Acer Nitro 5 15

Acer Nitro 5 15

Acer Nitro 5 15

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Nitro 5 15 is a lower midrange priced gaming laptop that offers a balance between performance and cost. It has a robust Intel i5 processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics card which make it suitable for gaming, 3D rendering, and machine learning tasks. The model includes 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. The 15.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and a high refresh rate, supports smoother visuals in games but doesn't have a touchscreen. It is designed with gaming in mind, as suggested by its dedicated gaming laptop appearance. It comes with Windows 11 Home, and various ports including USB-C, HDMI, and Ethernet. Its weight is moderate, so it isn't the lightest for travel, but it has a battery life that supports several hours of typical use. Key features like hardware ray tracing, DLSS, a backlit keyboard with number pad, and expandable RAM and storage slots make it future-proof. Be aware that the screen might not be the best for color work due to the less than ideal color space coverage. It's a good fit for users who need decent performance for gaming and other demanding tasks without going to the high end of laptop prices. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Robust performance for gaming and 3D tasks
  • Good build and heat management
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Multiple connectivity options including Ethernet
  • Supports both Hardware Ray Tracing and DLSS
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Less suitable for on-the-go usage
  • Average screen color and motion handling
  • Not a premium business laptop

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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:
4.3
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is a good choice for general use largely due to its capable main processor and 16 GB of RAM, which can efficiently handle everyday computing tasks. Its 15.6-inch IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate provides clear and smooth visuals, enhancing the user experience, while the 5.5-hour battery life and moderate weight ensure it is reasonably portable for those on the go.
Content Creation:
4.3
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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.
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
$730
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
5.51 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500H
Graphics
RTX 4050 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
59 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
262 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 Version
4

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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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