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Acer Predator, Nitro, Acer Aspire Series Laptop Models Refreshed for 2021


Acer Predator, Acer Nitro, and Acer Aspire series of laptops are getting the latest CPUs by Intel and AMD, as well as latest Nvidia GPUs. The Acer Predator series includes the Predator Triton 300 SE and Predator Helios 300, and the Nitro series includes the Acer Nitro 5. The Acer Aspire 7 and Aspire 5 notebooks are part of the Acer Aspire series that has been refreshed. The Nitro 5 laptop models come with both AMD and Intel CPUs while the two Acer Aspire laptop models come with the latest AMD CPUs. The Predator series gets the Intel 11th Gen treatment with no AMD models, at least for now.

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE, Predator Helios 300, Acer Nitro 5, Acer Aspire 7, Aspire 5: Price, availability

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE (PT314-51s) starts at $1,399.99 (roughly Rs. 1,02 lakh) and will be available in North America from March. Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53) starts at $1,249.99 (roughly Rs. 91,300) and will be available in North America from February. Both the Intel powered Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-56) 15-inch model and Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-53) 17-inch start at EUR 999 will be available in EMEA from March. The AMD powered Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) and Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-41) 17-inch will be available in North America from February starting at $749.99 (roughly Rs. 54,800) and $849.99 (roughly Rs. 62,000) respectively.

Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) starts at $749.99 (roughly Rs. 54,800) while the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-45) starts at $549.99 (roughly Rs. 40,200), and both these models will be available in North America from March.

Acer has not shared details on availability in other regions yet.

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE specifications

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE features a 14-inch full-HD display with 144Hz refresh rate. It is powered by up to the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 H35-series Special Edition processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU. It has an advertised 10 hours of battery life and 3-zone backlit RGB keyboard. Connectivity options include Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI port, among others. The Predator Triton 300 SE also uses 5th Gen AeroBlade Fan and Acer’s Vortex Flow technology to keep the components cool.

Acer Predator Helios 300 specifications

The Predator Helios 300 from Acer has also been updated to an 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series Special Edition processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU. It comes with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The IPS display has 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The gaming laptop also comes with DTS:X Ultra audio and 3D simulated surround sound. There are two fans that work alongside Acer’s CoolBoost technology to manage thermals.

Acer Nitro 5 specifications

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-56) features a 15-inch display with 80 percent screen-to-body ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. It has 300 nits peak brightness as well. This model is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processors, Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Connectivity options include USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 support and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), among other ports. It also has two fans and comes with Acer CoolBoost Technology. There is a 17-inch model as well with model number Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-53).

On the other hand, the 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) and 17-inch Nitro 5 (AN517-41) are powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX CPU and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU. It comes with two slots for an M.2 PCIe and/ or SATA SSD, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, support for Killer E2600 and Wi-Fi 6. The 15-inch and 17-inch models come with QHD displays with a 165Hz refresh rate or full-HD display with up to a 360Hz refresh rate. You get 3ms response time on panel that has 300 nits peak brightness, 100 percent sRGB color gamut, and 80 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Acer Aspire 7 specifications

The Acer Aspire 7 features a 15.6-inch full-HD display and is powered by AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. It comes with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD for storage. Connectivity options include USB-C and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), among other ports.

Acer Aspire 5 specifications

The Aspire 5 is powered by AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, AMD Radeon RX 640 GPU, 24GB RAM, and up to a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD NVMe and/ or up to a 2TB HDD. It has a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with Acer BlueLightShield technologies. It also has a USB-C port and dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), among other connectivity options. The laptop is just 17.95mm thick.


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Acer’s latest Nitro 5 gaming laptop seems more powerful than ever

Acer’s Nitro 5 gaming laptop has never been much of a technical or design showcase, but that’s changing a bit for 2021. It now has a slightly toned-down look that moves all of the red details (aside from the red backlit keyboard) to the rear part of the hinge. What’s more impressive, though, is that it’s getting big upgrades in the graphics, processing, and display departments.

