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[Walmart] Acer Nitro 5 - 512gb SSD 9750h 12gb 1650gtx $798

Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H with Nvidia GTX 1650 (4GB) AN515-54-7464


Seems decent for $798?

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Nov 17, 2019
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Better off with something like this.
Much better performance and 120hz display.


G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop

CAD $949.99 (-10% coupon = 855$)

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H 6-core/12-thread Mobile Processor
Windows 10 Pro English
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 4GB GDDR6
8GB DDR4 3200MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/gaming- ... igurations
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Jul 23, 2011
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quantman wrote: Better off with something like this.
Much better performance and 120hz display.


G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop

CAD $949.99 (-10% coupon = 855$)

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H 6-core/12-thread Mobile Processor
Windows 10 Pro English
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 4GB GDDR6

Will this support VR well?
8GB DDR4 3200MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/gaming- ... igurations
Will this be good for VR?
Maybe I can build a house with all the boxes from stuff I've bought off RFD
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Apr 22, 2020
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No. The 3050 has only 4GB of vram. Not much of an upgrade. Check the reviews of the 3050. Not future proof at all.
So yes, the Nitro is a decent deal for $800.
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the nitro may also have a 144hz display... double check. it's not listed in the description, but I know other models in the series have the 144hz.
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Heythumb88 wrote: Will this be good for VR?
It will work but mostly light games.

My GTX1060 6Gb runs mostly well but AAA games like Doom VR or Sniper Elite VR are way out of reach
My backup laptop with a regular GTX1050 4Gb works for interactive video and lighter games like SuperHot VR or Space Pirate Trainer but it starts to lags badly in more demanding titles like Blade and Sorcery

The GTX1650 sits between the these 2 cards and the GTX3050 is slightly above the GTX1060 but the 4Gb of video memory will probably cause some problems for more demanding VR games.

Also keep in mind I have an older Windows VR set so if you plan to use a modern set with higher display resolution, performance will be impacted.
Freefast99 wrote: Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H with Nvidia GTX 1650 (4GB) AN515-54-7464


Seems decent for $798?

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=wm&upc=19319991102
I've been using a Nitro5 as a living room / backup laptop for about 2 years now and so far I haven't run into any problem. My specs are slightly lower though (i5-8300H, GTX1050, 8Gb) so given that this is an entry level gaming laptop, I don't know how well it will cool an i7-9750H. I always deactivate the CPU turboboost function with ThrottleStop and I keep a good raised cooler under it when gaming or else the fans have a tendency to go all-in.

Given the (slightly old) i7, GTX1650, 12Gb and 512Gb SSD, the price seems fair but I wouldn't pay more than that for anything with a GTX1650. The i7 is kind of wasted on the entry level GPU anyway at least for gaming.
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Sep 2, 2019
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I use an i7-9750h with 1660ti and VR makes it run really hot, so I would doubt it.
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Montbose wrote: No. The 3050 has only 4GB of vram. Not much of an upgrade. Check the reviews of the 3050. Not future proof at all.
So yes, the Nitro is a decent deal for $800.
For 55$ you go from 2 generation old hardware to current ZEN3 + GPU, in a nicer package. There isn't really a debate in my mind but alright.

Edit: Both are probably not great for VR. I'd recommend having a look at the XPS sale in the "trending deal" section for something more VR ready.
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Jun 17, 2018
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Montbose wrote: No. The 3050 has only 4GB of vram. Not much of an upgrade. Check the reviews of the 3050. Not future proof at all.
So yes, the Nitro is a decent deal for $800.
quantman wrote: For 55$ you go from 2 generation old hardware to current ZEN3 + GPU, in a nicer package. There isn't really a debate in my mind but alright.

Edit: Both are probably not great for VR. I'd recommend having a look at the XPS sale in the "trending deal" section for something more VR ready.
And the current gen has benefits beyond raw performance, such as hardware acceleration for decoding video encoded with the AV1 codec which is seeing increasing adoption. Not a big deal, sure, but does help ensure that the laptop will be more useful for longer.
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Jul 8, 2019
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I have the 1050Ti version of the Nitro 5. It's a good laptop but prone to overheating (re: shutting off) with intense games. I might have to fix the thermal paste.
I can play GTA5 at 1440p but only 30fps, and locked 60fps at 1080p. The 1650 maybe gets 20% more fps.

I agree with the post above, the extra few bucks is worth it to jump to the 3050, especially if you want to be able to keep up with new games coming out.
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Jul 8, 2019
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kowell wrote: The GTX1650 sits between the these 2 cards
1650 has lower performance than the 1060, by like 30%. IMO I wouldn't even consider a 1650 a 'gaming' GPU in 2021, unless you're fine with 1080p @ 30fps or reduced graphic settings for newer games.
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seenjeen wrote: 1650 has lower performance than the 1060, by like 30%. IMO I wouldn't even consider a 1650 a 'gaming' GPU in 2021, unless you're fine with 1080p @ 30fps or reduced graphic settings for newer games.
Which is why I said that the GTX1650 sit between the GTX1050 and GTX1060. It's about halfway in between them in terms of performance.
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seenjeen wrote: I have the 1050Ti version of the Nitro 5. It's a good laptop but prone to overheating (re: shutting off) with intense games. I might have to fix the thermal paste.
I can play GTA5 at 1440p but only 30fps, and locked 60fps at 1080p. The 1650 maybe gets 20% more fps.

I agree with the post above, the extra few bucks is worth it to jump to the 3050, especially if you want to be able to keep up with new games coming out.
You definitly have thermal problems. It's.not the best cooled laptop by any means but you still shouldn't reach the cut off temperature when gaming. You have a shitty paste job or a major sensor fault.

With CPU boost turned off I usualy hover around 65-70c for the GPU and 77-83c for the CPU.

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