Acer Nitro 5 GTX 1650 Entry Level Gaming Laptops may not have the extra power that medium-level and high-end gaming laptops have, but if you\u2019re just looking for the best laptop to play Sims 4 and other graphically-safe video games, then you\u2019ve found a friend with the Acer Nitro 5 GTX Laptop.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Acer Nitro 5 GTX 1650\r\nThe Acer Nitro 5 GTX 1650 trades in an AMD Ryzen processor, typical of a budget gaming laptop so far as I\u2019ve seen, for a Intel Core i5 processor. The 8GB of RAM allows for optimal performance even with multiple windows open, and the graphics card makes playing low-mid level graphics a breeze.\r\n\r\nPower\/Performance\r\nAcer Nitro 5 GTX 1650 Budget Gaming Laptops contain an Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card, an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. If you\u2019d prefer an Intel Core i7 processor, check out the Acer Predator Helios 300 GTX 1660 TI. While gaming performance is still good on the Acer Nitro 5, it\u2019s still a budget gaming laptop. It\u2019ll run Sims 4 smoothly, but stuff like Titanfall 2 and many other current AAA games may struggle to find footing.\r\nBattery\r\nLike most gaming laptops, the Acer Nitro 5 doesn\u2019t have very good battery life. It clocks in at about three hours and twenty minutes which falls short of the average of about four hours most gaming laptops, like the MSI GF63 Thin, have. Still, it\u2019s not too bad and you should be able to get a solid gaming session out of the laptop. Keep in mind that this can be extended if you\u2019re just using it for work or turn some settings, such as the brightness, down.\r\nPorts\/Expandability\r\nThe amount of ports on hand is a string selling feature for the Acer Nitro 5. It contains one USB Type C port, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card reader, an Ethernet port, a headphone jack, and Kensington lock slot. Connectivity options are always great for both stay-at-home and on-the-go gaming, and you can check out the Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming Laptop for another example of this.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nThe red trimmings look very cool, and the display hinges feel sturdy and secure. But the screen lid is made of cheap plastic. But a big win for the Acer Nitro 5 is the keyboard. It\u2019s fast, responsive, and doesn\u2019t experience much missed presses or accidental presses making it great for work and play. But on another sad note, the trackpad isn\u2019t anything special, and is in fact downright frustrating to use whether you\u2019re gaming or just doing some work.\r\nValue\r\nThe laptop is capable of 720P-1080P full hd ips display with 30 frames per second for clear, consistent gaming as long as those games aren\u2019t newer AAA titles. I\u2019m not saying it can\u2019t play them, you\u2019ll just have to scale down the settings to get them running smoother. The wi fi capabilities are 802.11ac Gigabit LAN, and bluetooth is available too although this may drain the battery faster than you\u2019d like. The fans are also user-controlled, which is nice to see in a laptop of this price.\r\nAcer Nitro 5 GTX 1650 Wrap Up\r\nThe shortcomings of the Acer Nitro 5 are pretty apparent. After all, it\u2019s a buffet-level gaming laptop. Still, as long as you\u2019re not trying to play graphics-heavy AAA games you\u2019ll do just fine. The trackpad may be a bit of an issue if it needs to double as a work laptop, but if you\u2019re primarily using it for casual gaming purposes this setback can be avoided altogether.