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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2

Specifications

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 (Nitro 5 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1395 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 417.88, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2 x 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, all slots occupied. Max. 32 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG LP156WFC-SPD1 (LGD0563), IPS, Full-HD, 60 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, PCIe SSD. Slots: 2 x M.2 2280 & 1 x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Video, Speech)
Connections
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
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 363 x 255 ( = 1.06 x 14.29 x 10.04 in)
Battery
57 Wh, 3720 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
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
Weight
2.158 kg ( = 76.12 oz / 4.76 pounds), Power Supply: 450 g ( = 15.87 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
1100 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 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.
70% Acer Nitro 5 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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
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

Comment

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 (Laptop): 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.  These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


76.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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