Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM
Gamers and creatives will love theAcer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM, a creative gamer laptop that can play recent games with its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card that accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with its Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor with 14 hybrid cores and its large amount of high-performance 32 GB RAM, as well as the fast 1 TB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS 2.5K High Definition anti-glare screen that enhances gaming fluidity with its 165Hz frequency, this versatile laptop designed for gaming benefits from a backlit keyboard and connectivity to USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi -Fiax, all under Windows 11.
Features of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM
|Screen(s)||17.3” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz ComfyView thin bezels (2560×1440, anti-glare)|
|processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.3GHz, 8E 1.7GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB GDDR6 Dedicated Processor Integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.2 (Gen2, 1 powered) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi AX (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX 1650i), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer Ethernet E2600)|
|audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cell 90 3560mAh 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||3kg / 400.5 x 294.5 x 27.85-18.6|
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM is currently shown in promotion at Darty and at the fnac† It is positioned as one of the most powerful in terms of graphics in its category and one of the few to offer Thunderbolt connectivity with such a recent processor and graphics card, as well as such a large amount of RAM and a high-frequency display. . and definition so high.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM
With its black design with angular lines and red accents, this laptop has a distinct gamer look for creators and gamers.
It is cooled by CoolBoost technology through 2 fans, heat pipes and vents, the NitroSense application allows to control the fans.
The connectivity integrated into this maker-focused gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt, Bluetooth 5, and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
You can of course illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is useful for better distinguishing them in the dark.
The screen will appeal to fans of High Definition content such as videos as it uses 2.5K QHD definition which is superior to Full HD in relation to a 16:9 format. Players are not forgotten as the screen adopts a 165 Hz refresh rate which is higher than the standard 60 Hz, which improves the smoothness in games. Thanks to the IPS technology, the screen also has wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, while colors are reproduced more faithfully than average. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy screen in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors), while being more soothing to the eyes with prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-76QM may appeal to those who want to acquire a versatile 17-inch High Definition laptop PC that performs in games and creation.
It includes a large amount of RAM of 32 GB above average, very noticeable in multitasking and to see what comes in this area. Suffice it to say that the processor advantageously supports an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H with 14 hybrid cores.
This core guarantees an overall power that can seduce demanding users, incomparable to that of the vast majority of laptops on the market.
This core will especially appeal to makers because it guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 and a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core processor. We strongly feel the difference in demanding work in RAM and CPU resources that use multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which is also interesting for creatives.
The main target of this versatile multimedia laptop, gamers are not forgotten as the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing is still a dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card. This GPU allows us to indulge in recent games while the 2.5K definition requires more graphics power than Full HD, implying lower fps.
Depending on the tasks performed, NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated directly into the Alder Lake-H Core i7.
Optimus takes full advantage of the Iris Xe despite its much more modest advantages as it consumes little energy and thus favors autonomy. In this area you can expect about 6 hours of battery life with light use.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe. With one or the other, of course, it is possible to view photos and videos.
The storage is up to par as we find an integrated SSD whose large capacity of 1 TB competes in this area with hard drives in this area.
As a bonus, an SSD offers several advantages over a simple hard drive: greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, quiet operation but also higher speed.
On a daily basis, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity than a simple hard drive, implying in particular a faster arrival on the cards of online games than with a simple hard drive or even more game/software launches. and start/stop.
Finally, if this versatile multimedia gamer-oriented gamer laptop isn’t the easiest laptop to transport, it offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly seated use (e.g. at home).
The fact remains that with strong stress (eg games, treatments) it warms up and is heard.
If you want to limit the temperature, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†