To play and create at a reasonable price, we can turn to the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-59ME with 15-inch IPS anti-glare Full HD screen performance thanks to its Intel Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5-10300H processor and nvidia Turing GTX 1650 graphics card. It speeds up processing and supports a number of games. This versatile black laptop oriented gamer and creator also benefits from a responsiveness enhanced by its fast SSD storage (but limited capacity) and benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-59ME Features
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView 220cd/m² thin edges 7.02mm (1920×1080, matte/anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake-H (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 (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 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 Ethernet Gigabit (Killer E2600)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, red (1.6mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W), DTS:X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 363.4 x 255 x 23.9 mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-59ME
It sports a clearly gamer design with its black chassis with angular lines and touches of red.
CoolBoost technology takes care of cooling this versatile laptop via 2 fans, heat pipes and air vents. The temperature and speed of the fans can be controlled via the NitroSense app.
This gaming and creation oriented laptop has a good connectivity composed of 1 USB-C, wi-Fi ax wireless modules(newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac)and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
A backlight system also equips the chiclet keyboard which is convenient to better distinguish its keys in case of reduced ambient light.
The screen adopts IPS technology guaranteeing significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. The more high-end IPS panels, however, offer a better colorimetry, this one being in this case average. In any case, the screen lends itself well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content because it adopts a 16/9th format associated with a precise Full HD definition. In addition, thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable in bright environments (e.g. outside) than a shiny slab.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-59ME
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-59ME is a versatile 15-inch laptop with a powerful focus on creation and gaming.
It delivers solid overall performance able to satisfy many users because it integrates an Intel Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5-10300H processor coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
In particular, the Core i5-10300H provides faster processing than a low-power Quad Core processor in CPU-intensive areas that take advantage of multi-core, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Creatives may therefore be interested in this versatile laptop, especially since it also includes the GeForce GTX 1650. However, this NVIDIA Turing graphics card is able to accelerate processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop.
The GeForce GTX 1650 also has the advantage of supporting a number of games for concessions under graphics-intensive titles to get good gameplay.
In fact, the GeForce GTX 1650 is automatically turned on/off in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. The latter prefers as much as possible the Intel UHD 630, a modest graphics solution housed in the Quad Core i5 processor but which has the advantage of consuming little power which allows to promote autonomy.
In this regard, count on about 6 hours of operation on battery in light use.
Just like the GeForce GTX 1650, the Intel UHD 630 allows you to watch photos and videos. The first is requested when the services of the second are considered insufficient to carry out the desired tasks.
As for storage, Acer chooses an SSD that consumes less energy than a hard drive but also more robust, silent and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness to use than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we benefit for example from much faster starts/stops, processing and launching of software/games or a faster arrival on the maps of online games.
Weak point of the SSD here integrated: its capacity limited to 256 GB, less than half what hard drives offer as standard. This is enough to house small and/or few software/files, but if more space is needed, you can always use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
Finally, keep in mind that in case of strong demands (eg treatments, games), this versatile laptop designed to create and play heats up and is heard.