Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer Nitro 5 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Nitro 5 adapted to surf the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Nitro 5 from Acer seems to be.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-9300H, is a rational choice. Acer basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Nitro 5 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Nitro 5 the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Nitro 5 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
For this model, Acer thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Nitro 5 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i5-9300H sufficient one for audio and video. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Nitro 5 may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Is Nitro 5 planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With its 2.3 Kg, it Nitro 5 is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
By equipping this model with a processorCore i5-9300H, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Nitro 5. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 256 Gb. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Nitro 5 really made for travelling.
The Nitro 5 for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Nitro 5corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i5-9300H will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. The storage size of 256 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. Even if a few minutes of personal video takes up a lot of space, you won’t have to worry about it on this computer. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Nitro 5 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the Nitro 5, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Nitro 5- the right model to play with?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. On this Nitro 5, Acer has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Acer has also chosen a processor Core i5-9300H which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, for a good result. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and the processor Core i5-9300H are raised to a very good level.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Acer has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
With its 256 Gb of space, this Nitro 5 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.3 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Nitro 5 is an excellent choice for video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 5 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
Is the Nitro 5 adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this Nitro 5 is efficient.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.3 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Finally, the Nitro 5….
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Nitro 5 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks