Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC2SI.004 Price in India

Acer has launched 2021 Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC2SI.004 Gaming Laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU in India. It has a launch selling price of ₹127,999 ( Sep 2021 ) and an MRP price of ₹169,999. This laptop is now listed and available to purchase online from Amazon.in. Check here for the current lowest price, offers and buyer reviews if any.

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC2SI.004 is a mid-range gaming laptop powered by the 11th Gen Tiger Lake-H Core i7-11800H octa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.30Ghz and a max turbo boost clock of 4.60Ghz supported. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM. It ships with Windows 10 Home and will get Windows 11 updates in the future.

Acer PH315-54 NH.QC2SI.004 features a 15.6-inch QHD resolution screen ( 2560 x 1440 pixels ) with a peak brightness of 300nits and a refresh rate of 165hz supported. It comes with 16GB of ram and uses hybrid SSD + HDD storage.

You get a 512GB SSD drive for faster booting and performance, along with a 1TB HDD drive for regular storage. Acer has powered this model with a 4-cell 59Whr battery and ships this with a 3-pin 230 W 5.5 PHY AC adapter. It supports WiFi 6 networks and has Bluetooth 5.1. Check out the full specs below.

Other Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 India Models ( Sep 2021 )
NH.QC2SI.003 ( i7-11800H / 16 GB / 1TB SSD / Nvidia RTX 3060 ) – Price: ₹129,999
NH.QCYSI.008 ( i7-10870H / 16GB ram / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD / Nvidia RTX 3060 ) – Price: ₹111,999
NH.QC5SI.006 ( i7-11800H / 16 GB / 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD / Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti ) – Price: ₹114,999

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC2SI.004 Full Specs

SpecificationsValue
Models SeriesAcer Predator Helios 300 11th Gen Intel
Processor / Chipset11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H ( 8 cores / 16 threads / 2.30 GHz – 4.60Ghz clockspeed / 24MB Intel Smart Cache )
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM
Display15.6 inch QHD display ( IPS / 2560 x 1440 pixels / 300 nits / Acer ComfyView / 165 Hz refresh rate / 3 ms Overdrive )
Memory16 GB ram ( upgradable to 32 GB using two soDIMM module )
Storage512 GB SSD ( PCIe Gen4, 16 Gb/s, NVMe ) + 1 TB HDD (2.5-inch, 5400 RPM )
Keyboard type103-/104-/107-key FineTip RGB-backlit keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad
AudioStereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby Audio, HARMAN-branded, Dual array microphone
Wireless and NetworkingKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i + Bluetooth 5.1
USB Ports1 X USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1 X USB Type-C port (Thunderbolt 4), 1 X USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging
Other portsRJ-45 Ethernet LAN port, HDMI port, 3.5mm combo audio jack
Webcam720P HD webcam ( 1280 x 720 resolution, SHDR support )
Battery4-cell 59Whr Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Up to 6 Hour usage
Power supply3-pin 230 W 5.5 PHY AC adapter
Weight2.3 kg
Operating systemWindows 10 Home ( Windows 11 upgradable )
ColorBlack
Price in IndiaLaunch Price: ₹127,999 ( Sep 2021 ), MRP Price: ₹169,999.

Acer Swift X SFX14-41G RTX 3050 Price in India

Acer Swift X SFX14-41G NX.AU6SI.002 laptop powered by AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU is now available in India online. It has a launch selling price of ₹84,990 and an MRP Price of ₹1,09,999. This laptop is now in stock and available to purchase online from Amazon.in. Check here for the current lowest price, offers and buyer reviews if any.

Acer Swift X SFX14-41G NX.AU6SI.002 is a mid-range, thin and lightweight laptop powered by AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Hexa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.3Ghz and can go up to 4.2Ghz. This processor supports 12 threads and has 16MB L3 cache. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with 4GB Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU. It ships with Windows 10 Home and will get Windows 11 updates in the future.

Acer SFX14-41G comes with 16GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. The display on this model is a 14 inch Full HD screen with 100% sRGB color gamut supported. It has an IPS panel with a peak brightness of 300nits supported. Acer has equipped this model with a 4-cell 59Whr battery.

