Acer Nitro 5 AN715 in review: Good performance but too loud ↺
Housing an Intel Core i7-12700H and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU, the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-738R has now joined the fray and is vying for the favor of gamers. Considering the technical specifications alone, the device is not bad. Granted, 512 GB of storage isn't the best for a gaming laptop nowadays, but still acceptable as it can be remedied quite easily.
CPU performance is good and the P and E cores provide a decent boost. However, a lot of the Intel Core i7-12700H's performance remains untapped because the power limit, which has no additional restrictions placed upon it, is not even remotely utilized. Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient for quick work in everyday life or even gaming. There is no game that the device cannot currently handle. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU so far proves to be adequate for the native display resolution of 1080p.
Another point of criticism extends to the connectivity. We would have liked at least two more USB ports here. On the other hand, the implementation of the Thunderbolt 4 interface is a positive aspect. This upgrades the device and expands the range of uses enormously. The biggest drawback, however, is the noise under load, which is simply not pleasant in performance mode (via Nitro Sense). We would even describe this as irritating, so that the use of performance mode cannot be recommended at all. More details can be found in our detailed review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-738R.