The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming laptop that falls under the 50k mark, with a solid mid-tier graphics card, speedy overall performance and a bevy of ports. The gtx 1050 ti is surely a graphic card that will not disappoint you and will deliver satisfactory performance.
The Acer Nitro 5 is not the best-looking gaming laptop that’s come through this year, sporting the same conservative red-and-black color scheme as its predecessor.
The first thing that can be noticed when opening the Nitro 5’s lid is the red keyboard text and red trim around its touchpad. Those design details are nicely tied together by a red hinge connecting the body to the display.
The only other characteristic that sets the Nitro 5’s design apart is some exciting shaping to it. Slight angles at the top of the display form a distinctly shaped hexagon, not unlike what you find on Alienware machines. It doesn’t serve any purpose, but it looks cool.
The Acer Nitro 5 is made of plastic but its build quality seems solid. The display hinge feels sturdy, and there isn’t much keyboard flex.
The 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.1-inch Nitro 5 is no featherweight but won’t be a burden during your on-the-go gaming sessions. It weighs in at 5.14 pounds.
For a budget machine, the Nitro 5 has a wealth of ports. On the right side, you’ll find a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack, two USB 2.0 ports, and a power port.
There are also two blue LED indicators for charging and power status. The left side of the laptop has even more ports.
There, you’ll find an SD card reader, a USB 3.0, an HDMI, a USB 3.1 (yes, that’s four total USBs), a Gigabit Ethernet and a Kensington lock.
Images appeared sharp on the 1920 x 1080 resolution panel. Different textures were observed in Ryan Gosling’s spacesuit in the trailer for the upcoming biographical film First Man. Reading small text was not a problem. That was even the case under bright lighting, as the matte panel on the Nitro 5 did an excellent job muting reflections.
The Nitro 5’s display gets reasonably bright, reaching 257 nits. That’s two points above the budget-gaming category average and much brighter than the MSI GL62M 7REX, which reached a brightness level of only 198 nits.
Although the Acer Nitro 5’s speakers are powerful enough to fill a small-to-medium-size room, you won’t want to set them above 80 percent. Distortion was not heard even at max volumes.
While the Acer Nitro 5’s speakers are powerful enough to fill a small-to-medium-size room, you won’t want to set them above 80 percent.
At lower volumes, the Nitro 5’s audio is serviceable but nothing to write home about. The soundstage is relatively well-balanced, with highs, mids, and lows each playing their part.
5) Keyboard and Touchpad
The red-backlit keyboard with a number pad on the Nitro 5 has decent key travel at 1.6mm, just in the range we consider ideal (1.5mm to 2mm). But that didn’t make up for its soft, spongy feel, which, ultimately, hurt the overall typing experience. And while the keyboard is pleasantly quiet, it lacks the clicky, tactile feedback we like when gaming.
While it doesn’t fit my personal preferences, the keyboard on the Nitro 5 didn’t slow me down.
Although the keyboard is pleasantly quiet, it lacks the clicky, tactile feedback we like when gaming.
Offset to the left, the 4.1 x 3-inch touchpad on the Nitro 5 performed every Windows 10 gesture I threw at it, even the ones most people don’t know about. A four-finger tap opened the action center, a three-finger tap launched Cortana and a three-finger swipe to the left or right let me switch between open windows.
6) Gaming and Graphics
Like its predecessor, the 2018 version of the Acer Nitro 5 packs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4GB of VRAM. It’s a very good performer for the price and can even play more graphics-intensive games if you keep them at lower settings.
Coming to Pubg performance, the laptop delivers an average of 80 fps on low settings, 55 fps on medium and 35 fps on max settings. The Nitro 5 averaged 51 frames per second (fps) on the Rise of the Tomb Raider on low settings at 1080p. That gives it some reassuring padding above our 30 fps threshold for playability. The 1050 Ti will face no problem playing the less power-hungry racing game DiRT 3. It reaches 90 fps, which is enough to enjoy some stutter-free drifting.
With its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, the Nitro 5 is a very good performer for the price and can even play graphics-intensive games at lower settings.
Overall, Nitro 5’s gaming performance was a mixture of a lot of things. You won’t find much better at this price, however.
The Acer Nitro 5 did an excellent job of keeping up with my rigorous browsing habits. I was able to load a dozen Google Chrome tabs and a Microsoft Word document without seeing slowdowns. Of those web pages, one was playing a 1080p YouTube video while the other ran a Battlefield V (Alpha) Twitch stream at the same resolution.
Even more impressive is the Nitro 5’s outstanding speed. Laptop File Transfer Test, which involves copying 4.97GB of mixed-media files from a folder on the computer’s hard drive to another. It completed the task in just 16 seconds, less than half the time of the entry-level gaming laptop average (41 seconds). That equates to a file-transfer rate of 318 MBps. For comparison, the Nitro 5 is three times faster than the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 (94.5 MBps).
