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, 50 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 at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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