Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Laptops: i5-10300H/8GB/RTX3060 $1298, i7-10750H/16GB/RTX 2060 $1398 + Del ($0 C&C) @ Harvey Norman

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Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch Laptop Core i5 / RTX3060 $1298

Hardly more expensive than a RTX 3060 on it's own. IMHO best value gaming laptop ATM

  • i5-10300H
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • RTX3060 6GB

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-Inch Laptop $1398

I believe this would be the cheapest laptop with a RTX gpu at the moment.

  • i7-10750H
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • RTX 2060 6GB

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      Mod: Merged comments follow.

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        $1298

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        Also has a 144hz screen.

      • +4 votes
        • Windows 10 Home
        • Intel Core i5-10300H Processor
        • 15.6" display with IPS 144Hz Slim Bezel LCD
        • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB
        • 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
        • 802.11a/b/g/n/acR2+ax wireless LAN
        • DTS® X:Ultra Audio
        • 2.3Kg, Upto 9 Hours Battery Life
        • USB Type C, USB 3.2, HDMI
        • 1 Year Pickup & Return Warranty
        • +1 vote

          80w 3060 to be clear

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            @zlasuka: Hey mate it's actually a 95w 3060. A recent firmware update unlocked an extra 10w.

            There was heaps of thermal headroom with the original firmware and still heaps even with the extra 10w.

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              @Canberralad92: Wha-wha-whaaaat? I have two of these and didn't realise this.

              My kids use them and once they're done for the day I get them to mine ETH :D 35.1MH/s, fan on max and it stays at 60C when sitting on concrete floor.

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              @Canberralad92: I've updated to the latest but it's not showing any higher performance. Is there anything required after the update?

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            @zlasuka: 80w or not. This GPU destroys everything under 2070.

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              @Juiciness: Destroys isn't the correct word to use

              Performance in 3dmark timespy for a 3060 80w is roughly the same as a 2060 115W which is roughly the same as a 2070 Max Q

              And with quad core you'd be looking at the very low end of the performance scale

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          The base models for this series have 63% sRGB coverage, so it might be worth confirming this from Acer before it ships to you.

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        Was listed in the forums about 4 hours ago

        For those that care.

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          Different computer, different price

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            @dosada: Odd. To me it looks like same computer, same price.

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          I don't care. I saw it posted to whirlpool yesterday.

          Edit. Love the negs. I was the one who posted it in the forums.

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          It's just an unexpiration of the previous deal but without the Logitech $150 voucher instead some Intel gaming bundle.

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        This is about the best value 3060 laptop I have found yet

        Previously owned the MSI GF65 Thin (10500H) and the Gigabyte G5 (10500H)

        Not the best value it's been, past sale included $150 of Logitech gear at the same price

        Any questions on this machine I'm happy to answer

        Main question would be, GPU wattage

        85w 3060 but mostly lives at 80w

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          What was wrong with those 2 Laptops?

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            @BLAIL: Reviewed them, then sold them

            Gigabyte G5 was a power house but no battery life and constant extremely loud fans, palm rest dug in to my arm

            MSI GF65 Thin, 3060 would only run up to 40w, keyboard was nice, battery was ok, sold to get the nitro 5

            Which iv found to be better in almost every way than the msi apart from the keyboard

            Even with its 4 core Vs 6 core

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          It's a 95w 3060 now. Update your firmware for some bonus free performance :)

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            @Canberralad92: Will do :)

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            @Canberralad92: Interesting. Just updated and run timespy …6547 vs 6227 prior to bios update (mine has 32GB though).
            Im not sure there are thermal issues as I got 6551 on a cooling pad.

            NB people miss the point with the power usage on laptops, id rather it not rated as high and not get hot/thermally throttle anyway plus its going to last longer if not always on the verge of combusting, 3060 is fast enough for almost all stuff anwyay, surely?

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          Looking for a lightweight gaming laptop. Mostly play CS:GO /GTA on a computer table. However, noisy fans and hot base during Netflix/web surfing with the laptop resting on my lap while I'm in bed bugs the hell out of me, does this laptop have these issues?

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            @dofdaus: I find csgo plays at around a medium fan noise but during Netflix it's alright

            Streaming YouTube gets me about 4 hours with all the power saving settings on

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              @vanyellow: Thanks mate. Any issues playing CS:GO at the highest settings on a 3060? Decent FPS?

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                @dofdaus: Csgo everything in high.
                1920 * 1080
                Tends to get me between 100-140fps on most maps

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            @dofdaus: depends on what you classify as noisy? Im pretty sure all gaming laptops will have audible fans and be hot if they are gaming on your lap.

      • +2 votes

        I bought one of these recently (for $1349 straight from Acer). Its been really solid, and build quality is much better than you would expect for this price point.

