Budget Laptops just got a LOT faster - Acer Nitro 5 (2019) Review

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  • Published: 29 June 2019
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    Acer's Nitro line-up for 2019 could be a VERY appealing option for any budget gamers who are on the market for a new laptop...

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Comments • 2 742

  • _Shinzou _
    _Shinzou _  9 hours back

    What about the nitro 5 with ryzen 5 and rx 560x? Is it any different?

    • jouni k
      jouni k  16 hours back

      so more hz in display makes u faster to enemy hit

      • Half Dead
        Half Dead  1 days back

        I Just ordered the i7-8750h+1660ti variant of the Nitro 5 for $1279 AUD (about $865 USD) which Includes Tax+Postage. Now I Just have to wait for our Molasses postal service to get it to me. Hopefully my Display OCs as good as yours.

        • Ahmed Tariq
          Ahmed Tariq  2 days back

          Should I get an Acer nitro 5 or hp pavilion? They both have similar specs and price

          • Ralph Mubs
            Ralph Mubs  2 days back

            Can you review the lenovo y540 pls ?

            • Kendall Lee
              Kendall Lee  2 days back

              I want to know what Linus considers out budget to be

              • luminous
                luminous  3 days back

                i have $450 budget for laptop. what do you guys recommend?
                ps. ur help is highly appreciated, pleaseeee

                • David Gregory
                  David Gregory  4 days back

                  I got this laptop when it came out and it was on sale for 429

                • spacechimp1337
                  spacechimp1337  4 days back

                  Which one is best for minecraft? All wanna play 🤣

                  • ashley sims
                    ashley sims  5 days back

                    I live in Australia so cooling is a selling point for me

                    • After Death
                      After Death  5 days back

                      Review acer nitro 5 2019 ( 1660 ti , i7 9750h ) is this good ?

                    • Master of the Universe

                      The ACER Nitro 5 is a piece of JUNK, the screen is so fragile it broke in the first month. ACER, says sorry the screen is NOT covered under their warranty.
                      The best thing to remember is, never buy an ACER computer. And NO, I did not drop the computer!!!

                      • Chronic Gamer
                        Chronic Gamer  5 days back

                        Ahem the Dell g3 offers gtx1650 with an I7 for $900

                        • WilfreMH
                          WilfreMH  2 days back

                          I got the G3 15 with an i5 9300H, 512GB M.2, 8GB Dual Channel RAM and GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q for $685 including tax. Dell has a promo where they give you a $150 Visa Pre-paid card with a purchase of one.

                          The one I bought was $785 not including tax, but it went back up to $1009. I believe they still have the Visa card promo.

                      • Noxious SS
                        Noxious SS  6 days back

                        Hahahahaha just bought this a while ago XD

                        • R. Rodriguez
                          R. Rodriguez  6 days back

                          It's like a game to see how far they can stretch the term "budget" toward $1000 on this channel.

                          Including the term "gaming" in the title of the video would have cleared up the misconception that this was actually a budget laptop review.

                          • Chinodom Charles-Beke
                            Chinodom Charles-Beke  6 days back

                            Dope ad intro!

                            • C Schmi
                              C Schmi  6 days back

                              What about the AMD version of this with the Ryzen and AMD dedicated graphics card?!

                              • Queen Forever
                                Queen Forever  1 weeks back

                                Can the nitro 5 run Team Fortress 2 smoothly?

                                • PotatoCato
                                  PotatoCato  7 days back

                                  Team fortress 2 runs on a potato. Of course it does

                              • Witu Tekashiwashiwoo
                                Witu Tekashiwashiwoo  1 weeks back

                                Will this computer work well for class work (1st year uni)

                                • brickfilm king
                                  brickfilm king  1 weeks back

                                  Witu Tekashiwashiwoo definitely, it can run all of my school programs very good, and also runs very fast

                              • Michael Reda
                                Michael Reda  1 weeks back

                                acer says that the Acer nitro models have a 144hz refresh rate, I just wanna know if that is true because some youtubers and websites say that it is 60hz...

                                • Thristan Selma
                                  Thristan Selma  1 weeks back

                                  There's many variant of it. So it depends. Check the specs where you buying at. Simple.

                              • -Kevin-S
                                -Kevin-S  1 weeks back

                                Hey,past You

                                Buy Me A Pc Please

                                • internet troll
                                  internet troll  1 weeks back

                                  lol i was able to overclock my display on the 2019 version to 95hz. Fucking insane. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay smoother

                                  • Aditya goswami
                                    Aditya goswami  1 weeks back

                                    *I recently bought nitro 5 and i am facing over heating issue*
                                    Not the CPU or GPU but the Hdd is getting excessively hot
                                    while copying file to hdd ,downloading huge file to it ,it start getting hot.
                                    If anyone is facing the same problem ,please tell how to fix it I should head toward service centre

                                    • Aditya goswami
                                      Aditya goswami  1 weeks back

                                      @Real Skull Thanks 👍👍

                                    • Real Skull
                                      Real Skull  1 weeks back

                                      @Aditya goswami i think thats normal because the hard disk has to write data onto the plates and maybe due tovtge friction its causing heat.
                                      You may want to research a bit into this and see if you can warranty your laptop.

