• CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560M (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 2.23 kg (4.9 lbs)

Acer Nitro 5 - Specs

CPU Performance #43
  • Intel Core i7-4770HQ 2.3%
  • Intel Core i7-4700HQ 3.1%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  • Intel Core i5-7440HQ 0.7%
  • Intel Core i7-4702MQ 1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
BOE NV156FHM-N43
Color accuracy 4.1 -> 2.4
panel 2
LG LP156WF6-SPK6
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 3.5
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
390 x 266 x 26 mm (15.35" x 10.47" x 1.02")
Weight
2.23 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 2.0a
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack TRRS audio jack
Features
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name BOE NV156FHM-N43
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 352 cd/m2
sRGB 92%
PWM frequency 20000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1200:1
dE Color Checker 4.1 2.4
PWM Rating 5.0: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

Buy our profiles for BOE NV156FHM-N43

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Buy our profiles for LG LP156WF6-SPK6

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Acer Nitro 5 in-depth review

It's been quite some time since the release of the Kaby Lake Refresh CPUs that surprised users with high performance but disappointed them with the fact that they don't go under the name "Coffee Lake". Now it's time for the "real" 8th Gen high voltage processors. They are already here and the most popular two models quite expectedly will be i5-8300H and i7-8750H, which are actually successors to the widespread i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ. Acer Nitro 5 is one of the first lineups to incorporat[...]

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Pros

  • Nice design
  • Amazing IPS screen (the BOE version)
  • Easy RAM and HDD/SSD upgrade
  • Good temperatures of the internal components at full load (for the RX 560X and GTX 1050 versions)

Cons

  • Relatively high temperatures of the corpus at full load (for the H-series configurations)
  • The cooling won't be powerful enough for GTX 1050 Ti
  • Not so comfortable touchpad

CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX 560M (4GB GDDR5)

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