The AN515-54 is powered by the high-end Intel Core i7-9750H processor with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks in at between 2.6 and 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to 12 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading.
It is equipped with 8 gigabytes DDR4 of working memory or RAM and it comes with a one-terabyte hard drive. The graphics horsepower comes from NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic engine with 3 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM.
The fast CPU has plenty of memory, a fast graphic engine and large storage result ensuring fast gaming performance and beautifully rendered graphics.
The laptop uses a 15.6-inch display with IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology that has 1920×1080-pixel resolution. To ensure a blur-free game playing experience, the display has a high refresh rate of 144Hz and very fast 3 millisecond response time. It also provides lifelike colours using a 72-per cent NTSC system and a height screen-to-body ratio of 80 per cent with narrow 7.18mm bezels and has 300-nit brightness that adds to the images.
During the test, I found that the AN515-54 was really fast for game playing. I used the Superposition Benchmark based on the UNIGINE 2 engine for extensive graphic games performance testing and the laptop scored high with 4,798 points. And the laptop achieved an average display rate of 35.89 frames per second and maximum rate of 48.31 fps.
The display showed beautiful game graphics rendered by the GeForce GTX 1050 processing unit. Thanks to a high refresh rates and lifelike colours, it was also great for watching HD video clips and high-resolution photos as well as browsing web pages,
The laptop has good sound system for both gameplay and the movie experience, using Waves MaxxAudio and Acer TrueHarmony technologies to enhance sound and make it deeper and richer.
Most online games now require fast Internet connection. The new Nitro laptop comes with superfast Ethernet E2500 LAN port and Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MU-MIMIO technology.
If you want to experience the game playing on bigger screen, you can connect the laptop to your TV using its HDMI 2.0 port. You can also expand its functions with a provided USB Type-C Gen 1 port.
The laptop looks sleek and beautiful wit n Obsidian Black body and a red LED-backlit keyboard. The keyboard uses NitroSense Key technology and provides a tactile feel on the keys with a travel distance of 1.6mm.
The new Nitro 5 laptop is not for travellers because it is quite large and heavy. It has a footprint of 363.4 (W) x 255 (D) x 25.9 (H) mm and it weighs 2.3 kilogrammes. That large size ensures better ventilation using a twin-fan deign.
Even at the height of gameplay, the laptop didn’t overheat thanks to Acer CoolBoost technology and the dual exhaust port design. The CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10 per cent and CPU/GPU cooling by 9 per cent compared to the auto mode of the operating system. Acer also provides NitroSense utility for you to monitor and manage your system in real time to adjust fan speeds.
The Acer Nitro AN515-54-76TH has a suggested retail price of Bt31,990.
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H processor
Memory: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 1 TB (5400 RPM) hard drive
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Display: 15.6-inch display with IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD
Audio: Waves MaxxAudio sound technology, featuring MaxxBass, MaxxVolume, MaxxDialog
Webcam: HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution and 720p HD audio/video recording
Wireless and networking: Intel Wireless-AC 9560, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN; Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0; LAN port: Gigabit Ethernet Realtek RTL8118ASA-CG
Ports: 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) with Sleep and Charge function, 1x USB Type-A 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Battery: 55 Wh 3580 mAh 15.4 V 4-cell Li-ion battery pack with up to 8 hours battery life
Power adapter: 3-pin 135 W AC adapter
Dimensions: 363.4 (W) x 255 (D) x 25.9 (H) mm
Weight: 2.3 kg (5.07 lbs.) with 4-cell battery pack, one hard drive
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