Armed with a large immersive screen in a fairly consensual design, the Acer Nitro AN517-51-74SU puts its architecture of last generation at the service of the creative ones and the occasional players. On the program: Hexa Core i7, a 1.2 TB hybrid storage and a GeForce GTX 1650 Turing. This laptop also offers a 144 Hz IPS borderless screen and a satisfactory connectivity but the plastic chassis requires some precautions and the PC is not the quietest on the market.
Acer Nitro AN517-51-74SU Technical Specs
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144 Hz ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater Speakers v4|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||4-cell 58Whr Li-ion|
|Other||Backlit red chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Nitro AN517-51-74SU
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-74SU may well represent the range of “base” of the game at Acer, its design has leapt ahead of the previous generation. Yes, it is still entirely made of plastic and, yes, there are still touches of red everywhere, but the footprint is reduced (403 x 280 x 27 mm) and the quality of overall construction significantly higher. The surfaces are mainly smooth and woken in places by a textured pattern of the most beautiful effect and almost no marks fingerprints.
The keyboard is underlined with red and backlit in red also on three levels of intensity. On this point, Acer saves money and does not choose to opt as its direct competitor for multicolored lighting or, at least, in several areas.
For its part, the connection is satisfactory with several USB ports, a USB Type-C port, an Ethernet port and an HDMI 2.0 output. The Thunderbolt 3 and more curiously the card reader are not at the rendezvous. Also note that the power supply and the headphone jack are misplaced on the front half of the right side, which can interfere with your mouse. Anyway, all the necessary at present is present and the wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 latest generation.
Then let\’s talk about the screen that catches the eye at first glance on this Nitro AN517-51-74SU. And for good reason, highlighted by a refined framework, it sports high-end specifications: IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Intensive players will certainly appreciate the extra 24 frames per second compared to the more widely crossed 120 Hz. Especially since the angles of vision are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, let us emphasize it, is not generally noticed for its liveliness. The Full HD (1920 x 1080px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to make the most of your High Definition content while the matte treatment prevents the ambient brightness from reflecting on the screen, improving the playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro AN517-51-74SU
There to meet the needs of versatility, the 9th generation Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh processor shows the muscles. If the gain compared to the previous generation is not necessarily significant on the perfs (10% env.), It nevertheless gains some points and allows to glimpse big resources in the multicore tasks, in the service of the creatives. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logical multi-threading) are valuable when you work on gourmet applications type 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … With 8 GB of RAM behind, you enjoy what it takes to fluidity in multitasking .
Opposite is a Turing GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card . If it does not support Ray-Tracing like the last RTX Turing, it obviously gains in performance compared to a GeForce 1050 since its capacities are positioned between those of a GTX 1050 Ti and a GeForce 1060. In fact , it is measured without problem to the demanding players and assures honorable frequencies in Full HD on the totality of the titles of the market provided to avoid the details Ultra on the greediest of them. Support for the creative is also valuable with its 4GB VRAM GDDR5 . To take advantage of the slab 144 Hz with a good level of FPS, it will not be necessary to seek to push the details on greedy titles.
For its part, storage will promote system responsiveness without compromising on capacity. In fact, the dedicated 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD will be able to host the operating system and all programs and games and thus contribute to the most responsive execution, shortened download times and an overall brighter environment. The hard drive of 1000 GB to 5400 rpm in addition is there to allow you to archive your entire library.
The battery of 58 Whr does not lead off the major components of this Acer Nitro AN517-51-74SU and can not exceed 4 hours of autonomy in Internet browsing with active WiFi. This is an average result for a 17 inches of this ilk but not disappointing so far.