Black gaming-oriented gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-55AW is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card which also speeds up multimedia processing. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with 120Hz frequency that improves fluidity in games, this versatile laptop designed for gaming but also for creating takes advantage of a powerful Quad Core i5 Intel Comet Lake-H processor, from fast SSD storage that enhances overall responsiveness, a backlit chiclet keyboard or even Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-541C
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 120Hz 250cd / m² ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake-H (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX 201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers Waves MaxxAudio, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 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 AN517-52-541C
It sports a clearly gamer design with its black case with angular lines and touches of red.
Its cooling is provided by CoolBoost technology based on 2 fans, heat pipes and ventilation grilles. Thanks to the NitroSense application, it is possible to control the temperature and the speed of the fans.
The connectivity integrated into this designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is good, made up of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect. remote, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than ‘to USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit so that they can be better distinguished in a dimly lit environment.
To appeal to gamers, the screen improves fluidity in games thanks to its frequency of 120Hz higher than the standard 60Hz. It also has vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology and lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility q in a bright environment (eg outdoors) u a shiny panel while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-541C
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-541C may be of interest to those looking for a versatile, large-format laptop that performs well in gaming and is creative-oriented.
As it embeds the GeForce RTX 3060 , Ampere NVIDIA dedicated high-end graphics card with ray tracing, this versatile laptop is capable of running recent games.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
To promote battery life as much as possible, Optimus seeks as much as possible the Intel UHD 630, a modest graphics solution integrated into the processor.
In terms of battery life precisely, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is in practice called upon by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, for example for gaming. With one or the other of these graphic parts, one can obviously look at photos and videos.
The GeForce RTX 3060 also offers the advantage of speeding up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
The Intel UHD 630 takes its place within the Comet Lake-H Intel Quad Core i5-10300H processor here associated with 8 GB of RAM to provide solid overall performance to satisfy a maximum of users.
Note that the Core i5-10300H guarantees faster processing than a low-consumption Quad Core in areas requiring CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, this laptop PC designed to play and create uses SSD storage that clearly enhances daily responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive.
Compared to the latter, it must be said that an SSD is much faster while being more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and silent.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster game / software launches as well as processing and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks.
However, if you need additional space, a 2.5 inch slot is free to add a second SSD or a hard drive.
It is also possible to use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, if the large format of this computer does not make it very easily transportable, a 17 inch is particularly comfortable in the context of predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).
In any case, noise and heat are to be expected when this laptop PC is strongly pushed (eg: games, processing).