Besides investing in the line office laptop and graphic laptop, Acer Also do not forget the line gaming laptop soft price Acer Nitro. Recently, Acer has officially launched Acer Nitro 5 (2020) (NH.Q7RSV.002) with overwhelming strength much seniors go first. Strong hardware accent was there, but the design also brought a major change. Well, don’t say much more Review of Acer Nitro 5 (2020) right now.
The overall design of Acer Nitro 5 (2020).
1. Performance and cooling of Acer Nitro 5 (2020)
Smooth, new heights performance with frame rates above 100 FPS.
As a gaming laptop, obviously, our users will be particularly interested in the performance of the machine. But first of all, the laptop must possess impressive specifications and be interesting for users. Understanding that, Acer did not disappoint fans when equipping Acer Nitro 5 (2020) with hardware parameters that are not inferior to rivals in the price range:
- CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H.
- RAM: DDR4 8 GB (2 slots).
- Hard drive: SSD 512 GB M.2 PCIe, support M.2 PCIe SSD slot, support SATA HDD slot.
- Discrete graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB.
With powerful Intel Gen 10 H-series chips, Acer Nitro 5 (2020) promises outstanding performance and smoothness. Don’t let you wait long, I downloaded MSI Afterburner right away to measure the temperature, FPS and download League of Legends right away to test the performance. With a custom graphics setting, FPS fluctuates sharply from 137-156 FPS and brings very high stability.
After that, I re-set the graphics level to high and this time, FPS still reached an admirable level, ranging from 97-121 FPS. That is why I can easily solo with the enemy Yasuo and alone 2.3 easily. In the teamfight phase, the FPS only dropped to 86 FPS but then increased rapidly and remained at a high level.
Besides, Acer Nitro 5 can be turned into a useful tool for graphic work such as: Engine design in Auto CAD and using Photoshop 3D. Acer seems to want to deliver a complete product in its segment as much as possible to meet the needs of more users.
In addition to evaluating through practical experience, of course I also tested the performance through familiar scoring software. In this article, I will use two software, GeekBench 5 and CineBench.
- GeekBench 5: Performance scores reach over 35,000 points (specifically 35,363 points).
- CineBench: 1,591 pts is the score this software dedicates to the performance of Acer Nitro 5.
Measure the performance of Acer Nitro 5 with GeekBench 5 software.
Measure the performance of Acer Nitro 5 with CineBench software.
These are all impressive results and through that you probably have enough peace of mind, right? Compared to the previous Acer Nitro 5 Gen 8, this version is a good value for money and that factor makes the product more prominent in the price segment. The CPU was impressive, but even more appealing was the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card.
Looking at the results above, you can see that this discrete graphics card gives an impressive FPS. Not only that, this discrete card also gives graphics, beautiful images and brings an unforgettable game experience. Acer has not stopped there as it continues to upgrade the laptop’s hard drive. Although the SSD is still 512 GB M.2 PCIe, this 2020 version not only supports the SATA HDD slot but also supports the M.2 PCIe SSD slot.
I used Crystal DiskMark software to measure the read and write speed of the 512 GB SSD and obtained the following results:
- Read speed: 2,172 MB / s.
- Writing speed: 757 MB / s.
Measure the read / write speed of the 512 GB SSD using Crystal DiskMark software.
One more thing I like very much is the ability to open tasks on Acer Nitro 5 (2020) very quickly. Specifically, I measured the speed of opening the computer, the speed of opening Chrome, the time to launch two commonly used software of Adobe, Lightroom and Photoshop, the time to open Office applications: PowerPoint, Word, Excel. I have statistical results table as follows:
Measure application open speed through real-world experience.
Efficient and cool cooling
One of the worthwhile upgrades on Acer Nitro 5 (2020) is the cooling system. Understanding that gaming laptops must work with high productivity and the machine is prone to heat, Acer has added up to 4 heat sinks to help regulate the hardware temperature and allow the CPU to work as well as possible, extending its age. hardware life.
The heat slot is on the left side of Acer Nitro 5 (2020).
The heat slot is on the right side of Acer Nitro 5 (2020).
The heat sink is located on the back of the keyboard on Acer Nitro 5 (2020).
I used AIDA64 software to measure CPU temperature on Acer Nitro 5 (2020). During a period of 1 hour of use, AIDA64 results in CPU temperature of 69 degrees C and this is the average temperature. However, when I used more than 3 hours, the temperature began to rise sharply and reached 92 degrees Celsius.
Measure the CPU temperature of Acer Nitro 5 (2020) with AIDA64 software.
When I saw the heat rise, I was really worried and struggling to find solutions. Forget it, Acer Nitro 5 (2020) has a Nitro Sense feature that allows you to adjust the speed of the cooling fan inside the laptop. Only about 10 minutes later, the temperature has now decreased to 51 degrees C, but my work intensity is still very high. Commendable, worthy of attention is not it!
Nitro Sense software interface on Acer Nitro 5 (2020).
2. Design changes, the Acer Nitro 5 2020 has brought a fresh new look
Optimized design style
As I said above, the exterior design is a major change on Acer Nitro 5 this 2020 version. In the post Reviews on Acer Nitro 5 (2019) Previously, the device has a back designed with dense patterns like grids to help hold the hand more firmly. But in this new 2020 version, Acer has removed the grid design but instead is a rough surface.
The exterior design is a major change on this Acer Nitro 5 version 2020.
Perhaps, Acer is trying to bring a simpler style and closer to the user. Not only that, the center of the back is no longer a pattern, but the cool and modern lines. The similarity of this 2020 version with the previous 2019 version is the Acer logo still engraved in the middle of the back.
