Acer released in the hexagon its new Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-53CU 15-inch IPS Full HD high- performance gamer notebook anti-glare that is not supplied with Windows. It features a dedicated NVIDIA Turing GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, fast SSD storage, Quad Core i5 Coffee Lake Refresh processor, Wi-Fi Ax connectivity and USB 3.1 Type-C or a backlit chiclet keyboard. It offers an announced autonomy of 8 hours.
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED ComfyView IPS Fine Edges 7.18mm (1920×1080, Anti-Glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.4GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe x4) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel HD 630 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio TrueHarmony Speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Wi-Fi 6) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||UEFI Shell (Basic Linux)|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 3580mAh 55Whr|
|Autonomy announced||8 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||363.4 x 255 x 25.9|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard (race 1.6mm) with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-53CU display
It sports a gamer design by taking the codes of the genre with its angular lines, brushed black metal finish and touches of red.
Its cooling is entrusted to the CoolBoost technology which combines 2 fans with heat pipes. Thanks to the NitroSense application, you can control the temperature and the speed of the fans.
This computer gamer benefits from good connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 5 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports or even its 3 USB all compatible both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if one connect USB 3.0 devices.
A key backlight system equips the chiclet keyboard which is very practical to distinguish its keys in a dim light.
IPS, the screen offers a more accurate colorimetry than average as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. With its precise definition Full HD and its 16 / 9th format, the screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content and especially videos. Thanks to its antireflection coating, the screen provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outside) than a glossy slab.
Keep in mind that to take advantage of the full capabilities of this notebook, it is necessary to install a complete system such as a Linux or Windows distribution.
Thus, the PC can for example exploit the Optimus technology that switches automatically and in real time between the graphics solution integrated with the processor and the dedicated graphics card, and that according to the needs, privileging the first to the maximum to offer the best possible autonomy.
Performance, battery life of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-53CU
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-53CU can appeal to those who wish to equip themselves with a versatile portable 15-inch laptop, especially in games, and offering the choice of the operating system.
Thanks to its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA Turing dedicated card , this computer gamer is able to run the recent games and greedy graphics resources.
Players will appreciate finding embedded SSD storage because it provides a better fluidity and responsiveness to a daily hard drive, including games. Starts / stops and games / applications launches are much faster and we arrive for example faster on the cards of online games.
As a reminder, an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, more energy efficient and quiet. However here as often we find an SSD of a capacity lower than standard hard drives. If the 256 GB proposed here are too fair, it is however possible to add a second SSD or hard drive thanks to the 2.5 inch free slot. And you can always use an external storage device as a USB 3.0 device to get fast transfers.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, Quad Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh processor and 8GB of RAM, this gaming computer delivers solid overall performance that can satisfy a wide range of users.
For example, the processors are faster than with a low-power quad core processor and 4 GB DDR4 under the demanding workload of CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Finally autonomy, under Windows plan about 8 hours of battery operation in light use, which is well above the average laptop gamer. Keep in mind however that when it is pushed hard, this PC heats up and is heard, but it is in the good average of this type of machine.