Pros: Booted up fast on manufacturer settings.
Out of the box, ready to go, even gpu drivers are good*
Easy to open up and add storage and memory*
Insanely good for the price, was a steal
upgraded to latest firmware out of the box, so 100 tgp right out the gate, low heat, great fps on modern titles
(Note: * == we'll dive in and talk about more)
This is a promising upgrade from a 4790k and r9 390x with ddr3 1600 ram. (along with 7200 rpm 64MB cached mechanical spinny drives) So I am using as a desktop replacement. We can crush cyberpunk, halo infinities, gears of war 5, other modern titles harder to run on older hardware, and some of the older gpus are being dubbed as legacy from our lovely gpu companies.
Cons: Note: These cons are kinda pffft, I don't really have anything negative to say, but if you need some specs from my less than 1 week of ownership experience, then here you go.
1. power brick is at 180watts, if you set nvidia control panel to preferred maximum performance, you may burn through some charge. This is because some of these are bios updated to be 100tgp vs 85tgp, so you'll see performance boosts, but I would grab a 230w power adapter. Acer doesn't really recommend this action, but it'll fit.
2. battery inside is small, you have a few hours of high performance, and then it's off to the wall to charge again, i recommend when using to throw it into battery saver and not game until you can find an outlet
Overall Review: *. Gpu drivers via 497.29 (the latest) will cause fps drops in games, so if what you have currently out of box works, don't fix right now. I play bloons tower defense 6 (for example), a sippy cup game in terms of gpu usage, i get fps drops on those drivers, just a fair warning. When I moved a few drivers back (more than 2 from 497.29, my fps were stable again. Halo, borderlands, 7 days to die, etc all did this. However; I will say that gaming on 1440p, 1080p, I could maximize everything without an issue, it was just driver related. I ran on normal power settings for gpu and high performance cpu.
*2. immediately i upgraded the ram to 32GB, hard drive 2.5" which parts came with the computer to add this drive, and an additional 1tb nvm m.2 2280 drive to be exact. I used cheap mp33, and no issues. ram reads at 3200 mhz in bios and on windows.
**. the bios is very simple, you can turn off iommu and svm for amd settings, if i'm saying these correctly. I noticed hardware reserved was at 600MB, probably due to ryzen integrated graphics, as I did run a ram check and all was okay. I did the normal msconfig boot to max memory upon boot, and it made things worse, so leaving that alone left me with 600MB in reserve, not a nightmare, but I'll accept for the time being. I did load up a free windows 10 image from the tool on microsoft's page because I'm not a fan of bloatware, and acer did have some, but after a clean install, and knowing which nvidia drivers to use, it's a very clean and nice experience.
I've rambled on a bit, I hope that this helps some of you with this computer.
1. out of box, ready to go
2. tgp is 100 out of box, heat and thermals not bad at all, i do have mine on a rosewill cooler
3. very fast with 8 cores 16 threads and 20MB of total cache on cpu
4. in nvidia control panel, tell it you prefer high performance nvidia graphics if you want to game vs auto select
5. i did not see where you can change mux switch in bios, as bios is very simple and cannot change too many options, just a heads up
6. upgrades were a breeze... i unscrewed all i could see, no hidden screws, and used a plastic thin tool to pop the bottom of the case, and everything was visible. You have what you need to mount a nvme m.2 2280 drive, a 2.5" drive, and replacement ram. (ram comes in dual channel already fyi).
Thank you. :)
Pros: Everything I was looking for in a laptop. I wanted the bigger screen plus able to run all the current games at top or near top setting with no issues and no overheating issues. It has run everything flawlessly and I have had zero problems. If you aren't happy with the hard drive or ram you can add more, but so far I don't feel the need.
Cons: Nothing I consider a con. When playing a demanding game sometimes the fans get a bit loud, but to me this isn't a con because it means it's fighting to keep my hardware from overheating.
Overall Review: Yes I would recommend this to other people. Cheaper than most in its class for hardware and I couldn't find any cons yet. I've had it and been using it often for just over a week and I play a bunch of different games all at maxed or near maxed settings.
Overall Review: This laptop is very fast and responsive. Multicore CPU and SSD means the machine boots up quickly, launches and loads games faster than anyone else you're playing with! I got this laptop to play video games while I travel on the holidays and so far it's done very well at that. The computer came with Windows 10 installed, but immediately offered to upgrade me to Windows 11 so I went with it. Oh and I love that there's a button to disable the track pad - that is very helpful for playing fast-paced games when you have big clumsy hands like me.
I normally don't like to buy pre-built computers because they often come with annoying bloatware, but my experience hasn't been too bad so far. I've just uninstalled anything that's popped up that I don't want.
Pros: This laptop rates as a UFO using UserBenchmark.exe, when you can figure out how to get the program to use the 3080 chip.