From the manufacturer
Powerful and portable, the Swift X laptop delivers on every aspect of everyday computing. This laptop packs a punch in terms of performance as it comes with the latest AMD Ryzen 5 5000 series processor which helps tackle any job no matter how complex. Creativity soars to new heights with sharp, crisp visuals showcased on the 14″ Full HD IPS screen. It’s the perfect companion to take with you wherever you go!

There are other models in this series powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5800U and RTX 3050 Ti GPU. These models will be available to purchase in India in the coming weeks as well ( Swift X SFX14-41G-R1S6 ).

Acer Swift X SFX14-41G Full Specs

SpecificationsValue
Model numberNX.AU6SI.002
Chipset / ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 5600U ( 6 cores / 12 threads / 2.3Ghz – 4.2Ghz clock speed / 16MB L3 Cache )
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM ( Up to 1058 MHz Boost / Up to 40 W )
Display14 inch Full HD screen ( 300nits / Acer ComfyView / 100% sRGB / IPS )
Memory16GB ram ( onboard LPDDR4X )
Storage512GB SSD ( PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s, NVMe SSD )
Battery4-cell 59Whr battery
Power supply3-pin 90 W AC adapter
USB Ports1 x USB Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with power-off charging, 1 x USB 2.0 port
Audio and Sound‎DTS Audio, Built in Stereo speakers, Acer Trueharmony
Wireless CommunicationWifi 6 IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5.2
Operating systemWindows 10 Home ( Windows 11 upgradable )
Webcam720P HD 1280 x 720 Camera
Weight1.37 kg
ColorSafari Gold
India Launch DateAugust 2021
Price in IndiaLaunch Price: ₹84,990, MRP price: ₹1,09,999.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD9SI.001 Price in India ( i7-11800H / RTX 3050 Ti )

Acer has launched Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD9SI.001 Gaming Laptop variant powered by 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPU in India. It has an MRP price of ₹119,999 and a launch selling price of ₹99,999 in India.( Aug 2021 ).

This laptop is now listed and available to purchase online from Amazon.in currently Sold by Appario Retail Private Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon. Check here for the current lowest price, offers, and verified purchase reviews if any.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD9SI.001 is a mid-range gaming laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7-11800H octa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.30Ghz and a max turbo boost clock of 4.60Ghz supported. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with a 4GB Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 Ti GPU.

It comes with 16GB ram and uses hybrid SSD + HDD storage to get the best out of both worlds. There is a 256GB SSD drive for faster booting and performance, as well as a regular 1TB HDD drive for storage. The maximum ram memory upgradable to is 32GB.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD9SI.001 features a 15.6 inch Full HD resolution screen with a refresh rate of 144hz supported. Acer powered this model with a 4-cell 57.5 Wh Lithium-Ion battery. It supports WiFi 6 networks and has Bluetooth 5.1 to connect accessories. Check out the full specs and features below.

Similar Models: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 ( Price: ₹89,999 – Specs: i7-11800H / RTX 3050 / 8GB / 256GB SSD / 1TB HDD ), Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 UN.QD8SI.002 ( Price: ₹87,999 – Specs: Core i5-11400H Hexa-core / RTX 3050 / 16GB / 256GB SSD / 1TB HDD ), Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45 NH.QCLSI.001 ( Price: ₹84,999  – Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H / RTX 3050 / 8GB ram / 256GB SSD / 1TB HDD ).

