To play and create, you can opt for the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-74TF,a powerful creator-oriented gaming laptop with its 16 GB of RAM and octo Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H processor that accelerate multimedia processing like the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing graphics card capable of running many games. This versatile laptop oriented towards gamers and creatives also benefits from a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen that improves fluidity in games with 144Hz frequency, responsiveness enhanced by its fast SSD storage, a backlit chiclet keyboard or Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-74TF Features
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView Thin Edges (1920×1080, Anti-Glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.4 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB DDR4 3200MHz (32GB), 2 slots|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6 dedicated (up to 1485MHz, TDP 75W), Intel Iris Xe integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX 1650i), Bluetooth 5.2 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / 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 AN517-54-74TF
It sports a relatively sober gamer look while adopting the codes of the genre with its black design with angular lines and touches of red.
CoolBoost technology takes care of cooling it using 2 fans, heat pipes and air outlets. The NitroSense app allows you to control the temperature and speed of the fans.
This creator-oriented gaming laptop is equipped with good connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt, Wireless Modules Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ax(newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac)to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times more fast than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is convenient to better discern its keys in the dim light.
The screen is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz which improves the fluidity in the games compared to the standard 60Hz, enough to seduce the players. Creators will appreciate that the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while having significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, thanks to its IPS technology. The screen also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16/9th format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environments (e.g. outside) than a shiny slab while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-74TF
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-74TF is for those looking for a versatile laptop with a high-performance large format laptop focused on gaming and creation.
The overall power it provides is able to satisfy demanding users because it relies on an Intel Tiger Lake-H Octo Core i7-11800H processor as well as a good amount of RAM of 16 GB.
This core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in CPU and RAM intensive areas taking advantage of multi-core, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Enough to seduce creatives, especially since the geForce RTX 3050 Ti embedded dedicated graphics card accelerates processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The heart also supports the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere very well in games. This GPU is able to run many opus as long as you agree to settings under the most demanding titles in graphic resources to get a good gameplay.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is automatically enabled/disabled in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the Octo Core i7 while its performance is very modest in comparison because it consumes little energy and thus promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is therefore enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe. With one or the other, it is obviously possible to look at photos and videos.
On the storage side, there is an SSD that is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, the responsiveness and fluidity are much better on a daily basis than with a simple hard disk. In particular, the SSD guarantees a faster arrival on the cards of online games or game/software launches, processing and shorter starts/stops.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. But if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting solution to enjoy fast transfers.
Finally, on the autonomy side, bet on about 6 hours of operation on battery in light use for this computer which is not the most easily transportable because of its weight and its large format. However, it has the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mostly sedentary use (e.g. at home).
In any case, keep in mind that when strongly pushed (e.g. games, treatments), this versatile multimedia laptop designed to play and create is heard and heated.