Acer Nitro 5 15

Acer Nitro 5 15

Acer Nitro 5 15

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"








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Pros
  • Dedicated graphics for gaming
  • Expandable RAM and storage
  • Backlit keyboard with numpad
  • Strong heat management
  • Good general performance
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited portability
  • Mediocre screen color accuracy
  • Moderate webcam quality

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.4
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is equipped with a powerful Intel i7 processor and ample 16GB of RAM, offering robust performance for general computing tasks, and its IPS screen provides clear visuals. However, its moderate battery life and fair portability mean it's not the best for on-the-go use, but its very good keyboard and excellence in heat management make it comfortable for extended use.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is well-suited for engineering and design use because it has a powerful CPU and GPU which are great for resource-intensive tasks, and it comes with enough RAM to handle multitasking efficiently. The IPS display assures good screen quality for detail-oriented work; however, its battery life and weight may limit its portability, and while it has a high-quality keyboard, the fan noise can be relatively loud compared to other aspects like build quality and heat management.
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics card, which is excellent for gaming and 3D applications. Additionally, its display has a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, which provides smoother visuals and a better experience in fast-paced games.
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
$800
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
5.51 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12650H
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
57.5 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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