Acer Nitro 5 (2020) no longer owns a grid pattern but a simpler and softer design.
Dressed in a strong red and black tone, the Acer Nitro 5 2020 still exudes the masculinity and inner quality of a true gaming laptop. I really like this color scheme of Acer and it doesn’t seem to want to change this red and black color of Acer Nitro series.
The Acer Nitro 5 2020 still exudes the masculinity and inner substance of a true gaming laptop.
With this price range, Acer Nitro 5 (2020) is still made of pure plastic but still does not affect the beauty of the laptop. A little more careful you will see the change of the charging port. Instead of being placed on the right side like the Acer Nitro 5 2019, the charging port on the Acer Nitro 5 2020 is on the back. And not yet, the machine is increased to 4 heat slots, with 2 slots on the back and the right side / side that each has a heat sink.
Instead of being placed on the right side like the Acer Nitro 5 2019, the charging port on the Acer Nitro 5 2020 is on the back.
Check out the entire design of Acer Nitro 5 (2020) in the picture below:
Regarding connectivity, Acer has never made fans disappointed when fully equipped with ports on Acer Nitro 5 (2020). Specifically, on the left side you will see, the laptop has a locking port, LAN port, 2 USB ports and 3.5 mm audio jack. Meanwhile, on the right side, the device is integrated HDMI port, USB port and USB-C.
Left side of Acer Nitro 5 2020.
Right edge of Acer Nitro 5 2020.
Do not wonder where the power port is located anymore, in the design area, I said the power port is located on the back of the keyboard. Have you forgotten it? It’s not just you, even I often forget that.
The screen is nice and fresh
Acer understands that the configuration and strong performance alone is not enough because users still need a nice screen, along with smooth performance. Therefore, the company has equipped a 15.6-inch panel with the same Full HD resolution as the previous 2019 version but still produces images with clear quality and true colors.
Acer Nitro 5 (2020) has a 15.6-inch screen with Full HD resolution like Acer Nitro 5 (2019) before.
The surrounding edges are also much thinner like the previous version.
With this price range, Nitro 5 only has an integrated IPS LCD panel but still has many valuable advantages such as: For wide viewing angle and higher brightness than laptops using conventional TFT panels. And yet, Nitro 5 also has a built-in Acer ComfyView technology that provides useful anti-glare support so that it can be used easily outside.
At this price range, the Nitro 5 only has an integrated IPS LCD panel.
Keyboard and touchpad
Acer Nitro 5 owns a relatively long key travel and has a number key on the right to help you enter data more easily. These buttons are not too wide, but not too close, if you use them for a week or more, you will gradually get used to using this laptop.
The buttons on the Acer Nitro 5 (2020) are not too far apart but not too close together.
As this is a gaming product, Acer has carefully focused on dedicated keys to move characters in most games on the market. Perhaps this is the reason why many young people today are very fond of this product line of Acer.
Acer has been keen to bold dedicated keys to move characters in almost every game on the market.
Acer Nitro 5 also features a Nitro Sense keyboard shortcut for gamers to quickly open software to customize the parameters and fan level of the heatsink. I often use this feature to adjust the fan speed when playing games, sometimes playing with it and adjusting the key color.
Acer Nitro 5 also features a Nitro Sense keyboard shortcut for gamers to quickly open the software of the same name.
The touchpad is set to the left a bit and the surface is not hissed so I have no problem using it. Therefore, you can freely drag left and right, zoom in and out, swipe up and down and click smoothly.
The touchpad is slightly to the left and the surface is not squeaky.
3. Battery life and sound of Acer Nitro 5 (2020)
Battery life is not high, but not a big deal
When it comes to battery life, I hope the Acer Nitro 5 (2020) will last about 3-4 hours of continuous use. But to know the exact duration of Acer Nitro 5, I have to test through practical experience and use additional BatteryMon software to support. As long as the screen brightness is 80%, sound 100%, WiFi and notifications open continuously, BatteryMon for use time reaches nearly 1 and a half hours only (namely 1 hour 17 minutes).
Measure battery life of Acer Nitro 5 (2020) with BatteryMon software.
To give the above results, I used this laptop to work with more than 20 Chrome tabs, used familiar tools to design and edit photos as Lightroom + Photoshop and opened League of Legends as well. . With so many heavy tasks started up and used at the same time, Acer Nitro 5 is sure to be incredibly tired of having to operate at full capacity to provide operational stability.
Although the battery is a bit weak, but for a gaming laptop like the Acer Nitro 5 2020, this is not a big problem. Because when you play games, you need to plug in the charger, so you should bring the charger always and plug regularly to work as stable as possible.
Sounds warm and have ears
Speaking of design, the sound of Acer Nitro 5 (2020) cuxg is located in the lower corner and located on the bottom of the laptop. This style is probably not new to the readers here and it is this design that creates a surround sound effect, helping you hear better.
The speaker design of Acer Nitro 5 (2020) is located on the bottom of the laptop.
So after holding and experiencing Acer Nitro 5 (2020), I realized that the upgrades bring a better sense of use and more peace of mind:
- Change appearance to be new.
- Upgrade CPU to Core i5 Gen 10 H series.
- Discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card powerful.
- Upgrade to 4 heat sink slots.
Thanks to these worthwhile upgrades, Acer Nitro 5 (2020) is even more valuable and worthy of being one of the reasonable options in the segment. Do you think the above upgrades are worth it? Leave your comments below and let me know.