[Video Review] Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) – this one has improved


Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-56/57) in-depth review

The popularity of Acer's Nitro series is undeniable. The main reason for this is the fact that these devices combine decent hardware with a reasonable price tag. The Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) is a typical representation of what you can expect from a new Nitro laptop - every year the laptops get some refresh treatment. Expectedly the improvements for the new devices take place under the shell of the notebooks. The looks of this particular device seem (almost) unchanged compared to what we saw last year.In short, the refreshed AN515-57 devices can be configured with Intel Tiger Lake 45H and NV[...]

Pros

  • Great price tag for what it is
  • Nice keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an optional RGB backlight
  • Two M.2 slots with RAID 0 support and a regular SATA port
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (Innolux N156HRA-EA1)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (Innolux N156HRA-EA1)
  • 144Hz display option
  • Can maintain high CPU and GPU clocks and has god thermals during stress
  • Noise levels are an improvement compared to the previous-gen devices
  • Thunderbolt 4 support

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • Covers only 53% of sRGB (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-56/57) - Specs

  • Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Color accuracy  3.9  3.1
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 57.5Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 363.4 x 255 x 23.9 mm (14.31" x 10.04" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x 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), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Far-Field Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Stereo Speakers, DTS X:Ultra Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock Slot

All Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-56/57) configurations

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