Looking for a gamer laptop oriented creator powerful large format at a controlled price? The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R2J5 represents an interesting choice with its high-end GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card capable of running recent games that also accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case of the 16 GB of RAM and the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core Cezanne processor here combined with a hard drive with a large capacity of 1 TB that enhances responsiveness. Featuring a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display with a 144Hz frequency and reduced latency that improves fluidity in gaming, this laptop designed to play and create also benefits from a backlit keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R2J5 Features
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC 3ms 300cd/m² ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Connection||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB 4 zones|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R2J5
With its black design with angular lines and touches of red, it sports a resolutely gamer look.
Its cooling is provided by heat pipes, air outlets and 2 fans that can be controlled via the NitroSense application.
This creator-oriented gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules(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 / .2 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
We can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is convenient to better discern them in the dim light.
Gamers will particularly appreciate the screen because it is adorned with a latency reduced to 3ms coupled with a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz, which has the effect of enhancing fluidity in games. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen displays more faithful colors than average with significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. It is also very well suited to High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16/9th format. 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 AN517-41-R2J5
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R2J5 may appeal to those who intend to invest in a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation.
It delivers a good overall power to satisfy demanding users because it integrates an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H processor associated with 16 GB of RAM.
This core, which supports the graphics card well in games, ensures much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB of RAM. The difference is particularly noticeable in areas that require CPU and RAM resources that take advantage of multi-core, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Creators will be all the more interested in this PC as it embeds the high-end GeForce RTX 3070 dedicated graphics card because it accelerates processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/ Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Of course, the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere will also appeal to gamers as it is able to run recent and greedy games at a good level of detail.
NVIDIA Optimus technology activates the GeForce RTX 3070 when the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated with the Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne is insufficient to perform the required tasks.
The Radeon Vega 8 is preferred as long as optimus can because it is energy efficient which promotes autonomy.
In this regard, count on about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Vega 8, typically for gaming. With either of these graphic solutions, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos.
The storage is up to the task, entrusted to a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals hard drives in this area.
Compared to the latter, let’s recall the advantages of an SSD: greater robustness, silence of operation, lower power consumption and greater velocity.
In practice, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we reach the maps of online games faster and we benefit from much faster game/software launches, processing and starts/stops.
Finally, this powerful multimedia versatile laptop designed to play and create heats up and is heard when it is strongly pushed (eg games, treatments).