Acer Nitro 5 Review

Acer Nitro 5 Review

The Nitro 5 laptop was developed to deliver an iconic gaming experience courtesy of the many awesome features inside, awesome mobility, advanced cooling, stellar audio capabilities, & all of the other gaming-rich features & you quickly see why the Nitro 5 delivers a knockout blow to the competition!

Technical Specifications:

Processor: Intel® Core ‘Comet Lake’ 4th Gen (10th Gen CPUs coming soon)

Cores: Up to Eight Cores

GPU: Up to 256GB | NVIDIA GeForce MX250M | 8GB GDDR6 memory

RAM: 16 GB (4GB per GPU)

Storage: 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) | 1 TB HDD

Display: 15.6-inch FHD, Multi-Touch

Weight: Up to 2.47 lbs

Ports: HDMI, 2x USB Type-C Three Thunderbolt, 2x RJ45, 2x DisplayPort

The Nitro 5 is a large laptop with an all-black interior with red accents making you recognize the name & reimagining the iconic Nitro name.

Kingston Nitro 5 is designed with a thin & lightweight design along with the card readers you need to enjoy the faster performance.

This portable 2-in-1 has excellent muscle performance which you can utilize while traveling, doing business trips, or just tackling video editing tasks. It comes with an ample amount of storage which will fit your multimedia collection & support the latest storage technologies so you can fully utilize your storage.

Jamie Piaké, Editor-in-Chief, TECHnalysis, had the following to say about the Metabolic Boost Engine:

Although The Nitro 5 is heavy aesthetically and functionally, the hardware is really built like a tank, with stellar cooling and plenty of battery power to power a whole workday (and at least seven hours of battery life), without any compromise to performance.

Acer Nitro 5 Review

The Nitro 5’s customizable, mass-storage capacity easily becomes the new king of benchmarks. It weighs less than your biggest portable storage device and will be a great asset for traveling, work-from-home, indies & power gamers. The great-looking black aesthetics on the Nitro 5 will add a striking personality to any home or office setting.

The Nitro series uses top-of-the-line components which can deliver the peak of performance for your computer while keeping the weight down. These characteristic features are what sets the Nitro series apart from the rest.

Tom Mitschke, Editor-in-Chief, Tom’s Guide, had the following to say about Kingston’s stellar cooling solution:

If you sweat over graphic benchmarks, you’ll want to check out the Nitro 5's distinctive look, and the water-cooling system it packs in. It’s based on a custom copper-block design from HyperX that extends the heat-dissipation abilities and cools the GPU core (and 1.2 GPU pumps) with an extremely efficient heat exchanger. On top of that, the design recycles heat from the CPU and chipset through the cooling system for better performance.

Chassis: Delivering superior cooling performance, cutting weight and size, and with plenty of space for huge memory and storage expandability.

Highlights from the Event

The mega lineup of too many features makes this the ultimate gaming solution for titles such as Fortnite & League of Legends. The Nitro 5, gladiator Style.

Watch Q&A with the Nitro 5 Engineering Team.

The Nitro 5 is built on MSI’s revolutionary Twin Frozr V thermal technology, doubling the cooling performance over the previous generation. The Nitro 5 uses an Intel 10th Generation Core ‘Comet Lake’ platform and DDR4 RAM, delivering smooth gameplay and great customization for deep, rich sound. With its balanced RGB lighting and customizable fans, the Nitro 5 makes a bold statement.

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Used under license by MSI.

16-inch, 1-touch color FHD+ (1920x1080), matte, anti-glare, Wi-Fi 6, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, audiophile-grade DAC and microphone

ASUS includes a 6-month limited warranty.

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Intel Core i9 9600X Silent Cores/Turbo Boost, 4-Core TurboBoost up to 2933MHz, DDR4 2933MHz, 16GB (4x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4, USB 3.1 Gen1, 8-core GPU: GTX 1660 GPU Boost

MSI will support the representative number of motherboard DL modules that support this motherboard for a period of 3 years, after which, the sponsor will extend the 3-year warranty.

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Intel Core i9 9600X Silent Cores/Turbo Boost, 4-Core TurboBoost up to 2933MHz, DDR4 2933MHz, 16GB (4x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4, USB 3.1 Gen1, 8-core GPU: GTX 1660 GPU Boost

GIGABYTE will support the representative number of motherboard DL modules that support this motherboard for a period of 3 years, after which, the sponsor will extend the 3-year warranty.


16GB (1x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 is a wonder-worker and a grade 16 of the most vital RAM that revolutionary computer memory manufacturers with the most RAM types ever made. Additionally, as gaming laptops that don’t require high-speed NVMe SSD cards, saving more battery, the high-performance DDR4 RAM is becoming an increasingly popular choice among gamers.

Acer Nitro 5 Review


Exciting new MSI Twin Frozr V thermal principle, launching to great fanfare, With Twin Frozr V, MSI brings gamers the premium cool liquid cooling solution that delivers gamers unparalleled comfort and exceptionally high performance. Twin Frozr V effectively creates a more powerful system with a single, larger fan. A 2.5 heat pipe and massive heat-pipe direct cooling that delivers an incredible heat sink compelling MSI gaming laptops to outperform traditional laptop cooling cores.

“This is truly The Gadget That Changed The Game” - Tom’s Guide

Nitro 5 Smart Cockpit uses the NVIDIA® GTX™ TITAN X GPU, which is 25% faster than the previous generation and 10% faster when paired with NVIDIA® RTX™ technology. It unlocks massive performance and limitless battery life. The Harman acoustic topology provides for an enriched, cinematic soundstage. Its sleek and edgy design is ready for transport to enhances iconic gaming stations.

With renowned audio professional Jack Conrad, Nitro 5 has created a state-of-the-art noise-canceling gaming headset that gives its users true critical listening. Conrad developed six unique sound profiles inspired by iconic game soundtracks. Each profile provides different levels of noise reduction — ranging from full silences to interactive gaming experiences.” - Ed Kenwright, Head of Logitech G Pro X

The Nitro 5 router provides a user-friendly design with customizable smart capabilities. Currently, the Nitro app supports over 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for convenient access to compatible clients. It also opens up to seven replacement presets, five-game emulators, and five-camera profiles. The Nitro app is compatible with iOS & Android devices.

The Nitro 5 uses an innovative MT6582 5G 65W Dual-Band Wi-Fi chipset. It has a peak throughput speed of 3.9Gbps and 13.6Gbps when using the 2.4GHz band. It supports dual-SIM and 4G/LTE network connections and optimized VoD calling.

Acer Nitro 5 Review

Other remarkable features include:

The Nitro 5 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio P60T Processor + 8-Core Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). It offers faster Wi-Fi performance and long battery life.

The Nitro 5 is equipped with the dual-core MediaTek Helio P42T Processor + MediaTek Helio P65T Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). These two processors “combine to provide powerful performance to drive blazing fast network performance, intuitive OS, and exceptionally smooth gameplay for the HD gaming experience.” — Ed.

The Nitro 5 is built with the latest 256-core MediaTek Helio S60C Lite Chipset; it delivers quicker connectivity with up to 3x faster download speeds and stability. This chip provides 264 MB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage. It also includes an 8-core graphics processing unit (GPU) with 16 compute cores, a 40 percent boost in gaming performance, and twice the fast boot speed compared to previous generation Nitro 4 models.

The Nitro 5 is equipped with the 3x3 MIMO wireless transceiver technology that increases wireless data rate capabilities to boost user experience and increase range.