Acer Nitro 5 AN515-56-763W Are gaming laptops good for everyday use? In the end, it will come down to your personal use case. For us, the answer is a yes! Think about it, the only liability about owning a gaming laptop is its slightly bulkier and heavier build. So, if you don’t mind the extra few millimetres and hundred grams, the Acer Nitro 5 is an ideal machine for engineering and architecture students.
Features: At a glance, it’s obvious that the Acer Nitro 5 is bulky and heavy, as expected from a gaming laptop. In actuality, however, the laptop is only 23.5mm thick and weighs 2.3kg. We think that these numbers are acceptable, given that the machine is a beast in every other aspect. The body is covered in black with a bold red line highlight at the hinge area that creates a gaming sensation.
A flashing RGB full keyboard with a numeric pad lies under the lid, making it look good in a dark room. However, some might not fancy a flashing machine like this in a professional environment. Again, this is totally up to your preference. Equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD display along with IPS technology, you can also enjoy a pleasant viewing experience thanks to the Acer ComfyView.
On top of that, a 720HD webcam supporting super high dynamic range imaging (SHDR) sits at the centre of the top bezel. Attending online classes and meeting becomes more interactive with this high-resolution webcam and its built-in microphone. Performance: The beauty of getting a gaming laptop is that you get a single device that can not only serve as a work computer and run non-gaming entertainment but also deliver a fantastic gaming experience. The Nitro 5’s powerful components make it an ideal machine for GPU/CPU-intensive tasks, such as video-editing, 3D-modeling, and programming. Packed with the Intel Core i7-11370H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, the Acer Nitro 5 delivers superb performance for basic computing tasks.
Web browsing for research studies in multiple tabs is made simple with this laptop too. As for more graphic-demanding games such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Witcher 3, the laptop is still able to maintain good framerates with some minor tweaks on the settings. Furthermore, multitasking is effortless as 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD are under the hood, allowing you to switch between apps and software seamlessly without any lag. Out of our expectations, this gaming machine has a superior battery life of up to 11 hours. This means you can work on your assignments or game for long hours on a single charge.
CPU: Intel Core i7-11370H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch, 1920×1080 pixels (FHD), IPS LCD
Weight: 2.3kg Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1x RJ45 Ethernet LAN port, 1x HDMI port Dimensions: 363.4 (W) x 255 (D) x 23.9(H) mm.
Price : RM4345 (Mar 2022)