Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55) - Specs

  • BOE NE173QHM-NY6
  • Color accuracy  3.0  2.2
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4 RAID  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 400.5 x 294.5 x 27.9 - 28.6 mm (15.77" x 11.59" x 1.10")
  • Weight
  • 3.00 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Microphone with Acer Purified Voice, support for Cortana
  • Speakers
  • Audio by DTS:X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

All Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55) configurations



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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.

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.


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.

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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 (AN517-55) series.

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55) series.

Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55) in-depth review

Acer stands a huge chance to become the best brand in the medium-budget gaming laptop segment of the market. Of course, to be the best, you have to offer the most. And the Nitro 5 in 2022 has brought one of the biggest yearly upgrades we've ever seen from the company.We are not only talking about the introduction of 12th Gen Intel processors, which are undoubtedly the crop of the cream in 2022. No, the most important upgrade, which concerns gamers especially, is the bump in the TGP of its graphics cards. Last year, the 17-inch Nitro 5 (AN517-54) could be paired with a 100W version of the [...]


  • Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI 2.1
  • 2x SODIMM, 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots with RAID support
  • 100% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE173QHM-NY6 (BOE0A1A))
  • Quick pixel response times and G-Sync (BOE NE173QHM-NY6 (BOE0A1A))
  • No PWM (BOE NE173QHM-NY6 (BOE0A1A))
  • Outstanding performance


  • Weird CPU thermal management
  • Plastic build
  • Lacks an SD card reader

Inside Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55) - disassembly and upgrade options

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Games you can play on this laptop series