Acer Nitro 7

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  • Last Updated: 31st October 2020
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Key Specs
  • Display size
    Display size 15.60-inch
  • Display resolution
    Display resolution 1920x1080 pixels
  • Touchscreen
    Touchscreen No
  • Processor
    Processor Core i7
  • RAM
    RAM 8GB
  • OS
    OS Windows 10
  • SSD
    SSD 1TB
  • Graphics
    Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
  • Weight
    Weight 2.50 kg
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateAugust 2019
  • Official Websiteacer.com

Acer Nitro 7 Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Dec 27, 2019)
Roydon Cerejo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Sturdy body, stealthy looks
  • Impressive SSD performance
  • Bright 144Hz display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good gaming performance
  • Bad
  • No SD card slot
  • Battery life could be better
  • Fans can get noisy under load

Back in April, Acer refreshed its gaming portfolio of laptops and also introduced a few new models. One of them was the Nitro 7, a new series in the Nitro gaming laptop family, designed to offer a more premium experience compared to the Nitro 5, for the casual gaming crowd.

Acer Nitro 7 Summary

The Acer Nitro 7 doesn't have a flashy design, which is something we really like. The monolithic build looks slick, and the black paint job doesn't attract smudges very easily. The 15.6-inch IPS display has a full-HD resolution (1920x1080) and a 144Hz refresh rate. We found the brightness to be more than adequate for indoor use.

The chiclet-style keyboard keys are well spaced and have good travel, which makes them responsive for typing. The keys have red backlighting, with four levels of brightness. The Nitro 7 doesn't offer easy access to the RAM and storage, so you'll have to remove the entire base, which is held in place by Philips screws.

Our review model features an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD storage (2x 512GB NVMe SSDs in RAID 0), and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB of GDDR6 RAM. The laptop also boasts of Acer's CoolBoost technology, which is said to increase fan speed by 10 percent compared to Auto mode. There's even a dedicated button in the Number pad area to launch Acer's Nitro Sense program. 

Windows 10 was quick to boot, apps loaded quickly, and the 144Hz refresh rate made everything feel snappy and fluid. The display panel produced good colours and the brightness was more than adequate for indoor use. The Nitro 7 also ran quiet and didn't get too hot when we weren't doing anything intensive. The top-end spec that we reviewed also delivered a very enjoyable gaming experience.

Even though Acer claims battery life of up to 7 hours, we realistically managed about 4-5 hours of non-stop usage on a single charge, which is not terrible but could have been better.

Acer Nitro 7 Video

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Acer Nitro 7 Full Specifications

General
Brand Acer
Model Nitro 7
Release date August 2019
Model Number AN715-51-76LS
Model Name Nitro 7
Dimensions (mm) 259.00 x 230.00 x 190.00
Weight (kg) 2.5
Colours Black
Material Aluminium
Operating system Windows 10
Battery Capacity (WHR) 55
Display
Size 15.60-inch
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Touch Screen No
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Processor
Processor Intel Core i7 9th Gen 9750H
Base Clock Speed 2.6 GHz
Burst Clock Speed 4.5 GHz
Memory
RAM 8GB
RAM Slots 2
Graphics
Dedicated Graphics Yes
Graphics Processor Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Dedicated Graphic Memory 6GB
Dedicated Graphic Memory Type GDDR6
Storage
SSD 1TB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth version 5
Ethernet Gigabit
Inputs
Web Camera Yes
Pointer Device Touchpad
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Touchpad Yes
Speakers 2 Speakers
Ports and slots
Number of USB Ports 4
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
HDMI Port Standard
Headphone and Mic Combo Jack Yes
RJ45 (LAN) Yes
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