Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235
It is a nice overall force that gives itAcer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235, creative gamer laptop equipped with 16GB of RAM and an Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor that accelerates multimedia processing like the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card capable of running newer games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this versatile black laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose 144Hz frequency enhances gaming gaming, a backlit keyboard or a Thunderbolt 4 USB -C and Wi-Fi axis connection, all under Windows 11.
Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 300cd / m² 3ms ComfyView thin edges (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.4 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated (up to 1485 MHz, TDP 75W), Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB 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-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.7 kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9|
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 is out right now for sale by Baker and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where competition is very limited and where it is one of the only ones running on Windows 11.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 does not meet all 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, screen of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235
This laptop for gamers and creatives has a black design with angular lines and touches of red, a resolute gamer look.
CoolBoost technology is present to cool it using 2 adjustable fans via the NitroSense application, heating pipes and air valves.
The connection integrated in this creator-oriented gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt, Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports, but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
A backlight solution is of course mounted on the chiclet keyboard, so that its keys can be better distinguished in a dimly lit environment.
Players will be pleased that the screen uses a 144Hz refresh rate that is higher than the standard 60Hz as it enhances gameplay speed. In addition, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, while reproducing colors more faithfully than average thanks to its IPS technology. With its 16: 9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for viewing videos and more generally High Definition content. In addition, the screen is anti-reflective and provides better visibility than a glossy screen in a bright environment (eg outdoors), while being more relaxing to the eyes with prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 may appeal to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in games and creation.
It is capable of running newer and more demanding games at a good level of detail because it integrates GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing, a high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics card.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is actually activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed. Optimus prefers as much as possible Iris Xe, graphics solution integrated in the processor, which allows you to view photos and videos, but also to run modest games. After all, the Iris Xe turns out to be significantly less powerful than the GeForce RTX 3070. If it’s preferred by Optimus, it’s because of its reduced power consumption that favors autonomy.
In this area you can expect approximately 6 hours of battery operation with easy use.
Still, the GeForce RTX 3070 is enabled by Optimus when it comes to performing graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Iris Xe.
As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3070 offers the benefit of accelerating processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
The Iris Xe is housed directly in the processor, an Octo Core i7-11800H Intel Tiger Lake-H, which delivers superior power capable of appealing to demanding users, especially as it comes with 16GB of RAM. .
This core supports GeForce RTX 3070 well in games and will therefore appeal to gamers but also creators because it provides much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8GB of DDR4. The difference is especially noticeable during work that requires CPU and RAM resources when using multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In terms of storage space, Acer chooses a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. Compared to the latter, an SSD is quieter, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.
In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, which means, for example, much faster game / software launch, processing and start / stop, or even a faster arrival on the cards. online games.
Of course, in the event that 512 GB is too tight, you can rely on an external storage device such as a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, if its weight and its large size do not place it among the most easily transportable available, keep in mind that a 17-inch has the advantage that it is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
Under heavy load, you can expect this versatile multimedia-creating-gaming-laptop to get hot and be heard (e.g. games, treatments).
To limit temperatures, this computer can be equipped with a ventilated support (remember to check the goals carefully!).