Acer boosts Nitro 5 gaming laptop with Intel Optane

Reporting a 400-percent increase (volume) in its gaming laptops, Acer Philippines further ups the ante by powering its latest Nitro 5 with Intel Optane, a unique combination of Intel 3D XPoint memory media with Intel-built advanced system memory controller.

The latest addition to the Nitro 5 gaming series, the Intel Optane-powered Nitro 5 has refined styling and impressive performance for casual gamers. The Nitro 5 is the first device to receive a speed boost from the Intel Optane Technology, according to Acer. Three other Nitro 5 Intel Optane-powered models were launched in September.

Encased in a black and red body, the Nitro 5 offers crushing audio courtesy of Acer’s TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium, an intense high definition IPS display, a strategically placed 802.11 ac wireless antenna and 2×2 MIMO, and a plethora of ports to connect to almost any secondary device.

Performance and control

The Acer Intel Optane-powered Nitro 5 offers an improved six-core design, an emphasis on premium performance and Intel Optane memory that increase responsiveness and load times. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics allow for an immersive graphics experience with faster rendering, finer textures, and dynamic lighting to snipe enemies hiding in even the darkest shadows. Up to 512 GB of NVMe PCIe solid-state storage is available on the Nitro 5. The Nitro 5 features up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, which draws 20 percent less power than DDR3 memory for more efficient gaming sessions. Once on the battlefield, Acer’s NitroSense utility monitors the status of the CPU/GPU, while CoolBoost Technology adjusts the fans for optimal performance.

The Nitro 5’s crimson red hinge matches the futuristic design of the backlit keyboard, while the 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details. Users can also easily broadcast games live with Mixer, directly from the Game bar on Windows 10 simply by pressing the Windows key plus G.

Audio

The Nitro 5 features Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2×2 802.11ac wireless which offers Gigabit performance that enhances gaming, streaming, and conferencing experiences. A plethora of ports including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet are included so users are prepared for every mission whether at home or on the go.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Nitro 5 Intel Optane-powered laptops are now available starting at P59,999.00 for Core i5+ and PHP 69,999.00 for Core i7+.

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