Acer had in mind the requirements of the budget-minded gamers when presenting the Acer Nitro 7, a gaming laptop with a flashy design that gamers would like. This entry-level gaming laptop has many features that are above average in the price level except for the graphics card, which is slightly sub-optimal. The Acer Nitro 7 price is attractive too because three laptop variants are available in the range of $1050 and $1200. The middle-of-the-line gaming laptop suits the average gamer very well, which prefers to tread the middle path for a satisfactory gaming experience.
Acer Nitro 7 – Design and Exterior
The design and build quality make the Acer Nitro 7 gaming laptop special. The all-metal Nitro 7 laptop has a dark design that looks attractive. The red frame around the click pad and the RGB keyboard hint at the power-packed inside the device looks good. The rounded corners enhance the user-friendliness of the laptop for daily use. It’s easy to lift and adjust the screen with one hand, and the grippy feet at the bottom aid in pushing back the lid up to 160 degrees backward. The most useful IO is on the sides and includes USB-c, USB-A, and HDMI, but the card reader is conspicuously absent. Neither is there the Thunderbolt3, common in other similar laptops nor is their biometrics.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The Nitro 7 gaming laptop has an RGB or red keyboard generally found in laptops of higher configurations. The keyboard has 4-zone RGB lighting and not-so-bright LEDs. The physical Caps lock indicator is absent, which is common among Acer keyboards. The typing experience is quite pleasing, and the keyboard layout has a standard layout. The mid-sized clickpad has a smooth plastic surface that sparkles under the light.
Since gaming is all about high-quality visuals, Acer provides an IPS FHD panel screen with a decent response time of 144 Hz. The panel has a 100% sRGB coverage that seems excellent for gaming and everyday use. The wide viewing angles and the fine contrast ensure clear visibility. The display panel produces terrific colors, and the brightness is adequate for viewing indoors.
Hardware and Performance
Having covered most of the external Acer Nitro 7 specs, let us now evaluate the hardware and performance. The device derives its power from the Intel Core i710750H processor, 1 TB of storage, and 32 GB DDR4 RAM of 3200 MHz. The laptop has dual graphics – the Intel UHD within the processor platform and the Nvidia RTX 2060d GPU. The performance is average, but you have to accept the throttling of the CPU, but the storage capacity wins the hearts of users because of the three internal storage drives. One of the high points of the laptop is Acer’s proprietary CoolBoost technology that boosts the fan speed by 10%.
The Acer Nitro 7 laptop uses the Windows 10 OS that boots quickly. The battery life is average as it lasts 4-5 hours against Acer’s claim of 7 hours.