Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, No OS
Dimensions
363.4 x 255 x 23.9 mm (14.31" x 10.04" x 0.94")
Weight
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Far-Field Microphones
  • Speakers 2 Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony Technology
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock Slot

 

Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) series.

 

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) in-depth review

The choice of budget gaming laptops nowadays is pretty much limitless. But before you search for any device you have to pick between Intel and AMD. And since we've already covered the Intel version of the Nitro 5, it is time to show you how the AMD model fairs against the competition in this class. Even though it is an affordable offering, the Nitro 5 (AN515-45) can go as high as the Ryzen 9 5900HX, and the RTX 3080 with 100W of TGP. Obviously, this option will cost you an arm and a leg, but[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Decent keyboard with an optional RGB backlight
  • Fast-paced display options
  • Two M.2 slots + 2.5-inch SATA (connector and screws included inside the box)
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521))
  • Cool internals and externals

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Covers only half of sRGB (Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521))
  • Slow pixel response times (Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521))

Inside Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
299
fps
286
fps
206
fps
 
-21%
264
fps
210
fps
151
fps
 
-61%
137
fps
100
fps
71
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
-1%
204
fps
192
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
146
fps
130
fps
110
fps
71
fps
-10%
178
fps
99
fps
83
fps
50
fps
-58%
95
fps
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-28%
1179
fps
101
fps
 
 
-69%
450
fps
109
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
108
fps
99
fps
64
fps
35
fps
-16%
111
fps
77
fps
45
fps
23
fps
-61%
64
fps
36
fps
20
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
182
fps
159
fps
95
fps
66
fps
-4%
176
fps
141
fps
88
fps
77
fps
-32%
171
fps
92
fps
49
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
105
fps
88
fps
80
fps
75
fps
-10%
100
fps
85
fps
73
fps
54
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
124
fps
112
fps
97
fps
83
fps
-23%
105
fps
87
fps
69
fps
58
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
183
fps
165
fps
128
fps
 
-28%
134
fps
118
fps
90
fps
 
-62%
72
fps
63
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
657
fps
361
fps
222
fps
 
-21%
444
fps
347
fps
188
fps
 
-31%
622
fps
160
fps
79
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
268
fps
216
fps
187
fps
132
fps
-21%
229
fps
168
fps
143
fps
95
fps
-64%
104
fps
78
fps
65
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
455
fps
432
fps
403
fps
 
-1%
493
fps
423
fps
366
fps
 
-35%
338
fps
281
fps
217
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
154
fps
125
fps
125
fps
119
fps
-3%
139
fps
123
fps
123
fps
121
fps
-38%
109
fps
82
fps
69
fps
63
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
-4%
226
fps
183
fps
 
 
-40%
157
fps
96
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
236
fps
198
fps
193
fps
182
fps
-8%
229
fps
187
fps
171
fps
154
fps
-59%
120
fps
82
fps
70
fps
61
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
215
fps
179
fps
170
fps
150
fps
-12%
194
fps
155
fps
148
fps
131
fps
-22%
181
fps
147
fps
127
fps
105
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
107
fps
100
fps
89
fps
64
fps
-15%
90
fps
83
fps
73
fps
61
fps
-41%
70
fps
61
fps
51
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
252
fps
237
fps
213
fps
 
-30%
184
fps
173
fps
136
fps
 
-59%
107
fps
99
fps
80
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
224
fps
135
fps
89
fps
67
fps
-4%
206
fps
119
fps
90
fps
77
fps
-51%
116
fps
67
fps
40
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
111
fps
83
fps
46
fps
 
-7%
125
fps
65
fps
32
fps
 
-48%
77
fps
32
fps
15
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
507
fps
427
fps
404
fps
 
-6%
499
fps
402
fps
362
fps
 
-21%
368
fps
355
fps
331
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
129
fps
113
fps
85
fps
66
fps
117
fps
103
fps
92
fps
81
fps
-44%
90
fps
62
fps
40
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
100
fps
89
fps
81
fps
 
-6%
96
fps
84
fps
74
fps
 
-28%
80
fps
62
fps
53
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
110
fps
98
fps
96
fps
70
fps
-5%
103
fps
88
fps
86
fps
80
fps
-37%
96
fps
56
fps
50
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
269
fps
211
fps
192
fps
 
-8%
253
fps
195
fps
173
fps
 
-37%
211
fps
132
fps
81
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-29%
420
fps
379
fps
 
 
-43%
465
fps
181
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-17%
174
fps
163
fps
 
 
-19%
170
fps
159
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
290
fps
247
fps
246
fps
245
fps
-16%
242
fps
207
fps
207
fps
207
fps
-44%
202
fps
138
fps
125
fps
111
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
258
fps
214
fps
223
fps
196
fps
-23%
195
fps
184
fps
166
fps
145
fps
-62%
108
fps
90
fps
77
fps
65
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
146
fps
117
fps
112
fps
99
fps
-5%
143
fps
118
fps
106
fps
84
fps
-45%
103
fps
64
fps
54
fps
41
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-24%
418
fps
267
fps
 
 
-57%
267
fps
121
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
121
fps
80
fps
39
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
231
fps
167
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
270
fps
240
fps
202
fps
 
-20%
206
fps
193
fps
171
fps
 
-24%
201
fps
183
fps
157
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
115
fps
99
fps
90
fps
 
-10%
104
fps
89
fps
82
fps
 
-36%
76
fps
62
fps
56
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
-4%
226
fps
183
fps
 
 
 
-41%
157
fps
93
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
442
fps
395
fps
60
fps
 
-5%
395
fps
398
fps
60
fps
 
-11%
353
fps
381
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
109
fps
97
fps
88
fps
70
fps
-3%
108
fps
100
fps
87
fps
57
fps
-46%
61
fps
56
fps
49
fps
30
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
-44%
135
fps
100
fps
98
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
221
fps
214
fps
177
fps
 
-23%
171
fps
164
fps
134
fps
 
-64%
81
fps
78
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
181
fps
165
fps
153
fps
125
fps
-13%
165
fps
143
fps
131
fps
105
fps
-36%
152
fps
94
fps
79
fps
73
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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dewsef
1 month ago

RTX3070 is lower than RTX3060?