Efficient in gaming and creation, the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R45R is a designer-oriented gaming laptop able to run recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card which also accelerates multimedia processing just like the 16 GB of RAM and the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core Cezanne processor. This versatile black laptop designed for gaming and creating also benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with a frequency of 144Hz improves fluidity in games, a retro keyboard illuminated or even a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R45R
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 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)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||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 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|Audio system||2 speakers Waves MaxxAudio, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / 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-R45R
With its black design with angular lines and touches of red, this designer-oriented gamer laptop has a clearly gamer allure.
It is cooled by heat pipes, ventilation grilles and 2 fans that can be controlled via the NitroSense application.
This versatile multimedia laptop computer has a good connection made up of wireless Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, an HDMI video output useful to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C or 3 USB 3.0 / .2 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 peripherals.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard so that its keys can be better discerned in the dark.
To seduce players, the screen is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. It is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos because of its Full HD definition associated with a 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 AN517-41-R45R
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R45R can appeal to those who are looking for a versatile large-format laptop with performance that is oriented towards creation and gaming.
The overall performance it provides is good and able to appeal to demanding users. Because it integrates 16 GB of RAM associated with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne processor.
Thanks to this core, we obtain, for example, much faster processing than with an 8 GB DDR4 processor and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. We particularly feel the difference in areas requiring RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Creatives will also appreciate that the dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card is on-board because it speeds up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing, however, primarily targets gamers because it is able to support recent games.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology according to the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the Ryzen 7 Octo Core as much as possible, whereas it is much more modest because its reduced energy consumption favors battery life.
In this area, expect about 5 hours on battery in light use.
Of course, whether with the GeForce RTX 3060 or the Radeon Vega 8, you can watch photos and videos on this designer-oriented gamer laptop that benefits from SSD storage.
As a reminder, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater robustness, silent operation, lower energy consumption and higher speed.
In practice, the SSD guarantees, for example, a faster arrival on the cards of online games than with a simple hard disk or even faster games / software launches, starts / stops and processing.
In general, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness to use than a hard drive. However here the 512 GB of capacity which corresponds to what standard hard drives offer may be too tight for some.
However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or a hard drive via the 2.5 inch slot. You can also use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an advantageous option for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, you should know that this versatile multimedia portable PC designed to play and create heats up and is heard when it is heavily used (eg games, treatments) while it is not very audible in light use.