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

  • Published: 29 June 2019
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Comments • 2 516

  • Neas
    Neas  5 hours back

    I wish i could afford one

    • Xabier Granja
      Xabier Granja  6 hours back

      The MSI GF63 Thin 8SC-030 is similar hardware, most importantly with a 1650, and costs less than 700. Way better deal than this Nitro 5 at 800+.

      • A. Nabih
        A. Nabih  10 hours back

        Ew...is that a tn panel on the left

        • John Cerillo
          John Cerillo  12 hours back

          This is a really good review unlike those who just hate on gaming laptops.

          • Hackintosh Flash
            Hackintosh Flash  14 hours back

            fun fact, the 90Hz thing applies to the 2017 model of acer nitro 5. worked on mine so try it!

            • Syuaiman Sanit
              Syuaiman Sanit  17 hours back

              if we keep plug in the laptop while playing games to maintain the performance even the batery have full...it is can broke our battery laptop?

              • Tomek L
                Tomek L  18 hours back

                I would love to have upgradeable laptops. Now you can change processor (at best) ram and hdd/ssd. Besides that there is no room for upgrade. Yes you can use external gpu by usb c cable. But that changes your laptop from portable cheap gaming mashine. To pc. Its cool having this box with eGPU and you just connect it to your laptop when you are home. But it you would be able to change your old GPU in laptop to the newer one. It would be great. I know its possible. Just make a new standard for cards that is for laptops. Without cooling, just the processor and memory on smallest package you can get. They somehow put fullsized cards into these laptops. So they can also do that.

                • Umar Kabz
                  Umar Kabz  23 hours back

                  watching this on my nitro 5 2019.....thank u linus.

                  • Julio Jose Relativo
                    Julio Jose Relativo  24 hours back

                    Is Nitro 5 can handle a video editing?

                  • shubham k
                    shubham k  1 days back

                    @4:18 , "zing Asus"???????

                    • Joshua Reddy
                      Joshua Reddy  1 days back

                      Thx so much Linus for the review I’m definitely gonna buy the laptop

                      • Dawnxtr
                        Dawnxtr  1 days back

                        this is my dream gaming laptop but i am poor

                        • Ubique
                          Ubique  1 days back

                          Had this laptop for several months, and it is insane!

                          • Travis Blevins
                            Travis Blevins  1 days back

                            Hey Linus can you do a review on Laptop Workstations. Like the Dell Precision line. As a student engineer and 3d artist i need a machine that is mobile but also powerful enough to do the job. I'm stuck between the precision 5530 2in1 i7 with a vega rtx which has the 4k pen enabled screen... but i want upgradability similar to the 7740 with xenon 2.8-4.8 processor and a Quadro 5000 option for graphix... I know they are in different price brackets.

                            • Tausif Samin
                              Tausif Samin  2 days back

                              Please make a "The best laptops for students 2019" video.. Please!

                              • Reuben Adam  Mendoza
                                Reuben Adam Mendoza  2 days back

                                how about the nitro 5 with amd ryzen cpu?

                                • Reuben Adam  Mendoza
                                  Reuben Adam Mendoza  14 hours back

                                  @Niobium but still good for low key gaming for its price?

                                • Niobium
                                  Niobium  2 days back

                                  i have that laptop. i got it for 800 CAD on sale. it's a good laptop, although the GPU drivers are a bit iffy.

                              • Ashwani Yadav
                                Ashwani Yadav  2 days back

                                Is there any heat problem in it?

                                • David Reyes
                                  David Reyes  3 days back

                                  I’ve had the Nitro 5(i5 8th Gen) since 2017. I %100 recommend.

                                  I’m no video editor so I can’t speak for that. However, I did put this thing through school & am now using this for work- I do a lot of writing & have never had any problem with the keyboard.

                                  For gaming you can run pretty easily on high settings for 60fps. However I recommend running on low to medium & putting the far vision setting on high. Like this you hover anywhere from 80-100fps easily.

                                  Only negatives are:
                                  The key pad is not “good” it’s pretty bad haha. I recommend getting a mouse.
                                  Also, it’s pretty heavy. About 5-6pounds.

                                  • COOLSHADOW45 challi
                                    COOLSHADOW45 challi  3 days back

                                    My nitro 5 is a 2017 version and it's still performs pretty well.
                                    Should I upgrade to a 2019 version.

                                    • Ashwani Yadav
                                      Ashwani Yadav  2 days back

                                      Does it heat while playing heavy games??

                                  • Papi Chulo
                                    Papi Chulo  3 days back

                                    Do a review on "Lenovo L340 Gaming" plzz.

                                    • Its vybz
                                      Its vybz  4 days back

                                      i hate my nitro 5

                                      • Adrian Sanchez
                                        Adrian Sanchez  4 days back

                                        Anyone know if the red keyboard is changeable

                                        • Mamata Vastrad
                                          Mamata Vastrad  5 days back

                                          @LinusTechTips how bout you compare laptops - Acer an515-42 (ryzen 5 2600u) vs Asus fx505dy (ryzen 3550h) which have same price and are budget gaming laptops.
                                          THANK YOU

                                          • RHEY M
                                            RHEY M  5 days back

                                            Nitro 5 vs lenovo l340 gaming?

