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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the Gigabyte G5
  • Good portability
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

7.8
Nitro 5 15
G5
7.1
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
262.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
248.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.3/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for general use, though the Acer Nitro 5 15 is somewhat better.

Content Creation

7.9
Nitro 5 15
G5
7.1
8.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for content creation, though the Acer Nitro 5 15 is somewhat better.

Software Development

7.5
Nitro 5 15
G5
6.6
8.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is good for software development, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.9
Nitro 5 15
G5
6.8
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
262.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
248.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a better screen than the Gigabyte G5 for general use, software development, and content creation.

Battery

5.5 Hours
Nitro 5 15
G5
3.5 Hours
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte G5 has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Nitro 5 15
G5
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The Gigabyte G5 has good portability, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$800
Nitro 5 15
G5
$1,350
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$500

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The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $800 and the Gigabyte G5 costs $1,350.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

7.6
Nitro 5 15
G5
7.4
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

8.1
Nitro 5 15
G5
7.6
8.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Nitro 5 15 to be very good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte G5 is good.

Build Quality

7.2
Nitro 5 15
G5
7.2
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Gigabyte G5 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Nitro 5 15 and the Gigabyte G5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 5 15Gigabyte G5
Acer Nitro 5 15Gigabyte G5

GENERAL

Price
$800
$1,350
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.89''
Weight
5.51 lbs4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12650HIntel i5-12500H
Graphics
RTX 4050 (140 W)RTX 4060 (75 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
57.5 Wh54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
262 nits248 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.2/10
Portability Score
6.4/107.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB15 Color LED
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
22
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."

Gigabyte G5

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | April 2023
"The Gigabyte G5 KE is a midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes. Gigabyte makes good use of the Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 Laptop GPU combo, and we find no untoward issues with overall performance. The dual-fan quad-heatpipe cooling arrangement does well to ensure that the underlying hardware doesn't throttle under load. That being said, the display is below par when compared to 2023 standards, especially when competing devices."

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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 Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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