Gamers and versatile users looking for a balanced large-format laptop under $ 1000, the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-507J should interest you. At ease in gaming with its GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card and its screen with fine FHD IPS edges at a frequency of 120 Hz, it also concentrates a powerful core. The 10th gen Core i5-10300H Quad Core processor is useful for versatility and to give the boost needed in gaming, especially since it is backed by responsive SSD storage (512GB) and 8GB of RAM. . You can also count on a backlit keyboard, on a battery life of more than 6 hours and on advanced cooling technology, but this also goes with a sleek case designed mostly from plastic.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-507J
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS 120 Hz ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-ion 4 cells 58Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro AN517-52-507J
Acer installs its 2020 Nitro 5 in an almost identical chassis to its predecessor (AN517-51). The Nitro therefore retains its fairly massive gamer DNA with its characteristic red accents applied around the touchpad and at the hinge. Speaking of it, we can see that it has been slightly redesigned, probably due to the overhaul by Acer of the cooling system of its Nitro 5. On the aesthetic itself, we remain on a black theme based on polycarbonate. and metal in a softer, less “cheap” matte texture. The top on the back of the cover has also changed a bit to find an embossed bezel discontinued on the 2019 model. Overall, the Nitro 5 is light for a 17.3 inch gaming laptop with 2.2 kg on the back. balance.
Note that the keyboard accommodates a configurable backlighting but we do not know if Acer limits certain models (including possibly this one) to a single red shade or if all the models offer a multicolored backlighting on 4 zones.
When the cover is opened, we discover a 15.6-inch screen that supports the gaming experience. And for good reason, it is placed on an IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz . Players will appreciate the gain in terms of fluidity provided by this panel compared to 60Hz, as will the creative people in their video production. Especially since the viewing angles are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, it should be noted, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to get the most out of your High Definition content while the matte coating prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving playing comfort (especially in dark actions).
The connection has changed slightly too. Acer has finally replaced USB 2.0 with a USB 3.2 port while still leaving out the card reader. Thus, there are 3 USB 3.2 ports and a USB Type-C Gen2 port . In addition, the RJ45 port is still in the game, a good point, as well as the latest generation WiFi 6 (802.11 AX) and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules .
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro AN517-51-71G3
Inside is a Turing GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card . If it only supports Ray-Tracing in very small proportions unlike the last RTX Turing, it still provides a very honest gaming experience since it can easily be measured by intensive (but not very demanding) players and ensures decent frequencies in Full HD on all the titles on the market on the condition of avoiding Ultra details on the most greedy of them. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 4 GB VRAM GDDR6 .
Opposite, the Acer Nitro AN515-55-50BL is based on a 10th generation Comet Lake-H processor. This is a Core i5-10300H Quad Core offering about 10% more performance compared to the Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake last year, it provides full management of the versatile use consisting of video editing , 3D rendering, programming or light parallelization, but in more occasional than professional proportions. The 8 GB RAM in front offers sufficient amplitude to surf and play comfortably. It is considered to be the standard at present.
Storage is another strength in this laptop since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short loading times and a performance without latencies. What\’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good portion of your game library even if some may not find it sufficient. Note that the PC offers a total of 2 M.2 ports (one occupied) and a 2.5-inch SATA port inside, enough to expand the storage as desired.
Finally, Acer has equipped the Nitro 5 AN515-51-71G3 with a 58 Whr battery which allows it to offer an autonomy of 6 to 7 hours in Web browsing with active Wi-Fi, an interesting total for a 17 “gaming PC.