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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517 Series

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-77B8Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ, Intel Core i5 8300H, Intel Core i5 9300H, Intel Core i7 9750H, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg, 2.7kg, 2.766kg
Price: 700, 900, 1100, 1299, 1499, 1500 euro
Average Score: 80.19% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 89%, features: 49%, display: 86%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 85%

 

Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-86CX

The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is an ultra-slim, super-light convertible touchscreen laptop. It provides maximum versatility for the casual gamer. Featuring a sleek body with metal chassis, the Nitro 5 Spin uses powerful components and popular features to give user the tools they need to conquer any battlefield. User can just rotate the revolutionary 360° dual-torque hinge and watch this handy machine convert into a laptop, display, tent or tablet. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin features a vivid, 15.6” Full HD IPS display and enough battery life to keep user powered up all day long. The Nitro, has a dark metal look with red gaming highlights. The display cover features an Acer logo with a brushed hairline finish in the center. It is connected to the base by two stable red hinges which is also in aluminum look. The red highlights of the Nitro continue to run like a thread throughout the entire design concept. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin has a footprint of 38.1 x 25.8 cm (~15 x 10.2 inch) and is 1.79 cm (~0.7 inch) high. The Spin's 1,920 x 1,080 touch screen is not too shabby. The glossy 15.6-inch display produces rich hues and sharp enough details. Display size and resolution result in a pixel density of 141 PPI. The Nitro 5 is bright, averaging 296 nits. The touch panel is both fast and accurate too. The Acer FineTip keyboard and the snugly fitted number block have red lettering that is sufficiently easy to read. The entire keyboard is slightly sunk into the base unit, so that the device can be used easily in tablet mode without the user pressing a key by mistake. What is striking about the Nitro's keyboard is not only the red lettering and the red sides of the keys, but also the red WASD keys for gamers, further highlighted by bold lettering. On the right side of the keyboard, users will find a USB 2.0 port, an SD card reader, a headset jack, a secure lock slot and buttons for power and volume. A pair of USB 3.0 ports reside on the left with a USB Type-C port, full-size HDMI and a DC jack. Instead of adding a Gigabit Ethernet port, Acer is using its ExoAmp antenna and 2x2 MU-MIMO wireless tech to ensure that the laptop is able to maintain a stable wireless signal. The hardware configuration of the Nitro 5 Spin with Intel Core i7-8550U gives the Nitro a base clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin has a main storage device, which is a 256 GB SSD from Micron with an M.2 form factor and a 6-Gbps SATA interface. The Acer Nitro offers very satisfying system performance. It is equipped with a GeForce GTX 1050 from Nvidia. The device can display current games at medium details, and sometimes even at high details thanks to this mid-range GPU. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-86CXNotebook: Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-86CX
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1299 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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85.2% Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Display upgrade vs. SSD downgrade. On the outside, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is easily recognizable as the gaming version of the Acer Spin 5. However, trying to find other differences between the two convertibles is more difficult - there do not seem to be any at first glance. Is the Nitro hoping to reach gamer status by its red stripes alone, or does it have more to offer? We have put it to the test.

Foreign Reviews

Acer Nitro 5 Spin: первый игровой трансформер
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; slim size; large screen; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity; long battery life. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2018
Acer Nitro 5 Spin: первый игровой трансформер
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; slim size; large screen; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity; long battery life. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2018

 

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-57RG

Specifications

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-57RGNotebook: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-57RG
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-57RG Thanos Edition Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Acer Nitro 5 Thanos Edition is simply a must-to-be-purchased gaming laptop if we let our hearts decide on it. If the packaging itself made our mouths water, our eyes are teary-eyed when we saw the actual unit itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2018

 

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-55G9

Specifications

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-55G9Notebook: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-55G9
Processor: Intel Core i5 8300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 75.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

88% Acer Nitro 5 review: An affordable and very capable entry-level gaming laptop
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re looking for decent gaming performance and not getting into 4K gaming any time soon, the Acer Nitro 5 is a solid choice that isn’t going to break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 95% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85%
Acer Nitro 5 Review: A solid option for gaming on a budget
Source: G Style Magazine English
The Nitro 5 is a well balanced entry level gaming machine and for the money it’s really hard to beat. Coincidentally, the Nitro 5 is going on sale this week from 8/12 – 8/18 at $100 off so there’s even more of a reason to pick this machine up, especially at $699. There’s also an AMD RYZEN version of this machine as well if you’re in the RYZEN clan so you’ve got options. The Nitro 5 is a solid budget gaming machine and it’s exactly what it should be. Students can even get in on this price point. Who doesn’t want a really good machine to play some games when there’s down time. Take advantage of this great price and pick it up online HERE.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2018
60% Acer Nitro 5 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop provides solid midtier graphics performance on a budget and speedy overall performance, but the display doesn't pop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
79% Acer Nitro 5 review
Source: CNet English
Pure and simple, the Acer Nitro 5 is just a good deal with excellent mobile gaming performance for its wallet-friendly price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887

Specifications

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887Notebook: Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.766kg
Price: 1499 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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84.3% Acer Aspire Nitro 5 Laptop Review: A gaming laptop with decent battery life | Notebookcheck
Acer has proven several times with its Nitro 5 series that gaming laptops do not always have to be extremely expensive. The company is back again with a new 17.3-inch model that it equips with an Intel Core i7-9750H and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which should combine to create a solid foundation for this gaming laptop. Read on to find out how the latest Nitro 5 fares in our tests in this detailed review.

