A versatile black laptop designed for gaming and creating, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games benefits from enhanced responsiveness with its fast 512GB SSD storage and runs on Windows 11. This creator gaming laptop relies on an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H processor with 12 hybrid cores and 16GB of RAM as a high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card for solid overall performance with the ability to support recent games. Backlit keyboard but also connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 are also on the program.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX Features
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H (12 cores, 4P 2.5 GHz, 8E 1.8 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.5 Kg / 360.4 x 271.1 x 25.9-26.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX
With its black design with angular lines, it sports a rather elegant gamer look by taking up the codes of the genre.
This creator-oriented gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 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.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit obviously which is convenient to better distinguish them in low light atmosphere.
Gamers will appreciate that the screen adopts a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz as it improves fluidity in games. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Thanks to its 16/9th format and its precise Full HD definition, the screen also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-55GX targets those who are looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation.
It delivers solid overall performance to satisfy a maximum of users because it is built around 8 GB of RAM and a Core i5-12500H Intel Alder Lake-H processor with 12 hybrid cores.
Creatives will be particularly interested in this core because it guarantees much faster processing than a conventional Quad Core processor. We particularly feel the difference in CPU-intensive areas taking advantage of multi-core and therefore the 12 hybrid cores of the Alder, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Creators will be all the more interested in this laptop targeting gamers as a priority because it embeds the GeForce RTX 3060, a dedicated graphics card that accelerates processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere and Sony Vegas.
Gamers will be delighted to be able to indulge in recent games thanks to the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is automatically enabled/disabled in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe, a graphics solution housed in the Core i5 Alder Lake-H because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy. In this area, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
Optimus actually activates the GeForce RTX 3060 to handle graphics tasks deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe, for example to play. Whether with the GeForce RTX 3060 or the Intel Iris Xe, you can obviously watch photos and videos but also play modest titles.
SSD storage is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster. As a result, the SSD ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, we reach the maps of online games faster while game/software launches, processing and starts/stops are much faster.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to what hard drives offer as standard. However, in the event that you need additional space, you can obviously use an external storage unit. Opting for a Thunderbolt/USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting solution to get fast transfers.
Finally, this versatile creator-oriented gaming laptop is heard and heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, treatments).