Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R5A1
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R5A1
Source: PC World
As you have just read (unless you skipped to the end), the Acer Nitro 5 AN517 is not without its faults. But every budget laptop makes a few missteps and none of our issues with this 17.3-inch Nitro 5 are deal breakers. Sure, the plastic chassis is clunky, the display isn’t the brightest, the keyboard is only so-so, the touchpad is tiny, and the webcam is terrible. These design drawbacks are what you must tolerate for the bang that this Nitro 5 provides for your gaming buck. At its core, the Nitro 5’s CPU-GPU pairing of the Ryzen 7 6800H and RTX 3060 graphics allow it to hang with pricier gaming laptops. For budget-conscious buyers, this $1,200 Nitro 5 configuration delivers strong 3D performance for the price while also providing a roomy display, quiet operation, and adequate battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
While there isn’t too much special about the Nitro 5’s build, the total package is a strong value. The list price isn't quite a bargain, but Micro Center's price (at the time of writing) is much closer. An RTX 3060 is a deal at $1,200, but still reasonable at $1,500, and the fast processor and plenty of storage justify the cost. The laptop is large and heavy, limiting usefulness for most buyers seeking a portable option. But, if your priority is a big screen and decent performance without breaking the bank, this is a fair, full-featured deal. If you're not sold and would consider a smaller size, check out the MSI Katana, our top pick for a great deal at 15 inches.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.
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.
R7 6800H: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 3.2 to 4.7 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 12 CUs clocked at up to 2,200 MHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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