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD9SI.001 Full Specs

SpecificationsValue
Model SeriesAcer Nitro 5 AN515-57 2021 Models ( 11th Gen Intel )
Processor / Chipset11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H ( 8 cores / 16 threads / 2.30 GHz – 4.60Ghz clockspeed / 24MB Intel Smart Cache )
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 memory
Display15.6 inch Full HD screen ( 144hz refresh rate / Acer ComfyView / 1920×1080 pixels )
Memory16GB ram ( 2x SO-DIMM slots / Max 32GB supported )
Storage256GB SSD ( PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s, NVMe ) + 1TB HDD drive ( 2.5-inch, 7200 RPM )
Keyboard typeFineTip RGB-backlit keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad
Battery capacity4-cell 57.5Whr battery
Power supply3-pin 180 W AC adapter
Operating systemWindows 10 Home 64, English
Wireless and ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i ( IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n+ac+ax ) + Bluetooth 5.1
USB ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2) (Thunderbolt 4), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging
Other portsRJ-45 Ethernet port, 3.5mm combo jack, HDMI port
Webcam720P HD webcam
India Launch dateJuly 2021
ColorBlack
Weight2.4 kg
Price in IndiaMRP Price: ₹119,999, Launch Price: ₹99,999

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 11th Gen i5-11400H RTX 3050 Price in India ( UN.QD8SI.002 )

Acer has launched Nitro 5 AN515-57 Gaming Laptop ( UN.QD8SI.002 ) model powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU in India. It has a launch selling price of ₹87,999 and an MRP price of ₹104,999. This laptop is now in stock and available to purchase online from Amazon.in sold by Appario Retail Private Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon. Check here for the current lowest price and offers.

Aug 2021 Lowest Price: ₹87,999.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 UN.QD8SI.002 is an entry-level gaming laptop powered by the 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H Hexa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.7GHz and supports 4.5GHz turbo boost clock. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.

It comes with 16GB of ram and has a 256GB SSD drive for faster booting along with a regular 1TB HDD 7200rpm drive for storage. The display on this model is a 15.6 inch Full HD screen with a 144hz refresh rate supported. It ships with Windows 10 Home and is powered by a 4-cell 57.5 Wh battery. Check out the full specs below.

Similar Models: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.002 ( 8GB ram variant – Price: ₹82,999 ), Nitro 5 AN515-45 NH.QCLSI.001 ( Ryzen 5 5600H / RTX 3050 – Price: ₹84,999 ), Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 ( Core i7-11800H / RTX 3050 / 8GB / 256GB SSD / 1TB HDD – Price: ₹89,999.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 UN.QD8SI.002 Specifications

SpecificationsValue
Model SeriesAcer Nitro 5 2021 AN515-57
Processor / Chipset11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400H ( 6 cores / 12 threads / 2.70 GHz – 4.50Ghz clock speed / 12MB Intel Smart Cache )
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU ( 4GB GDDR6 VRAM )
Display15.6 inch Full HD screen ( 144hz refresh rate / IPS / Acer Comfyview / LED-backlit )
Memory16GB ram ( 2x slots / upgradable to 32 GB )
Storage256GB SSD ( PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s, NVMe ), 1TB HDD ( 7200 RPM)
Battery4-cell 57.5 Wh
Power supply3-pin 180 W AC adapter
USB ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB Type-C port USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging
Other portsRJ-45 Ethernet LAN, HDMI port, 3.5mm combo jack
Keyboard typeFineTip RGB-backlit keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad
Weight2.4kg
Webcam720P HD webcam
Wireless and NetworkingKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i, Bluetooth 5.1
WarrantyOne-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Launch dateJuly 2021
Price in India₹87,999, MRP Price: ₹104,999.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 Price in India ( Core i7-11800H / RTX 3050 / 8GB / 256GB SSD / 1TB HDD )

Acer has launched Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7 processor in India. It has a launch selling price of ₹89,999 and an MRP price of ₹105,999. This laptop is now listed and available to purchase online in India from Amazon.in. Check here for the current lowest price, offers, and buyer reviews.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 is an entry-level gaming laptop powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H octa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.30Ghz and a max turbo boost clock of 4.60Ghz supported. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with a 4GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. It ships with Windows 10 Home operating system and is eligible to get Windows 11 updates in the future.

Acer NH.QD8SI.007 features a 15.6 inch Full HD screen with a 144hz refresh rate supported. It comes with 8GB of ram and has a hybrid SSD + HDD storage. There is a 256GB SSD storage for faster booting and performance, along with a regular 1TB HDD drive for data storage. This laptop has 2x SO-DIMM slots and supports a max memory of 32GB.

