Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onNitro 5…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Acer Nitro 5 according to what you are going to do with it.
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.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the Nitro 5, Acer offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Core i5-9300H. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Acer comes with this Nitro 5 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point about the autonomy. the Nitro 5 can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Is Nitro 5 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
High quality, the engineers of Acer have chosen to make this Nitro 5 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
For this model, Acer thought big. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Nitro 5 has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. 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. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It Nitro 5 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. 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. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Nitro 5. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. 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 weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Nitro 5. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The processor Core i5-9300Hinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
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.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 5 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 256 Gb in total. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Nitro 5 has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Nitro 5 for travel use.
The Nitro 5 to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this Nitro 5corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i5-9300H makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. It offers a total available storage space of 1 256 Gb, the best available. It’s one of the best models on this point. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. In extreme cases, you can always add an external hard drive to one of the USB ports.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Acer could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Nitro 5 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
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. And at a price that is well ranked.
Nitro 5 the right choice to play online?
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. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this Nitro 5, Acer has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. 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. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i5-9300H’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. 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. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
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 conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Nitro 5 for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this Nitro 5 is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
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.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In short, it Nitro 5 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
What about the Nitro 5 ?
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. It performs well in almost everything, the Nitro 5 remains reasonable in terms of price.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks