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Acer’s Nitro 5 laptops move Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs to mainstream gamers

Intel’s 8th-gen laptop processors are finally here, and they’re pressed with some-more cores and threads than ever before. Many PC vendors kicked off a assign with beastly flagships or MacBook Pro rivals, though Acer’s incursion into a new era starts with some-more common beginnings. On Tuesday, Acer announced that a Nitro 5 array of infrequent gaming laptops is leaping into Coffee Lake.

Staying loyal to that vision, while Acer’s press recover plays adult a inclusion of Core i7 and Optane Memory-enhanced Core i7+ systems to a lineup, a initial petrify announcements core around versions with some-more mainstream Core i5 mobile processors.

The $750 Acer Aspire Nitro 5 (AN515-53-52FA) includes Intel’s 4-core, 8-thread Core i5-8300H processor, interconnected with a 1TB tough expostulate and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. The step-up $850 Aspire Nitro 5 (AN515-53-55G9) upgrades a graphics to a GTX 1050 Ti and swaps out a automatic tough expostulate for a speedier, though smaller 256GB SSD. Both embody 15.6-inch 1080p displays and 8GB of memory, and Best Buy is already offered a cheaper Nitro 5 for $720 on preorder.

The uninformed 4-core, 8-thread Core i5-8300H CPU will be a transparent ascent over a 4-core, 4-thread CPU in existent Nitro 5 models—though Best Buy is offered a current 7th-gen Nitro 5 for $100 off forward of these new arrivals.

More costly versions of a Nitro 5 will underline six-core Core i7 CPUs, 512GB SSDs, and adult to 32GB of memory. Earlier this year, Acer also introduced Nitro 5 models equipped with AMD’s Ryzen mobile APUs.

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