Today was a pretty big day for gamers with Intel announcing an i9 processor for their 8th Gen Coffee Lake processor line. While it’s not the i9, Acer announced that the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop will ship in May using 8th Gen Intel Core i7 and i7+ processors. The new processors offer improved speed and threading efficiency for better gaming and general performance overall.
“Acer is excited to be among the first to offer the new Intel Core i7+ processors with our new Nitro 5 gaming notebook,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer. “The new Nitro 5 provides exceptional performance at an accessible price point which exceeds the needs of most casual gamers, and also professional users that need to power through their tasks on the go.”
The Intel Core i7 and i7+ processors boast a six-core design with an emphasis on performance. The Nitro 5 will also ship with Intel Optane memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics, up to 512GB NVMe PCI SSD, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.
“These latest 8th Gen Intel Core mobile products are our highest performing, designed to push the limits of gameplay and content creation. In these new Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7+ products, we’re bringing together high end CPU performance capabilities, increased system responsiveness and fast load times with Intel Optane memory, and built-in blazing fast Gigabit WiFi – all in a laptop design,” said Chris Walker, Vice President, Client Computing Group and General Manager, Mobile Client Platforms, Intel. “The new Acer Nitro 5 blends these technologies into a fantastic design.”
The refined Nitro also featured laser texturing, a matte red hinge, backlit keyboard, a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, a front-facing HD webcam, Dolby Audio Premium, Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2×2 802.11ac wireless, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet, offering gamers an affordably priced, complete gaming laptop.
The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop with Intel Core i7 and i7+ processors will begin shipping in May with pricing starting at $749USD/€799.