We're a few days removed from Black Friday, but there are still some great Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals out there. One of them is this Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. It sports an Intel Core i5-9300H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with dedicated RT cores for ray tracing, and is marked down $300 to a fantastic $799 at Walmart.
Usually the RTX 2060 is found in laptops that cost a around a grand or a little more. There are exceptions from time to time, this being one of them. At this price, the RTX 2060 is your relatively affordable gateway into ray-traced gaming, and for less demanding titles, it can put the 144Hz 15.6-inch IPS display (1920x1080) to good use.
Acer Nitro 5 | 144Hz | i5 9300H | RTX 2060 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD |
$1,099 $799 at Walmart (save $300)
Playing ray-traced games does not require a huge expenditure. This gaming laptop proves it by bring an RTX 2060 to the ray-traced part for only $799.
The CPU, meanwhile, is a 4-core/8-thread Coffee Lake processor with a 2.4GHz base clock and 4.1GHz max turbo clock. It's not the most muscular CPU on the planet, but a reasonable choice for a $799 laptop (I wouldn't pay the full asking price for this combo).
Other parts and features include 16GB of DDR4 RAM (can be upgraded to 32GB), 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD for storage chores, the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless connectivity standard, and a four-zone RGB backlit keyboard (the WASD keys are highlighted). Overall, a good collection of parts for the asking price.
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