While expensive gaming desktops attract a lot of attention, the average gamer is happy enough with a budget one. Only more hardcore gamers care about the ultra-portable 4K and VR compatible machines. One series that really does a good job of combing good performance with affordable pricing is the Acer Nitro 50 N50-600-UR14. The red and black design is rather simple and not at all flashy like the typical gaming desktop these days, but if your primary concern is affordability then you probably won’t mind its simple appearance.
One of its best features is its compact size. While compact, it’s still spacious enough to pack in some extra firepower should you need it. The side panels and frame are constructed of metal and the front panel is made of plastic. The left one can be removed for interior access. It’s not tool-free, however – you will have to use a screwdriver to remove a couple of rear screws.
There are surprisingly a lot of ports packed into the small desktop computer. An optical drive is actually included as well. It’s a DVD-Writer that supports all optical media. The power supply adapter has a 500-W maximum wattage.
Acer Nitro 50 N50-600-UR14 Display and Connectivity
If you want to play games on a Full HD (1080p) or 1920 x 1080) display, the Acer Nitro 50 N50-600-UR14 in most configurations will be able to run with it efficiently. Connect the desktop with a full HD via HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI. This is because it comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX (1060) graphics with 6GB of dedicated graphics memory accessibility. As for expansion slots, there is 1 PCI Express x1 slot and 1 PCI Express x16 slot.
The tower measures 13.4-inches in height, 6.4-inches in width, and 13.8-inches in depth. The processor model is i7-8700 with a base speed of 3.20-GHz, and the capability of getting up to 4.6-GHz with over-clocking. This is a hexa-core processor with hyper-threading technology, vPro technology, and 64-bit processor. The storage drive is a 1TB Serial ATA – 600, and there is also an option for a 16GB solid state for a speedy boot-up.
The Operating System is Windows 10 Home with a 64-bit architecture. And, as mentioned above, the NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics with 6GB dedicated graphics memory. As for the standard system memory, there is 8GB DDR-SDRAM, which is upgradable to a maximum of 64GB.
The package contents of the Acer Nitro 50 N50-600-UR14 include the tower itself, the power adapter, USB mouse, and USB keyboard. This is a Green-Compliant and RoHS / ENERGY STAR certified desktop tower. It should definitely be top on your list if you are after an affordable gaming desktop to handle most games.