Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD, Creator Gaming Laptop 17″ 144Hz RTX 3060 and Intel – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD

Large format for C portable player creator Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD 17-inch IPS Full HD reflective screen, which improves fluidity in games with a frequency of 144Hz and thanks to the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card. Tiger Lake-H Intel Hexa Core i5-11400H processor. Designed for gaming and creating, this versatile black Windows 11 laptop is boosted by speedy 512GB SSD storage, benefits from a backlit keyboard and USB-C and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD specifications

Screen(s) 17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC 300cd/m² ComfyView slim bezels (1920×1080, non-reflective)
Processor Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)
Installed RAM (maximum) 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots
Graphics card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, integrated with Intel Iris Xe processor and Optimus
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)
connectors 3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0
Network Wi-Fi 6 axes (2×2, Killer AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keyboard Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Declared autonomy / Battery 6 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 AN517-54-59KD

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD is currently sold by ElectroDepot and it is in the middle of the category where you can find cheaper competitors with a higher amount of RAM.

If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD 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 AN517-54-59KD chassis, connectors, screen

It is cooled with CoolBoost technology using 2 adjustable fans via NitroSense implementation, heat pipes and air vents, giving it a distinctly gamer look with its black design with angular lines and red touches.

Connectivity integrated into this designer gaming laptop is good, with 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) for remote communication and connectivity, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, such as Ethernet and audio ports, as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) USB 3.0, which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 3.0 peripherals if connected to it.

The chiclet keyboard can of course be illuminated, which is practical for better distinguishing the keys in low-light environments.

Thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate, the screen clearly increases the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard, which gamers will appreciate. The screen also reproduces colors more accurately than average, while providing significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to IPS technology. The display also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (such as outdoors) and is more comfortable on the eyes during prolonged use. It also adapts very well to displaying High Definition content such as videos thanks to its Full HD image and 16:9 format.

Performance, autonomy of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD is for those who want to get a multifunctional large format laptop that performs well in games and creativity.

Whether with the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor or the GeForce RTX 3060, it is certainly possible to view photos and videos, as well as play simple games.
GeForce RTX 3060 actually allows you to perform graphics tasks that are considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe with Optimus technology.

Optimus actually switches between GeForce RTX 3060 and Intel Iris Xe automatically and in real time. To ensure the best possible autonomy, the latter is preferred because it is energy efficient.
In this area, expect around 7 hours of battery life with light use.

The GeForce RTX 3060 targets ray tracing gamers as it is a high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics card capable of playing the latest games.

Creators will appreciate that the GeForce RTX 3060 accelerates processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.

The Iris Xe takes its place on the Intel Hexa Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H processor and provides solid overall performance that can satisfy maximum users. In particular, it provides faster multimedia processing than Quad Core under multi-core software. Unfortunately, at this price point, the amount of RAM associated with it is limited to 8 GB.

In any case, the storage is well-trusted to SSD, which offers a number of advantages compared to a simple hard disk: higher resistance to shocks, lower energy consumption, silent operation or higher speed.

On a day-to-day basis, an SSD guarantees better fluidity and response to usage than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we especially get faster game / software launch as well as processing and start / stop or even faster access to the cards of online games.

With a capacity of 512 GB, the SSD here offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard drives. If you need more space, you can obviously use an external storage device. Choosing a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is an interesting solution to get fast transfers.

Finally, expect heat and noise from this designer gaming laptop, which is inherently not easy to carry due to its weight and large format. However, the latter is mainly convenient for sedentary use (for example, at home).

You can add a ventilated support to this computer to maintain temperatures (Don’t forget to check the measurements carefully!).

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