So I am upgrading my laptop soon, from the MacBook Pro 2017 to the 2018 model.  Until then, I’ve been using my ACER Nitro 5 daily, and the truth is…I like it a lot. BUT.

I did get the blue screen of death today, and it freaked me out. I was so upset, because it’s 2018 and this is still happening.  What was I doing you ask?  I was just transferring files, IMG_0200yep that’s all I did.  This is so disappointing, and it further confirms why I still use a Mac as my primary machine.  While I like this laptop, this should not be happening.

Now on to the good stuff, everything else is fine.  No issues up to that point earlier today, so I had nothing but good things to report, and I still will.  This laptop is a good computer, and gamers will be impressed with the price tag it holds, and it’s well worth it to me.  When I got it 6 months ago, it was on sale for $649.  Now it’s back up to the full price of $799 for the model I have, but if you wanna save a little bit you can get the model with a hard drive instead.  I have the 256GB SSD model, and it’s very fast.  I use it for little gaming, but I do edit on this bad boy, and it’s just great.  Specs are great for the price when you consider what I paid for my MacBook. Double the cost of this, and I got less with my Mac.  BUT, the Mac is the better performer to me in my usage. [Apple computers ROCK]

If you are a Windows fan, you have many options.  However, if you are a gamer on a tight budget…this one could work for you.  Specs are actually really good, see…

  • 15.6 Screen 1080p
  • Ultra Fast Wifi
  • Wide Angle screen viewing
  • Stereo speakers
  • CoolBoost Technology inside
  • ACER Nitro Sense
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM inside
  • 256GB SSD
  • Type C port
  • HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • SD Card slot
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • Kensington lock
  • headphone jack
  • bluetooth
  • Wide angle front camera (720p)

All in all, this is a solid laptop…but for me it will not replace my 2018 MacBook Pro that I’m getting soon.  As I said earlier, I sold my 2017 model, so that I could upgrade to the latest model.  Which I’m really happy about. But for now, this laptop has done right by me on a serious note.  I’ve been running this website from it, and it’s been easy.  The keyboard is good, but I don’t like the position of the keypad and it feels cramped at times. Lots of keys get hit by mistake, and I think I type a little bit slower on it.  But it is however a great feeling keyboard to type on, with just enough travel and feedback from the keys.


Video at the break, enjoy my 6 month video followup.