Amazon just slashed the price of this 'slick' gaming laptop—save $150, today only

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Save $150 on this Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, today only. (Photo: Amazon)
Save $150 on this Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, today only. (Photo: Amazon)

Gaming on a home console is great, but sometimes you need more power and accuracy than the PS4, Nintendo Switch, or even the Xbox One can provide. To the rescue: The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Whether you’re a gamer yourself or there’s a gamer you love who can use just one more late holiday gift, you need to know about this special deal.

The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is on sale for $670, or $150 off at Amazon, today only—that’s the all-time lowest price we’ve seen on this model. It’s worth grabbing in advance of an upcoming birthday too—because this price may not come again. In any case, don’t delay: This next-level sale expires at midnight PST.

Raw power

Originally priced at $820, the Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, with an Intel Core i5-10300H processor paired with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, is a beast. It comes with 16GB of memory and 256GB of on-board storage.

The Windows 10 gaming laptop can stand up to even the most intense and graphically demanding games, such as Final Fantasy XV, Metro Exodus, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Far Cry 5. Plus, its memory and storage is easily upgradeable. If you want more, just open up the laptop and slide in new cards and drives.

Everything on it looks sharp and detailed, and its 15.6-inch Full HD display has an insanely high refresh rate (144Hz) for life-like motion and clarity.

“I was not expecting Nitro 5 to surprise me,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer, “but I have to say I'm still impressed with the great quality of the screen, and the refresh rate feels amazing. It has run perfectly everything I throw to it. Also for anyone wondering: if you are searching a budget laptop to show the full capabilities of VR on the GO, I have been more than able to run Half life Alyx and show it to other people on my Oculus, no issues.”

The 15.6-inch display is phenomenal. (Photo: Amazon)
The 15.6-inch display is phenomenal. (Photo: Amazon)

Sleek and clean design

There’s no way around it. This laptop is big and dense, but it has to be—it’s a gaming powerhouse. It’s not just designed to get you through a day of work (though it will do that too), it’s made to shred through big games with detailed graphics without any lag, latency or dropped frames.

For a gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 is super sleek, with its all-black design and bright red accents. Its bright red backlit keyboard ensures gaming in the dark is clear and precise. And at just under eight pounds, it’s surprisingly portable—compared to others that weigh upwards of 10 pounds.

“As a researcher and a gamer, I need a computer than can both run multiple high-level computing softwares (ex. GIS) as well as play games in my free time. This computer can do both with ease,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “Overall, it's exactly what I needed.”

“Great laptop, great price, cool colors, and does everything my teenage son needs (and wants) it to do. Especially with COVID and virtual learning - we needed a device to meet school needs (sorry chromebooks, but...) and wanted a device for his love of gaming and (for now virtual) friend get-togethers. Would recommend,” added another five-star Amazon reviewer.

At this sub-$1,000 sale price, it’s a winner for newbies and pros alike.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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