Surrounded by radically gamer lines, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R9XE is aimed primarily at a versatile audience, not without closing the door to a bit of gaming. This 15-inch laptop contains an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor Renoir Octo Core, capable of propelling the PC towards versatile spheres and targeting it to creatives as well as to gamers. The latter will find in the GeForce GTX 1650 and in the 144Hz screen a decent support for playing almost any title on the market. These key components are assisted by a 512 GB SSD storage for the speed of the system and complemented by amenities such as the backlit keyboard or easy access to components, but you should expect to see the temperatures and noise climb. as soon as you push it a bit.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R9XE
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Renoir (2.9 GHz, 8 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, AMD Radeon Vega 5 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, red|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 58Whr 3560 mAh|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 363 x 255 x 23.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro AN515-44-R9XE
Acer installs its 2020 Nitro 5 in an almost identical chassis to its predecessor (AN515-43). 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 and 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 relatively light for a 15.6 inch gaming laptop with 2.3 kg on. the balance.
Note that the keyboard has a red backlighting on an area with the ZQSD keys, the arrows and the Nitro key highlighted.
Next, let\’s talk about the 15.6-inch screen installed on this AN515-44-R9XE with its IPS panel powered by a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Ideal for experiencing the action without latencies, as if you were there. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) is most suited to the players and allows to make the most of your HD content while the matte treatment prevents the ambient light reflected on the screen, improving comfort (especially in dark scenes).
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 as well as an HDMI 2.0 output. 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 AN515-44-R9XE
Despite its clearly gaming-oriented design, our Acer Nitro AN515-44-R9XE is primarily aimed at a versatile audience. Indeed, it is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Octo Core Renoir (2020). This delivers something to satisfy the most demanding of you with capacities close to those of an Intel Core i9-9880H Octo Core and anyway much higher than those of an Intel Hexa Core (i7- 9750H / i7-10750H). In fact, tasks capable of using the 8 cores, such as certain content creation, 3D modeling or video editing software, will find the perfect working support here. In support, the 8 GB of RAM are currently the minimum to surf with fluidity in multitasking even if at this level of requirement, we consider that a total of 16 GB is more favorable (upgrade possible).
Inside is also illustrated 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 against intensive (but not very demanding) players and ensures honorable 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.
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 load times and a performance without latencies. What is more, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Finally, Acer has equipped the Nitro 5 AN515-44-R9XE with a 58 Whr battery which allows it to offer an battery life of 7 to 8 hours in Web browsing with active Wifi, an interesting total for a gaming PC. It\’s also worth noting that the Nitro 5 retains around 80% of its performance on battery power . This reduction of 20% should not significantly affect the quality of the game (but beware, the autonomy in play should not work miracles, ie 1 to 2 hours).