Acer Nitro 5: RTX 3060 laptop with a great price-to-performance ratio
The Nitro 5 AN515-55 is made of matte black plastic. It feels solid and has an angular design. The keyboard is not particularly good. Most gamers are going to find the touchpad to be decent, though. There is also a four-level RGB keyboard backlight.
The main feature of the Nitro 5 AN515-55 is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. The Nitro 5 offers just enough CPU performance to take full advantage of the RTX 3060. There are no unusual features here. The Nitro 5 is just a standard gaming laptop that performs its primary function exceptionally well, for a device in this price bracket. The use of a last-generation processor is not a bad choice as long as it leads to a lower price tag. The variants with Tiger Lake chips and RTX 3000-series GPUs are on their way anyway. The most important thing for gamers is that the Nitro 5 features a current-generation GPU. It is also worth mentioning that the Nitro 5 with the Core i5-10300H would still get the same scores in the CineBench benchmarks even if it came with a last-generation graphics chip.
The display cut a fine figure in our review. Thanks to the 144-Hz panel and the RTX 3060, gamers will be able to enjoy many titles at high frame rates. We have two main points of criticism which have to deal with the keyboard and the battery life. The Nitro 5 achieves subpar battery runtimes when compared to similarly priced gaming laptops with bigger batteries. In any case, though, the vast majority of gaming laptops are not known for having long battery runtimes.
To learn more about the Nitro 5 AN515-55, check out our extensive review.