Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop while being unpacked

Last week, I ordered two Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops to replace the rather underwhelming and malfunctioning CHUWI HeroBook Pro laptops that my older two received for their birthdays in November.

A comparison of the two machines:

ComponentCHUWI HeroBook ProAcer Nitro 5
CPUIntel Gemini Lake N4000AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
RAM8 GB8 upgraded to 32 GB DDR4
GPUIntegratedGeForce GTX 1650
HDD256 GB SSD512 GB SSD
Screen14″ Full HD 1920 × 1080 59Hz15.6″ Full HD 1920 × 1080 144Hz
Battery38Wh58Wh
Upgrading the memory requires removing the bottom of the laptop

I upgraded the RAM from the 8GB that it came with, and see that it has space for a couple of hard drive upgrades. Very impressive.

As far as performance goes. The Nitro 5 boots to Windows 10 in about 10 seconds. Reuben reports that his old laptop used to draw 8 blocks in Minecraft for Windows 10, the Nitro 5 draws 56. That’s quite a boost!

I’m impressed.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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