Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8
Power in gaming and creativity, that’s what a creative gaming laptop offers Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8 with a high-end GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that lets you play the latest games. This GPU also accelerates multimedia processing, as does the AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core Cezanne processor and powerful 16GB of RAM, while 1TB of comfortably fast SSD storage boosts its responsiveness. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display that improves fluidity in games at 144Hz, this versatile black laptop for gaming and creativity running Windows 11 also offers a backlit keyboard, as well as Wi-Fi and USB connectivity. -C.
Specifications of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC 300cd/m² ComfyView slim bezels (1920×1080, non-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3560mAh 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9|
Against the competition Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8 is currently on display Presentation on GrosBill and the horse Cybertek. It offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only cards to offer such a powerful graphics card and come with Windows.
If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8 doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. Choose the model with the most powerful graphics card for the same budget, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8 chassis, connectors, screen
Aimed at gamers and creatives, this versatile multimedia laptop, cooled by heatpipes, 2 fans (speed adjustable via NitroSense software) and air vents, has a distinctly gamer look with its black design with angular lines.
1 from USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) for remote communication and connection, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, such as Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB 3.0/.2 (USB 2.0 compatible) USB 3.0 that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect peripherals.
You can of course illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is practical to better distinguish your keys in the dark.
Gamers will appreciate the display’s 144Hz refresh rate, as it improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. With Full HD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, the screen is also well suited for displaying High Definition content such as videos. The screen also reproduces colors more accurately than average, while providing significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to IPS technology. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is more comfortable for the eyes during longer periods of use than a glossy panel, providing better visibility in a bright environment (for example, outdoors).
Performance, Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8 autonomy
The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R6Z8 will appeal to those looking for a powerful, versatile 17-inch laptop for gaming and creativity, equipped with one of the most powerful mobile graphics cards available.
GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing is indeed on board, the high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics card is capable of handling the latest games that consume graphics resources at a good level.
Gamers will therefore be pleased with the power achieved in games thanks to the GeForce RTX 3080, which will also be of interest to creators. Because it accelerates performance under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In fact, GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing is enabled/disabled automatically and in real-time with Optimus technology. It is asked to perform graphics processing which is considered too heavy for Radeon Vega 8.
Radeon Vega 8, integrated directly into the AMD processor, allows you to view photos and videos like GeForce RTX 3080. Its main asset? Low power consumption, which allows you to get about 5 hours of battery autonomy in light use.
The Radeon Vega 8 is directly integrated into the AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Generation Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H processor, which supports the GeForce RTX 3080 very well in games. It provided overall power that could attract demanding users, especially when paired with 16GB of RAM.
Developers will especially appreciate this core, as it guarantees faster performance than the Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB of RAM. We especially feel the difference during work that consumes CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
On the storage side, there’s a silent SSD that’s more energy-efficient, more shock-resistant, and faster than a hard drive.
Specifically, thanks to SSD, for example, we can access online game cards faster, while game/software processing and start-ups/stops are faster.
In fact, an SSD provides better responsiveness and fluidity in use than a hard drive.
The SSD’s 512GB capacity (like standard hard drives) may be insufficient for some. But you can always use an external storage device. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is a simple and attractive option to get fast transfers.
Finally, this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop gets heated and audible during intense stresses (e.g. games, treatments).
If necessary, this mobile computer can be equipped with a ventilated support to limit the temperature (Don’t forget to check the measurements carefully!).