Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) Notebook Design Review

Notebook Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 (2021) is the latest variant of Acer Nitro 5 (2021). Where this new variant already uses the 11th Generation Intel Core H45 series. While the previous variant uses the 11th Generation Intel Core H35 series.

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The specifications of this notebook use an Intel Core i5 11400H processor. Gaming laptops with Intel Core i5 processors usually have affordable prices and can even be categorized as cheap. Nitro 5 itself is a high-performance gaming laptop series from Acer that has an affordable price so it fits perfectly with the Intel Core i5 processor which also has an affordable price.

Interestingly, as an illustration, the Core i5 11400H has a performance that is difficult to match even by the previous generation Intel Core i7 H series processors. The latest processor is also combined with the latest variant of the RTX 30 Series, namely the RTX 3050 Laptop GPU which is designed for affordable gaming laptops.

This makes the Acer Nitro 5 (2021) ready-to-run games with Ray Tracing and DLSS technology. The combination of Intel processors and NVIDIA GPUs produces a Gaming Laptop that has the latest technology and performance but at an affordable price.

Notebook Design

The shape and curves of the body look not much different from the Acer Nitro 5 “H35”. Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) has a Clamshell Form Factor with Polycarbonate material.

Shale Black is the color offered by this notebook. The overall design, this 2021 Acer Nitro 5 has a cool appearance like a Gaming Laptop with a dominant Doff black color with red accents on the “tail” of the Laptop.

This laptop weighs 2.17 kg and has a charger of 469 grams. This is a charger with a power output of 180 Watts. So the total weight that will be transported by the user is 2.64 Kg. Meanwhile, the dimensions of this notebook are 36.3 cm long, 25.4 cm wide, and 2.3 cm thick.

The display of this notebook has a screen measuring 15.6 inches, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. The panel used is IPS, with a color coverage of 45% NTSC and a brightness level of 300 Nits.

The screen uses an Anti-Glare surface which makes users more comfortable. Refresh Rate 144 Hz with Response Time of 3 ms, which certainly makes the movement smoother and ready for competitive gaming.

The top frame is still made thick to place the 720P 30 fps Camera. While the screen frame on the right and left sides have been thinned with a thickness of only 7.02 mm.

In the audio aspect, this laptop is equipped with two speakers. The sound is not so loud, but it sounds quite detailed, with the direction of the sound output pointing towards the table surface. Audio Profile and Equalizer can be set via DTS:X Ultra Software. So it makes us comfortable when listening to the audio that is issued.

Available connectors include:

Left

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  • 1X Kensington Lock Slot
  • 1X Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2X USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1X 3.5MM Audio Combo Jack

Right

right port acer nitro 5
  • 1X Thunderbolt 4
  • Supports Display Out with Display Port protocol
  • Support Power Delivery
  • Still supports Thunderbolt 3 . devices
  • Ready to be paired with devices such as External SSD, External GPU, or Docking to increase the number and type of connectors on the Laptop
  • 1X USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1X HDMI

Behind

  • 1X DC-IN
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For the keyboard, it uses a typical Acer Gaming Laptop Keyboard with Chiclet keys which are equipped with NumPad keys that are suitable for quickly inputting numbers. The arrow keys remain the same size as the other keys. The ASDW keys and arrow keys are distinguished by a bold white border for easy identification.

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Please be careful with the Power Button placed together with the other Keyboard buttons. Luckily the Power button is in the Numpad button area separate from the main Keyboard button. There is also a special button to “call” the Nitro Sense Software. The keyboard has a Travel Distance of 1.6 mm so it is comfortable when playing games or typing.

Of course, there are RGB Backlit lights with four color zones, as well as four brightness levels that can be adjusted with the F9 and F10 keys. Light colors and effects can also be adjusted via the Nitro Sense Software.

The touchpad does not have dedicated buttons for left-click and right-click. This of course also uses the Windows Precision Driver. The position of the touchpad is parallel to the Space Bar button so that the position of the hand when typing is more comfortable.

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