I expect this will be an awesome laptop for gaming in pancake mode.
The older HTC Vive with the HDMI connections work just fine. (I find I can no longer tolerate the screen door effect when compared to the Valve Index. (see below))
Cons: The USB-C port does not have any video capabilities that I can find. No docking station and no VR through the USB- port (display port capability). This is a rather serious lack of functionaliity that the advertising and specifications should have made clear, but I can see why they didn't.
I also cannot find an HDMI to Display port adaptor that works with my Valve Index VR headset.
The system sees the headset but is unable to make a video connection.
I was hoping to use this laptiop to replace my aging RTX 1080 video card, but for VR it's not going to work.
Overall Review: If you have no interest in VR or a docking station then this laptop is pretty good for the price. However if either of the above is your situation, then keep looking.
Pros: Fast, quiet, cheap!
Overall Review: 3080 for 2000? Cant beat it!
Pros: When operational it runs wonderfully, stays fairly cool and has no problem running what I throw at it.
Cons: I'm assuming it shipped with a graphics card or screen malfunction not exactly sure what's causing this.
Overall Review: I'm a daily gamer and typically play between 2-4 hours a night after work. Was extremely excited to catch a 3080 system at a price point that seemed reasonable even if it was a laptop. About a month after getting the laptop this rainbow type graphics malfunction occured at first in a small portion of the screen almost unnoticeable and has continued to grow. I'm not sure what it is I've reset the system a few times clean windows installs and upgraded all drivers and games I can. It's seemed to make no difference it'll run fine for hours at a time sometimes even multiple gaming sessions and play perfectly but then out of nowhere it'll mess up the display as you see in the picture above and I'm forced to reset. I didn't realize I needed to keep the original box in case of malfunction and in my unboxing excitement threw the original packaging away. Now I can't return and get a properly performing laptop and it's extremely frustrating because I've taken the proper steps on my end to try to fix the problem and I'm basically stuck with a barely functioning laptop after 3 months. I don't ever write critical reviews or anything like this but how a company can be so complacent when they shipped out a product that was not as advertised or functional is ridiculous. It's 22 almost 2300 bucks down the drain and I will never purchase from Newegg again.
Pros: I just ordered this beast last week and the price has gone up 200usd! I paid 1865$??
Anyways as a stress test. I hooked it up to a 43 inch 4K HDR TV and played COD warzone for 12 Hours straight on high settings. With DLSS you can expect 120fps. Without DLSS about 70 FPS at 4K resolution with Ray tracing on low.
The computer is quite the monster even at 4K resolution the GPU and CPU sit at a cool 65 degree Celsius. And it is rated to go up to 100 Celsius for both without crashing. Which is just phenomenal. So we know now that it can play any AAA gaming title while having multiple other processes running and performance won't dip.
The 360 hertz refresh on 1080p for a 17 inch screen is perfection. I can't see 1400p or 4K making a difference at 17 inches with 120 -144 hertz screens. Meaning when this Titan of a laptop plays games at 1080p and you get 300fps. It actually refreshes your screen this fast. Instead of server connection refresh MSping. Imagine playing battlefield 2042 right now at 1 MSping and it updates that fast on your screen. Essentially what this means is when you snipe across the map you can expect it to hit. Instead of wondering where your shot went.
For another 600$ you can get Acer Nitro 5 16gb VRAM. I thought about this for awhile. But settled on this version. I expect the 16gb version on ultra setting is where people might get the 80+ degree Celsius markers. And I'd rather keep my machine cooler. If I can sit this on my lap at 1080p on ultra setting for any AAA title and it doesn't even get warm. While getting 300+ FPS. Then I've won. Thanks Acer!
I'll give Acer a 5/5. This is for the laptop. Other similar laptops right now are 3200-7200$ with lower specs. My only complaint is windows 10 and it's bloatware. I would've bought a Linux version for more. Even though I've flashed an image. Having to install Linux separately is a pain. Windows out of the box has 192 processes running at idle. Only 90 of them are required to run. Meaning the other 102 are Spyware and adware from Microsofts partners stealing private data.
Cons: Comes with Windows Microsoft instead of Linux
Overall Review: Buy it now. Because the price is actually going up. And other models with the 3080 GPU are selling for 5000$ on average right now
Pros: - Everything fine. You can play every pc game right now in High quality setting. The Avg FPS I got around 150-199 and over for the old PC game.
-The screen very big and smooth....
Cons: - The price pretty expensive for now.
- Max ram support is 32 Gb...
- No DLSS for this laptops
Overall Review: - I would recommended if you want high performance gaming laptop right now in budget price.
- If you can wait more 6 month, It gonna have laptops with same price and more high spec of CPU and ram.