Powerful designer-oriented gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R791 with 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen whose very high frequency of 360Hz improves fluidity in games is able to run recent games thanks to its its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 high-end ray tracing graphics card. This GPU also speeds up processing like the high-performance core combining an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 9 Cezanne processor with 16 GB of RAM as well as a fast 1 TB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. This versatile multimedia laptop designed for gaming and creating also boasts a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R791
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full LED IPS 360Hz 100% sRGB ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Cezanne (3.0 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 58Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 363 x 255 x 23.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R791
With its black design with angular lines cooled by 2 fans, heat pipes and 4 air vents, this laptop PC targeting gamers and creators has a clearly gamer allure.
It is equipped with good connectivity, if not the regrettable absence of Thunderbolt at this price level. We find here Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect wirelessly, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C not to mention 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected above.
A backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard of course, which is practical for clearly discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen particularly targets gamers with its frequency of 360Hz significantly higher than the 60Hz standard and which has the effect of enhancing fluidity in games. Creatives, for their part, will appreciate the 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics because they guarantee more faithful colors than the average as well as important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. With its Full HD definition and 16: 9 aspect ratio, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos. Anti-reflective coating, it also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R791
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R791 may be of interest to those on a high budget who want to invest in a versatile 15-inch laptop that’s powerful in gaming and creation.
Demanding gamers will appreciate being able to run their favorite games at a good level of detail on this PC, including the most hungry and recent.
Because it embeds neither more nor less than the most powerful mobile graphics card of the moment, the GeForce RTX 3080.
In addition, it also offers the advantage of speeding up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas, enough to appeal to creative people.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3080 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, as needed.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated into the processor despite its very modest performance in comparison because it consumes little energy and therefore promotes battery life.
In this area, bet on about 5 hours on battery in light use.
In fact the GeForce RTX 3080 is activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing too heavy for the Vega 8. With one or the other, we can obviously watch photos and videos.
The Vega 8 takes place within the Ryzen 9 5900H, AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne processor here coupled with 16 GB of RAM.
This core delivers global power capable of appealing to demanding users, including gamers and creators.
The latter will be particularly interested in obtaining much faster processing with this core than with a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8/16 GB DDR4. The difference is particularly important in areas that are CPU and RAM resource intensive and take advantage of multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
The storage is up to the task, entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB competing in this area with hard drives. But compared to the latter, remember that an SSD has several advantages: it is silent, more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
Concretely, the SSD clearly reinforces the fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. This implies a faster arrival on the cards of online games for example or even faster games / software launches as well as processing and starts / stops.
In addition, scalability is required for storage since a 2.5-inch slot is free to add a second SSD or a hard drive if necessary.
Finally, when this laptop for playing and creating is heavily pushed (eg games, processing), expect it to heat up and be heard, but it remains at mastered levels for this type of PC, which is appreciable. .