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Acer’s Nitro 5 gaming laptop goes all-AMD

Ryzen CPU muscle meets Radeon GPU grunt

You don’t have to make room for a giant desktop tower PC to feed your Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds addiction – and you don’t have to sell a kidney to afford a gaming laptop with a decent graphics card, either.

Acer’s updated Nitro 5 will happily play games at 1080p, and let you keep all your internal organs, well, internal. US$799 buys you an AMD Ryzen-powered 15.6in machine with Radeon RX560 graphics – easily enough for some Rocket League action, or a quick Overwatch deathmatch.

You can spec it with up to 32GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage if you’re feeling flush, too.

It’ll go on sale in April.

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A tech addict from about the age of three (seriously, he's got the VHS tapes to prove it), Tom's been writing about gadgets, games and everything in between for the past decade, with a slight diversion into the world of automotive in between. As Deputy Editor, Tom keeps the website ticking along, jam-packed with the hottest gadget news and reviews.  When he's not on the road attending launch events, you can usually find him scouring the web for the latest news, to feed Stuff readers' insatiable appetite for tech.

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