Acer has launched a similar Nitro 5 AN515-57 variant – UN.QD8SI.007 – which has 16GB ram and sells for a price of ₹94,999 in India.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 Full Specs

SpecificationsValue
Model SeriesAcer Nitro 5 AN515-57 2021 Models
Processor / Chipset11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H ( 8 cores / 16 threads / 2.30 GHz – 4.60Ghz clockspeed / 24MB Intel Smart Cache )
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM
Display15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen ( 1920 x 1080 pixels / Acer ComfyView / LED-backlit / 144hz refresh rate )
Memory8GB ram ( 2x SO DIMM slot / Max 32GB ram supported )
Storage256GB SSD ( PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s, NVMe ) + 1TB HDD drive ( 2.5-inch, 7200 RPM )
Keyboard typeFineTip RGB-backlit keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad
Battery capacity4-cell 57.5Whr battery
Power supply3-pin 180 W AC adapter
Operating systemWindows 10 Home 64, English
Wireless and ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i ( IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n+ac+ax ) + Bluetooth 5.1
USB ports4 USB Ports – 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2) (ThunderboltT 4), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging
Other portsRJ-45 Ethernet LAN port, HDMI Port, 3.5mm combo audio jack
Webcam720P HD webcam ( 1280 x 720 resolution )
India Launch dateJuly 2021
ColorBlack
Weight2.4 kg
Price in IndiaMRP Price: ₹105,999, Launch Price: ₹89,999

Acer Aspire 3 A315-58G NX.AG0SI.003 Price in India ( i5-1135G7 / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD )

Acer has launched Aspire 3 A315-58G NX.AG0SI.003 model in India online. It has a launch selling price of ₹57,999 and an MRP price of ₹74,999. This laptop is now listed and available to purchase online from Amazon.in. Check here for the current lowest price, offers and availability.

Processor and Graphics
Acer Aspire 3 A315-58G NX.AG0SI.003 model is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor which has a base clock speed of 2.4Ghz and supports a turbo boost clock speed of 4.2Ghz. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU.

Memory and Storage
Acer ships this laptop with 8GB of ram and uses a hybrid SSD + HDD storage system. Of the 8GB ram, the 4GB is soldered to the board. The max memory supported is 12GB. In the storage department, it has 128GB SSD drive to ensure fast booting, and a regular 1TB HDD drive for regular storage.

Display
It features a 15.6 inch LED Backlit display with a Full HD screen and has Acer ComfyView.

Battery
Acer has equipped this model with a 2-cell Lithium-ion battery. The exact Whr capacity of this battery is not listed online on the Acer India website, however, the Amazon.in product page lists it to have a ‎36.7 Whr battery. According to the official specs, you can get up to 9 Hours of battery usage on a full charge. It uses a 65W adapter to power up the system.

Wireless and Networking
This Acer Aspire 3 laptop supports WiFi 5 networks and has support for Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. You can also connect to the internet using the Gigabit Ethernet LAN port.

Operating system and Software
This laptop ships with Windows 10 Home OS and has Firmware Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution which enables it to support the upcoming Windows 11 operating system.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-58G NX.AG0SI.003 Full Specs

SpecificationsValue
Model SeriesAcer Aspire 3 A315 2021 Series
Processor / Chipset11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 ( 4 cores / 8 threads / 2.4Ghz base clock speed – 4.20Ghz Turbo Boost / 8MB cache )
GraphicsDedicated 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU
Memory8GB ram ( 4GB onboard + 4GB SO-DIMM / Max 12GB supported )
Storage1TB HDD ( 2.5-inch 5400 RPM ) 128GB SSD ( PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe SSD )
USB ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Ports, 1x USB 2.0 Ports
Other portsRJ-45 LAN, HDMI port, 3.5mm combo jack
SecurityFingerprint sensor, Firmware Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution
Wireless and NetworkingBluetooth 5.0, WiFi 5 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Gigabit Ethernet
Battery2-cell, up to 9 hours usage
Weight1.7kg
Price in IndiaLaunch price: ₹57,999, MRP Price: ₹74,999

My Experience with installing Ubuntu on Acer Iris Xe Max Laptop

I recently bought an Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G renewed laptop from Amazon.in as a backup laptop to test out Windows 11 Insider Edition. Since I use Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) with GNOME 3.38.4 on my regular laptop, I was curious to see how it will work on this new hardware.

Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G is not just another Intel-powered laptop. This model is unique as it comes with Intel Iris Xe Max GPU ( Intel DG1 ). As of this writing, the Ubuntu official kernel doesn’t have support for this GPU. However, since the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 also comes with integrated Iris Xe graphics, the latest Ubuntu bootable USB installation drive booted into it without any issues. Everything was working except the Intel Iris Xe Max GPU because of a lack of drivers.

Installing Ubuntu 21.04 Linux on Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G

Since I was able to boot the live USB without any issues, I thought i will install it after updating Windows 10 to Windows 11. I enrolled in the Windows Insider program and installed the new Windows 11 without any issues. The UI looks much better and polished than the older Windows versions. If you are a Windows user, I would highly recommend you give it a try. From my limited usage, I didn’t see the Blue Screen of Death, which is now black I heard.

After using Windows 11 for a while, I decided to Dual boot Ubuntu 21.04 on my new Acer Swift SF314-510G. Installation went without any issues. Since the new Ubuntu versions support Secure Boot, you don’t have to disable it in the Bios and use legacy mode. Everything got installed and the system rebooted. However, the GRUB bootloader, which was needed for Ubuntu to boot didn’t load at startup. Naturally, I googled for solutions and got a wide range of solutions to try out.

A few users suggested i try the following commands

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\shimx64.efi
or
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

For me, both of these commands didn’t work. So I moved on to other solutions.

Acer has a Bios feature that lets you choose a .EFI file as trusted. In order to do that, first, you have to set a Bios Supervisor password. You can do that easily from the Security tab. Then you have to choose the Select a UEFI file as trusted for executing option. This will let you browse through the EFI partition. From there, navigate to the ubuntu folder and find the shimx64.efi. If no such file exists, look for grubx64.efi. Select it by entering. It will prompt you to enter a name. After finishing this step successfully, reboot. You will now have a new entry in the bootable items listed in the F12 boot menu. This process will give you the Grub loader to boot from on many many Acer Laptops.

However, in my case, it didn’t. So I repeated the Ubuntu installation process after resetting everything in the BIOS to default. Also i tried with and without Secure boot enabled. I again ran into the same issue. but this time, I got empty EFI Ubuntu folders. When I mounted the EFI ubuntu folder using a live system, I found the needed files there but for some reason, BIOS didn’t show it.

I tried using older Ubuntu versions – even installed older Ubuntu 18.04 LTS just to see if it will give me the GRUB. Now i ran into a new error – Executing ‘grub-install /dev/nvme0n1’ failed – This is a fatal error. I switched back to the latest Ubuntu live CD, and to my surprise, i started to see this new grub-install error in that as well! Again, I google-searched for solutions, and nothing these great minds suggested worked in my case.

Since I am a full-time Ubuntu user, I actually didn’t need to have Dual Boot Windows 11 and Ubuntu on my Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G. I can easily live without it. However, I wanted to test out the new UI and Windows experience, hence the decision to Dual boot. Also, I was afraid Acer has done some bad EFI Secure Boot implementation that wouldn’t let Ubuntu or other Linux booting on their new laptops. So removing Windows, formatting the whole drive, and installing Ubuntu alone was a risk. However, I was forced to do exactly that thanks to a fix suggested by Gparted. I was using Gparted in the live session to look at the partitions, and it alerted me of some issue with a drive. I hit FIX without thinking much and.. managed to corrupt the Windows partition. ie I screwed up. The Windows bootloader recovery tried to fix it automatically and failed. I tried a few different things and all failed. So I went from trying to fix the Ubuntu GRUB loading issue to trying to fix Windows 11 loading issue.

Finally, I decided to wipe everything off and go Full Ubuntu. I did select Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats during the installation and during the first boot, I performed the “Perform MOK management” and used the “Enroll MOK” option. All went well. It worked. I was able to Boot into the new Ubuntu installation without any issues.

