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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 15
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good overall display quality
Advantages of the Dell Latitude 5430
  • Good for software development
  • Very good portability
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.0
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
6.1
6.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is good for gaming and AI, while the Dell Latitude 5430 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.2
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
6.6
5.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
6.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is good for engineering and design, while the Dell Latitude 5430 is only fair.

Screen Quality

7.0
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
6.1
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
277.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
248.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a better screen than the Dell Latitude 5430 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design, while the Dell Latitude 5430 has a better screen for content creation.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
9.0 Hours
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has 6 hours of battery life. The Dell Latitude 5430 has 9 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
4.8 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Latitude 5430 has very good portability, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 has good portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.2
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
7.2
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
277.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
248.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
7.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.4/10
The Dell Latitude 5430 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.1
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
7.1
5.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Dell Latitude 5430 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

6.7
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
7.0
5.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Latitude 5430 to be good for software development, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is only fair.

Build Quality

7.2
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
7.4
The Dell Latitude 5430 and Acer Nitro 5 15 both have good build quality.

Cost

$749
Nitro 5 15
Latitude 5430
$790
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The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $749 and the Dell Latitude 5430 costs $790.

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How the Acer Nitro 5 15 and the Dell Latitude 5430 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 5 15Dell Latitude 5430
Acer Nitro 5 15Dell Latitude 5430

GENERAL

Price
$749
$790
Release Date
June 1, 2021May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10'' x 0.94''12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.76''
Weight
4.85 lbs3.01 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HIntel i5-1235U
Graphics
RTX 3060 (95 W)Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours9 Hours
Battery Capacity
57.5 Wh58 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
277 nits248 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.4/10
Portability Score
7/108.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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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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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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