Acer usually positions its nitro gaming laptop as a budget lineup, but the Ryzen 7 5800H and RTX 3070 new Acer Nitro 5, it seems to be a strong mid-range competitor this time around, these components are priced a bit higher than we’re used to from the Nitro, and when you add that Acer is the only resolution available in the 15-inch configuration of the 1440p laptop.
It seems like Acer is really over budget with this Nitro 5 update Going beyond still retains the generally chunky look of its predecessors and hasn’t gone top-of-the-line with new trends like a 16:10 aspect ratio, but offers great overall performance and is at an absolute minimum price point showing that Acer believes it is rivaling the Alienware to be able to, Asus ROG and more of the best gaming laptops.
Design of Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 hasn’t done much overhaul since the last one we tested, but as the bezels of the best gaming laptops get thinner and the aesthetics slimmer, this Nitro design looks eye-catching in comparison. The beveled edges and red accents try to emphasize the performance, but details like the laptop’s cheap plastic casing that looks practically addicted to fingerprints give away its cheap origins. There are signs everywhere on this bowl, a general sci-fi theme on the lid, and a fan-shaped red grill on the back. and the WASD keys also have white borders.
In addition, WASD keys have their own independent fonts. It’s safe to say that the look of this laptop has a lot going for it.
The horizontal border is about 1″ long, and the height of the border above the screen is almost 1 1/2″. Although they are thinner than other Nitro models, they cannot keep up with the competition and make the screen appear less generous than usual. Which is a shame in view of the resolution of 2560 x 1440.
Compared to competitors with similar equipment, this notebook is also bulky and thick. At 14.31 x 10.04 x 0.94 inches, longer and thicker than the three laptops we tested.Including Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 (14.02 x 10.73 x 0.9 inches), ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (13.98 x 9.59 x 0.78 inches) and the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition (13.94 x 10.2 x 1.07 in).
On the other hand, this laptop has a variety of ports, which are usually well placed.There are two USB 3 ports on the left.
2 Gen 1 TypA port, 1 RJ45 Ethernet connector, 1 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack and a Kensington lock slot.On the right is the only USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A supports power-off charging, 1 USB port 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 ports and HDMI port.My only complaint is that the power cord is plugged into the back of the laptop, which is a bit cumbersome because it is the only input.
The Acer Nitro 5 has a 15.The 6-inch IPS screen and the model we tested have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a refresh rate of 165Hz. Laptops, but the picture itself was excellent in various conditions.I used this screen to watch the trailer of F9: Fast Saga and found that the bright red and yellow of the car are beautiful and definitely not boring.
The screen is also very comfortable, if not impressive, it is the biggest in the whole process downside I had was that the moderate glare, which was much less in low light, was noticeable.
Our entire color and gloss laboratory tests have confirmed my experience. The Acer Nitro 5 covered 84.5% of the DCIP3 spectrum and only lost to the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 in all of our test candidates. It was much lower at 75.8%, while ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition’s IP3 coverage is only slightly higher than Zephyrus, reaching 76.7%.
The Nitro’s display achieved the lowest value of our test candidates in our tests with an average of 271 cd / m².ROG Strix is the only laptop with close to 280 nits, while Alienware’s brightness is much higher at 328 nits.
Audio on the Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 has two downward facing speakers that have no partner branding, but still have high fidelity. The tradeoff here is volume. I listened to Montero (Call Me By Your Name) Lil Nas X to test these speakers, and the first thing I noticed was how quiet the song is. This improved a bit after I slowed down, but I still had to turn up the volume 70% to have a pleasant experience.
Even 100% of the songs will not exceed my office. However, for a person, this is a lot of volume. As for the song itself, the lyrics and treble are strong, and all the bass elements are there.
I found that the song’s bass, which includes synth, claps, and vocal tracks, mixes more on the Nitro than on the headphones where it was more pronounced, but that’s still better than other laptops I’ve tested. I completely left one of these traces. Acer Nitro 5 also has many preset audio post-processing options in the NitroSense software, although most of them are for different game types. Unsurprisingly, the music preset works best for Montero, but if you want you can switch to movie presets to emphasize sound effects, preset voice to emphasize vocals, preset shooter to emphasize directionality, etc.
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