I don’t know the exact reason why the GRUB didn’t load properly. It could be a bug in the GRUB, it could be the Windows 11 bootloader blocking other OSes, or maybe it’s due to some bad Acer BIOS EFI issue.

What I am now trying to do is get a Kernel with support for Iris Xe Max GPU ( Intel DG1 ). According to the reports online, the Linux 5.14 kernel will land with the support for the DG1 GPU. Intel developers are pushing various patches to the kernel to support this new GPU. I tried signing and booting with a 5.14.0-051400rc2-generic but is yet to have drivers for the DG1 GPU.

Acer Travelmate TMP214-537 TMP215-53 Price in India ( 16GB ram / Core i5 )

Amazon India has listed Acer Travelmate TMP214-537 and TMP214-53 laptops online. The current lowest price for Acer Travelmate TMP214-53 on Amazon.in is ₹47,798. TMP214-537 variant on the other hand sells for ₹42,717. These prices are much lower than the official selling price for these models on the Acer India website. Check current offer prices here.

July 29 2021 Update: Amazon.in has listed Acer Travelmate TMP214-53 16GB ram 512GB SSD Core i5 model at a price of ₹54,990 and TMP215-53 16GB ram model for ₹57,990.

The TMP214-53 model currently listed on Amazon US comes with 8GB of ram and has 1TB HDD storage. Acer Travelmate TMP214-537 model comes with 8GB ram and has 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD storage. On the Acer India website, the 4GB Ram and 1TB HDD storage variant has a much higher price at ₹48,750.

Both of these models are powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core processor and have Intel UHD graphics GPU ( many product listings online say this to have Iris Xe GPU which is not true ). These models ships with Windows 10 Home operating system. Check out the full specs and features below.

Acer Travelmate Core i5 Models are also now in stock on Amazon.in. TMP214-53 / TMP215-53 – check out the current lowest prices here.

Acer Travelmate TMP214-53 India Full Specs ( Source: Acer India Website )

SpecificationValue
Model SeriesAcer Travelmate 11th Gen Intel
Processor / ChipsetIntel Core i3-1115G4 ( 2 Cores / 4 threads, 3.0 / 4.1GHz clock speed, 6MB Cache )
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD Graphics
Operating systemWindows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home
Memory4GB / 8GB ram ( 2x SO DIMM slots )
Storage1TB HDD / 256GB SSD drive
Display14 inch Full HD screen ( Antiglare / 1920×1080 pixels / IPS )
Battery3-cell 48Whr battery
Wireless and CommunicationIntel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + Bluetooth 5
Power supply3-pin 45 W AC adapter
Webcam720P HD camera with 1280 x 720 resolution with SHDR support
USB ports1 X USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C ( Thunderbolt(TM) 4, 10Gbps, Display over USB C, USB charging 5V;3A, DCin port 20V;60W ), 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ( 1 with power off charging )
SecurityDiscrete Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution 2.0
Ethernet typeGigabit Ethernet
Other featuresUS MIL STD 810 Compliant Chassis, Impact Resistant, Spill-Resistant Keyboard
Warranty3 years warranty (1year on battery and adapter),
Price in India₹42,717 ( starting price )

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45 with RTX 3050 launched in India | Price, Specs and Features

Acer has launched Nitro 5 AN515-45 Gaming Laptop ( NH.QCLSI.001 ) model with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU in India. It has a launch selling price of Rs 84,999 and an MRP price of Rs 99,999. This laptop will be available to purchase in India online from Flipkart and Amazon.in in the coming weeks.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45 NH.QCLSI.001 is a mid-range gaming laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Hexa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 3.3Ghz and can go up to 4.2Ghz boost. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

It comes with 8GB of ram and has HDD+SSD hybrid storage. You get a 256GB SSD drive for faster booting and a regular 1TB HDD drive for storage. The display on this model is a 15.6 inch Full HD screen with a 144hz refresh rate supported. It ships with Windows 10 Home and is powered by a 4-cell 57.5 Wh battery. Check out the full specs below.