For CES 2021, Acer announced that a 15.6-inch and 17-inch version of the Nitro 5 will release with support for the latest Intel 11th Gen Core H35-series processors or AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series CPUs (up to the Ryzen 9 5900 HX). They’ll all have the option to upgrade all the way up to Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics chip either route you take with the processor.

In terms of display quality, either size of the Nitro 5 can be configured with a 1440p display with a fast 165Hz refresh rate or a 1080p screen with a 360Hz refresh rate. If you get the Intel version with an 11th Gen CPU, the Nitro 5 will support Thunderbolt 4.

The Nitro 5 will be available with 15.6-inch or 17-inch displays.
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You won’t have many options on launch day in February, though. In the US, Acer is starting with a single variant for $749.99 that has a 15.6-inch IPS display with a 60Hz refresh rate, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, Nvidia’s GTX 1650 graphics chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB NVMe SSD. It’s $100 more if you want the 17-inch version. There will also be models of the Nitro 5 available with 10th Gen Intel processors ahead of those built with 11th Gen processors.

Acer hasn’t shared official US pricing for other configurations, but it did mention that models coming to other regions with AMD Radeon R7 graphics or the RTX 3060, with a 512GB NVMe SSD added in will cost €1,299. We’ll have to wait to see what the final price ends up being for the Nitro 5 with 11th Gen Intel processors and Nvidia’s high-end RTX 3080.

No matter which variant you might be interested in, Acer shared that each variant is user serviceable for memory and storage. By taking off the bottom cover of the Nitro 5, you’ll find support for two NVMe SSDs and one 2.5-inch SATA SSD (totaling three slots for expandable storage) and up to 32GB of RAM. Acer’s using Intel Wi-Fi 6 chips for all models, along with Killer-branded Ethernet.

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Acer Expands Predator, Nitro Gaming Monitor Range With New Launches


Acer Predator XB273U NX, Predator XB323QK NV, and Nitro XV282K KV gaming monitors have been launched, expanding its Predator and Nitro line up. They boast of impressive specifications and are geared towards a wide range of gamers, be it professional or casual players. Acer Predator XB273U NX has a WQHD panel while the Predator XB323QK NV features a 4K UHD display. Acer Nitro XV282K KV comes with support for latest gaming consoles.

Acer Predator XB273U NX, Predator XB323QK NV, Nitro XV282K KV price, availability

Acer Predator XB273U NX is priced at $1,099.99 (roughly Rs. 80,600), the Predator XB323QK NV monitor is price at $1,199.99 (roughly Rs. 87,900), and the Nitro XV282K KV monitor is priced at $899.99 (roughly Rs. 66,000). All three will be available for purchase in North America starting in May.

As of now, Acer has not shared details on the Indian availability for these monitors.

Acer Predator XB273U NX specifications, features

Acer Predator XB273U NX is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440 pixels) monitor with 275Hz refresh rate (overclocked), and up to 0.5ms response time (Gray To Gray). It boasts of 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space and comes with HDR. It comes with Nvidia G-Sync as well. It also supports Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer that “detects clicks coming from the mouse and then measures the time it takes for the resulting pixels (a gun muzzle flash) to change on screen.”

Acer Predator XB323QK NV specifications, features

Acer Predator XB323QK NV is a 31.5-inch UHD (3,840×2,160 pixels) gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate. It comes with Nvidia G-Sync compatibility and boasts of 90 percent coverage of DCI-P3 colour gamut. The gaming monitor includes Acer’s Agile Splendor IPS technology and comes with VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. It has slim bezes on three sides and is TUV Rheinland Eyesafe certified.

Acer Nitro XV282K KV specifications, features

Boasting of a 4K UHD (3,840×2,160 pixels) IPS panel, Acer Nitro XV282K KV comes with 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 90 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It features AMD FreeSync technology and has a 144Hz refresh rate. Acer claims this monitor has a 1ms response time. The Nitro XV282K KV has an HDMI 2.1 port that allows 4K UHD at 120Hz refresh rate with Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), making it ideal for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players. It is also TUV Rheinland Eyesafe certified and features Acer’s new Agile-Splendor IPS technology. The monitor is also Acer HDR 400 certified.


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