Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptops tend to have fairly plain exteriors, lower-end specs and lower price points to match. Newer models, like some released this summer, do have some higher-end chips and GPUs more commonly found on the best gaming laptops, plus higher MSRPs to compensate. At any rate, there are so many models available that it's still generally safe to call them entry-level gaming laptops, which is why you're likely to see plenty of them among the best gaming laptop deals.
Cyber Monday means not just the newest laptops going on sale, but also old models as well. This can be a great way to get competitive Acer Nitro 5 hardware while keeping your wallet thick.
If you wish to go that route, 2020's 15-inch AMD-powered Acer Nitro 5 refresh already cost a more-than-reasonable $669 when it came out, and is sure to be going for even less this holiday season. Of course, you'll also be limited to Ryzen 4th Gen chips and a GTX 1650, which is getting pretty long in the tooth at this point.
Best Acer Nitro 5 Deals
Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 7, RTX 3060): was $1,329, now $1,099 at Acer
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800H finds itself with a GeForce RTX 3060 in this configuration. The laptop also has 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 1080p screen with a 144 Hz refresh rate.
Acer Nitro 5 (Intel i5, RTX 3050): was $979, now $938 at Newegg
This variant of the Nitro 5 has an Intel i5-10300H CPU, GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 5, RTX 3050): was $949, now $899 at Newegg
This Nitro 5 configuration sports a Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
Other last-gen Nitro 5 configs abound, like 15-inch models with the GTX 1650 and Intel 11th gen chips, or even models with extremely basic GPUs like the very basic Radeon RX 560X. For that reason, it's worth going by the specs when looking at an Acer Nitro 5, rather than the name. Even with models released in the same year, these laptops usually look the same on the outside, but are frequently very different on the inside.
If you want the best the Acer Nitro 5 has to offer, you'll want to go for this year's RTX 30-series refresh. Despite its humble exterior, our review unit for this laptop came with a Ryzen 7 5800H and an RTX 3070, although configurations that offer up to a 5900HX and an RTX 3080 are available. We were impressed by the power on display here, but our configuration cost $1,699, so you'll definitely want to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals if you choose to opt for the most recent and most powerful Nitro 5.
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