Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Nitro 5 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this Nitro 5, Acer is well positioned in relation to other competing models.It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i5-9300H. Acer basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. 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. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Last point about the autonomy. the Nitro 5 can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. 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.
The Nitro 5- the right model for streaming and videos ?
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. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The laptop from .Acer is imposing by its size. 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. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.3 kg, partly because of the screen size.
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. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
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. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This Nitro 5, equipped with a processor Core i5-9300H, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
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.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
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. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. Every transport is painful. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. 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.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Core i5-9300Hinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Acer must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 256 Gb of space. 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. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, 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.
Finally with the Nitro 5, Acer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Nitro 5 to make 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. It appears that this Nitro 5meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. 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.
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. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
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. Acer offers a computer among the best in its category. 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.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). 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. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this Nitro 5, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
The Nitro 5 for online or local games.
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.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 card and processor Core i5-9300H will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Core i5-9300H and the board NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. 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.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
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. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the Nitro 5 adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Nitro 5 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
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.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Acer chose the matt tile option for thisNitro 5 that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the Nitro 5 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Nitro 5 in conclusion
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