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        Having owned this before selling it after a month of use and getting something better, these are very overrated apart from being an extremely budget friendly gaming PC.

        The screen has terrible motion blur for a 144hz screen, I'm talking bad enough that it looks like vasoline in fast motion games.
        GPU is basically low end due to the wattage restriction
        Runs extremely hot for what it is.
        No proper optimus toggle, so loss of performance in gaming compared to laptops with optimus.
        Capped max hz for your external monitor if you plug in your external one via the hdmi port due to the chipset limitations so you cannot run a 120/144hz/+ monitor.

        Only thing going for it is the price and if you REALLY need a low end budget gaming laptop, I'd still recommend waiting. Just my two cents

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          Out of curiosity, what did you end up getting?

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          I've owned this for 7 months.

          I5
          16gb
          1650ti
          $800

          It's fine. Colour is not vibrant. Responsive but I play mostly MMO's.
          Playing on an external monitor at 120hz.
          It's fans are loud but not irritating and mostly drowned out by any sounds from your speakers.
          Temps look fine to me.
          For a budget, it's great.

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        "Hardly more expensive than a RTX 3060 on it's own"

        Not all 3060s are created equal tho. Particularly with the lower power laptop variants.

        Hardware Unboxed do a video on this.

        https://youtu.be/e9Us9CANIoM?t=1060

        Not to suggest that it's not good value. But the 3060 in this laptop isn't going to be equivalent to the full desktop GPU. Or necessarily equivalent to other 3060s in other laptops! Some newer users may not be aware of this. I certainly wasn't a little while back!

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        1. Harvey Norman,
        2. Acer? (how are they going now, in the past they where Meh)

        wonder who we could price match this with…

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          I have been buying Acer for some time. They have been great IMO.
          Can't comment on HN

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            @Gigiolo: Used to buy acer, stopped when they were absolute shite but this one I am happy with. Bought from acer directly though, no thanks HN

        • +7 votes

          Show me something better for this price???

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        Acer is increasing the GPU TGP for this unit to 95W through BIOS update according to this.

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/news/90273...

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          That'll make it an extremely toasty laptop

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            @Balmaino: Coming from someone who owns several of this model, they still run fine. Had heaps of thermal headroom to begin with.

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              @Canberralad92: My thoughts too, I did find a weird issue where after gaming I would quiet to desktop and the fan would constantly kick up and down in noise for the next few minutes

              So an annoying fan curve on cool down

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              @Canberralad92: Looking for a lightweight gaming laptop. Mostly play CS:GO on a computer table. However, noisy fans and hot base during Netflix/web surfing with the laptop resting on my lap while I'm in bed bugs the hell out of me, does this laptop have these issues?

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                @dofdaus: If your not gaming the fans will barely spin up. That being said all air cooled chassis do need to breathe so having it on a bed/fabric directly is not recommended for any device really.

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          Any idea which model this is in that chart?

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        nitro 5 means low quality components

        low quality screen (mentioned above)
        low quality keyboard (experienced it myself) very mushy

        if you do intend to use it as a laptop, those are kind of important, since they are your primary interaction surface with the device, so kind of defeats the purpose of gaming laptop

        and then on top of it, has frequency limitations running connected to external monitor as mentioned above

        so it's not a good option overall, even considering the price

        my nitro 5 was running good in cooling department though. still returned it because of keyboard and screen quality

        currently on a Metabox, and super happy. cooling is not a broblem. keyboard is solid. screen is fantastic (144hz).

        acer build was also ok, but more creaking. if not for those low grade components.. but then it would probably cost more

        yeah, cheapest 3060 on the market, but is it usable

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          It's heaps usable for the price.

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        oh and by the way OP

        you can buy it at the same price from Acer directly. benefits of doing so?

        • free super quick delivery
        • Bonus Predator Gaming Pack (Includes Bag, Waist Pack & Predator Cap)
        • screw you Harvey

        https://online.acer.com.au/acer/store/sale/acer-nitro-5-inte...

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          Lol go hang around near your local primary school wearing some of that gear and you'll get locked up.

          But yes agreed buy from Acer or try to get Harvey Norman down further using the ad.

          Harvey Norman offered $150 of bonus in store credit on Logitech/blue mic and astro accessories last time a this price, so this deal is nowhere near as strong.

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            @Canberralad92: would buy something from Harvey only if offered $500 in gift cards and a ticket to Disneyland

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          Gawn!

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            @Juiciness: that buckled fast

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              @shabaka: I really wanted that waist pack.

