Analysis of the Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX – i5-9300H from Acer.

And to begin with…

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX adapted to surf the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s a shame because, when you get this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Acer thought it over carefully in this case.
The manufacturer offers a processor i5-9300H; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 512 Gb, Acer considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 8 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

Is Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX one for watching movies and listening to music ?

With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 15.6 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 2.5 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX 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. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor i5-9300H, 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.
Equipped with the 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. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX has only 4 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. Indeed, with 8 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. 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.

The Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX to use while travelling.

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 15.6 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
The backlit keypad of this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. The rendering on screen is good. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
With the installation of the processor i5-9300H, the power consumption is rather important.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Acer; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 8 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 15.6 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
It Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX provides only 4 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX on holiday.

The Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX- the right model for audio or video editing ?

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Acer have thought of for this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Acer has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
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 i5-9300H that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 8 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX 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. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
Clearly, it’s not Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX designed for audio-visual editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.

The Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX for online or local games.

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Acer has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for Acer this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 512 Gb.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 2.5 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 8 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Is the Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX adapted to office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10 Famille.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 2.5 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 512 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

The Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX – in summary

This Nitro 5 AN515-54-54VX will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks