The Acer Aspire Nitro 7 is a high-end super-stylish laptop released by the brand back in 2019. Although advertised and much touted as a “gaming” laptop, this little nugget is actually an all-rounder.
You can use it for pretty much every purpose, be it professional work or casual use, etc.
In this review, we will be taking a look at the different features that this laptop comes with as well as its basic specifications.
By the end of this post, you’ll have a good idea of whether this device is suitable for your needs or not.
Acer Aspire Nitro 7 – A Brief Introduction
The Nitro series by Acer comprises a limited number of laptop models.
All of them are mainly advertised as gaming laptops, which can be a little misleading. People who aren’t that familiar with laptop lingo can take that to mean that, due to the concomitant trinkets and frills that come with gaming PCs, they can’t be used for other stuff. That is pretty much the reason that we’ve brought this up for the second time now.
Anyway, let’s come back to the point.
The Acer Aspire Nitro 7 is one of the models released by the brand in the Nitro series. It comes with an aesthetic chassis and an assortment of high-end components that give it excellent performance. With a price tag of $1,000+ at the time of release, this laptop is a bit in the higher range of things. It’s not your average everyday laptop, thanks to the exorbitant MacBook-grade price. But rest assured that the features and performance it provides are worth the dough.
Acer Aspire Nitro 7 – Specifications
We will delve into the features and specs of this laptop in detail further down, but to cater to the needs of quick-skimming readers.
we want to list the specifications here quickly in tabular form.
|Core i7 10th Gen
|Nvidia GTX 1650
|Supports up to 3 expansion slots
|144Hz | 15.6-inch | 3ms
It has to be remembered that the exact type or model of the components, such as the GPU and the storage drives, etc., can vary from region to region. The ones we’ll be discussing won’t perhaps be available in the same form or style in the Nitro 7 that you’d find in your local market. But don’t worry. We’ll keep our discussion multivalent, so to speak. You’ll follow along just fine.
The processor on the Acer Nitro 7 is pretty hefty – and considering the price tag – quite appropriate as well. With a 10th-generation Intel i7 chip, you can expect this thing to hold up under rough usage without breaking a sweat. Even if you want to use the laptop for professional use, the processor makes it an excellent choice.
Considering the MSRP of ~$1,000, it might look as if the processor is a bit of a letdown. But, considering the other components that it works with, namely the GPU and the RAM, etc., it’s actually quite reasonable. And, in 2023, it’s also worth remembering that back when this thing was launched, the price-specs balance wasn’t the same as we have it now.
Okay, so when it comes to the GPU of the Acer Aspire Nitro 7, it was the most “volatile,” so to say, component in the mix. We found one store selling the Nitro 7 with a GTX 1050, while another online source advertised it with a GTX 1650. The original Acer store, however, sufficed in mentioning “GeForce RTX” on the product page. Yes, it did helpfully mention “…up to RTX 2060…,” but that doesn’t give us a specific idea of which GPU comes packed inside the laptop in the first place.
But, then again, Acer does point out the fact that the components can vary from region to region.
Considering the above, we can’t really proceed with the discussion with all these various GPUs in tow. We have to narrow it down to one so that our discussion makes sense.
Should you end up buying a model that comes with a different GPU, you can do some research on it online.
Coming back from our elaborate digression, the GTX 1650 that this laptop comes with is a powerful GPU that can handle heavy software without buckling. We say “software” rather than sticking to the label of “games” because we want to address the fact that this laptop can be used liberally for other stuff as well.
The GTX 1650 is a 4GB graphics card and comes equipped with the Nvidia Turing architecture.
The rest of the specifications, i.e., the display and storage, etc., we mentioned in the table above are pretty descriptive on their own. We won’t elaborate on them further because we’re not writing a promotional copy or something.
Instead, we will take a look at some of the other features and perks that you can get with this laptop, the ones that we haven’t touched on yet.
Let’s take a look at the ports on the Acer Aspire Nitro 7. Here is the list:
- HDMI 2.0
- USB 3.2 Gen 1
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C
While most of the ports here are pretty standard, the USB Type C is pretty remarkable. This isn’t your typical Type C port. Since it’s 3.2 Gen 2, it can be used to connect to external displays. In other words, if you have a screen already connected to the laptop via the HDMI port, you can use the Type C to set up another monitor, provided that it supports Type C connections.
We should also talk about the backlighting on the Nitro 7. Although it’s a bit generic, it still serves the purpose of aesthetics and visibility, which is pretty much the point of keyboard backlighting. The red light also extends to the borders of the trackpad, which gives a synchronized look to the whole front.
Pros and Cons
We’ve kept our review above a little brief, but we’ve done it for the sake of brevity. We hope you did get a basic idea about this idea. To help you more with that, here are some of the main pros and cons we gleaned about the Acer Aspire Nitro 7:
|Nice and heavy processor
|Impressive lineup of ports
|Crisp display with 144Hz refresh rate
The Acer Nitro 7 is an overall excellent laptop that comes with decent performance, an aesthetic no-frills chassis, and a combination of awesome components. It can be used for pretty much everything. Considering the connectivity options, you can use it to create an elaborate setup with multiple monitors. And thanks to the small size and lightweight design, you can use it on the go without any issues as well.