The versatile Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH 15-inch Full HD anti-glare IPS gamer laptop with 144Hz gaming speed is powered by 16GB of RAM and a high-performance Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H hybrid processor that accelerates multimedia processing, as well as NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing graphics card that supports a variety of games. This versatile black Windows 11 laptop is designed for gaming and creating, with a fast 512GB SSD storage, backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C connectivity.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH performance, battery life
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH is targeted at those who want a versatile 15-inch laptop with creative and gaming performance.
It delivers solid all-around performance that will satisfy a wide range of users. It is built around 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H hybrid processor housing the Iris Xe graphics.
Designers will be particularly interested in this core as it guarantees much faster processing than 8GB DDR4 and a conventional Quad/Hexa Core processor. The difference is particularly noticeable in RAM- and CPU-intensive jobs that take advantage of the multi-core – and therefore 12-core – Alder Lake. This is the case, for example, in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Designers will be even more pleased that the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card accelerates processing in GPU-intensive software such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere, VSDC or Sony Vegas.
Gamers who are willing to make concessions and want to play a lot of games will also appreciate the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing for this purpose.
The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is actually turned on/off automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks performed.
However, Optimus favors the Intel Iris Xe even though it is much less powerful, as it consumes little energy, which favors autonomy.
In this area, expect to run for about 5 hours on battery power in light use.
Still, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is used by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe, typically for gaming.
On the storage side, we find a 512GB SSD, a capacity similar to what the standard hard drives offer.
However, we can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a simple hard disk: greater resistance to shocks, lower energy consumption, silent operation or greater speed.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and reactivity in use than a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, games/software are launched much faster, as well as processing and starting/stopping, or even arriving faster on the maps of online games.
Finally, you can expect this versatile, gamer-oriented, multimedia-creating notebook to get loud and hot when pushed hard (e.g. processing, games).
A ventilated stand can be used if needed to limit temperatures (remember to check the dimensions!).
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH Specifications
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H (12 cores, 4P 2.5 GHz, 8E 1.8 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.5 Kg / 360.4 x 271.1 x 25.9-26.9|
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH vs. the competition
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH is currently on sale at Boulanger and is positioned in the middle of its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake).
If the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gamer laptop guide. With the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as it will have the most impact on performance.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-51LH chassis, connectors, screen
With its black, angular design, this versatile gamer and creative laptop has a sleek and elegant look.
This versatile creative gamer laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 ax wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, its HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
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The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is convenient to better distinguish its keys in low-light environments.
Thanks to its 144Hz frequency, the screen clearly enhances the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. In addition, it is also very suitable for displaying high-definition content such as videos thanks to its Full HD definition and 16:9 format, while its horizontal and vertical viewing angles are large thanks to its IPS technology. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen also offers a better visibility than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor).