Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7
Low budget for a versatile laptop for gaming and creativity? L ‘Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59JX With a 17-inch 144Hz IPS Full HD anti-reflective display that improves smoothness in gaming, it can pique your interest with the powerful Hexa Core i5 Tiger Lake-H processor that speeds up multimedia processing just like a GeForce RTX 3050 ray Tracking NVIDIA Ampere graphics card Able to run many games. Packed with fast SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness (but with limited capacity), this black-styled laptop also benefits from a backlit keyboard or even Wi-Fi and USB-C ax connectivity.
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7 Features
|screens)||17.3-inch Full HD LED IPS Display, 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms ComfyView slim-edge (1920 x 1080, anti-glare)|
|Healer||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||8GB DDR4 3200MHz (32GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated (up to 1485MHz, TDP 75W), Intel Iris Xe Integrated Processor and Optimus|
|storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi Ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650i1), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers with Waves MaxxAudio technology, TrueHarmony|
|Operating System||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||6 Hours / Li-Polymer 4 Cells 3560mAh 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9|
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7 was against the competition
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7 is currently shown in Upgrade on Amazon France It ranks as one of the cheapest in its class where it is possible to spot more expensive competitors equipped with a high-capacity SSD.
If the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7 doesn’t meet all of your criteria, in our gaming laptop guide you’ll find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model that has the most powerful graphics card, and it will have the greatest impact on performance.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7
With its black design with angular lines and red accents, this gaming and creative laptop has the look of a gamer.
It is cooled by CoolBoost technology via two NitroSense adjustable fans, heat pipes and air outlets.
The connectivity built into this gaming laptop is good with USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac), Bluetooth 5.2 for connections and remote connections, and a handy HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example, Ethernet and audio ports, or 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 If USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The keyboard keys can be backlit, which is practical to distinguish them better in limited ambient light.
Thanks to IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. In addition, it lends itself well to viewing videos and high-definition content in general thanks to its 16:9 format and Full HD resolution. The screen will appeal to gamers with a refresh rate of 144Hz as it enhances fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. The anti-reflective screen is also more readable than the glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being less eye strain on prolonged use.
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-52R7 is a versatile, large-format gaming laptop geared towards creativity and gaming.
It offers solid overall performance capable of satisfying many users as it is built around 8GB of RAM and Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor.
In addition, the latter provides faster processing than a quad-core processor, the difference is especially noticeable in areas that consume CPU resources with multi-core use, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering, which will be of interest to creators.
What’s more, a dedicated onboard GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card accelerates processing within programs that take advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
Equipped with NVIDIA Ampere architecture, GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing will also be appreciated by gamers as it is capable of playing a number of games for privileges under operations that require graphic resources for good playability.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3050 is automatically and in real time activated / deactivated by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks being performed.
Optimus Iris Xe, a graphics solution integrated into Core i5, is preferred as much as possible, although its benefits are very modest compared to it because it is energy efficient and thus enhances autonomy. So the GeForce RTX 3050 is enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for an Intel Iris Xe. With one or the other, it is clearly possible to view photos and videos.
This innovative gaming laptop based on the Intel HM570 chipset entrusts its storage to an SSD which clearly enhances everyday responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive.
It must be said that SSD is silent but also less power consuming than hard disk, much more powerful and much faster.
In practice, the SSD ensures faster start/stop, processing and running of programs/games than a hard drive, or even faster access to online game cards.
With 256 GB, the SSD here offers less than half that of standard hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use external storage. Preferring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is an interesting option for fast transfers.
Finally, in terms of the autonomy of this versatile and creativity-oriented laptop, expect around 6 hours of battery life in light use.
If its large format is not easy to transport, it is especially convenient for stable use (for example at home).
In the case of strong requests (eg: treats and games), expect them to be heard and heated.
A well-ventilated support may be used if necessary to reduce temperatures (Remember to check the dimensions carefully!).