Acer Nitro 5 17

Acer Nitro 5 17

Acer Nitro 5 17

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.1/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Acer Nitro 5 17 is a gaming laptop with a sizable 17.3-inch display, providing an immersive visual experience, but its large size is less portable than smaller models. It comes with a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card, which makes it suitable for gaming, 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering applications. However, the tradeoff for this performance is a shorter battery life, as it offers only around 6 hours of typical usage. Additionally, while it boasts ample storage and memory, the 1080p resolution might be less sharp compared to higher-resolution screens, but it compensates with a high refresh rate for smooth motion. The price is in the lower midrange, making it a more affordable option for high-performance requirements. It also features a backlit keyboard with a number pad and good build quality. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor
  • High-end Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU
  • Large 17.3-inch display
  • Good keyboard quality
  • 360 Hz maximum refresh rate
Cons
  • Heavier at nearly 6 pounds
  • Lower battery life at 6 hours
  • Not very portable ('Fair' score)
  • No touchscreen capability

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Acer Nitro 5 17 is excellent for engineering and design due to its powerful AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU, which handle demanding computations and graphics processing with ease. Its sizable RAM also aids in multitasking and complex project handling, while the IPS display ensures crisp, accurate visuals crucial for design precision.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
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.
General Use:
4.3
The Acer Nitro 5 17 has a strong CPU and ample RAM for smooth multitasking, making it suitable for a variety of tasks. Additionally, its high-quality IPS screen delivers vivid colors and clear images, though it is less portable due to its larger size and has a modest battery life.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
The Acer Nitro 5 17 is equipped with a high-end Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card providing excellent gaming and 3D performance, and it has a screen that supports a high refresh rate of up to 360 Hz, which allows for smoother visuals and gameplay.
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.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Portability:
3.1
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
$2,899
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.9'' x 11'' x 0.98''
Weight
5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RTX 3080 (100 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
57.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
360Hz
Display Brightness
307 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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6.1/10
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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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Sascha Mölck | August 2021
"The Acer Nitro 5 17 is a solid mid-range gamer. The Nitro 5 does not belong to the top group of RTX 3070 notebooks: Compared with the RTX 3070 notebooks tested so far, the computer delivers below-average frame rates - this is due to the 100-watt TGP. The GPU performance can be increased a bit with a firmware update. The device scores with a high level of CPU performance. Throttling is not a concern. CPU and GPU can produce their performance constantly. The laptop heats up moderately under load. The noise development is on the usual class level."

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