Acer unveils new Nitro 5 2020 w/ 10th gen Intel i7 & RTX 2060

Along with the powerful Predator Triton 500, Acer also announced the new 2020 edition Nitro 5 gaming laptop that features the latest Intel 10th gen Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 GPU. This new notebook aims at gamers who don’t have extreme budgets but still require robust performance. Acer Nitro 5 2020 retains the display specs as the predecessor with the same 15.6″ IPS panel supporting up to 144 Hz refresh rate, Full HD resolution, 3 ms response time, 72% NTSC color gamut & 300-nit brightness. Apart from processor and graphics, some other notable improvements in the new Nitro 5 include superior wireless connectivity and thermal performance.

Acer Nitro 5 (2020) New Features

New Processor

The new Acer Nitro 5 now supports up to Intel’s latest 10th gen Core i7 processor. Gamers will experience significant performance improvements as the new processor is capable of hitting a 5 GHz mark. Even under heavy workloads, the processor consumes less power and generates less heat.

Complementing the powerful processor, the support for 32GB DDR4 RAM with up to two M.2 PCIe SSDs & 1 TB HDD ensures faster game loading time as well as overall performance.

Superior Graphics

Thanks to the new NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 GPU that brings powerful graphics performance to the latest Acer Nitro 5 2020 edition gaming notebook. Additionally, you also have the option to configure the notebook with either NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti or GTX 1650 GPU.

In terms of display, Nitro 5 2020 still maintains the same display specs with 15.6″ IPS panel supporting up to 144 Hz refresh rate, Full HD resolution, 3 ms response time, 300-nit brightness, & 72% NTSC color gamut. Regardless, users will experience more fluid & lag-free graphics performance due to superior GPU support.

Improved Thermal Performance

Compared to the predecessor (2019 model), the new Acer Nitro 5 (2020) offers an overall 25% thermal performance improvement. Along with the dual-fan cooling setup, the cooling system utilizes 4 heat vents to dissipate heat effectively. And the Acer CoolBoost technology makes it possible to increase fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9%.

Superior Wireless Connectivity

To ensure robust wireless connectivity, the new Nitro 5 2020 makes use of Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (802.11ax) and Killer Ethernet E2600. As a benefit, gamers do not need to worry about network stability issues.

Acer Nitro 5 2020 Edition Price & Availability

The new Acer Nitro 5 (2020 edition) gaming laptop will be available from May at a base price of $749 USD / €899 EUR. In China, it will be available from April at a starting price of RMB 6,499.


Notes from Acer General Manager (Notebooks, IT Products Business)

In addition to the latest processors and GPUs, we’ve made exciting across-the-board updates to the Predator Triton 500 and Acer Nitro 5 this year. Most importantly we’ve applied new thermal technology which keeps the devices cool so gamers can enjoy the performance improvements from the latest silicon technology.

James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer

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