Acer Nitro 5 17.3″ FHD Gaming Laptop with Intel i7-11800H & NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti, AN517-54-79L1 Review

Acer Nitro 5 17.3″ FHD Gaming Laptop with Intel i7-11800H & NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti, AN517-54-79L1

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 Gaming Laptop with Intel Core i7-11800H

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 is a gaming laptop with the advanced technical specs and features including the 17.3-inch Full HD IPS 144Hz display, Intel i7-11800H processor, NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti graphics card, 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 memory, Windows 11 operating system, Killer WiFi 6, 4 USB ports, backlit keyboard and battery life of up to 8 hours.

It is designed for gaming, multimedia, student, home and personal use and has the capacity to handle different demanding tasks. The quarter two of 2021 release 11th generation octa-core Intel i7-11800H processor (24MB Intel Smart Cache & 16 threads with hyper-threading) has a clock speed of 2.3GHz and a turbo speed of 4.6GHz. It offers great performance overall for work and play including heavy gaming with an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 21688. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 45 watts and the battery life is up to 8 hours in normal average use at the reduced light settings, but not during heavy gaming.

17.3-inch Full HD LED-backlit widescreen display has the 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, 16:9 image aspect and 80% screen-to-body ratio, 144Hz refresh rate for eliminating screen tearing and IPS panel for up to 178-degree viewing angles. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with the 4GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM memory has an average video card benchmark score of 9440. It offers an overall similar performance to the older RTX 2060 and you can play most games at Full HD resolution and with high detail settings. It has the brand new second generation Ray Tracing cores, third generation tensor cores, resizable bar, DLSS & streaming multiprocessors.  

For an immersive sound performance it comes with the DTS-X Ultra that enhances the sound replacement for a realistic audio and Acer TrueHarmony technology as well as the Acer PurifiedVoice technology for the microphone. 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive is a generous amount of local storage space and with plenty of speed that is up to 30 times more than theAcer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 Gaming Laptop Connectivity Intel i7-11800H standard SATA hard drives. You have the two PCIe M.2 slots and a 2.5-inch hard drive bay available on this system. 16GB DDR4 SDRAM memory at 3200MHz will be sufficient for most users and it supports up to 32GB on the two DDR4 slots if you need even more multitasking power.

With the Killer Doubleshot Pro you can actually use the Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and Ethernet E2600 simultaneously and you have more control for maximising the speed and throughput. Other connectivity options include the Bluetooth 5, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Power-off Charging), a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort), an HDMI 2.1 with HDCP Support, a Headphone/Speaker/Line-out jack and DC-in for AC adapter. In case of heavy use you have the Acer CoolBoost technology that increases the fan speed and the cooling for the CPU and the GPU, improving the thermal performance by up to 25% for gaming comfortably. It also comes with the quad exhaust on the sides and rear. 

Black Acer Nitro 5 weighs 5.95 pounds and measures 15.89W x 11.02D x 0.98H inches- it is not really portable with its large 17.3-inch display but can be moved comfortably in your house. There is a dedicated button on the keyboard for calling up the NitroSense UI for viewing the power plan, loading performance, fan speed, component temperature etc. The backlit keyboard with the numeric pad has the 1.6mm key travel and a tactile feedback for an instant key response. The WASD and arrow keys are highlighted for executing the keyboard commands easily. October 17, 2021 is the date it was first available at and is ranked the 59th best seller among the traditional laptops. It is a decent value gaming laptop with a powerful CPU and GPU, A nice screen that looks good even in bright sunlight, great feeling keyboard and touchpad, generous and expandable RAM and storage. And it is offered with a year of International Travelers Limited Warranty.

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