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Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – the right choice for surfing the internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -. With this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Acer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. With a processor Ryzen 5 4600H, Acer offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is a laptop in the average. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. 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.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 5 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH — the right model for streaming and videos ?
Acer presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH -; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
The laptop from .Acer is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.4 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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 AN515-44-R1LH – is equipped with a correct sound card and 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Ryzen 5 4600H, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Acer not install any. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Acer promises 5 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH — the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
With its 2.4 Kg, it Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s unpleasant to carry. 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. With its 15 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 really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With the installation of the processor Ryzen 5 4600H, the power consumption is rather important.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Acer; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
An autonomy of 5 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models 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 AN515-44-R1LH – for travel use.
Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Ryzen 5 4600H that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
For the autonomy part, Acer proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH — the right model to play with?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Acer in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Acer like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.4 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It’s not Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – equipped with all the applications you’ll need. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
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 2.4 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
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.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, the Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
What about the Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – ?
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Nitro 5 AN515-44-R1LH – is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks