As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.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.
So we ran tests on Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – the right choice for surfing the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that Acer has developed this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK -.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i5-9300H. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Acer comes with this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point about the autonomy. the Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK — the right model for streaming and videos ?
Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – 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 other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Acer presents this model in a large size version. 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. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.7 kg that will have to be transported.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
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 AN517-51-57TK – has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK -, equipped with a processor Core i5-9300H, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – to be easily carried around. 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.
With its 2.7 Kg, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK -. 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 viewing is up to the mark.
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 its processor Core i5-9300H, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK -. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 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 no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – on holiday.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – can suit you. 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.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i5-9300H makes it possible. With its 16 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – for online or local games.
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK -, the engineers of Acer have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 card and processor Core i5-9300H, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Core i5-9300H and the board NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Acer has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.7 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 17 inches, thin and rather light (2.7 Kg), make this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – 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. Perfectly office oriented, this Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – is efficient.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 2.7 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – the right choice for the right use
The conclusion of the test Nitro 5 AN517-51-57TK – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– playing video games
– office tasks