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Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-73GS)

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-73GS)

If you've been looking for a laptop to play your favourite games, this one could be worth your while. It doesn't exactly sport the latest or greatest hardware, but the extra graphical capabilities open many doors for gaming and creative tasks.

Regarding upgrades and maintenance, documentation is sadly a little thin. You do have options if you need better memory or storage space, but without the specifics, the process will go a lot smoother if you have some experience fiddling with laptop hardware.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1220.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck76th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power (General Purpose)96th percentile
Power (Graphical)92th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space98th percentile
Portability22th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile
Longevity39th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck69th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power (General Purpose)81th percentile
Power (Graphical)78th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space73th percentile
Portability52th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile
Longevity28th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H, 6 cores clocked from 2.6 to 5 GHz

GPU

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 Ti, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

57.5Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.3 × d25.5 × h2.39

Dimensions (in): w14.29 × d64.77 × h6.07

Weight (kg): 2.299

Weight (lbs.): 5.07

Features

  • Backlit
  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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