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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good speakers
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook S 15
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.6
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
6.5
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is good for gaming and AI, while the ASUS Vivobook S 15 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.1
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
7.2
8.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is very good for engineering and design, while the ASUS Vivobook S 15 is good.

Screen Quality

6.9
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
6.3
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
262.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
267.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook S 15 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

5.5 Hours
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
9.0 Hours
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has 9 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.9 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has good portability, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$899
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
$960
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$600

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$1,000

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$1,400

$1,600

The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $899 and the ASUS Vivobook S 15 costs $960.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
7.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
262.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
267.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
6.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.9
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
7.6
8.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.5
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
7.4
8.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.2
Nitro 5 15
Vivobook S 15
7.0
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Nitro 5 15 and the ASUS Vivobook S 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 5 15ASUS Vivobook S 15
Acer Nitro 5 15ASUS Vivobook S 15

GENERAL

Price
$899
$960
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.74''
Weight
5.51 lbs3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12650HAMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RTX 4050 (140 W)Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours9 Hours
Battery Capacity
57.5 Wh70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
262 nits267 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107/10
Portability Score
6.4/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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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 Vivobook S 15

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Mario Petzold | February 2023
"Internals make Asus VivoBook S15 laptop a compelling option. The Asus multimedia laptop may look rather below-average with its modest black chassis, lack of a dedicated GPU, limited RAM and meagre port selection without Thunderbolt support. But your impression of the device will start changing once you set your eyes on its high-contrast OLED capable of producing deep blacks and highly accurate colours. And your opinion will change completely when the VivoBook is switched on. The AMD CPU can effortlessly keep up with powerful rivals from Intel. The integrated Radeon graphics blows away Intel's iGPU when it comes to graphics workloads such as rendering and simpler games."

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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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