As an introduction to this analysis
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate 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 AN517-51-71G3 – to find out what it was worth.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – from Acer seems to be.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i7-9750H, is a rational choice. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With 16 Gb of RAM, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 -is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
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. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
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. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – for videos?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Acer offers the Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
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. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. 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. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – has a processor Core i7-9750H, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. 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. 5 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 — the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 -. 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 AN517-51-71G3 – is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. For 17 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 -. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Core i7-9750H on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Acer must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
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. 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. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.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. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 17 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 -, Acer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 — the right model for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i7-9750H of this laptop is within the market average. With its 16 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
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 AN517-51-71G3 – receives the USB3 connection. 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. If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 — the right model to play with?
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. With this Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 -, 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. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 card and processor Core i7-9750H will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i7-9750H’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
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. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
With its 500 Gb of space, this Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
Please note that with an autonomy of 5 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 17 inches, thin and rather light (2.7 Kg), make this Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 5 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. 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. With a weight of 2.7 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
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 short, it Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 – the right choice for the right use
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Nitro 5 AN517-51-71G3 -‘ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– playing video games
– office tasks