Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4
Black designer gaming laptop, theAcer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4 Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display that enhances gaming gaming speed with its 144Hz frequency, it is capable of running newer games thanks to its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card, which accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor with 14 hybrid cores and high-performance 16 GB RAM as well as fast 1 TB SSD storage, which increases responsiveness. This versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation also benefits from a backlit keyboard or Wi-Fi axle and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connection, all under Windows 11.
Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 300cd / m² 3ms ComfyView thin edges (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 dedicated processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)|
|stik||3 USB 3.2 (Gen2, 1 powered) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi Axle (2 × 2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX 1650i), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer Ethernet E2600)|
|Sound system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90 3560mAh 57Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.2 kg / 400.5 x 294.5 x 27.85-18.6|
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4 against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4 is currently displayed promotion in the house of Darty and Fnac. It is ranked as one of the most powerful in terms of graphics in its category and one of the only ones offering Thunderbolt connectivity with such a new processor and a graphics card.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4 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, fenders for the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4
It has a resolute gamer look and yet relatively elegant and original with its black design with angular lines and hints of red.
Its cooling is ensured by the CoolBoost technology via 2 fans, heating pipes and air outlets, where the fans can be controlled via the NitroSense application.
This creator-oriented gaming laptop is well-equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C Thunderbolt, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, such as its Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules. (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, 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 very handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.
Thanks to its 144Hz frequency, the screen improves in-game speed compared to the 60Hz standard. In addition, it is well suited for viewing videos and especially High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and its Full HD definition. In addition, the screen with its IPS technology reproduces colors more faithfully than average, while ensuring significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors), while being more relaxing to the eyes with prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-75R4 may be of interest to those looking for a versatile large format laptop that performs well in games and creation.
It is capable of supporting the latest and most graphics-intensive games at a beautiful level of detail because it integrates the dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray-tracking advanced NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti also offers the benefit of accelerating processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which will be of interest to creative people.
In practice, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing is enabled / disabled automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. This switches between GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor, depending on the needs.
With one and the other, it is of course possible to see pictures and videos, but also to play modest titles. However, the Intel Iris Xe is maximally preferred by Optimus despite its much more modest advantages because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy.
In this area, pending several concrete tests, you can expect about 6 hours of battery operation with light use.
In any case, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is enabled by Optimus to perform graphics work that is considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe, typically for gaming.
Iris Xe takes place directly in the processor, an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H with 14 hybrid cores here connected with 16 GB of RAM to provide total power that is able to appeal to demanding users.
It must be said that this core supports the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti well and guarantees much faster processing. Creators will be particularly pleased to achieve much faster processing with this kernel than a classic Quad / Hexa / Octo Core classic processor and 8GB of DDR4, this difference is especially noticeable in CPU and RAM-intensive areas that utilize multicore, such as video editing , 3D rendering or photo editing.
The storage is intact, entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB, which easily competes with what hard drives offer in this area.
On this topic, let us remember the advantages of an SSD compared to a hard drive: greater shock resistance, silent operation, lower energy consumption or even greater speed.
Result thanks to the SSD, we get to the cards in online games faster than with a simple hard drive, while launching games / software, processing and start / stop is much faster.
Finally, if the large format of this versatile multimedia creator-oriented gamer laptop is not easy to carry, it has the advantage that it is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
In any case, keep in mind that it makes itself heard and gets hot when pressed hard (eg: games, treatments).
To limit temperatures, you can add a ventilated support to this computer (remember to check the goals carefully!).