                                    • Aditya goswami
                                      Aditya goswami  1 weeks back

                                      @Real Skull It only get heated when I'm copying huge data to hdd, while Gaming it remain cool

                                    • Real Skull
                                      Real Skull  1 weeks back

                                      The hdd gets hot anyway but it shouldnt be over its limits.

                                  • Garrett VanNorden
                                    Garrett VanNorden  1 weeks back

                                    Linus's idea of budget is just $100-300 off average price (dell g3 video they did for example)

                                    • Ajila Waya
                                      Ajila Waya  1 weeks back

                                      Is the Nitro 5 2019 modle supposed to have a GTX 1050 of 1650? Because Amazon lists it having a 1050 but Linus says it has a 1650

                                      • Lyfesaver
                                        Lyfesaver  1 weeks back

                                        Go away you dog fucking furry son of a bitch go off yourself with a fucking shotgun, the world could use less of you dog fucking freaks

                                      • internet troll
                                        internet troll  1 weeks back

                                        i bought the gtx 1650 one from this link: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Nitro-i5-9300H-Windows-Renewed/dp/B07VZXHF3D


                                        there's also a 500 gb ssd version for like 30 bucks more

                                    • Sinan Altinova
                                      Sinan Altinova  1 weeks back

                                      sad that those look so ugly

                                      • Gaming Plus
                                        Gaming Plus  1 weeks back

                                        can i run minesweeper

                                        • HMX PandahZzZz
                                          HMX PandahZzZz  1 weeks back

                                          Dude you can buy a refurbished nitro 5 for a little Over 400$

                                          • Ero
                                            Ero  2 weeks back

                                            #5:52: 3.6/5 - Not great, not terible.

                                            • Nochicken 4u
                                              Nochicken 4u  6 days back

                                              Your spelling is uh not great not *terrible*

                                          • DeezNuts
                                            DeezNuts  2 weeks back

                                            my acer nitro 5 came in with only 230 GB ssd and why did it say it had 256 GB ssd

                                            • Suwanshree Acharya
                                              Suwanshree Acharya  2 weeks back

                                              Okay, so I've searched all over Amazon. There is no Nitro 5 with the Gtx 1650 on it. They all have either 1050 or 1050 ti. Where can one even find a Nitro 5 with the said graphics card?

                                              • Peelster1
                                                Peelster1  2 weeks back

                                                As an owner of the Acer Nitro 5 I have over time been finding some things wrong with it.
                                                1. Slight screen burn after a few minutes.
                                                2. The number pad, and right shift key are really close to the arrow keys, so sometimes when I am going for right arrow I accidentally hit 0 and when I go for right shift I hit up arrow instead.
                                                3. I found out from Dave Lee's review on this. I recommend you check it out as well. That the exhaust system is poorly set up and can result in overheating after over an hour of gaming. I have yet to personally experience this, but it is concerning.
                                                4. I made the mistake of getting the model with the 1050 as opposed to the 1050 ti. Both are stickered as Oculus Ready, but I would highly recommend going for the 1050 ti. Better yet, get a 1060 if you are going for vr.
                                                5. This laptop does not have a display port or mini display port which makes Oculus Rift S setup more difficult if not impossible. Oculus Rift ready? Yes. Oculus Rift S ready? No.

                                                • Jayy
                                                  Jayy  2 weeks back

                                                  How do you overclock the screen?

                                                  • Ajay
                                                    Ajay  2 weeks back

                                                    I would really appreciate it if you can help me out. I've searched for hours over the course of a couple years now to find my first ever laptop and now that the day is coming near it would be super helpful if you can hear me out and give suggestions for good laptops out there.

                                                    I'm really struggling to find a good first laptop for me in my budget tbh. I've searched online and in store and watched a ton of videos but I still can't find the best one for me.

                                                    My budget is between $800-900, $1000 at most, and I want something with good specs and can last me the next few years. I want a laptop mainly so I can do some music production and photo/video editing, but I'm definitely gonna want something strong enough for me to game on.

                                                    Looks don't matter to me, as long as it's powerful inside and is somewhat durable I'm happy. I'd also like it to be portable. Doesn't have to be ultra thin and light but enough so that I can have it in my bag for 2 hourlong drives per week.

                                                    Specs wise I'm not really well-versed in the latest tech (all my knowledge comes from hours of browsing internet and yt videos) but preferably I'd like the latest gen core i7, (or Ryzen 7, don't know too much about which is better but I hear they're close power-wise) 16gb RAM, about 256gb SSD, (I don't see myself needing a ton of space and being as impatient as me I'd like to have an ssd over a hard drive) dedicated graphics (Preferably a gtx 1060, is 4 gb good enough or should I be looking at more?) a decent refresh rate and a good looking display for photo/video editing. Hopefully I didn't miss anything

                                                    Webcam could be trash, not gonna use it. Trackpad could be trash, I'm sure everyone uses a mouse by now including me. A good amount of ports would be helpful, I don't need a dvd player, and I'd like it if the keyboard was decent enough to game on.

