Is the Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – for you?What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – compatible with internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – may seem to be the solution. The material used by Acer are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i5-9300H. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
In the end, with an autonomy of 5 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C — the right model for streaming and videos ?
This Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
For this model, Acer thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 17 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.7 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i5-9300H that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 5 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C — the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.7 Kg. Every transport is painful. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C -. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Core i5-9300H is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C -. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 5 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 17 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – for travel use.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – may be fine. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i5-9300H does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
In terms of autonomy,the Acerkept it simple. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
A quality product, designed by Acer with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Acer in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
A better access to wifi on this Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. Note that with its 2.7 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – – in summary
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Nitro 5 AN517-51-520C – is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks