Laptops

Today we are taking a look at the Acer Nitro 5, which is one of the least expensive ways to get into a gaming laptop. Acer offers several models, with the lowest cost offering coming in at just $669.99 MSRP, while the top of this range capping out at $999.99. Regardless of the price range you are looking at, all of the Acer Nitro 5 models offer pretty reasonable feature set, with a dGPU at least 8 GB of RAM, and other than the lowest-priced tiers, SSD storage as well. There’s a lot of laptop here for the price, and Acer has options for this entire end of the market with the Nitro 5.

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29 by Jarred Walton on 1/5/2011

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37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2011

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66 by Jarred Walton on 1/3/2011

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65 by Jarred Walton on 12/28/2010

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36 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2010

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59 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2010

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109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/8/2010

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98 by Jarred Walton on 12/7/2010

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51 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2010

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25 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/23/2010

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47 by Vivek Gowri on 11/17/2010

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50 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2010

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95 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2010

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