The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-55AW is a versatile laptop PC that performs well in games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card capable of running recent titles but also of speeding up multimedia processing. Performing with its Quad Core i5 Intel Comet Lake-H processor, this large-format black computer is equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose frequency of 120Hz improves fluidity in games while the fast SSD storage boosts the overall responsiveness. Backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity are also on the program for this laptop designed to play and create.
Specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-55AW
|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)|
|RAM installed (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|
|Autonomy 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 AN517-52-55AW
With its black frame with angular lines and touches of red, this large-format laptop has a clearly gamer design.
CoolBoost technology takes care of cooling it using 2 fans, heat pipes and air vents. The NitroSense application allows it to control the temperature and the speed of the fans.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC has a good connection including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
It is of course possible to backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard in order to better distinguish them in a dimly lit environment.
The screen is adorned with a refresh rate of 120Hz which reinforces the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. With its 16: 9 format, it is also very suitable for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content due to its Full HD definition. In addition, since it adopts IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Anti-reflective coating, it also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes over a long period.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-55AW
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-55AW is aimed at those who wish to acquire a versatile 17-inch high performance laptop for gaming and creation oriented.
Recent games can indeed run on this black gaming laptop PC because it embeds the dedicated high-end graphics card GeForce RTX 3060 Ampere NVIDIA with ray tracing.
Creatives will also be interested in the GeForce RTX 3060 because it has the advantage of speeding up processing under software that uses computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
Whether it is with the Intel UHD 630 graphics part integrated into the processor or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 card, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos on this gaming laptop PC which benefits from NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Intel UHD 630 and the GeForce RTX 3060, as needed. The Intel UHD 630 is preferred as far as possible despite its modest performance because it consumes little energy which favors autonomy compared to the GeForce RTX 3060, more powerful and greedy.
The Intel UHD 630 is integrated into the Quad Core i5-10300H, Intel Comet Lake-H processor which is here coupled with 8 GB of RAM. This heart, built around an Intel HM470 chipset, delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a large number of users.
In particular, the Core i5-10300H guarantees much faster processing than a low-power Quad Core processor in CPU-intensive areas that take advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In terms of storage, Acer chooses an SSD which ensures much faster game / software launches than with a hard drive as well as processing and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards. online games.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.
Here the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB similar to the standard of hard disks.
But if that turns out to be too fair, we can always add a second SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5 inch slot. Or rely on an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 / USB-C device for fast transfers.
Finally on the autonomy side, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this designer-oriented gamer laptop whose large format is comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
That said, you must be aware that it is heard and heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg: games, treatments).