 

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-754T

Specifications

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-754TNotebook: Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-754T
Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Acer Nitro 5 review (2019 AN517-51 model – i7-9750H, GTX 1660Ti)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The 17-inch Nitro 5 remains true to its core values: excellent specs and competitive features in an affordable package. This version is more compact and sturdier built than its predecessors, packs updated hardware and a larger battery, as well as an optional 144 Hz screen on the higher-tier variants. The value is especially in the base-level models though, which earned our 4.25 rating, where the Nitro 5 outprices most of the competition, and which the thermal module can actually keep in check both in terms of performance, temperatures, and acoustics. Read on for the complete analysis.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW

Specifications

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YWNotebook: Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW
Processor: Intel Core i5 9300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

At a Glance: Acer Nitro 5 (2019) Review
Source: Extreme Tech English
Although the Nitro 5 gaming laptops can’t quite compete with Acer’s more powerful Predator 300 notebooks, it clearly offers fierce competition against Dell’s G5 15 Se. Not only is it competitive in terms of performance, but the Acer Nitro 5 discussed in today’s review sells for $879.99, whereas the Dell G5 15 Se typically retails for $1,018.99. The Dell is on sale right now for $919.99, but even after that, it’s an extra $40 for a very similar product. As such, I’d recommend the Acer Nitro 5 over its competition based on the current market conditions and performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2019
80% Acer Nitro 5 (17-inch, AN517-51-56YW) review: Here's your cheap Fortnite laptop
Source: PC World English
The ultimate question is whether the Nitro 5 needs a better-performing CPU, even if it would push pricing closer to the $1,000 mark. The answer, at least to me, is no. Even without a Core i7 processor, the Nitro 5 accomplishes its mission of running games like Fortnite smoothly at maximum graphics settings, and it does so on a big screen with slim bezels. Every laptop has compromises, and the Nitro 5 makes the right ones in pursuit of entry-level gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Nitro 5 (17-inch, AN517-51-56YW) review: Here's your cheap Fortnite laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
In the field of low-end gaming laptops, Acer’s latest Nitro 5 (model AN517-51-56YW) is about as budget as they come. But for $880, you don’t need more than what the Acer Nitro 5 offers to play Fortnite and Apex Legends at 1080p and 60 frames per second with maximum settings. You can cross the same frame rate and resolution hurdles in lots of other modern games with a few minor graphical tweaks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2019
80% Acer Nitro 5 (2019) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The updated Nitro 5 is a solid gaming laptop for casual gamers who want middle-tier performance at an entry-level price. This machine's plastic body is a bit chunky, but the 9th Gen Core i5 processor and Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU more than make up for the chassis. For about $300 more, you can get the Dell G5 15, which offers better battery life, improved performance and a lighter body. But if value is more important to you, grab the Acer Nitro 5 and put the money you save toward a few games.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-77B8

Specifications

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-77B8Notebook: Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-77B8
Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-77B8
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2019

 

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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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop): Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070.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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.Intel Core i5:

7300HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz without Hyper Threading (which is supported by the faster i7 CPUs). The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1000 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).8300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz (3.9 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). 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++). Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.2 kg:

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

2.766 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


80.19%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-70U7
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)

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HP Gaming Pavilion 17-cd0222ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU028T
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Ryzen 7 3750H

Devices with the same GPU

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-53YM
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus Strix G G531GT-BI7N6
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.39 kg
Acer Predator Triton 300-15
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SY00A6SP
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell XPS 15 7590-K6XWV
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH-81LK0093MB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell G3 15 3590-cn35917
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
HP Pavilion 15-dk0042tx
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Legion Y545-15-81T20005US
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ020
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51-752B
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Lenovo Legion Y540 15-IRH-81SY001KSB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ005
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-73KT
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus Strix G531GT-BI7N6
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.712 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer ConceptD 7 CN715-71-73A9
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-92A7
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 9980HK, 17.3", 4.5 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-NH.Q53EA.007
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire Nitro 7 AN715-51-70D6
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-7091
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 4.5 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-78T7
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52-51P6
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Triton 900 PT917-71-93MW
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 4.5 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06-26 (Update: 2018-06-26)