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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5GT

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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5GT
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5GT (Aspire Nitro 5 AN515 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1275 MHz, Memory: 1450 MHz, GDDR5
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400,
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
,
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ AMD K17.1 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 (a/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 390 x 266 ( = 1.06 x 15.35 x 10.47 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 3320 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds), Power Supply: 480 g ( = 16.93 oz / 1.06 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5GT

50% Acer Nitro 5 (AMD) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Even for $670, Acer's AMD Nitro 5 is hard to recommend, mostly because of its underwhelming performance and graphics. To top it off, the battery life and speakers are equally subpar. If you're set on getting a Nitro 5, you might as well pick up the newest model, which starts at $729 and sports a 9th Gen Core i5 CPU and a GTX 1050 GPU. Even the Intel version of this model offers stronger performance and better battery life for $789 on NewEgg. Overall, the Nitro 5 fails to hit the mark, even for a budget gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Acer Nitro 5 (AMD Ryzen 5) long term review: Casual gaming i ..
Source: Gadget Show English
The Acer Nitro 5 offers a lot of choices in terms of hardwar ..
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD - Ryzen Plus Polaris
Source: AnandTech English
Overall a performant combination, a single APU is still at times limited – if not by its own innate performance than by the clockspeeds and total throughput the low-TDP part can sustain. So what do you if you need more performance, particularly GPU performance? As always, you go the tried and true route: you add a discrete GPU. Acer has done just this with their Nitro 5 laptop, which in the case of the model we're looking at today, pairs up a Ryzen APU with a Radeon RX 560X GPU in order to produce a thrifty, entry-level gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2019
60% Acer Nitro 5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Inevitable compromises can be found in most areas of the Acer Nitro 5, but it remains a capable and affordable laptop with enough power to handle mainstream gaming and esports titles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Nitro 5 (2018, AMD Ryzen)
Source: PC Mag English
If you think making an under-$1,000 gaming laptop is tough, try an under-$700 one: The AMD-based Acer Nitro 5 grabs the bottom rung of the 1080p gaming ladder and delivers decent value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2018

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AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop): Renamed Radeon RX 560 with slightly altered clock speeds. Offers 1024 shader cores and a usual clock speed of 1175 - 1275 MHz.

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.

2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.» 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.

2.4 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.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), Ryzen 7 2700U

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Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz, 560X)
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 1.83 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-12-20 (Update: 2018-12-20)