•  Date Published: 23 Mar 2022
  • Intel Core i5-10300H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 75W)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
  • 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)


  • One of the best-priced gaming laptops out there
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an optional RGB backlight
  • Two M.2 slots with RAID 0 support
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)
  • 144Hz display option


  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Hot and loud during gameplay
  • Covers only 53% of sRGB (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)
  • Subpar CPU performance


  • 256GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 RAID 0  See photo
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 363.4 x 255 x 23.9 mm (14.31" x 10.04" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • HDMI
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5 mm combo
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Optical drive

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

This is another year where we see the Nitro 5 struggle to cool down its components adequately enough. However, it has a decent upgradability package, and Acer provides stickers inside the box, making it great for personalization.Check out all Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-55) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.1. Remove the bottom plate Since there are no service lids here, you need to remove the entire bottom panel to access the internals. First, remove all 11 Phillips-head screws. Then pry the panel with a plastic tool and lift it away. It'[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-10300H

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 75W) 420 FPS PLAY VIDEO 276 FPS PLAY VIDEO