Following the launch of new graphics cards from Nvidia and the eleventh generation of Intel processors, Acer and Lenovo announced on Tuesday (11) six models of gamer notebooks for an audience that does not want to spend a lot on this type of equipment, but still intends to see ray tracing in his games for a game coming in 1440p with some interesting performance.
Starting with Acer, the Taiwanese company showed the world three new models bringing the new graphics card from Nvidia and also the latest processor from Intel for this type of computer: the Predator Triton 300 and Helios 300, in addition to the Nitro 5. The brand guarantees that in addition to important new specifications to run recent games more comfortably, all three releases include some extra modifications to improve internal cooling.
Starting with the Triton 300, the notebook uses a more discreet profile for the gamer, combining metal body and less space for the keyboard. In it Acer placed the new eleventh generation Intel processors in the H series, reaching up to 4.6 GHz and with configurations allowing 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. The GPU can even reach the powerful RTX 3080, to generate images on two types of screens: either Full HD at 360 Hz, or QHD (2K) for 165 Hz.
This model also gained new internal metal parts for the dual fan system, promising 55% greater airflow when compared to plastic coolers. The keyboard is all colored as required by the gamer rule and connections to the outside world can take advantage of the recent Wi-Fi 6, while the HDMI cable can take the game to other screens with version 2.1 of this connector. Thunderbolt 4 is also present on USB-C.
The Helios 300 is less pompous, since it exchanges the maximum graphics card for an RTX 3070, maintaining the new strategy for cooling, following the same options for refresh rate on the screen, in addition to wired or wireless connections. Finally the Nitro 5 is even simpler, but keeping the processor and GPU of the previous model, close to the maximum configuration of 32 GB for RAM, but removing the keyboard with RGB lights
Lenovo also adopts new RTX 3050 GPUs
Still in the Asian world, the Chinese Lenovo also took advantage of the launches of Nvidia and Intel to update its line of notebooks in three different models: the Legion 7i, 5i and 5i Pro, which shared the ad space with a new gamer monitor, the Legion Y25g -30.
Starting with the Legion 5i and 5i Pro notebooks, the two also deliver the new eleventh generation Intel processors in the H series, going up to a Core i7-11800H and working together with up to 32 GB for RAM. The screen can be 15 or 17 inches for the 5i and 16 inches for the 5i Pro, with refresh rates available from 60 Hz, up to 165 Hz for resolution at 1440p – or 2K. Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6 are also present in these models.
For games to run well, there are options for the pair with RTX 3050, going up to 3070. The Lenovo Legion 7i can deliver even the powerful RTX 3080 with a consumption of 165 watts, in addition to allowing a configuration with an Intel Core i9- 11980HK.
Finally, the Legion Y25g-30 monitor is responsible for bringing an even higher refresh rate to players who choose Lenovo as the manufacturer of their notebook. It is 24.5 inches and has a 360 Hz rate. The product uses Nvidia’s G-Sync technology and can deliver up to 1 millisecond of response.
Its maximum brightness is 400 nits and Lenovo promises 99% of the sRGB on the IPS LCD panel capable of working with HDR images. Just like the gamer rule calls for, it has RGB light to illuminate the setup. For the player who doesn’t have a sound system yet or doesn’t like the notebook speakers, the Y25g-30 has built-in boxes.
When and how much?
The launch package looks like this:
- Acer Triton 300 arrives in July in the United States and a month earlier in countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, starting at US $ 1,499;
- Acer Helios 300 received no launch date and not even a suggested price;
- Acer Nitro 5 arrives in North America starting in June, with prices starting at $ 1,099;
- Lenovo Legion 5i will be launched starting in June, starting at $ 969.99;
- Lenovo Legion 5i Pro arrives in June and prices start at $ 1,329.99;
- Lenovo Legion 7i starts appearing in international markets starting in June, starting at US $ 1,769.99;
- Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 Monitor will be released in October and its price is $ 699.99.
With information: Acer and Lenovo.