CES 2021: Acer boosts Nitro and Aspire laptops with AMD processors
As a part of this yr’s all on-line CES commerce present, Acer has unveiled a radical refresh of a few of its hottest laptop computer traces, together with some very interesting energy upgrades within the GPU division for its gaming notebooks.
Together with up to date configurations of each the Predator Triton 300 SE and Predator Helios 300 gaming laptops, Acer has additionally introduced all new Aspire 7, Aspire 5, and Nitro 5 laptops that shall be powered by AMD processors.
Nitro 5 will get boosted
Acer’s inexpensive Nitro 5 is without doubt one of the model’s extra in style gaming laptops in the marketplace, and its 2021 refresh seems to be to maintain that in line, with the choice of kitting it out with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX CPU and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU.
It is going to be obtainable with both a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch show, and have both QHD or FHD decision – the previous may have a refresh fee of 165Hz whereas the lower-res display screen will provide as much as a silky clean 360Hz refresh.
We’ve managed to spend a little bit of time with the potential gaming powerhouse, so should you’re eager for extra ideas and information on the laptop computer, try our Acer Nitro 5 hands-on evaluate. Full international pricing and availability is but to be introduced, however Australia will reportedly see it in Q2 of 2021.
Aspire and Predator ranges
As for the Aspire ultrabook collection, Acer’s Aspire 5 and Aspire 7 additionally get the AMD therapy, with each sporting a robust new AMD Ryzen 5000 Sequence processor. The Aspire 7 additionally homes Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, whereas the Aspire 5 options AMD’s Radeon RX 640 GPU.
Each characteristic a 15.6-inch show, slim and light-weight design, USB-C connectivity, and as much as 1TB of SSD storage. The Aspire 7 can pack in 32GB of RAM whereas the Aspire 5 caps out at 24GB. As with the Nitro, full international pricing and availability is but to be introduced, however it’ll arrive in Australia in Q2 of 2021.
Whereas not as thorough a refresh, Acer’s Predator Triton 300 SE and Predator Helios 300 each now get the newest Nvidia GPUs, with the previous capable of squeeze in an RTX 3060 and the latter as much as an RTX 3080 paired with 32GB of RAM.
Nvidia plus AMD
Contemplating how fiercely in style (and comparatively unobtainable) Nvidia’s RTX 30 GPUs have turn out to be, laptops just like the Nitro and Predator collection from Acer are one of many few surefire methods which you can get in on the newest graphics chips with out paying inflated costs attributable to restricted inventory.
We’re additionally glad to see that AMD’s latest triumphs over Intel within the processor house have led laptop computer producers to extra broadly undertake the competing chipset maker’s merchandise in its flagship lineup. Wholesome competitors results in innovation, and we’re already seeing nice outcomes from the reheated rivalry.
We’ll replace you when Acer releases extra data on pricing and launch dates for its new vary of laptops globally.