So far as gaming notebooks are concerned, manufacturers have been adapting to some singular design of bezels and compact form factor.
Take the newest Acer Nitro 7, as an example. It’s a complete metal chassis that adds to slender bezels and its sturdiness also keeps the size in check and that looks smart. In 2.5kg, it is not the lightest gaming notebook but fits readily into a regular-sized bag. Its edges are a bit sharp and make carrying it into your hand somewhat uncomfortable.
The side panel is endowed though it’s becoming obsolete such as a LAN interface that is quite important in India.
The speakers are placed at an angle on the base, so it doesn’t get muffled even if you put it. The speakers, however, lack a hammer, the headphones are more useful.
The keys are a bit small, but you’re getting a keyboard, which also appears to be backlit with ample space between keys for a comfortable typing experience. The power button’s position seems awkward and can result in it being pressed.
It does not have a fingerprint detector or face recognition login.
The 15.6-inch screen is large and bright and has a refresh rate of 144Hz, which will come in handy for quick-paced action games. Colors stand out and also the IPS panel ensures they do not lose their luster if you tilt the display.
The Nitro 7 runs on the Intel 9th gen Core i7- 9750H chip with 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and Nvidia GTX 1660th (6GB) graphics card. Barring the 8GB RAM, which is somewhat on the minimal side, the notebook impresses with its managing of matches such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at maximum graphics settings. Priced at $1.3 lakh, the Nitro 7 is a reliable gaming notebook.
It does not stand out but is almost at par with competitions such as the Asus ROG Strix III ( $1.3 lakh), which has similar specs and display size but provides twice the RAM and thinner bezels.