Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3
Games and creation at a controlled price are possible with the versatile black laptopAcer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3 Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display, which enhances the speed of gaming with its 144Hz frequency and capable of running a variety of games thanks to its GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card, which also accelerates multimedia processing on like powerful Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor. This laptop for gamers and creatives running Windows 11 benefits from increased responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage (but with reduced capacity), a backlit chiclet keyboard, but also connectivity options with Wi-Fi axle and USB – VS.
Best known price: 799 €
Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 300cd / m² ComfyView thin edges (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|stik||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (2 × 2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer 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 AN517-54-53Q3 against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3 is now available on Electrodepot and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where competition is very limited because it is one of the cheapest to offer such a high-performance processor and a graphics card, with such a high frequency screen.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3 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 AN517-54-53Q3
Cooled by CoolBoost technology using 2 fans that can be controlled via the NitroSense app, heating pipes and air vents, this versatile laptop for gaming and creation has a gamer look.
The connection integrated in this designer gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi axis (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 without forgetting 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 to it.
The Chiclet keyboard can have backlighting, which is very convenient to better distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Thanks to its 144Hz frequency higher than the standard 60Hz, the screen improves the agility of games that will interest gamers. In addition, the screen is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel while being more relaxing to the eyes with prolonged use. As it uses IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
Performance, autonomy for Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-53Q3 is for those looking for a versatile, high-performance large-format laptop aimed at gaming and creation.
Whether the Iris Xe graphics part is integrated into the processor or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 card, you can of course view photos and videos on this gaming and creation notebook designed with NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus automatically and in real time switches between Iris Xe and GeForce RTX 3050 as needed. The Iris Xe is preferred as much as possible by Optimus despite its much more modest advantages because it uses little energy, which promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce RTX 3050, which is more powerful and greedy.
Thanks to the GeForce RTX 3050, you can indulge in many games if you accept settings under graphics-heavy titles for good playability.
The Iris Xe takes its place directly in the Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor. It offers the benefit of faster processing than a Quad Core, especially in CPU-intensive areas that utilize multicore, such as photo editing or video conversion / editing.
The Core i5-11400H is here connected with a decent 8GB of RAM to deliver good overall performance that is able to fit a large number of users.
Built around an Intel HM570 chipset, the heart of this black designer-gamer laptop is paired with SSD storage, which clearly enhances responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, start / stop, processing and launching applications is much faster than with, for example, a hard drive, and we get to the cards in online games faster.
Let us keep in mind the advantages of an SSD compared to a hard drive: greater speed, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater robustness.
Best known price: 799 €
However, the capacity of the integrated SSD is here limited to 256 GB, enough to accommodate light and / or few files / software, a capacity less than half of what standard hard drives offer.
However, you can always use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, opt for around 6 hours of battery life with easy use of this versatile gaming and creation-oriented laptop, whose large format does not make it very easy to transport, but is comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg: at home ).
In any case, expect this computer to heat up and be heard under heavy load (eg games, treatments).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be added to this PC to keep the temperatures (remember to check the goals carefully!).