Aug 2021 update – Newer models: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD9SI.001 ( i7-11800H / RTX 3050 Ti ), Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 UN.QD8SI.002 ( 11th Gen i5-11400H RTX 3050 ), Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 NH.QD8SI.007 ( Core i7-11800H / RTX 3050 / 8GB / 256GB SSD / 1TB HDD ).

Check out all other RTX 3050 / RTX 3050 Ti Laptops currently available in India here.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45 NH.QCLSI.001 Full Specs

SpecificationsValue
Model SeriesAcer Nitro 5 2021 AN515-45
Processor / ChipsetAMD Ryzen 5 5600H ( 6 cores / 12 threads / 7nm build / 3.3Ghz – 4.2Ghz clock speed )
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU ( 4GB GDDR6 VRAM )
Display15.6 inch Full HD screen ( 144hz refresh rate / IPS / Acer Comfyview / LED-backlit )
Memory8GB ram ( 2x slots / upgradable to 32 GB )
Storage256GB SSD ( PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s, NVMe ), 1TB HDD ( 7200 RPM)
Battery4-cell 57.5 Wh
Power supply3-pin 180 W AC adapter
USB ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB Type-C port USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging
Other portsRJ-45 Ethernet LAN, HDMI port, 3.5mm combo jack
Keyboard typeFineTip RGB-backlit keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad
Weight2.4kg
Webcam720P HD webcam
Wireless and NetworkingIntel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX200 IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n+ac+ax, Bluetooth 5.0
WarrantyOne-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Launch dateJune 2021
Price in IndiaRs 84,999, MRP Price: Rs 99,999.

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-7104 NH.QCYSI.003 Price in India ( i7-10870H / RTX 3060 / 16GB / 1TB SSD )

Acer has launched Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-7104 NH.QCYSI.003 Gaming Laptop in India online. It has a launch price tag of Rs 121,999 and an MRP price of Rs 166,000. This laptop is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the current price and availability ).

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-7104 ( NH.QCYSI.003 ) is a mid-range gaming laptop powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H Hexa-core Processor and 6GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics GPU. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 1TB SSD storage.

The display on this model is a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen with 144hz refresh rate and 3ms response time support. The max brightness supported is 300nits.

Acer has equipped this model with Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i and has Bluetooth 5.1 to connect accessories. It comes with an SHDR 720P HD webcam and is powered by a 4-cell 59Whr battery. Check out the full specs below.

Other 2021 Acer Predator Helios 300 India Models

  • Acer PH315-53-72W3 NH.QCYSI.008 ( Price: ₹116,999 | i7-10870H / RTX 3060 / 16GB ram / 1TB HDD / 256GB SSD )
  • Acer PH315-53-753W NH.QCZSI.003 ( Price: ₹159,999 | i7-10870H / RTX 3070 / 16GB ram / 1TB SSD / 240hz FHD )

Also check out: Asus 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 India Models with Ryzen 5900HS and RTX 3060.

Acer PH315-53-7104 ( NH.QAUAA.001) Full Specs

Model SeriesAcer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53
Processor / Chipset10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H ( 6 cores / 12 threads / 2.60Ghz – 5.0Ghz clockspeed / 12MB Intel Smart Cache )
Graphics6GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Display15.6 inch Full HD screen ( IPS / 144Hz refresh rate / 300nits / 3ms Overdrive response time )
Memory16GB ram (2x 8GB / 2933MHz DDR4 Dual-channel / max 32GB supported )
Storage1TB SSD ( PCIe NVMe SSD Storage / Supports up to 2 TB 6.3 cm (2.5-inch) 5400 RPM )
Battery4-cell 59Whr battery
Power supply3-pin 230 W 5.5 PHY AC adapter
USB Ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power off charging
Other PortsHDMI 2.0, MiniDP, RJ-45 Ethernet
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Weight2.3kg
Wireless connectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i, Bluetooth 5.1
Webcam720P HD Camera with SHDR support
India Launch PriceRs 121,999, MRP price: Rs 166,000