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Acer Nitro 5 15.6-Inch (AN515 Series)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-Inch (AN515 Series)
alaScore 94

119 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Acer Nitro 5 15.6-Inch (AN515 Series). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Nitro 5 15.6-Inch (AN515 Series) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Nitro 5 review: A Coffee Lake-flavored gaming laptop that won't empty your wallet

 

The Acer Nitro 5 may be big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen, but if you're shopping for a gaming laptop that handle AAA titles without breaking the bank, it delivers the goods.

Impressive graphics performance for the price ; Boasts Coffee Lake Core i5 CPU with Hyper-Threading ; Comfy keyboard with above-average speakers

Bulky and heavy ; Middling battery life ; Relatively dim, non-touch display ; Falls short of 60-fps visuals at maxed graphics settings

Budget gaming laptops don't get as much of a break as their mainstream cousins. They still face intense pressure to deliver. The Acer Nitro 5 is big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen. But if you're shopping for a gaming laptop...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Acer's Nitro 5 laptop has gaming muscle on the cheap

 

Good performance and a low price will help you ignore its few flaws.

The Acer Nitro 5 is an understated gaming laptop that's well configured for the money. You can easily add more memory and storage. It has an ample port assortment, including USB 3.1 Type-C.

The laptop's build quality isn't the best, and some might be disappointed by the display's color performance.

Pure and simple, the Acer Nitro 5 is just a good deal with excellent mobile gaming performance for its wallet-friendly price.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

Acer Nitro 5: gaming on a budget

 

A reliable budget gaming laptop, but it's no esports champ

Priced aggressively ; It can actually play games! ; Has a backlit keyboard with hardware monitoring software

Flimsy lid ; It’s flexible ; Upper portions of keyboard get warm ; It’s heavy

After all, if you’re sharpening your skills and eliminating foes in multiplayer games, does it really matter how much eye candy you have?

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Acer Nitro 5

 

The Acer Nitro 5 is an inexpensive gaming laptop that promises a good gaming experience even at full HD resolution, but it cuts some corners on build quality and everyday computing performance.

Long battery life. Lighter than some 15-inch gaming laptops. Impressive graphics performance for the price.

Middling performance on everyday computing tasks. Lackluster build quality in some areas. Single-color keyboard backlight. Hard-to-read keys.

Bottom Line: The Acer Nitro 5 is an inexpensive gaming laptop that promises a good gaming experience even at full HD resolution, but it cuts some corners on build quality and everyday computing performance.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Acer Nitro 5 (2019) review: A great budget-conscious laptop, at least for the moment

 

Acer's Nitro 5 may age quickly with its entry-level hardware, but it's a great option for budget-minded buyers who enjoy light gaming and wouldn't mind upgrading in a few years.

Excellent keyboard ; Inexpensive ; Great battery life

Awkward shape ; Low-level performance ; Dim screen

Honestly the only aspect of the Nitro 5 that gives me pause is longevity. Look at that benchmark again: The GTX 1650 struggles with a four-year-old game. You’re definitely not going to max out most of 2019’s biggest releases, and it’s only going to get...

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD - Ryzen Plus Polaris

 

In the last year we've taken a look at a couple AMD Ryzen APU-powered (Raven Ridge) laptops, and while these laptops have had their ups and downs in terms of battery life, one area where AMD has never shied away from is total performance. Even in a...

Even with the shortcomings, the Acer Nitro 5 is still a great value. The AMD powered model is even more so. At $669.99 as a starting price, it’s well under most Ultrabooks in terms of cost, yet delivers far more performance. And with the 256GB SSD...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Nitro 5

 

Fast overall performance; Solid graphics, Lots of ports; Decent value ; Subpar display; Awful webcam; Keyboard could be more clicky ; The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop provides solid midtier graphics performance on a budget and speedy overall performance,...

Subpar display; Awful webcam; Keyboard could be more clicky ; The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop provides solid midtier graphics performance on a budget and speedy overall performance, but the display doesn't pop.

The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop provides solid midtier graphics performance on a budget and speedy overall performance, but the display doesn't pop.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX 560X, FHD) Laptop Review

 

A rare sight. While Intel and Nvidia still call the shots in the high-end segment, AMD is quite well-positioned in affordable laptops. The best example is the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 with a Ryzen 7 2700U and Radeon RX 560X, which can be purchased for...

decent battery life thanks to efficient hardware ; convincing price-performance ratio ; good IPS panel

no Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen2 ; single-channel RAM only ; weak SSD during writing

AMD enthusiasts who have been yearning for a suitable multimedia notebook with gaming ambitions are exactly at the right address with the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0. Okay, you can see various cost-cutting measures (small battery, meager connections,...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Nitro 5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Budget gaming laptop. With the Nitro 5, Acer offers a 15-inch notebook for price-conscious gamers. It features a 6-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB SSD for less than 1,500 Euros (~ $1,760). The matte Full HD display is driven by a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Great contrast ratio and viewing angles of the display ; Relatively good price-performance ratio ; Switching between dedicated GPU and iGPU ; Great battery life ; Fast Wi-Fi

Mediocre connectivity (no Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen2 or DisplayPort) ; Poor color gamut

The Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best budget gaming notebooks currently available on the market, even though it has some minor flaws. Acer offers you an attractively priced device, which is successful in almost every aspect - if you can live with the...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Nitro 5 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

 

Slim entry-level gamer. Acer's slim gaming notebook can offer an IPS display and a fast NVMe SSD as well as good battery runtimes.

high-contrast display ; Full HD resolution ; fast NVMe SSD ; good battery runtimes ; AC Wi-Fi ; Type-C USB ; maintenance hatches

dark screen

"Powerful notebook for casual gaming" - this is how Acer describes the Nitro 5 - a very fitting description. The inserted Core i7 processor offers sufficient processing power for all important areas of use. Combined with the GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics...

Sep, 2017

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