                                            • Rohit Shekhammanavar
                                              Rohit Shekhammanavar  5 days back

                                              Is this available in India??

                                              • Chuy
                                                Chuy  5 days back

                                                Wow maby if it was on Amazon great link.

                                                • karl decastro
                                                  karl decastro  5 days back

                                                  Linus make review for the Lenovo L340 ideapad gaming :D

                                                  • Nadav ALON
                                                    Nadav ALON  5 days back

                                                    how do i overclock the display

                                                    • Josh Manalang
                                                      Josh Manalang  6 days back

                                                      can you open it with one hand?

                                                      • Kamryn
                                                        Kamryn  6 days back

                                                        I paid 175 dollars for my 2017 acer nitro 5 with 1050 an intel core i5 7th gen an it works mint still I got it off some one from the Facebook market

                                                        • Toxicidity
                                                          Toxicidity  6 days back

                                                          my nitro 5 has a 144hz lmao

                                                          • Adrn Ncso
                                                            Adrn Ncso  3 days back

                                                            Toxicidity same lol, the nitro product lineup is too vast

                                                        • A B
                                                          A B  6 days back

                                                          Does this come with microsoft office? Because i saw option to buy office 365

                                                          • Nadav ALON
                                                            Nadav ALON  6 days back

                                                            Where can i find custom resolution utility

                                                            • Nadav ALON
                                                              Nadav ALON  6 days back

                                                              how do i overclock the dispay

                                                              • Lucas James
                                                                Lucas James  7 days back


                                                                • Dragon
                                                                  Dragon  1 weeks back

                                                                  what was that music on 4:25 please

                                                                  • Ed Gn
                                                                    Ed Gn  1 weeks back

                                                                    Crab rave

                                                                • Mafia Exorcist
                                                                  Mafia Exorcist  1 weeks back

                                                                  My Samsung laptop,that i consider myyy gaming laptop can run ROBLOX at lowest graphics with almost 30fps BOOM! And it's windowed. Yeahh.....

                                                                  • TreMoR
                                                                    TreMoR  5 days back

                                                                    I- is that... Your Lie In April?

                                                                • Reverend Gonzales
                                                                  Reverend Gonzales  1 weeks back

                                                                  from when nitro 5 considered budget HUHHH

                                                                  • Revolt A10
                                                                    Revolt A10  1 weeks back

                                                                    my budget is 50 cents what can I get for that?

                                                                    • Kamryn
                                                                      Kamryn  6 days back

                                                                      A mouse pad

                                                                  • Lambert 2000
                                                                    Lambert 2000  1 weeks back

                                                                    Would this be a good deal?
                                                                    I found the nitro 5 (2018 model) for about 500 bucks. I just wan't a laptop to play some classic wow with decent frames at max settings. I don't know much about computers, any recommendations appreciated!

                                                                    • Kamryn
                                                                      Kamryn  6 days back

                                                                      I got the 2017 nitro 5 model with 1050 an core i5 7th gen it’s pretty decent It plays battlefield 5 on high settings around 50fps I paid 175 for mine off the Facebook market I got a good deal for it

                                                                  • Ridom Paul
                                                                    Ridom Paul  1 weeks back

                                                                    What about TUF series ?

                                                                    • Even Hello
                                                                      Even Hello  1 weeks back

                                                                      Very helpful

                                                                      • David
                                                                        David  1 weeks back

                                                                        How can you do that 3:25 pls someone explain me thank you

                                                                        • M4rcos 235
                                                                          M4rcos 235  1 weeks back

                                                                          I have the newest nitro 5 I’ve had it for a week and It was running fortnite and other games at 60fps but a couple days ago it dropped to 30fps and the other games too but when I plug the charger in it goes back to 60 FPS someone help

                                                                          • superior ship SaMo
                                                                            superior ship SaMo  1 weeks back

                                                                            It's already advised that when you're heavy using the laptop especially gaming, it should be plugged in always to max the performance. You can't really use full power on battery

                                                                        • MrCrazyMan Games
                                                                          MrCrazyMan Games  1 weeks back

                                                                          4:23 nice crabs m8

                                                                          • Craig Leverenz
                                                                            Craig Leverenz  1 weeks back

                                                                            You called it an Asus during the webcam review

                                                                          • niloc •
                                                                            niloc •  1 weeks back

                                                                            I am heavily contemplating getting this laptop because of its 2018 models having terrible over heating issues. Does this 2019 model also have overheating issues??

                                                                            • niloc •
                                                                              niloc •  1 weeks back

                                                                              @David ok guess im sold

                                                                            • David
                                                                              David  1 weeks back

                                                                              just open the app nitro sense and it will cold your laptop

                                                                          • Majeed Kha
                                                                            Majeed Kha  1 weeks back

                                                                            thx for the review