Versatile, the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77UB is a new high-performance, game-oriented laptop created with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen at 120Hz frequency to improve fluidity in games. It delivers great power with its Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor and its good amount of RAM which speeds up processing just like the NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card which supports a maximum of games. The responsiveness of this PC is further enhanced by its fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB and there is a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as a Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connection, all in one light black chassis for a large format laptop.
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 120Hz ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel HD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX 201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77UB
It sports a resolutely gamer allure thanks to its black chassis, brushed metal finish with angular lines and touches of red. This model is much lighter than the previous generation AN517-51, with only 2.2 Kg against 3 Kg previously.
This laptop is cooled by CoolBoost technology combining 2 fans and heat pipes. The NitroSense app is there to control the temperature and speed of the fans.
The integrated connection to this PC is good, including wireless Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection this PC with a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C as well as 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
A backlighting system of course equips the chiclet keyboard, which is useful for distinguishing its keys in dim light.
The screen benefits from a refresh rate of 120Hz which enhances the fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also displays significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles as well as more accurate colorimetry than the average. It is also very well suited to High Definition content and in particular to videos because of its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is more restful for the eyes in prolonged use than a glossy panel and offers better visibility in bright environments (ex: outdoor).
Performances, autonomy of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77UB
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77UB may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop with a low weight and yet efficient, game-oriented and creative.
It delivers solid general performance able to satisfy demanding users because it is equipped with the Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor and 16 GB of RAM.
Admittedly, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in games compared to the Quad Core.
These components still guarantee much faster processing than a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, particularly in areas that consume CPU and RAM resources such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering, which will interest creators.
They will also be delighted to see their processing accelerated under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The dedicated GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDiA Turing card is indeed on board. It is capable of running a maximum of games with adaptations under the titles most demanding in graphic resources to obtain good playability.
In practice, the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology solicits the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti automatically and in real time only when the very modest benefits of the Intel UHD 630 solution prove insufficient to perform the requested tasks. Integrated within the processor, the Intel UHD 630 is indeed favored to the maximum by Optimus because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy. Whether with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or the Intel UHD 630, you can obviously watch photos and videos on this PC.
On the storage side, Acer makes the wise choice of a 1 TB SSD. It rivals hard drives in terms of capacity with its large space while being much faster, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and quieter.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, we benefit from starts / stops, game / software launches and processing much faster than with a hard drive, and we can also get faster on the cards of online games.