Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH Versatile 15″ 144Hz Laptop for Creation and Gaming RTX 3050 Alder Lake-H – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH

Versatile, the creative gamer-oriented laptop Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that improves fluidity in games with its 144Hz frequency, benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage, a backlit keyboard or even connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi axis. This laptop designed for gaming and creating running Windows 11 is based on a powerful Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H hybrid processor that accelerates multimedia processing like NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card capable of running many games .

Best known price: €999

Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH

screen(s) 15.6″ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matt)
Processor Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H (12 cores, 4P 2.5 GHz, 8E 1.8 GHz)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (1 free)
Graphics card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
plug 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0
Network Wi-Fi 6 axis (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Sound system 2 speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 57Wh
Weight/dimensions (mm) 2.5 kg / 360.4 x 271.1 x 25.9-26.9

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH against the competition

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH is currently displayed promotion at Acer France and meets many competitors in its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers such a new processor (Alder Lake), but where you can find competitors that offer a more efficient graphics card and/or a higher amount of RAM.

If this Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH 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 AN515-58-51CH

With its black design with angular lines, this laptop for gamers and creatives has a rather elegant look for a model that uses gamer codes.

This creative gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.21t Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing one’s keys in case of reduced ambient light.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH

Since it uses a frequency of 144Hz, the screen improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. However, its colorimetry is classic, lower than that of high-end IPS panels. The screen is also very suitable for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outside).

Performance, autonomy for Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH

The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH is a versatile 15-inch laptop aimed at creating and gaming.

Thanks to the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card, it is possible to play a number of games as long as you accept settings under titles that require graphics resources to benefit from good playability.

Like the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor, the GeForce GeForce RTX 3050 naturally allows you to view images and videos.
Significantly less powerful than the GeForce RTX 3050, Intel Iris Xe is maximally used by the NVIDIA Optimus technology to promote autonomy because it consumes little energy.

The GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA Ampere is therefore enabled by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for Intel Iris Xe, typically for gaming or processing.

We should also mention the fact that the GeForce RTX 3050 speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, which creative people will appreciate.

It is the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H hybrid processor that houses Iris Xe. It is here paired with 8GB of RAM to provide solid overall performance capable of satisfying many users.
Good point, if you want to be more comfortable in terms of RAM, for example in multitasking, you can add a bar on the free slot.

In any case, the Core i5-12500H will be appreciated by creators because it provides faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa Core, the difference is especially noticeable during work that requires CPU resources that utilize multicores and therefore the 12 cores of Alder Lake , e.g. in image editing or video editing.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51CH

Best known price: €999

Storage is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. Compared to the latter, however, an SSD offers several advantages such as greater robustness, quiet operation, reduced energy consumption or even greater speed.

Specifically, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, launching games/software is much faster, especially processing and starting/stopping, and you can get to online game maps faster.

In case 512 GB on the SSD is too tight, you can of course use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.

As for the autonomy of this versatile designer-gamer laptop, which should be expected to heat up and be heard under heavy load (e.g. treatments, games), aim for around 5 hours of battery life with light use.

If necessary, a vented support can be added to this computer to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).

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