Yes, gaming laptops are always a bit more expensive, simply because reliable performance also costs something. Acer is also aware that there are some gamers who are more likely to be a beginner, but still want to do without a “real” gaming laptop. This is the Acer Nitro 5, which probably begins at about 800 dollars.
The configurations go maximum up to a NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti or Core i5 odre i7 of the 7th generation or AMD FX, A10 or A12 CPUs, with up to a Radeon RX550. 32GB RAM are also possible and a PCI-E SSD helps with some more speed. All of this is of course no longer quite as cheap, but Acer has not yet revealed exact prices. After all, you can get such a beginner-gamer laptop, that can be tuned later, If you really need it.
The design is typical. There are USB-C 3.1, USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11AC, HDMI 2.0 and the screen with 1080p at 15.6 inches.