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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2


Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 (Nitro 5 AN515 Series)
Intel Core i5-9300H 4 x 2.4 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1395 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 417.88, Optimus
8 GB 
, 2 x 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, all slots occupied. Max. 32 GB
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG LP156WFC-SPD1 (LGD0563), IPS, Full-HD, 60 Hz, glossy: no
Intel HM370
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, PCIe SSD. Slots: 2 x M.2 2280 & 1 x 2.5-inch
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Video, Speech)
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combined 3.5 mm headphone & microphone jack
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 363 x 255 ( = 1.06 x 14.29 x 10.04 in)
57 Wh, 3720 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Quick start guide, Warranty booklet, HDD upgrade cable, various manufacturer tools, Norton Security Ultra, XSplit Gamecaster trial, 24 Months Warranty
2.158 kg ( = 76.12 oz / 4.76 pounds), Power Supply: 450 g ( = 15.87 oz / 0.99 pounds)
1100 EUR



Average Score: 80.13% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: 48%, display: 85% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2

82.5% Acer Nitro 5 (Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
While OEMs currently reserve Nvidia RTX 20-series GPUs for their more expensive gaming laptops, Acer has chosen to equip its attractively priced Nitro series with GeForce GTX 1600-series chips. Read on to find out how the entry-level model performs in our detailed review.
Update: Affordable Core i7-9750H variant is around 21% faster
80% Acer Nitro 5 (2019) review: A great budget-conscious laptop, at least for the moment
Source: PC World English version
Honestly the only aspect of the Nitro 5 that gives me pause is longevity. Look at that Rise of the Tomb Raider 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 worse from here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Nitro 5 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Acer Nitro 5 is worth considering if you’re in the market for a laptop either to play the likes of Fortnite or Apex Legends and squeeze in a bit of coursework or Instagram snooping on the side, and not have to spend over a grand for the privilege. It’s a great value for money laptop that hits a lot of the right points. However, in terms of performance, it’s virtually on par with the Dell G5 15 from last year, which you can now pick up for a little less money. When you consider the Acer Nitro 5 features some of the latest components, that’s not a good look. Then again, the Acer Nitro 5 boasts a slick design and a keyboard that’s more comfortable to type on, and the screen’s a little nicer to look at than that of the Dell G5 15, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 2019 budget gaming laptops – what to expect
Source: Ultrabook Review English version
Of course, we’ll have to wait for our review units to see how the new hardware actually performs and whether the cooling can keep it in check, as well as whether the audio rises to the hype. My potential concerns still go towards noisy fans and high-case temperatures in long gaming sessions, as well as on audio and the overall panel quality, aspects manufacturers tend to skimp over on budget laptops.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2019

Foreign Reviews

88% İnce çerçeveli oyun deneyimi; Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54 incelemesi
Source: TR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 88%


Model: I think it would be fair to say that Acer is kind of the king of budget gaming. Considering the variety of models they provide and from the point of hardware they come with, yes, it is pretty fair.

So, Nitro 5 models come with new generation of processors and GPUs now. Performance gain? Maybe only slightly. But still you get the latest tech pretty cheap compared to what is available on the market. Of course, you won’t be able to get the “top” GPU for around 800 to 1,000$, that would be a dream. But what you get is still pretty decent. Of course you have to make compromises, in terms of case quality for instance or heating.

Compared to previous years models there is not much of a change happening overall. Slight performance increase is something, but some problems as noise production and heating might still be continuing.

Would you be a happy gamer when you buy Aspire Nitro 5? It depends. As I said it is not the “best”, because it is just a budget model. But is it all worth it? Definitely, yes. Could it have been better? With this price, I would doubt that.

If you need higher specs, you should again look for higher end devices, maybe the Predator Helios series or MSIs GS65 models. But those won’t be as cheap as new generation Nitro 5 models, just keep that in mind.

Overall, if you are a casual gamer or most of the time what you play is games like League of Legends, CS:GO, or Overwatch, APEX, it will do the job. I guess, I don’t have to say that you wont be able to stream at the same time, because that is something else and would be too much for the current specs. But for a casual gamer, the new Nitro 5 generation should be enough. If you know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed. Just don’t play everything on high or very high settings and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you consider the Nitro 5 for multimedia, programming etc., it will do an outstanding job with the hardware it has. For voice editing etc. you might feel the need of an external sound card. For video editing a nice external monitor will help you as well. Why I am saying these things? Because, this laptop is relatively cheap with the hardware it is coming.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. Available with 896 and 1024 shaders.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-9300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.

80.13%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-26 (Update: 2019-04-26)