The Acer Nitro 5 may be a gaming laptop choice for budget-minded gamers, whose options are severely limited. This laptop is a choice for people that may need an inexpensive laptop and still want their system to handle more demanding PC games straight away. Acer’s Nitro 5 at this end of the PC gaming community certainly ticks off the proper boxes for your portable gaming needs. It comes with a user-controllable dual-fan cooling system. Acer then rounds those out with an excellent 1080p screen and a keyboard comfortable enough to play on for hours on end.
ACER NITRO 5 AN515-54-54W2SPECIFICATIONS:
|Intel 9th Generation Core i5 9300H @ 2.4Ghz|
256GB NVMe SSD (Upgradeable).
Number of USB 3.0 Type A Ports:
Number of HDMI Outputs:
|8 GB DDR4-SDRAM. (Maximum 32GB).|
|Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050|
4GB RAM GDDR6
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit|
|BATTERY||4-Cells lithium-ion battery (Supports USB Type C|
1920 X 1080 Display
|MANUFACTURER WARRANTY||1 Year|
|SIZE||10inch x 14.3inch x 1.1inch ; D x W x H|
ACER NITRO 5 AN515-54-54W2 REVIEW
As for the design, it has red trimmings on the keyboard, backlight, trackpad, and the top rear bar. The display hinges feel reliable and secure, and the amount of ports on this machine is a big bonus (we’re going to talk about that later). The laptop has a comfortable keyboard, and most importantly, a user-controllable cooling system.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
The size of the laptop is 14.3 inches wide, 10 inches in-depth, and 1.1 inches in Height. And the weight of the laptop is 4.85 pounds.
The 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 Display with IPS machinery offers plenty of display space from basically every perspective. Acer managed to shrink the chassis bezel to a mere 0.3 inches to rectify the thicker bezels that plagued previous models. The display of dark scenes was quite clear. With the color reproduction from this Model, the Nitro 5 can be said to have a delightful display.
Another significant win for this laptop is its keyboard. There’s nothing distinctly special about it. Though the symbols are in red, the backlight only activates when plugged in, and the keys are difficult to see in the dark. Also, the WASD keys are highlighted in red colors. Overall, it’s a fast and responsive keyboard.
The laptop’s sound is a bit hyped on the high-end and has a lot of echoes. Although, you have the option to personalize it with the equalizer software. Long story short, it’s another laptop with a feeble audio.
Acer equipped the Nitro 5 system with a 2.4GHz i5-9300H processor, which makes running powerful applications with ease. This system was able to Withstand 25 web pages with five different YouTube videos playing together. Still, the system didn’t throttle under pressure. Also coupled with Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card, which plays most recent games good enough at ultra settings but sometimes stutters a bit.
In a file-transfer test, the Nitro 5’s 256GB SSD was able to duplicate 4.97GB of mixed multimedia files in 9.5 seconds, which can also be said to have a transfer rate of 565 megabytes per second. This is an excellent score considering this laptop’s rivals.
Like I said before, the port configuration on this system is very lovely. For a gaming system on this kind of budget, the Nitro 5 comes with a wealth of ports. On the right side, you’ll find a headphone/mic combo jack, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and a power port. Then on the left side of the system, it has even more ports, there you’ll find an SD card reader, a USB 3.0, an HDMI, a USB 3.1, also an Ethernet port and a Kensington lock port.
it’s dual-channeled slots with 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, can be upgraded to a maximum of 32GB.
Notably, the Acer Nitro 5’s battery life is better than you think from a gaming laptop of this price. Gaming laptops, as we know, are generally notorious for their bad battery life. So it’s not that much of a surprise that this laptop only had 3 hours and 20 minutes worth of battery life. There are, of course, several things to consider here as the Nitro 5 has a 9th generation processor, which can be energy-consuming.
This system can hardly be anyone’s dream gaming laptop. The Acer Nitro 5 doesn’t have plenty of firepower to handle the most demanding games in the market. Because it on the budget side. If you’re a serious hardcore pc gamer with more demands, then look elsewhere. But if you’re new to pc gaming and also on a budget and you’re willing to let go on a few things, the Nitro 5 is an option worth considering.