Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72MJ
Versatile black laptop designed for gaming and creationAcer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX Featuring a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display whose 144Hz frequency improves gameplay, benefits from increased responsiveness thanks to its fast 512GB SSD storage and runs on Windows 11. This creative gaming laptop is based on a processor Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H with 12 hybrid cores and 16 GB RAM and an advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card for solid overall performance with the ability to support newer games. Backlit keyboard but also connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 are also on the program.
Best known price: 1219 €
Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX
|Screen (s)||15.6 ”Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView 250cd / m² (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H (12 cores, 4P 2.5 GHz, 8E 1.8 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|stik||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 57Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.5 kg / 360.4 x 271.1 x 25.9-26.9|
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72MJ against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX is currently being marketed by Crabat and is located in the average of its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers such a newer processor (Alder Lake) as well as Thunderbolt 4 connection and can run under Windows 11.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX does not meet all of your criteria, you will find other configurations to play with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, monitor Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX
With its black design with angular lines, it has a rather elegant gamer look by taking up the codes of the genre.
This creator-oriented gamer laptop is well-equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi axis (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, such as its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The Chiclet keyboard can, of course, be backlit, which is convenient for better distinguishing them in a dimly lit environment.
Players will appreciate that the screen uses a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz because it improves the game’s agility. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Thanks to its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for viewing videos and more generally High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy for the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX is aimed at those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in games and creation.
It delivers solid overall performance that is capable of satisfying a maximum of users because it is built around 8GB of RAM and a Core i5-12500H Intel Alder Lake-H processor with 12 hybrid cores.
Creatives will be particularly interested in this core because it guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad Core processor. We especially notice the difference in CPU-intensive areas that utilize multicore and therefore Age 12 hybrid cores, such as photo editing, 3D rendering, or video editing.
The creators will be all the more interested in this laptop, which is targeted at gamers as a priority because it integrates the GeForce RTX 3060, a dedicated graphics card that accelerates processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere and Sony Vegas.
Players will be able to play the latest games thanks to the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
However, Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe as much as possible, a graphics solution included in the Core i5 Alder Lake-H, because it uses little energy, which promotes autonomy. In this area you can expect approximately 5 hours of battery operation with light use.
Optimus actually enables the GeForce RTX 3060 to handle graphics tasks that are considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe, for example for gaming. Whether it’s GeForce RTX 3060 or Intel Iris Xe, you can of course watch photos and videos, but also play modest titles.
Best known price: 1219 €
SSD storage is silent, while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster. As a result, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, we can get to the cards in online games faster, while launches of games / software, processing and start / stop are much faster.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. But in case you need extra space, you can of course use an external storage unit. Choosing a Thunderbolt / USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, this versatile creator-oriented gaming laptop sounds and gets hot when pushed hard (e.g. games, treatments).
A ventilated support can be used if necessary to limit temperatures (remember to check the goals carefully!).