State of the art components in a powerful 15 inch, this is what the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-766C offers. Addressed to gamers with its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card and its screen with FHD IPS thin edges at the frequency of 144 Hz, it also concentrates a powerful core. The newly released 10th generation Comet Lake processor, a Hexa Core i7-10750H, is ideal for versatility and to boost momentum in games, especially as it is supported by responsive SSD storage (512 GB) ) and by 8 GB of RAM. Table also on a multicolored RGB keyboard, on a battery life of more than 6 hours and on an advanced cooling technology but it also goes with a racy case designed mainly based on plastic.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-766C specifications
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 TB 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, RGB|
|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 Acer Nitro AN515-55-766C
Acer installs its 2020 Nitro 5 in a chassis almost identical to its predecessor (AN515-54). The Nitro therefore retains its fairly massive gaming DNA with its characteristic red accents applied around the touchpad and at the hinge. Speaking of it, we observe that it has been slightly redesigned, probably due to the reshuffle by Acer of the cooling system of its Nitro 5. On the aesthetics itself, we remain on a black theme based on polycarbonate and metal in a softer and less “cheap” mat texture. The top on the back of the lid has also changed a bit to find a relief frame abandoned 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 accommodates a multicolored RGB backlight programmable on 4 zones.
When the lid is opened, we discover a 15.6 inch screen which supports the gaming experience. And for good reason, it is placed on an IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz . The players will certainly appreciate the fluidity brought by this panel, as well as the creatives in their video production. Especially since the viewing angles are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, we emphasize, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. 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 ambient light reflected on the screen, improving comfort game (especially in dark actions).
The connection has also changed slightly. Acer has finally replaced the USB 2.0 with the USB 3.2 port while still leaving the card reader aside. Thus, there are 3 USB 3.2 ports and a USB Type-C Gen2 port . In addition, the RJ45 port is always in the game, a good point, as well as the latest generation wireless modules Wifi 6 (802.11 AX) and Bluetooth 5.0.
Performances, autonomy of the Acer Nitro AN515-55-766C
Before talking about its capabilities at play, let’s see what the Acer Nitro AN515-55-766C has in the stomach. Based on the 10th generation Comet Lake-H Core i7-10750H Hexa Core Comet Lake processor , the PC offers around 10% more performance compared to a configuration with 2019 Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake. Overall, this translates to a complete management of the versatile use composed of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations. The 8 GB RAM in front offers the flexibility you need in multitasking, nothing more.
PC gamer requires, the most important component here is the graphics, entrusted to a dedicated Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti card . If it only supports Ray-Tracing in small proportions, its performance is close to the top of the range GeForce RTX 2060 in most scenarios. In fact, it is notably capable of competing with intensive players and ensuring optimal frequencies in 1080p High on all AAA games with a total of FPS which exceeds 70. Support for creatives is also precious with its 6 Go VRAM GDDR6.
Storage is another strength in this Nitro since it is entrusted to a 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD which will significantly strengthen the overall reactivity of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to reach a remarkable level of fluidity with short loading times and execution without latencies. What is more, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your toy library even if some will not find it sufficient. And if you need more space, a 2.5 inch bay is free inside.
Finally, Acer has equipped the Nitro 5 AN515-55-766C with a 58 Whr battery which allows it to offer an autonomy of 7 to 8 hours in web browsing with active Wifi, a total advantage for a gaming PC. It should also be noted that the Nitro 5 retains about 80% of its battery performance . This reduction of 20% should not significantly affect the quality of play (but beware, the autonomy in play should not work miracles, either 1 to 2 hours).