Acer Nitro 5 15

Acer Nitro 5 15

Acer Nitro 5 15

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Nitro 5 15 is positioned at a midrange price, offering solid general use and gaming performance, thanks to its robust AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor and Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics. It has 16GB of RAM and a large 1024GB of storage, ideal for demanding applications and multitasking. The laptop features a 15.6-inch IPS display with a high resolution, perfect for detailed work and immersive gaming, complemented by a high refresh rate suitable for fast-paced action. The build includes a backlit keyboard with a number pad, hardware ray tracing, and DLSS support for enhanced gaming visuals. It's not the lightest at over 5 pounds and offers moderate battery life, meaning it sacrifices some portability for performance. Its array of ports, including USB-C, HDMI, and Ethernet, plus the presence of available RAM and storage slots, adds to its versatility. This device suits users needing a powerful laptop for engineering, machine learning, and gaming, but who don't require the longest battery life or the most portable design. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Very good general performance
  • Excellent for 3D and machine learning
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Very good screen brightness
  • Good keyboard quality
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Fair portability
  • Moderate weight
  • Good but not best speaker quality

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is equipped with a high-performing AMD Ryzen CPU and a powerful Nvidia RTX GPU, coupled with ample RAM, making it adept at handling demanding engineering and design tasks. Its high-resolution IPS screen delivers quality visuals with good color coverage, enhancing detailed work in design applications.
General Use:
4.4
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is equipped with a strong processor and sufficient RAM for smooth multitasking, which is great for daily activities, and it also has a high-quality screen which enhances viewing experience. However, it has an average battery life and it's relatively heavy, so it's not the most portable option for those on the go.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Acer Nitro 5 15 excels in gaming and 3D due to its powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, which delivers high-performance rendering for complex visual tasks, and a high screen refresh rate of 165 Hz for smooth, tear-free gameplay. Additionally, it sports an IPS panel which contributes to better viewing angles and color accuracy, enhancing the overall visual quality for gaming and 3D work.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
3.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,050
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
5.51 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (150 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
57.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
284 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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6.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Sascha Mölck | June 2022
"The Acer Nitro 5 is a fast QHD gaming notebook. The Nitro 5 is a well-balanced gaming laptop for just under US$ 2400. A Core i7-12700H CPU and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU enable QHD gaming at high to maximum settings, accompanied by fast PCIe-4-SSD (1 TB) and 16 GB of RAM. Acer delivers a solid QHD gaming notebook with the Nitro 5 AN515-58. However, the laptop is not completely free of shortcomings. The CPU and GPU can work at consistently high clock rates. The laptop heats up noticeably under load, but not excessively. Noise development is on the usual class level. Once again, however, Acer needs to improve the fan control."

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