Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z
Black design for theAcer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z, creative gaming laptop that can play recent games with its high-quality NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card that also speeds up processing, such as the powerful Hexa Core i5 Intel Tiger Lake-H processor and SSD storage fast 512 GB, which the reaction speed improves . Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose 144Hz frequency improves smoothness in games, this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a backlit keyboard or even connectivity to USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi. axe.
Most famous price: 1099€
Features of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 3ms ComfyView thin bezels (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 reserved, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi Ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.2, Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3kg / 363.4 x 255 x 23.9″|
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z against the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z is currently marketed by: E.Leclerc and is in the average of its category.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z 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 AN515-57-521Z
With a black design with red accents and angular lines, this versatile laptop for gamers and creatives has a gamer look
It is cooled by 2 fans including 1 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation, heat pipes and air outlets.
The connectivity integrated in this creative gaming laptop is good, including 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more efficient and more recent than WiFi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports, an HDMI video output that is useful for example to easily connect a TV or a monitor or even 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can be naturally backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in dimly lit environments.
The screen will interest gamers as it improves fluidity in games with a 144Hz refresh rate which is higher than the standard 60Hz. In addition, thanks to IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. The screen also lends itself very well to viewing videos and more generally High Definition content, as it uses a 16:9 format coupled with a Full HD definition. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-521Z is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and is creative.
Whether you’ve integrated the Iris Xe graphics portion into the processor or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 card, you can of course view photos and videos on this laptop designed to play and create with NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe and the GeForce RTX 3060 as needed. The Iris Xe is preferred by Optimus as much as possible, despite its much more modest advantages, because it consumes little energy, which favors autonomy compared to the GeForce RTX 3060, more powerful and greedy.
In this regard, count on about 5 hours of battery life with light use.
Thanks to the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing, high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card, you can play the latest titles and intensive 3D sources on this versatile laptop.
The GeForce RTX 3060 will also be of interest to creative people because it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
The Iris Xe is integrated directly into the Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor that delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying maximum users. And especially creators because it guarantees faster processing than a Quad Core in areas that require CPU resources that take advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Most famous price: 1099€
The Core i5-11400H is associated with 8 GB of standard RAM and SSD storage, which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the games/software launches are much faster, especially the processing and start/stop, and we reach the cards of online games faster.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive and at the same time more energy-efficient, more shock-resistant and quieter.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity comparable to that of standard hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, this versatile maker-focused gaming laptop heats up and makes itself heard under high stress (eg games, treatments), but at control levels for this type of computer.
To control temperatures if necessary, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†