Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M
To play and create, you can turn to the creator’s gamer laptop Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M black that can play recent games with its high-performance NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card that also speeds up processing, such as the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor with 14 hybrid cores and 16 powerful GB of RAM. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen that improves gaming fluidity with its 165Hz frequency, this versatile multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, a backlit retro keyboard or a connection to Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.
Features of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 165Hz ComfyView 3ms 300cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.4GHz, 8E 1.8GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB GDDR6 reserved, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 57 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.5kg / 360.4 x 271.1 x 25.9-26.9|
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M is currently available at: Cdiscount and is positioned as one of the most powerful in terms of graphics in its category, where it is also one of the few to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake) under Windows 11 and Thunderbolt connectivity.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M doesn’t meet all your criteria, check out our gaming laptop guide to find other configurations to play with on a similar budget. 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 AN515-58-705M
It has an original gamer look while adopting the codes of the genre with its black design with angular lines.
Partly positioned at the back, the connectivity integrated into this creative gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or monitor, wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
A backlight system naturally equips the chiclet keyboard, which is practical to better distinguish the keys in the dark.
Players will be pleased that the screen adopts a 165Hz refresh rate as it improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz, especially as the latency has been reduced to 3ms. As a bonus, thanks to the IPS technology, the screen has considerable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. It also lends itself very well to displaying High Definition content such as videos with its Full HD definition and 16:9 format. Due to the anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-705M is for those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 15-inch laptop PC that performs well in games and creation.
Since it includes the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card, this versatile multimedia laptop is able to run recent and demanding games with a good level of detail.
In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will also interest makers because it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is enabled by NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe.
Integrated into the processor, the Iris Xe, like the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, makes it possible to view photos and videos, as well as to play modest titles. As a bonus, the Iris Xe consumes less energy, which promotes autonomy. Expect about 5 hours of battery life with light use in this regard.
Depending on the needs, Optimus therefore switches automatically and in real time between the Intel Iris Xe and the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, activating the latter to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the former, usually for gaming.
The Iris Xe is integrated directly into the processor, an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H with 14 hybrid cores here combined with 16 GB of RAM to deliver overall power capable of satisfying demanding users.
Creatives will especially appreciate this core, which in particular exploits the RAM and the 14 hybrid cores of the Alder Lake-H among the software that takes advantage of it. This is the case, for example, in multimedia work such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
In addition, SSD storage helps speed up processing, just like the GPU, as it is much faster than a hard drive, while being more power efficient, more shock resistant, and quieter.
Specifically, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to online game cards faster and you get much faster game/software starts, processing and start/stops.
In addition, here we are dealing with a large-capacity 1TB SSD that competes in this area with what hard drives offer.
Finally, in the event of severe stress (e.g. games, treatments), expect this versatile multimedia creator to warm up gaming laptop PC and make a statement.
To limit temperatures if necessary, you can add a vented support to this computer (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†