Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235, Creator Gaming Laptop 17″ 144Hz RTX 3070 and Octo Core – LaptopSpirit – Soldes PC Laptop

Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235

It’s a nice overall power that takes care of theAcer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235, creative gamer laptop equipped with 16 GB of RAM and an Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor that accelerates multimedia processing, such as the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card that can run recent games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness, this versatile black laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose 144Hz frequency improves smoothness in games, a backlit keyboard or a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi AX connection, all under Windows 11.

Features of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235

Screen(s) 17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 300cd/m² 3ms ComfyView thin bezels (1920×1080, antiglare)
Processor Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.4GHz, 8 cores)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics Card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 reserved (up to 1485 MHz, TDP 75W), Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus
Storage 512GB 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)
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
audio system 2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.7kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9

The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 against the competition

The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 is now available for sale at Baker and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where the competition is very limited and where it is one of the few to run on Windows 11.

If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 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 AN517-54-7235

This laptop for gamers and creatives has a black design with angular lines and red accents, for a distinct gamer look.

CoolBoost technology is present to cool it by means of 2 adjustable fans via the NitroSense application, heat pipes and air vents.

The connectivity integrated into this maker-focused gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt, Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules, and Wi-Fi ax (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, but also 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) that transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.

The chiclet keyboard naturally features a backlight solution, so that the keys can be better distinguished in a dimly lit environment.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235

Gamers will be pleased that the screen has a 144Hz refresh rate which is higher than the standard 60Hz as it improves fluidity in games. In addition, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, while thanks to the IPS technology it reproduces colors more faithfully than average. With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also well suited for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content. In addition, the screen with an anti-reflective coating 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 AN517-54-7235

The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235 may appeal to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creating.

It is able to play recent and demanding games with a good level of detail because it includes the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing, a dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.

Namely, the GeForce RTX 3070 is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed. Optimus prefers the Iris Xe as much as possible, a graphics solution integrated into the processor, which allows you to view photos and videos, as well as run modest games. Despite everything, the Iris Xe turns out to be significantly less powerful than the GeForce RTX 3070. If Optimus prefers this, it is because of the lower energy consumption that promotes autonomy.

In this area you can expect about 6 hours of battery life with light use.
Still, the GeForce RTX 3070 is energized by Optimus when it comes to performing graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe.

As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3070 offers the advantage of speeding up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.

The Iris Xe is housed directly in the processor, an Octo Core i7-11800H Intel Tiger Lake-H that delivers overall power that may appeal to demanding users, especially as it is associated with 16GB of RAM. †

This core supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games and will therefore appeal to players but also makers because it offers much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. The difference is especially noticeable in work requiring CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.

In terms of storage, Acer opts for a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. Compared to the latter, an SSD is quieter, more energy-efficient, more shock-resistant and much faster.

In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, which means, for example, that games/software are started, processed and started/stopped much faster, or even get to the cards faster. spell.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7235

Of course, if 512GB is too small, you can rely on an external storage unit like a USB-C/Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.

Finally, if its weight and large size don’t make it one of the easiest to transport around, remember that a 17 inch offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (at home, for example).
Under heavy load, expect this versatile gaming laptop for multimedia creators to heat up and make a statement (e.g. games, treatments).

To reduce temperature, this computer can be fitted with a vented mount (remember to check the dimensions carefully!

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