Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review

So I recently picked up an Acer Nitro 5 laptop running on tenth gen Intel i5 10300H quad core processor, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, GTX 1650 GPU, 512 GB SSD and a 15.6″ regular HD screen running at 120 hz.

The laptop is made out of plastic that attracts quite a bit of fingerprints, but feels solid. The screen by the hinge feels flimsy and would need extra care. There is some red trim around the touchpad and on the back. cooling vents are plentiful. Intake is located on the bottom at the back of the laptop and there are four exhaust vents, two at the back and two on the sides (one on left, one on right) and you can customize the fan settings through an app that has a quick access button above the number pad.

The screen is a Full HD 15.6″ screen and rated for 120 hz. It isn’t the brightest screen by any regards, but is enough. There is a bit of backlight bleed in the screen at the top near the webcam, which is a quality issue for me. With battery life, it could be better, but is satisfactory. Ran Diablo 3 on the highest settings and in performance mode and it lasted just under two hours with a steady 30 fps with no drop in quality or performance.

The keyboard has good travel and is backlit, which is convenient. There is a full size number pad for those who need it. The trackpad works well, though the placement is not in the best place and could be moved more to the right

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