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Acer Nitro 5 AN515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Acer Nitro 5 AN515. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and battery. The design and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability. The keyboard and usability get negative views.

price, performance, design, battery, size

usability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Nitro 5

 

The Acer Nitro 5 is an £899 gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics chip and a 1080p screen. Can it step up to its more expensive rivals?

Solid Full HD gaming pace ; Attractive design ; Cheaper than the competition

So-so screen ; Single-channel memory ; Mediocre battery life

The £899 model I’ve reviewed, the Nitro 5 AN515-51, is powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. That’s the same as the bottom-spec Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming and Asus ROG STRIX GL553. All three can be upgraded to the more powerful GTX 1050 Ti,...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Nitro 5 review: A Coffee Lake-flavored gaming laptop that won't empty your wallet

 

The Acer Nitro 5 may be big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen, but if you're shopping for a gaming laptop that handle AAA titles without breaking the bank, it delivers the goods.

Impressive graphics performance for the price ; Boasts Coffee Lake Core i5 CPU with Hyper-Threading ; Comfy keyboard with above-average speakers

Bulky and heavy ; Middling battery life ; Relatively dim, non-touch display ; Falls short of 60-fps visuals at maxed graphics settings

Budget gaming laptops don't get as much of a break as their mainstream cousins. They still face intense pressure to deliver. The Acer Nitro 5 is big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen. But if you're shopping for a gaming laptop...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX 560X, FHD) Laptop Review

 

A rare sight. While Intel and Nvidia still call the shots in the high-end segment, AMD is quite well-positioned in affordable laptops. The best example is the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 with a Ryzen 7 2700U and Radeon RX 560X, which can be purchased for...

decent battery life thanks to efficient hardware ; convincing price-performance ratio ; good IPS panel

no Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen2 ; single-channel RAM only ; weak SSD during writing

AMD enthusiasts who have been yearning for a suitable multimedia notebook with gaming ambitions are exactly at the right address with the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0. Okay, you can see various cost-cutting measures (small battery, meager connections,...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Nitro 5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Budget gaming laptop. With the Nitro 5, Acer offers a 15-inch notebook for price-conscious gamers. It features a 6-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB SSD for less than 1,500 Euros (~ $1,760). The matte Full HD display is driven by a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Great contrast ratio and viewing angles of the display ; Relatively good price-performance ratio ; Switching between dedicated GPU and iGPU ; Great battery life ; Fast Wi-Fi

Mediocre connectivity (no Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen2 or DisplayPort) ; Poor color gamut

The Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best budget gaming notebooks currently available on the market, even though it has some minor flaws. Acer offers you an attractively priced device, which is successful in almost every aspect - if you can live with the...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Nitro 5 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

 

Slim entry-level gamer. Acer's slim gaming notebook can offer an IPS display and a fast NVMe SSD as well as good battery runtimes.

high-contrast display ; Full HD resolution ; fast NVMe SSD ; good battery runtimes ; AC Wi-Fi ; Type-C USB ; maintenance hatches

dark screen

"Powerful notebook for casual gaming" - this is how Acer describes the Nitro 5 - a very fitting description. The inserted Core i7 processor offers sufficient processing power for all important areas of use. Combined with the GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great features

 

I bought this for my son and he loves it.plays the games he wants with no problems

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

FAST & GREAT VALUE GAMING LAPTOP

 

FAST QUIET AND EASY TO USE. MY STEAM GAMES RUN EXCELLENT (EG. GTA) GREAT FOR GAMING AND EVERYDAY USE. NO COMPLAINTS.

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great gaming laptop very happy

 

Great all rounder weather you want to play games or just browse the internet or use it for video editing or anything else perfect.

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great Laptop

 

I brought this laptop as my everyday one was getting slow. I'm so glad i did as it loads pages faster and on power up to being able to use is seconds. Haven't use to full potential yet but so far i can't fault this item.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Perfect choice.

 

I purchased this whilst on a great Very offer for a Christmas gift.Cosmetically the design is brilliant. I have relied upon other customer feedback to help me choose from a technical point of view.

Oct, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48 / 8.5
Battery life (max):10 / 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 7 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:15.2
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 2
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Red / Black,Red
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:640
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX 550 / AMD Radeon RX 560X / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5 / GDDR5X
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum graphics adapter memory:4
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 32 / 64
Maximum Resolution:7680 x 4320
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon Vega Graphics / Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x3E9B / 0x5917 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 / AMD Radeon Vega 8 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630 / Not available
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit colour:Red
Keyboard language:German / Hungarian / Italian / Spanish
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:107
Numeric keypad:N / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:20 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:N / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2 / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Package depth:65
Package height:288
Package weight:2.46
Package width:457
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Power Delivery (revision 2.0):N
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:N

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 180 / 65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 35
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:HM175 Express / Intel HM175 / Intel SoC / Intel® HM175 / Intel® HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.1 / 4.10
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / AMD FX / AMD Ryzen 5 / AMD Ryzen 7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.20 / 2.3 / 2.30 / 2.5 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:2500U / 2700U / A12-9730P / FX-9830P / i5-6300HQ / i5-7300HQ / i5-8250U / i5-8300H / i7-7700HQ / i7-8550U / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 8
Stepping:R0 / U0 / Y0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:0x5917 / 122589 / 124967 / 134876 / 134906 / 97185 / 97456 / i5-6300HQ
Processor code:SR2FP / SR3LA / SR3YY
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No / Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS,HDD,Supervisor

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Pre-installed software:Acer Care Center, Acer Configuration Manager, Acer Portal
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016 / Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:254 / 258.1 / 26.8 / 262.8 / 265.9 / 266
Height :17.9 / 22.9 / 226 / 25.4 / 26.7 / 26.8
Height (front):1.79 / 2.29 / 2.67
Height (rear):1.79 / 2.29 / 2.67
Weight:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.72
Width:290 / 381 / 381.5 / 389 / 389.9 / 390