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Lisa Gade reviews the Acer Nitro 5 with a 15.6” full HD IPS display, Intel 8th generation CPUs and NVDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Our base model with an Intel Core i5-8300H 45 watt CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB NVMe SSD lists for $799, though you’ll find it for less for back to school season. It’s also available with the Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core CPU and an HDD in addition to the SSD. The Nitro 5 is relatively slim and light for a gaming laptop with an understated design (other than the red accents). It has a backlit keyboard, USB-C and better than average stereo speakers.