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The Nitro 5 allows for smoother gaming in greater detail. Plus, the Acer Nitro 5 Canada has a tiny 7.18mm bezel making the 15.6 inch screen look huge.

For the price, the Nitro 5 gets applauded for its bright screen, with good off-angle viewing and decent color performance.

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With the GTX 1650, the gaming laptop handled full 1080p resolution and could mostly keep that quality running at 60 fps – Fortnite was handled without trouble, but more demanding games at high settings run a little under 60 frames per second.

For future proofing, upgrading the graphics card isn’t possible, but if you can afford more, then get something with a GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 (or higher). However, this gaming laptop under $1000 allows you to upgrade to up to 32GB of RAM, and there’s space for an additional SSD hard drive as well.

Battery life on the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is rated at about 8 hours maximum. During a streaming video test, CNET was only able to stream video for 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Because this laptop is cheaper, the construction shows it. The case is mostly plastic, and the red on black keyboard can be hard to read without the backlight on.

Acer Nitro 5 Canada Reviews

PCMag ranked the Acer Nitro 5 Canada as the # on their list claiming it was the '4/5 Excellent' in their product review. [August 2019]
Acer's Nitro 5 bargain gaming laptop plays top games at top quality settings at close to 60fps.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's better - the Acer Nitro 5 or Nitro 7?

The Nitro series of laptops is Acer's budget laptop for gamers, with the Predator being the top-of-the-line gaming laptop. The Nitro 5 is the base level, while the Nitro 7 is a slight step up in construction and design, and of course a slightly higher price tag.

Is the Acer Nitro 5 Canada worth it?

The laptop overall is a good value, but some may find the laptop screen to be lacking compared to other gaming laptops.

Which is better, the Asus TUF or the Acer Nitro 5?

It's a strange comparison, but the reason is because the price is similar. The Asus TUF has a better keyboard and processor performance, but it lacks the power of the GPU in the Acer Nitro 5 Canada gaming laptop.

Is the Acer Nitro 5 a good gaming laptop for Fortnite?

The Acer Nitro 5 can definitely meet the system requirements for Fortnite. With a budget price, and its ability to hit 60 fps at 1080p, the Nitro 5 is a popular budget gaming laptop under $1000.

Is the Acer Nitro 5 good for school?

It has decent computing power, a built in GPU, and a very quiet fan making the Nitro 5 a decent option for students. Plus, it looks cool. If you don't need the GPU power, however, there are cheaper options that would be better suited to student use.