2018 Acer Nitro 5 15.6″ FHD Gaming Laptop | Intel Core i5-8300H Quad-Core 2.3GHz | Nvidia Geforse GTX 1050 Ti | 8GB DDR4 | 256GB PCIe SSD | Red Backlit Keyboard | Gigabit Ethernet | Windows 10

Looking for a durable laptop for less than $800 that I can also use for gaming.

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (Overwatch and Europa Universalis IV) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Budget Gaming Laptop for $700 in USA. Must be from Amazon.

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run Overwatch, Skyrim, Civ V, and LoL on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Friend in need of a gaming laptop, budget $800.

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is GTX 1050 Ti like what you asked for and it’s powerful enough to run the mentioned games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Looking to get my first ever dedicated gaming laptop on a budget!

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (Smite) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Looking for a gaming laptop around $800ish

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run League of Legends and rocket league on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Laptop, good performance decent gaming

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can accept 5.9lbs to get a powerful GPU, then I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (fortnite and subnautica) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Gaming laptop/school/work laptop

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

Unfortunately this refresh rate can not be found in good options in this price range, so if you can give up this feature, then I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (CSGO, Overwatch, and Diablo 3) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Looking for a laptop suitable for Computer Science Major, Minor Software Engineering and Game/App Development

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget higher, I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) like you want, and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your games (Pubg,Fortnite, and Gta) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

United States 600-750

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (Smite) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours

Gaming laptop, USA

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run the mentioned games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

University student with ~$800 and unsure about specs

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) like you want, and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Laptop for Psychology Major

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

United States 500-800

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run Smite on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Looking to save up for a laptop for med school+ infrequent gaming

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

Within this price range you can get a better GPU than the one in the mentioned Dell, thus I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work, and you can add HDD since you prefer it.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

$1000 and under for school and gaming (US)

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) like what you asked for, and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.
HDMI port like you want.

A relatively cheap laptop for schoolwork and gaming that can run GTA V and other games at relatively decent graphical settings.

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your mentioned games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Cheap CAD laptop for high school student

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can accept 5.9lbs to get a powerful GPU, I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for CAD, Soildworks, fusion 360, and PTC CREO.
The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red), and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your indie games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Laptop for Programming/Gaming/Music Production

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

The rust game requires for recommended settings 16GB of ram if you can push your budget up to 950 but it’s not enough for recommended settings
https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/rust/11932

Hello all looking for gaming laptop suggestion for under 700$

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html
And it’s better than GTX 1050.
Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Trying to decide between MSI and Dell

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

I don’t prefer the mentioned MSI due to some heating and build quality issues, and the dell is not a bad choice but I would I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Need a new laptop

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (Overwatch) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

LF a laptop with SSD for quick boot-up and program use, and able to play some games. (600-800 dollar budget)

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core CPU which will handle INTENSE browsing well.
The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.
It comes with SSD for faster boot up and loading like you want
Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run fallout 76 on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Hardware scrub here, which of these two laptops are the better deal, or are they both garbage?

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

I don’t prefer the mentioned MSI and HP since they have some heating issues and build quality is kind of weak, so within this price range, I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

$600-800$ United states

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your game (smite) on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

I'm the worst decision maker, please help!

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by The_Adviser100

If you don’t care about the screen that much you could go for something in the middle of the road like an Acer Nitro 5 the GTX 1050Ti should handle your games while still having money for upgrades .

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 27, 2018 by The_Adviser100

Thinkpad’s would be a great choice for your needs if they come with a dedicated GPU which is not available at this price range so For CAD work at this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Nitro 5
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8300H
GPU | GTX 1050 Ti
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.9 Lbs.
Battery life | 6 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The GTX 1050Ti should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The laptop can throttle under heavy load.
Cons | It’s a little heavy .
Cons | You have to repaste the CPU and undervolt it .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Nitro 5
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 59% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

And to make things easier here is the fps for 3 games in 4 different settings all in 1920×1080

laptop name | Acer Nitro 5
— |—-
PUBG on ultra | 48 .
PUBG on high | 55 .
PUBG on medium | 64 .
PUBG on low | 68 .
Fortnite on ultra | 50 .
Fortnite on high | 72 .
Fortnite on medium | 85 .
Fortnite on low | 100 .
The Witcher 3 on ultra | 20 .
The Witcher 3 on high | 42 .
The Witcher 3 on medium | 50 .
The Witcher 3 on low | 65 .

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 27, 2018 by The_Adviser100

I think that an I5-8300H would be a better choice to go with the GTX 1050Ti plus the build quality on the G3 isn’t the best you could the Acer Nitro 5 or you could go with the legoin y7000 on walmart but it’s failry new and I don’t got a lot of info about it oh and you could also check the Acer Predator Helios 300 2018 with a GTX 1060 and an 144Hz. display .

$800, USA - Looking for a budget gaming laptop that can't also cook my Thanksgiving turkey.

Posted on: November 20, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Budget gaming laptop for black friday

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Laptop for programming & game development

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Note to beshoy: it’s a little over his budget

College/gaming laptop for my girlfriend

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Cheapest gaming laptop with good specifications for the price?

Posted on: November 6, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Cheapest gaming laptop with good specifications for the price?

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Nitro 5 | Acer Nitro 5 | Dell Inspiron
— |—- |—- |—
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8300H | Quad core 7th Gen I5-7300HQ | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8300H
GPU | GTX 1050 Ti | GTX 1050 Ti | GTX 1060 Max Q
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS ”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 0 | 0 | 128 GB
HDD | 1 TB | 1 TB | 1 TB
Weight | 5.9 Lbs. | 5.51 Lbs. | 5.7 Lbs.
Battery life | 6 Hrs. | 6 Hrs. | 4.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$ | 600~700$ | 950~1050$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The GTX 1050Ti should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . | The GTX 1050Ti should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . | The GTX 1060 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince .
Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | TB 3 port .
Cons | The laptop can throttle under heavy load. | The laptop can throttle under heavy load. | The latest BOIS updata has chandged the fan speed curve making the laptop throttle under heavy load .
Cons | It’s a little heavy . | It’s a little heavy . | The screen is dim .
Cons | You have to repaste the CPU and undervolt it . | You have to repaste the CPU and undervolt it . | The screen is 60Hz. only .

College Laptop and Light Gaming $600-$800

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Nitro 5 | Acer Swift 3
— |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8300H | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | GTX 1050 Ti | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 0 | 256 GB
HDD | 1 TB | 0
Weight | 5.9 Lbs. | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 6 Hrs. | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$ | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The GTX 1050Ti should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life . | Very light .
Cons | The laptop can throttle under heavy load. | The screen is dim .
Cons | It’s a little heavy . | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | You have to repaste the CPU and undervolt it . | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking for Budget Gaming Laptop $750

Posted on: September 27, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2XQ7KW/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, backlit keyboard and it’s within your budget.
If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

Anything better than Acer Aspire 5?

Posted on: September 27, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2XQ7KW/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, backlit keyboard and it’s within your budget.
If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.