The new Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) multimedia series – specs, features and configurations

You know we are always on the watch for new intriguing notebooks and one such machine is namely the reason for today’s short publication. We are talking about the new Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) – a facelift/refresh version of the AN515-41. This bad boy is meant for multimedia purposes and budget gaming, and the most intriguing aspect here is the fact that it comes with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U and AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processors which impress with great performance. This continues the trend of incorporating AMD processors in new notebooks which will definitely spark more competition and better results. Apart from the new processors, AN515-42 is different from AN515-41 in that it now uses a carbon design language.

You can check its in-depth specs and more information here:

As for the graphics part, the machine features an AMD Vega iGPU and a discrete Radeon RX560 GPU (up to 4GB of GDDR5 memroy). This combination will be enough for multimedia purposes and even moderate gaming. Multitasking on this notebook will be smooth as it operates with DDR4 RAM at up to 2400 MHz. Fast data transfer speeds are guaranteed by the present USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. Storage-wise, we are talking about up to 1000GB HDD and up to 512 GB SSD.

Pleasing viewing experience is ensured by the available 15.6-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution.

You may also wish to know the names of some competitive models such as the Lenovo Legion Y520, HP Omen 15 (15-ce000), and ASUS FX503.

Don’t forget to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this series and tell us if you’d like to read an in-depth review of this laptop.

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4 years ago

The AN515-42 is an crippled variant when it comes to storage, it sounds good on paper with up to 1000GB HDD and up to 512 GB SSD, but there it ends,
The SSD M.2 slot is ONLY SATA even if the M.2 is an E-key, so no real storage speeds are possible and deffently not AMD’s StorageMI..