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Acer Nitro 5 AN515 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Acer Nitro 5 AN515 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The price and keyboard are also appreciated, but comments about the durability and usability are mixed. Many are less positive about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

performance, keyboard, price, design, portability

battery, image quality, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Nitro 5 AN515 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = 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 : 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 (creativebloq.com)

Acer Nitro 5 review

 

Good performance for the price – but this model isn't without faults.

Consistent, versatile performance ; Reasonable keyboard ; Extremely affordable

Underwhelming screen ; Poor battery life ; Immature design

AMD's hardware delivers enough computing ability to handle most mainstream work tasks, and the Nitro 5 has good versatility elsewhere – but its low price means that compromises are made.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-52) review – budget refresh with Core i5-8300H / i7-8750H

 

It's been quite some time since the release of the Kaby Lake Refresh CPUs that surprised users with high performance but disappointed them with the fact that they don't go under the nam…

Nice design;Amazing IPS screen (the BOE version);Easy RAM and HDD/SSD upgrade;Good temperatures of the internal components at full load (for the RX 560X and GTX 1050 versions)

Relatively high temperatures of the corpus at full load (for the H-series configurations);The cooling won’t be powerful enough for GTX 1050 Ti;Not so comfortable touchpad

Jun, 2018

Price comparison for Acer Nitro 5 AN515 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series

  Store     Price
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel Core i5...
9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H Processor (Up to 4. 1GHz)
$714.00 TO SHOP
Acer Nitro 5 AN515 Laptop: Core i5-8300H, 15.6inch...
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H mobile processor (2.30GHz, up to 4.00 GHz, 4 cores, 8M Cache)
$730.00 TO SHOP
Acer Nitro 5 AN515 Laptop: Core i5-8300H, 15.6inch...
POWER: Powerful Intel i5 processor; 8 GB RAM memory enables speed and ease of use
$808.00 TO SHOP
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-54W2-15.6" FHD - i5-9300H...
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 15.6 inches 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
$699.00 TO SHOP
Acer - Nitro 5 15.6" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB...
Ryzen 5 Enjoy high application performance and smoother gaming experiences with AMD Ryzen 4000 Series...
$749.00 TO SHOP
Acer Nitro 5 - 15.6" Laptop Intel i5-9300H 2.4GHz...
This Certified Refurbished product is Certified Factory refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes...
$699.00 TO SHOP
2020 ACER Nitro 5 15.6" IPS FHD Premium Gaming...
9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H Processor (Quad-Core, 2.4 GHz Up to 4.1GHz, 8MB Cache), 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB...
$799.00 TO SHOP
Acer Nitro 5 15.6 FHD Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel...
Intel 9th gen Quad-Core i5-9300H processor (2.4 Ghz base frequency, Up to 4.1GHz, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8GB...
$799.00 TO SHOP
2020 Acer Nitro 5 AN515 15.6 Inch FHD Gaming Laptop...
15.6 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing...
$899.00 TO SHOP
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ...
7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor (Up to 2.5 GHz)
$739.00 TO SHOP

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