Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM
A powerful graphics card to play the latest games is embedded inAcer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM, GPU, which also accelerates multimedia processing like Tiger Lake-H Intel Hexa Core i5 Intel processor and 16 GB high-performance RAM. Equipped with fast SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness and a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games, this versatile creator-oriented gaming laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a backlit keyboard and connection with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi axle.
Best known price: 1499 €
Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView thin edges (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|stik||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (2 × 2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.2, Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)|
|Sound system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.2 kg / 363.4 x 255 x 23.9|
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM is currently available on Amazon and is placed in the good average of its category, where it is one of the only ones that comes with Windows 11, Thunderbolt 4 connection and such a powerful processor.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations to play with a similar budget on 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, screen of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM
Cooled by 2 fans including 1 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation, heat pipes and air vents, this laptop has a clear gamer look with its black design with angular lines and hints of red.
This creative gaming laptop has great connectivity options including 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. Bluetooth 5.2 and wireless Wi-Fi modules axe (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
A backlight system naturally equips the chiclet keyboard, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.
To appeal to gamers, the monitor uses a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz to improve gaming agility. As it uses IPS technology, the screen also has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As a bonus, the screen is well suited for displaying High Definition content such as videos with its Full HD resolution and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy for the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-50MM is for those who want to acquire a versatile 15-inch laptop that excels in games and creation.
The latest graphics-intensive games can run with a good level of detail on this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation, because it has the advanced dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3070 will be of interest to creators because it speeds up processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing is activated / deactivated in practice automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. This one prefers as much as possible Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor despite its much lower benefits because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy.
In this case, expect about 5 hours of battery life with light use in this area.
In fact, when it comes to performing graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Iris Xe, GeForce RTX 3070 is typically called for gaming.
The Iris Xe is housed directly in the processor, a Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H here combined with 16 GB of RAM to provide total power capable of attracting a maximum of users.
If this core supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games, it should be noted that the contribution of Hexa Core is currently variable in games compared to a Quad Core.
In any case, it will be appreciated by creative people because it guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core and 8 GB DDR4. In particular, we notice the difference during demanding work with CPU and RAM resources that utilize multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering, or photo editing.
Storage here is entrusted to an SSD that is more energy efficient than a hard drive, while at the same time being quieter, more shock resistant and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to online gaming cards faster than with a hard drive and you get much faster game / software launches, as well as processing and start-up / stop.
Best known price: 1499 €
The SSD offers 512 GB of capacity here, which is equivalent to what hard drives offer by default. But in case more space is needed, we can of course rely on an external storage unit. Choosing a USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
Eventually, when used diligently, you can expect this creator-oriented gaming laptop to warm up and make itself heard, nonetheless at the control levels of this type of computer.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be added to this PC to limit its temperatures (remember to check the goals carefully!).