                                                    That's about it, I really hope I didn't miss anything. If anyone (assuming anyone read all this) can find something close enough to what I need I'd really appreciate it if you could give me a name or link. If you read everything, thanks.

                                                    • VidKatZuk
                                                      VidKatZuk  2 weeks back

                                                      some of the keys on my acer nitro 5 started to not function properly after a month of gaming.

                                                      • Ruth 2005
                                                        Ruth 2005  2 weeks back

                                                        Would it be cheaper to try and upgrade my old cheap laptop by added more ram and other upgrades or get a whole new laptop like one of these

                                                        • Mateo Peña
                                                          Mateo Peña  2 weeks back

                                                          Just download Ram, it will work!
                                                          Now seriously, you can only upgrade ram and memory on a laptop, just buy a new one if you can afford it, or build a pc

                                                      • Now I have to Change my name in 90 days

                                                        Pia= pakistaní international airlines

                                                        • Potato Smasher
                                                          Potato Smasher  2 weeks back

                                                          60 fps 1080p. So it’s a ps4

                                                          • G11B
                                                            G11B  2 weeks back

                                                            I got my Nitro 5 for $500 flat on tax-free weekend! Love this thing!
                                                            It does render some windows kind of weird though, some windows have blurry text compared to everything around them... Not sure what that's about - but I'm sure I can tweak it.That's my only "complaint" if you can call it that. Oh and Windows 10 is an actual complaint, but there's no helping that, unfortunately.

                                                            • G11B
                                                              G11B  6 days back

                                                              ​@sad vibes nigga Believe it or not, that was the sale price at my local Best Buy, and of course during tax free weekend it was a flat fee.

                                                            • sad vibes nigga
                                                              sad vibes nigga  1 weeks back

                                                              how did you get for so cheap?

                                                            • G11B
                                                              G11B  1 weeks back

                                                              Quick update: fixed the weird rendering issue by just changing an integer in the registry. It's a Windows issue, not hardware.

                                                          • NvrUseYur RealName
                                                            NvrUseYur RealName  2 weeks back

                                                            I don't understand why, but everytime I go from these vids to your WAN show uploads and back, I have to adjust my volume. WAN show uploads always seem to be lower enough to necessitate the adjustment. -_- Fix if you can.

                                                            • Krzysiek J
                                                              Krzysiek J  2 weeks back

                                                              I wish You could test Nitro 5 biggest competitior - Lenovo Legion Y540. It's even better equipped and cheaper and I really want to see it in action!

                                                              • Eykis 11:11
                                                                Eykis 11:11  7 days back

                                                                The y540 cost more and is not in the same price range of the laptops in this video.

                                                            • MorePresto TV
                                                              MorePresto TV  2 weeks back

                                                              Whenever I try fortnite, I only get around 40 - 50 fps, any tips? I'm on medium settings btw.

                                                            • Mohamed El-Rouby
                                                              Mohamed El-Rouby  2 weeks back

                                                              Watching this on my Nitro 7 2019 - thanks for the review!

                                                              • Abhishek Yadav
                                                                Abhishek Yadav  2 weeks back

                                                                How is it iam thinking of buying it.
                                                                How are the thermals ?

                                                            • DaPanda
                                                              DaPanda  2 weeks back

                                                              Why when I find it on amazon, the bezzles are the same as 2017 version in pictures?

                                                            • Nico Lay
                                                              Nico Lay  2 weeks back

                                                              Why is my Nitro 5 only has i7 and gtx1050 2gb? zzzzz

                                                              • Teague
                                                                Teague  2 weeks back

                                                                Nico Lay you got the cheaper version

                                                            • M&G Fusion
                                                              M&G Fusion  2 weeks back

                                                              My nitro 5 crashes a lot due to the cooling system not being the best. If you got this to play rainbow six i would suggest limiting fps to 60 and turning the fan on mac all the time.

                                                              • Dawson W
                                                                Dawson W  2 weeks back

                                                                I’m just over here trying to play Minecraft man just give me a good laptop choice

                                                                • 619 Aztlan
                                                                  619 Aztlan  2 weeks back

                                                                  All im trying to do is play Minecraft tho

                                                                  • ArcticZombie
                                                                    ArcticZombie  1 days back

                                                                    619 Aztlan Nah you'll need an rtx 2080ti to play on low graphics at 15 fps.

                                                                  • Acrolis
                                                                    Acrolis  3 days back

                                                                    Peppermnt Did you read his comment wrong? He said YOU DO YOU MAN.

                                                                  • SomeGuyCalledThad
                                                                    SomeGuyCalledThad  4 days back

                                                                    Same

                                                                  • Mr.GoodFriday
                                                                    Mr.GoodFriday  5 days back

                                                                    It'll run well with lite shaders

                                                                  • Peppermnt
                                                                    Peppermnt  1 weeks back

                                                                    JORNO gamer tf else could he mean