find, and they were right. Its not more powerful than my desktop, but that wasn't its intended purpose. Even so, next gen games still look beautiful on this laptop. Graphics are crisp and smooth, and the 144hrz screen make them really pop. I have had no issues with games crashing or screen tearing. The 3050 Ti and Ryzen 7 make it look easy. The nitrosense software does a great job keeping CPU and GPU temps down (I've melted a board with CPU temps in the past so this was something I was concerned about). Add on a laptop cooling pad, and it really feels like the PC was never even on when you feel the temps. Keyboard mouse, or controller, this laptop has kept my KD's up and renown growing no matter the game I play. The only thing is the speakers, even at 100% they sound at a "normal" level, but if you primarily use a gaming headset, then it really has no effect on gaming. So if you are looking at getting a laptop to game on, without blowing out your wallet, I would recommend this Nitro.
Overall Review: I purchased a similar nitro laptop last year, and unfortunately had to return it due to an external situation. Having had it shortly, i was very impressed. I had the opportunity to get one now this year (and to keep it haha) and did a slight upgrade to this one. Im even happier. After my pc died it was either get a new pc or get a laptop that can run my games and Ive always been a tower kind of guy but this laptop is seriously wonderful. It does everything I need it to and Im confident it will last a long time.
(I did have to open up cmd to get a battery option for high performance when not plugged in, but aside from that its golden).
Worth every penny and I honestly wouldve paid more for it if I had to. Also arrived the day after I ordered, which is cool cause I dont like to wait and even my new iPhone took a week. Just stop reading and try it yourself already
Overall Review: it's fast & quick nice gaming For Budget laptop.
Pros: This computer is good pros
It has a Nvidia software installed which gives you great control over optimization of your games which also means that has GX Corner
It also has nitrosense which is a cooling program for your fans which gives you amazing control over how fast your fans are will 1-click you can go max speed in another one you can just go straight to auto and seeing it's a nicer has a sure product care which gives you an additional information over your system battery and Storage it also has an optional storage slot for those who wish to have more storage it has two Ram slots each have an 8 by default
Cons: The only cons I have with a computer is I do not like the number pad placement and I wish the touchpad was just slightly more to the Rock and the speakers are not the best in it so you may need external speakers or headphones for a good sound quality as I mentioned in my Pros it has an extra storage lot the only issue I had with that is that had to install the ribbon connector that comes with it however I will admit it was a little bit confusing as I did not know it was included in the Box and once I found it it took time for it to recognize the s s d that I installed
Overall Review: I would recommend this product to others.
And I would buy this product again.
And overall if I could change the things about this it would be like I stated the placement of the number pad the placement of the touchpad and I would love to see you the ribbon connector already installed and attached sticky tape or even into a fake hard drive
Overall Review: Everything works great and runs smooth. Have even added extra ssds and still going strong. The only con I have for it is the power plug in. Not a huge fan of how it has to click in.
Pros: - Extremely good performance for the $.
- Nearly every game I throw at it I can play at max graphics settings and still achieve average frame rates floating around 60 fps. Some better than others of course, and some with stuttering issues, but the fact that I even can do this is a solid. Tweak anything down (like any of the classic FPS killers) and that's now an extremely fluid experience.
- The cooling system seems to be extremely well designed with both ventilation and fan management being very extensive and well thought out.
- The screen is beautiful with excellent angles of view with very little issue.
- Full keyboard (see cons as well about that)
- Solid AMD Ryzen with AVX2, FMA2, etc. If you're into computation, it's a solid buy.
- Everything on paper seems to be not only what you get, but works well together.
Cons: - The BIOS is the first thing that struck me here. Amazingly simplistic. To the degree that it will be fundamentally painful for anyone who actually knew what was going on with their system and maybe wanted to tweak some things to meat certain goals, would be aghast at. It's... just... so bad. In the 90's we ironically had better BIOS features.
- The battery life seems really bad. Everything imaginable turned down or off and just general browsing and I *think* I'm maybe getting 4 hours out of it at absolute max. I understand that this thing wasn't actually designed for everyday portal usage, but it's really bad as far as I can tell. Far worse than I would have expected.
- The keyboard is pretty good all said and done, but there's one tiny thing... there's "N" button that is a proprietary thing sitting exactly where the Num Lock button should be with a 10-key set up, with the Num Lock shifted over a bit to the right. It's weird and causes me angst. Every time I accidentally it fires up the most pointless app that does nothing useful. Tells me the temps/fan speeds and lets me turn the fans on full blast. I have yet to need that and if I did, I'm pretty sure I could figure out how to fire up that app myself. Very... I mean... very annoying. Seems like Acer is just reveling in their fancy special sauce here at the expense of the user.
- LED backlighting of the keyboard is less than ideal being all red and the only option in the BIOS is to make it static without user-intervention. It's fine. I set it to that and then use the function keys to disable it as needed, but red is an very distracting color. Why not just light blue or white light? Why isn't the backlight on the keyboard more simple to control to begin with? How about, "I want a backlit keyboard now because it's dark." "I don't want a backlit keyboard now because it's not dark." Again, BIOS control problems.
- The power supply that connects in the back tricked me a few times. I don't like any power supply that plugs in the back, but this one also requires you to listen/feel for a double snap. The first one will not seat the plug. You have to then make sure to push further to establish an actual power connection. For a bit, everytime I thought I was charging I wasn't and it was becoming a serious problem.
- While the speakers themselves seem okay (pretty good actually), someone seems to have decided that they don't deserve higher dB output past a certain threshold. Man are they quiet. Unusable in certain environments. Like so quiet, and so unusable. Really... just... so unusable some times. Actually, and truly, useless. It's extremely frustrating actually.
Overall Review: Outside of pros/cons, I'd say this:
- The keyboard does feel rubbery and likely short lived. I am worried about that in a long term
- I haven't yet explored several other features like the bulit-in ethernet port or the details of the USB ports (they seem to work as expected just plugin things in). I don't also know if the performance characteristics of the system match the expected. Anecdotally, it appears solid, but I haven't done due diligence there.
- All an all, I'm very happy with the quality of the screen and internals, especially for the price.