Geared towards gamers and creators, the black Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-73HS 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare gaming laptop PC offers the choice of operating system. This versatile computer is capable of supporting recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with ray tracing which also accelerates multimedia processing just like the Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor while the SSD storage fast enhances responsiveness. Designed for playing and creating, this laptop PC also benefits from a backlit keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-73HS
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB DDR4 2933 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 363.4 x 255 x 23.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-73HS
It sports a clearly gamer design with its black frame with angular lines and touches of red.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop is cooled by 2 fans including 1 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation as well as heat pipes and air vents.
Be careful to use the full capabilities of this PC, it is necessary to install a complete system such as a Linux or Windows distribution.
For example, we can take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology which determines in real time the graphics needs according to the tasks performed by the user. When necessary, Optimus automatically switches in real time between the integrated Intel UHD 630 graphics solution in the processor and the dedicated card.
The Intel UHD 630 is preferred as much as possible by Optimus despite its modest services because its low power consumption promotes battery life compared to the more greedy and powerful GPU. With one or the other, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
In terms of connectivity, this computer is well equipped with its USB-C, its wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, its output practical HDMI video for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports but also its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the ‘USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. As it is anti-reflective, the screen offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-73HS
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-73HS is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch gaming-oriented and creative-oriented laptop PC with a choice of operating system.
The general performance it provides is solid and able to satisfy a maximum of users because it is based on 8 GB of RAM coupled with a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor.
The latter has the advantage of guaranteeing much faster processing than a Quad Core processor in areas that consume CPU resources and take advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing, which will be of interest to creatives.
However, it should be noted that in games, the contribution of the Hexa Core is currently variable compared to a Quad Core.
In any case, the heart should support the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with ray tracing in games. This high-end GPU is capable of running recent games.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 has the advantage of speeding up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas, something that will appeal to creators.
Whether in games, under processing and more generally on a daily basis, the onboard SSD storage clearly enhances responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive.
Concretely, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster game / software launches, processing and starts / stops, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Because an SSD is, let us remember, much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and silent. Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks.
But if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally on the battery life side, bet on about 5 hours on battery in light use for this designer-oriented gamer laptop designed to play and create which is heard and heats up when strongly pushed (eg games, treatments).