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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Nitro 5 is usually less expensive and suited for general use and gaming, with a solid performance. However, it has less storage, a less powerful processor, and a lower capacity battery compared to the ASUS TUF Gaming F15. The ASUS, while more expensive, offers double the storage, a higher performing processor for tasks like 3D modeling, machine learning, and intensive engineering software, and boasts a larger battery for extended use between charges. While both have similar display features, the ASUS's build quality and performance are designed for more demanding applications. If portability is a concern, the ASUS is also slightly lighter. Both have full gaming capabilities, so if cost is less of a concern and you're focused on higher performance and storage, the ASUS is the better choice, whereas for a balance of price and capability, you might lean toward the Acer Nitro 5. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 15
  • Good speakers
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS TUF Gaming F15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Good portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.9
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
6.9
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
262.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
257.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 have similar screen quality.

Portability

Fair
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
4.8 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 has good portability, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$798
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
$1,176
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The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $798 and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 costs $1,176.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
7.6
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
262.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
257.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
6.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.1/10
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

7.5
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
8.0
7.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.9/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS TUF Gaming F15 to be very good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is good.

Engineering and Design

7.9
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
8.2
8.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
7.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS TUF Gaming F15 to be very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is good.

Content Creation

7.5
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
7.7
8.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
7.3
8.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and ASUS TUF Gaming F15 are both good for software development.

Battery

5.5 Hours
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
5.0 Hours
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 has 5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.2
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
7.2
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and ASUS TUF Gaming F15 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Nitro 5 15 and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 5 15ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Acer Nitro 5 15ASUS TUF Gaming F15

GENERAL

Price
$798
$1,176
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''13.9'' x 9.9'' x 0.93''
Weight
5.51 lbs4.85 lbs
Width
14.19"13.94"
Depth
10.67"9.88"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500HIntel i7-12700H
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54
RAM Slots
22
Storage
512 GB1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
59 Wh90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
262 nits257 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.2/10
Portability Score
6.4/107.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/106.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Acer Nitro 5 15

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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."

ASUS TUF Gaming F15

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Allen Ngo | March 2022
"Aside from all the chassis updates, the new TUF Gaming is most notable for its much higher TGP target of 140 W compared to only 95 W on the previous generation. PC makers everywhere are using the same GeForce GPUs this year since Nvidia has yet to launch the successor to the mobile RTX 3000 series. The more demanding processors of the new TUF Gaming has directly impacted battery life and the size of the AC adapter. Don't expect runtimes to be longer than on the previous generation under most conditions and be prepared to carry around an even larger AC adapter than before."

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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 ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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