Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1
For playing and creating the latest games, the versatile black laptop Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1 represents a good solution because it has the advanced graphics card GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere. This GPU accelerates multimedia processing like 16 GB RAM and the powerful Octo Core i7 Intel Tiger Lake-H processor, while the fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB enhances responsiveness. This creative gaming laptop running Windows 11 offers a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that improves fluidity in games due to its 144Hz frequency, a backlit keyboard or even connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4.
Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1
|screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 250cd/m² ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|plug||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 ax (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|
|Advertised 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 AN515-57-72Q1 against the competition
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1 is currently showing campaign at Amazon and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a high-performance processor and graphics card with such a large SSD capacity, but also Thunderbolt connection.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-75EH does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming 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, connector, screen of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1
Cooled by 2 fans, including 1 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation, heat pipes and air vents, this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and sports a gamer look with its black design with angular lines and touches of red.
The connectivity options integrated into this creative gaming laptop are good, consisting of 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, e.g. Bluetooth wireless modules 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports, but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is very practical to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As a bonus, it improves fluidity in games thanks to its 144Hz frequency higher than the standard 60Hz. With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for showing videos and wider High Definition content. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a blank panel.
Performance, autonomy of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-72Q1 may appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that excels in gaming and creation.
It is capable of running newer games because it integrates the dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3060 will interest creators because it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is actually turned on/off automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. It prefers as much as possible the Intel Irix Xe integrated in the Core i7, despite its much lower performance in comparison, because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy. In this connection, you should count on approximately 5 hours of battery life with light use in this area.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3060 is requested by Optimus to perform graphics work considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe, typically for games.
The Iris Xe is more precisely placed in the Core i7-11800H, the Intel Tiger Lake-H processor here combined with 16 GB of RAM to support the GeForce RTX 3060 well in games.
As a bonus, this core delivers overall power capable of appealing to demanding users, including creatives.
The latter will especially appreciate achieving much faster processing here than with 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core, the difference is especially noticeable during demanding work in terms of RAM and CPU resources that utilize multicores, such as in video editing, 3D- rendering or image editing.
On the storage side, we appreciate finding a 1 TB SSD because this large capacity competes without concern with hard drives in this range. It is clear enough to accommodate multiple files, software and games on this portable gamer.
However, let’s remember the advantages of an SSD compared to a hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, silent operation, reduced energy consumption and greater speed.
In practice, 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 access online game cards faster than with a simple hard drive, and we achieve much faster game/software launch, processing and start/stop.
Finally, in the event of heavy stress (eg gaming, treatments), expect this versatile multimedia creator-oriented gaming laptop to warm up and be heard.
To limit the temperatures, a ventilated support can be used if necessary (remember to check the measurements carefully!).