To play and create, we can turn to the designer-oriented Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-53BF black gaming laptop PC with high performance thanks to its Tiger Lake-H Hexa Core i5 Intel processor which accelerates multimedia processing like the card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics capable of running many games. In addition, the 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen adopts a frequency of 144Hz to improve smoothness in games while the fast SSD storage enhances its responsiveness. Backlit keyboard but also Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, Wi-Fi ax and USB-C are also on the program of this versatile laptop for gamers and creatives.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-53BF
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 250cd / m² ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.2, Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 363.4 x 255 x 23.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-53BF
It sports a resolutely gamer design with its black frame with touches of red and angular lines.
Its cooling is entrusted to 2 fans including 1 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation, heat pipes and air vents.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC integrates good connectivity including 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect to distance, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but also 2 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
A backlighting system is obviously fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is practical for better distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Gamers will appreciate that the screen improves fluidity in games thanks to its frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz. With its IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Its colorimetry is however average, below that of more high-end IPS panels. In any case, the screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-53BF
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-53BF may be of interest to those intending to purchase a versatile 15-inch laptop PC with a gaming and creative focus.
It delivers solid overall performance able to suit a maximum of users as it integrates 8 GB of RAM associated with a Hexa Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H Intel processor.
If the contribution of the latter is currently variable in games compared to a Quad Core, the Core i5-11400H Hexa Core has the advantage of ensuring faster processing than a Quad Core. The difference is particularly noticeable in areas that are CPU intensive and exploit multi-core, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Something to seduce creators, therefore, especially as the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card accelerates processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing will also be of interest to gamers since it is able to run many games as long as we agree to adjustments under titles that are greedy in graphics resources to obtain a good playability.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time, using NVIDIA Optimus technology according to the tasks performed.
Optimus favors as much as possible the Iris Xe, a graphics solution integrated into the processor while its performance is modest (it still allows you to play titles that are not too greedy) because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life .
In this area, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3050 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Iris Xe. With one or the other, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
Responsiveness and fluidity are clearly enhanced on a daily basis by SSD storage compared to a hard drive. Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and silent.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of much faster processing as well as software launches / games and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
With its 512 GB, the onboard SSD offers here a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. However, in the event that more space is needed, one can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB- / Thunderbolt device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, expect this laptop to make itself heard and heat up when it is heavily used (eg processing, games), however at levels mastered for this type of PC.