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                @Juiciness: Waist pack was pretty good lol, the bag was ok, the hat was good though Im not wearing a hat that says predator on it lol

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      • +4 votes

        Heads up to anyone who buys or owns this lappy. Update your firmware to get an extra 10w power limit on the GPU.

        Extra 5mh or so hashrate, and free extra gaming performance.

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        Got this one from this deal a month ago: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/629142
        Quite a few comments on there regarding experience.

        As per above comment previously came with $150 HN vouchers. Still good buying at this price IMO, but not as good as last deal.

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        Will this be good for an 8 year old?

        Looking for a laptop for home schooling and also to play games like Roblox, Mine craft etc.

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          Complete overkill but it will be fine.

          Personally I'd go with a more suitable cheaper option like

          https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/639283

          Or one of the other sub $1000 Lenovos posted recent.

        • +1 vote

          My two kids love theirs. When they're not using them I run t-rex for ETH mining

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        battery sucks though

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        Is there an end date for the deal?

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          Nevermind, ends 3/8.

          Snagged the $1398 laptop and bought with cash back on the Harvey Norman gift cards woooo.

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        Acer laptops , not even once.

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        If you like a decent screen then go for the lenovo pros, this one is a bare bone laptop which is decent for gaming at this price. Don’t expect to be wowed by it, there a 5600H version of this laptop if both are similarly priced then get the AMD one.

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        My missus has the 2070 variant from a year or so back. Its a great value machine, upgrade the ram with some crucial ballistix and it runs things fantastically

        Of course the compromise is the build quality, you wont find any premium materials here, and the panel isn't fantastic either.

        You get what you pay for, but $1300 for a set and forget gaming setup in the current market is a fantastic deal no matter what way you look at it.

        Also obligatory note - see if elsewhere will price match because Gerry does not deserve any more money.

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        Only 4 core CPU and 8GB RAM. Not the best for gaming…

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        I hate to say it but gaming laptops are becoming cheaper than building a gaming desktop PC.

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        Hmmm…
        Tempting as, I’ve been running a desktop with a 1080, Ryzen 7 1700X and 16GB of RAM the last 4-5 years but can finally justify getting a laptop to replace it in most instances.

        Is this a worthy sidestep/upgrade to go for?

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      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/639801

      Get this instead and use the $100 saved to upgrade them RAM.

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        Overall I think this one actually would outperform the other. Gpu has very little advantage but cpu is a fair bit better

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        generally speaking:

        CPU looks to be about 5% faster,

        https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-10750H-v...

        but GPU looks to be about 10% slower…

        https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-3060-vs-Nvi...

        this is clearly marketed at gamers - so no idea why youd get the slower GPU, (even if it does have more RAM and a slightly faster CPU) - but yeah with the 100 bux you could easily get more RAM, so not really much of a reason to get the older model.

        I know which one id be getting and recommending…

        unless of course the GPU was bottle necked by the CPU… only reason i could see you going the older one.

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    The screen on Nitro 5 has a bad color space. I prefer a 60Hz screen with 90%+ srgb color space rather than this.

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      dont think it will matter a massive deal for gaming… id rather the better refresh rate for smoothness.

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        I had thought like you, but after comparing with a 100%srgb monitor on playing Assasin's Creed, I couldn't bear the color anymore. I have changed my mind to put color first since then.

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    These laptops are fantastic bang for buck. They are well made and designed.

    A lot of Acer haters out there but my Nitro 1 is still going strong and so is my new Nitro 5.

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    Got one of these last month, great value for what it is. Just need to throw another 8GB RAM into it at some point

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    Good deal on a bad laptop

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      There are no good deals on bad items.

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    Is that a UK style keyboard in the picture?

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      Maybe a stock picture, the computer definitely has a US layout

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    Sorry noob question here: do people generally connect a monitor when gaming on these laptops? Would a 3840 x 2160 pixel monitor be supported? Cheers

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    Maybe not the perfect place to ask, but I assume some of you have been looking around at laptops, so…

    Anyone come across any good deals for a decent home office laptop? A decent 15" screen would be a minimum requirement. Not used for gaming.

    Budget up to about $1500.

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    I was going to jump straight onto the $1398 one for light gaming.

    Command & Conquer Generals mainly & Normaal PC use ; Skype, word, internet browsing etc but a friend said the $1298 would be fine.

    What do you guys recommend? Also will probably be hooking it up to a 27" monitor.

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    Huh I just bought a nitro 5 a week ago for 999 lol wonder what difference it has with this (oh it's the storage size lol)

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    I just got this one….$1195

    https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/pc-and-accessories-deals/del...

    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics

    AMD Radeon™ RX 5600M 6GB GDDR6 memory

    16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz

    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

    Have I made a mistake??

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      No, would be my first choice too if delivery time wasn't a few weeks