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Acer Nitro 5 AN515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Acer Nitro 5 AN515. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the keyboard and usability. There are some mixed views about the durability.

price, performance, design, battery, size

usability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

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 : Florian Glaser (

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 (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Acer Nitro 5


The Acer Nitro 5 is an £899 gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics chip and a 1080p screen. Can it step up to its more expensive rivals?

Solid Full HD gaming pace ; Attractive design ; Cheaper than the competition

So-so screen ; Single-channel memory ; Mediocre battery life

The £899 model I’ve reviewed, the Nitro 5 AN515-51, is powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. That’s the same as the bottom-spec Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming and Asus ROG STRIX GL553. All three can be upgraded to the more powerful GTX 1050 Ti,...

Sep, 2017

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Great features


I bought this for my son and he loves it.plays the games he wants with no problems

Dec, 2018

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Nov, 2018

Consumer review (

Great gaming laptop very happy


Great all rounder weather you want to play games or just browse the internet or use it for video editing or anything else perfect.

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (

Great Laptop


I brought this laptop as my everyday one was getting slow. I'm so glad i did as it loads pages faster and on power up to being able to use is seconds. Haven't use to full potential yet but so far i can't fault this item.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (

Perfect choice.


I purchased this whilst on a great Very offer for a Christmas gift.Cosmetically the design is brilliant. I have relied upon other customer feedback to help me choose from a technical point of view.

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


Front camera:Y


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product color:Black
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:135


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:135


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6300HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959
Processor code:SR2FP
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Fingerprint reader: No


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.902
Height (rear):0.902