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TUF Gaming F15
$784
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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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Key differences

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Performance

8.2
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
8.6
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 performs better than the Acer Nitro 5 15 for gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

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

$784
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
$1,400
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The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $784 and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 costs $1,400.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
7.7
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for general use.

Gaming and 3D

7.5
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
7.9
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for gaming and 3D.

Engineering and Design

7.9
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
8.1
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.

Screen Quality

6.9
Nitro 5 15
TUF Gaming F15
6.9
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 have similar screen quality.

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
$784
$1,400
Brand
AcerASUS
Release Date
January 05 2023January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''13.9'' x 9.9'' x 0.93''
Weight
5.51 lbs4.85 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500HIntel i7-12700H
Overall CPU Score
8.6/109.2/10
Graphics
RTX 4050 (140 W)RTX 4070 (140 W)
Overall GPU Score
8.1/109.8/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
7/107/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
7/106.9/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
6.9/106.8/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
01
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 hours5 hours
Battery Capacity
59 wh90 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.2/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portableASUS TUF Gaming F15
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better keyboardAcer 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."

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, was the fifth largest personal computer vendor by market share in 2022. 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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