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Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-52H0)

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-52H0)

This laptop could be an attractive option if you need to work graphic creation suites away from the desk, and it can also handle quite a few games when you're done. With fast storage and stronger-than-average graphics, it doesn't look like too many corners were cut in designing a cost-effective laptop of this calibre.

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 $1020.

Who it's For

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

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck78th percentile
Versatility59th percentile
Power (General Purpose)59th percentile
Power (Graphical)80th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)70th percentile
Storage Space87th percentile
Portability20th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile
Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
Longevity72th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck62th percentile
Versatility74th percentile
Power (General Purpose)45th percentile
Power (Graphical)66th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)59th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile
Ease of Maintenance88th percentile
Longevity54th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-10300H, 4 cores clocked from 2.5 to 4.5 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

57.5Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.34 × d25.5 × h2.39

Dimensions (in): w14.31 × d10.04 × h0.94

Weight (kg): 2.3

Weight (lbs.): 5.07

Features

  • Backlit
  • 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

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

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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Logitech Z407 Bluetooth Computer Speakers with Subwoofer (Z407)

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