8) Battery Life
The Acer Nitro 5’s battery life is middle-of-the-road for budget gaming machines. It died 4 hours and 44 minutes into our Laptop Battery Test 2.0, which involves continuous web surfing at 150 nits of brightness.
While we’re still hoping for further improvements to battery life, Acer should be rewarded for adding almost 1.5 hours of battery life to the Nitro 5’s predecessor.
Heat management is a bigger concern for gamers than ordinary users because of the power needed to run modern titles. In this area, the Nitro 5 does a solid job. However, the bottom of the laptop reached a warm 95 degrees Fahrenheit after playing a YouTube video in 1080p for 15 minutes. The spot between the G and H keys hit 94.5 degrees. That’s pretty toasty, but still below our 95-degree comfort threshold. At 83 degrees, you won’t have any issues using the touchpad, even if it’s a tad hotter than the 82-degree average.
There is no way to put this lightly: The 1280 x 720 resolution webcam with HDR support on the Acer Nitro 5 is dreadful. The images it captures appear out-of-focus and grainy, and there’s an unacceptable amount of noise, even under good lighting conditions.
Anyone using this budget gaming laptop to spark a streaming career on Twitch will want to buy an external webcam.
Acer Nitro 5 Configuration
The Nitro 5 includes a 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5-8300H processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD. For gaming, the Nitro 5 sports an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM.
The Acer Nitro 5 is a competitively priced budget gaming laptop for casual gamers looking to play the latest titles without spending exorbitant amounts of money. It offers a generous range of ports, a good mid-tier graphics card in the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and an overall great performance.
Best Settings For PUBG Emulator
Your PC configuration comes into play when dealing with a few settings stated in this guide and a few that don’t depend on your PC’s configuration.
It is highly advised to use these settings in training mode prior to jumping into classic mode
Emulator Settings for Low End And High-End PC
If your PC has Less than 4GB Ram and Less than 512 MB Graphics Card, it will be considered a Low-End PC. However, anything above that comes under Medium or High-End PC. Let’s Discuss Best TGB Settings for Both Types of PC (Laptop/Desktop)
Settings for Low-End PC (Laptop/Desktop) Computer
Ram – 2GB,3GB,4GB
Graphics Card – Integrated, 256 MB, 512 MB
Operating System – Any Windows Operating System
If your PC Specs match above mentioned details, Make these Settings :
- First of All, Open up Tencent Gaming Buddy (TGB) Software
- On the Top Right Corner, Click on the Symbol with three Horizontal parallel lines Symbol (Menu) & Then Go to Settings
- In the Settings Section, Go to Engine
- In the Rendering section, Select Open GL and Select Check, “Render Cache” & “Enforce Global Render Cache”
- In the “Anti-aliasing” Option Select “Close”
- If your System Ram is 2 GB, Select 1024 MB. If the System Ram is 3 GB Select 1536 MB. If Ram is 4GB, Select 2048 MB
- If your System has Dual-Core Processor, Select “1” in Processor Section, If it is quadcore, Select “2”
- Select Minimum DPI i.e. 160
Best Tencent Gaming Buddy Settings for High-End PC
Ram – More than 4GB
Graphics Card – More than 512 MB
Operating System – Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
If your PC has above-mentioned configuration, use the Below Mentioned Settings
- First, You need to Start “Tencent Gaming Buddy”
- On the Top Right Corner, Click on the Three Horizontal Parallel Lines Symbol (Menu)
- Go to “Settings” & Then Go to “Engine”
- In the Rendering section, Select “Open GL”
- Then Check All 4 Options, “Render Cache”, “Enforce Global Render Cache”, Prioritize Dedicated GPU”, “Rendering Optimization”
- In the Antialiasing Option, Choose “Close”
- Try setting Memory to “4096 MB”
- Set Processors to “4 or 8” (Try with Both One by One if not sure)
- DPI should be set to 160
- Click on Save to Save the Settings
Best PUBG Mobile Settings for Tencent Gaming Buddy
Here are the best Settings for Tencent Gaming Buddy Software. Now, we need to Open PUBG Mobile in TGB and Make Few Changes.
- Open Tencent Gaming Buddy & Click on “Play” to launch PUBG Mobile
- Wait for the Main Interface to Load
- Once Loaded, Click on “Settings” Symbol on Right Corner
- Go to “Graphics” and Select “Smooth”
- Set Frame Rate to “Ultra” if you are on High-End PC, Else Set it to “Medium”
- Make Sure “Anti-aliasing” is disabled.
- Disable “Aim Assist”
Now Comes the Most Important Part, Changing PUBG Mobile Sensitivity Settings in PUBG Mobile.
Camera Sensitivity (Free-Look)
3rd Person Camera – 30%
1st Person Camera: 35%
3rd Person No Scope – 30%
1st Person No Scope – 48%
Red Dot, Holographic, Aim Assist – 16%
2X Scope – 14%
3X Scope – 8%
4X ACOG Scope, VSS – 4%
6X Scope – 3%
8X Scope – 2%
Keep the Remaining Settings Default.
These settings should provide you with the smoothest and best gameplay experience.