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The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

Acer’s Nitro 5 may be for casual gamers, but Acer’s not skimping on the parts. At CES on Saturday the company announced its refreshed Nitro 5 would add AMD’s latest Ryzen mobile APUs to its processor options. (This is actually something we wondered about when we covered the Nitro 5’s previous version last year.)

After being an also-ran in mobile for many generations, AMD’s latest chips are gaining momentum in performance and battery efficiency. Bringing these chips to the 15-inch Nitro 5 means Acer is serious about giving casual gamers a high-performing machine. 

Nitro 5 specs and features

The refreshed Nitro 5 will be available in April with a starting price of $799, though you should, of course, expect the nicest specs to command more cash. Here are the specs we know: 

CPU: A choice of AMD Ryzen or Intel mobile processors. Specific AMD part numbers were not named by presstime.  

RAM: Up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM

GPU: AMD Radeon RX560 graphics

Display: 15.6-inch IPS, 1920×1080 resolution

Storage: Up to 512GB SSD

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