We unbox the baddest and most powerful of the bunch
Aside from the limited edition Captain America Aspire 6 and the Iron Man Swift 3, Acer also sent over the most powerful Marvel-branded notebook fit for the most powerful being in the MCU: Thanos. Yes, the Acer Nitro 5 Thanos Edition lords supreme over the two previous notebooks, and it’s badass looks and performance will have you swearing your allegiance to the mad titan.
Before we head to the unboxing and initial impressions, here’s a quick recap of the spec sheet:
Acer Nitro 5 Thanos Edition Specs
- Intel Core i7-7300HQ processor
- 8GB of DDR4 RAM
- 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Display with ComfyView; 1920×1080 resolution
- 128GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
- 1280 x 720 Webcam
- Two speakers with Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio
- 1X USB Type C 3.1, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet Port, SD Card reader, HDMI port, Headset jack
- 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
- 135 W Adapter
Packaging and contents:
The Nitro 5 Thanos edition comes in a non-descript black box that has Thanos’ trademark closed fist embossed on the outside. Don’t let the exterior fool you though – you’ll see Marvel’s raised logo as you open the package and Thanos’ punchable mug on the sleeve protecting the notebook.
Aside from the notebook itself, you’ll be getting documentation for the device as well as the power adapter to power your beast.
Initial impressions: badass gaming machine worthy of the mad titan
Look past the branding and fancy graphics on the outside, you’ll notice that Acer used their Nitro gaming notebook line as a base for their homage to the mad titan.
On the lid is Thano’s mug with gold colored accents, and while the branding for his notebook isn’t as obvious as the two other notebooks, kind of prefer it over the overtly flashy Iron Man and Captain America editions of the line.
There’s a touch of gold at the center of the chassis near the hinge that gives the notebook a bit of visual pop to it, but overall the Thanos edition is the most nondescript of the three as far as design is concerned. The display is a 15.6-inch IPS panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio and full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display has the company’s ComfyView tech, fancy Acer parlance for an anti-glare matte screen.
Open the lid and you’ll see a bit more of Thanos near the wrist rest of the device, along with Marvel’s logo. The keyboard’s backlight is still red, which is the same as the regular Nitro 5, though the Infinity War branding pops up when you turn on the notebook, replacing the regular boring ol’ Windows one. Key spacing is good and overall the keys don’t feel cramped. The touchpad is responsive as well.
There’s a whole suite of ports and connectors around the notebook which isn’t unusual considering it’s a gaming machine. Specifically, you get 3 USB ports (with one being high-speed USB 3.0), USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, Ethernet port, SD card reader as well as a combo headphone jack.
Internally, the Thanos Edition of the Nitro 5 sports an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor with 8GB of DDR4 memory, 128GB SSD drive paired with 1TB HDD drive (2.5-inch, 5400RPM) and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB of VRAM. That’s more than enough to play most games on high to med nowadays which is typical of what you’d expect from a notebook of this price.
Our initial run through with the notebook has been pleasant, though we’ll have to run a few high-intensity games like Far Cry 5 on it to really see what it’s capable of. If you’re wondering how much damage the Mad Titan’s notebook will run you, know that Acer is asking Php 69,999/$1,347 for the privilege of owning one.