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Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – enough for internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -. This Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer offers a processor Ryzen 5 4600H; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. 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. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is a laptop in the average. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. 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. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
Is Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Acer presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
For this model, Acer thought big. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.4 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
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 AN515-44-R1LH – has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Ryzen 5 4600H, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 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.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. Acer promises 5 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.4 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. 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 reason for that ? The size of the screen. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With the installation of the processor Ryzen 5 4600H, the power consumption is rather important.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 5 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
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…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – really made for travelling.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – to make audio or video editing.
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is the right choice. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Ryzen 5 4600H that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
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 AN515-44-R1LH – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
For the autonomy part, Acer proposes last generation batteries. For 5 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – for online or local games.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Acer like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
With its 500 Gb of space, this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.4 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
It Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
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 2.4 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Key spacing will be important 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. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, the Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – – in summary
This Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks