Acer Nitro 5 (2022) - Specs, Price, Features (Intel/AMD) - Worth it?

The well-known laptop brand Acer has recently unveiled its latest Acer Nitro 5 (2022) Gaming laptops in India. The new Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-58 ) comes with the 12th Gen Intel Processors and RTX 3050/3050 Ti Graphics cards.

There are different variants of the Acer Nitro 5 available, powered by Intel and AMD processors. Let's explore the best sellers that offer excellent gaming performance.

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptops - Price, Specs, Performance, Pros, and Cons

Acer Nitro 5 (2022) - Intel 12th Gen, Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti

Acer has upgraded its Nitro 5 gaming series laptop in India with the latest Intel 12th Gen processor based on a new hybrid architecture. The gaming notebook is available in Core i5 and Core i7 variants.

Acer Nitro 5 (2022) gaming laptop
Acer Nitro 5 (2022)

The Intel 12th gen H-series are the fastest processors on the market, and these come with up to 14 cores. The new Intel silicon is a significant upgrade over the previous generations as the Core count has nearly doubled. Also, there is a boost in the single-core performance and IPC.

Key Specs, Details, Features, Performance - Nitro 5 (AN515-58-79MU)

Intel 12th gen core i7 - 12700H chip has 14 cores (8 efficient + 6 performance). It has 20 threads and 24 MB of Intel smart cache memory. Also, this powerful chip has a base clock speed of 3.50 GHz and can boost up to 4.70 GHz.

The processor is paired with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti GPU with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM. The Nvidia GPU comes with a 1585 Mhz clock speed and has a maximum power draw of 95 Watts. The RTX 3050Ti is an entry-level GPU in the RTX 3000 but offers close to RTX 2060 performance. You can easily play most AAA titles at a high or ultra setting using the Acer Nitro 5.

The 15.6 inches display comes with FHD (1920*1080p) and a Conmfyview LED-backlit IPS panel screen with 170-degree viewing angles. Also, it has a 144 Hz refresh rate and 16:9 aspect ratio.

Acer Nitro 5 2022 Intel i7
Acer Nitro 5 (2022) - Intel Core i7 12th Gen

The outstanding gaming laptop gives you reliable and faster performance with 16GB DDR4 RAM, and it includes up to 1 TB HDD + 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD. Acer uses the DDR4 3200 MHz ram, which is not fast considering several manufacturers offer high-speed DDR5. There are two memory slots, and most likely, only one is used, and you can expand the ram.

Moreover, the Nitro 5 latest model comes with a 4-zone RGB keyboard with a dedicated NitroSense key. It has a multi-gesture trackpad with scroll and pinches functionality. Also, it includes dual 2w speakers with DTS:X Ultra support. The 720p HD webcam will allow you to do video calling with your friends and family. The laptop runs on the Windows 11 home (64 Bit).

For uninterrupted connectivity, the notebook comprises Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6, HDMI 2.1, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 3.0. the 57.5 Whr battery delivers up to 4 hours of backup on a single charge. The laptop is a bit bulky - weighs 2.6 Kg.

The laptop is available to purchase from various online retailers and the company's official website, with a starting price tag of INR 1,10,011.

Acer Nitro 5 - Intel Core i5 12500H and RTX 3050 - Price Rs. 85,990

This model (AN515-58 ) is also available with Intel 12th gen Core i5 - 12500H processor with 12 cores architecture. The laptop comes with 8 GB Ram instead of 16 GB on the higher price variant. Also, the Graphics card is downgraded from the RTX 3050 Ti to an RTX 3050. You can expect about a 20% drop in performance Vs. the Core i7 model.

The Core i5 12500H Acer Nitro 6 has a price tag of INR 85,990.

Pros

  • The gaming laptop gives a faster and more reliable performance with 12th gen CPU
  • RTX 3050 Ti offers a good gaming experience.
  • Fast Refresh Rate display - 144 Hz.

Cons

  • Battery life is average and comes with just a 57 Whr battery.
  • Lacks DDR5 RAM.
  • Weighs 2.6 Kg - bulky.

Competition

With new processors and graphics cards, Asus has also refreshed some laptops, such as Asus G15, G14, and Strix. Also, Dell has introduced new Alienware gaming laptops, but they expensive than the Nitro 5. Dell may also refresh the Dell G3 and G5 with new Intel processors to compete with Acer.

Is the Acer Nitro 5 (2022) Worth buying?
The Acer Nitro 5 (2022) brings a major performance boost with the new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The laptop has decent cooling and a fast refresh rate display making it ideal for gamers. Also, the price seems to be fair. You can try to avail credit/debit card discounts if you plan to buy.


Acer Nitro 5 - Intel 11th Gen Processor (2021)

Acer has launched the Nitro 5 series gaming laptop in India with Intel 11th gen (Tiger Lake) CPU and GTX 1650 GPU for Rs. 69,990.

Acer Nitro 5 with tiger Lake CPU

Let's discuss the specifications and features offered by the newly launched Acer gaming laptop:

With IPS panel technology, Acer Nitro 5 features a 15.6 inches FHD (1920*1080p) display. The key highlight for the machine is the 144 Hz refresh rate display with 300 nits of peak brightness.

Driving the Nitro 5 gaming notebook is the latest Intel 11th generation (Tiger Lake) Core i5-11300H processor. It has 4 cores and 8 threads and is based on 10nm SuperFin architecture. The CPU clocks at 3.10 GHz with a turbo boost of up to 4.40 GHz.

The laptop has dual-fan cooling tech allowing it to run cooler under sustained load.

The gaming laptop offers NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM for graphics.

Further, It runs on Windows 10 Home.

Moreover, it pairs 8 GB DDR4 RAM. The storage comes with a 512 GB SSD. It can be upgraded to 2 TB HDD storage.

The port section includes HDMI, 2* USB 3.2 gen1, USB 3.2 gen2 Type-C, USB 3.2 gen1, and RJ45. For connectivity, the machine supports WiFi 6 ax and Bluetooth 5.1.

The beautifully designed gaming notebook weighs 2.2 kg and measures 363*255*23.9 mm.

Additionally, it has an RGB backlit keyboard with four-zone lighting. Also, we have got a multi-touch trackpad with Windows gestures support.

The notebook packs a 57.5 WHr battery that claims to have a battery life of about 8.5 hours.

It has stereo speakers supported by DTS:X ultra audio technology. Sports a webcam that can record 1280*720p resolution.

The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is available with a price tag of INR 69,990 from Amazon in Black color.

Acer Nitro 5 - AMD Ryzen 5 - 5600H & Nvidia RTX 3060

Acer has upgraded the Nitro 5 gaming series laptop with the new AMD Ryzen 5 (5600H) CPU and Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU.

The laptop is launched in India and will be available from Amazon and other retailers soon.

The laptop offers multiple configurations but is available in a single Black color.

Acer Nitro 5 - AMD Ryzen 5600H

Nitro 5 Specification and Features:

The latest Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop sports 15.6 inches FHD (1920*1080p) IPS panel display. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate. The machine runs on Windows 10 Home operating system.

Powering the laptop is the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor. It has 6 cores/12 threads and a 16 GB L3 memory cache. This processor clocks at a 3.3 GHz base clock speed and can be boosted up to 4.2 GHz.

Moreover, you get two configurations for GPU - NVIDIA RTX 3060 and NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU.

The device is paired with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM - expandable up to 32 GB via SODIMM modules. It has 256 GB PCIe gen3 NVMe SSD and a 1 TB HDD (7200 rpm) storage.

The gaming notebook is not too bulky and weighs just 2.40 kg. It measures 363*255*23.9 mm in dimensions.

The laptop has stereo speakers and a 720p HD web camera for decent audio output. The laptop includes an RGB backlit keyboard with a standard numeric keypad.

This gaming device has a 57.5 Whr battery that offers up to 13 hours of battery life. It may give you around 4-6 hours of battery life in practical use.

The port section includes - 2* USB 3.2 Gen1, USB Type-C Gen2 3.2, USB Type-A Gen1, HDMI, WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Price and Availability:

Acer Nitro 5 has the starting price of INR 71,990 for an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, 8 GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU.

The RTX 3060 GPU variant has a starting price of INR 94,990.

Acer Nitro 5 - AMD Ryzen 7 - 5800H, Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU

The latest Nitro 5 comes with a discounted price of INR 1,16,990 with a dashing black shade.

Powering the Nitro 5 gaming notebook is the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H that clocks at 3.2 GHz and up to 4.4 GHz maximum turbo boost. Also, it has 8 cores and 16 threads with 16 MB L3 cache memory.

Acer Nitro 5 - AMD Ryzen 5600H

The gaming machine packs the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM to carry out the graphical intensive task. In addition, it pairs 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD.

Moreover, the device measures 15.6 inches in screen size. It comes with a QHD (2560*1440p2560*) IPS panel display with a massive 165 Hz refresh rate and 16:10 aspect ratio. Also, it has an 80% screen-to-body ratio with narrow bezels. It runs Windows 10 Home operating system.

The cooling system has twin fans and Acer CoolBoost technology with a quad exhaust port design. Further, the notebook has RGB backlit keyboard with Numpad and a multi-gesture trackpad.

It supports Killer WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connectivity. Also, it includes - HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2, RJ45, and an audio combo jack.

The gaming laptop measures 2.4 kg in weight and 23 mm in thickness. Also, it packs a 4-cell 57 Whr battery that claims to deliver up to 13 hours of backup.

To offer immersive sound, it has DTS X: Ultra Audio. Also, it has 6 custom modes by the smart amplifier.

Acer Nitro 5 - Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H CPU & RTX 3050 Ti GPU

The Acer Nitro gaming laptop has an FHD (1920*1080p) LED-backlit IPS panel display. Also, it has a 144 Hz refresh rate, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 80% screen-to-body ratio with narrow bezels. It runs Windows 10 Home operating system.

Acer Nitro 5 with tiger Lake CPU

The compelling Intel 11th Gen Core i7 - 11800H processor is powering the gaming machine. The CPU clocks at 2.30 GHz and can boost up to 4.6 GHz. It has 8 cores and 16 threads architecture with 24 MB Intel smart cache.

The gaming notebook comes with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM to carry out the graphical intensive task. Further, it pairs 16 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 Mhz) and 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD storage.

The thermal has Acer CoolBoost technology with a quad exhaust port design. In addition, it can keep the system cool and calm even under pressure by increasing the fan speed up to 10%.

Moreover, the notebook has RGB backlit keyboard with Numpad and a multi-gesture trackpad. It supports Killer WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connectivity. Also, it includes - HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2, RJ45, and an audio combo jack.

The gaming laptop weighs 2.4 kg and measures 23 mm in thickness. Also, it packs a 4-cell 57 Whr battery that claims to deliver up to 13 hours of backup.

The Acer Nitro 5 is available on Amazon India at a discounted price of INR 1,07,199 in a beautiful black color.

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop - Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H CPU & RTX 3050 GPU

  • Processor: Intel 11th Gen Core i7 - 11800H, 2.30 GHz base clock, 4.60 GHz turbo boost frequency, 8 cores/16 threads, and 24 MB smart cache memory
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 3050 with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RAM & Storage: 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (7200 rpm)

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop - Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11400H CPU & RTX 3050 GPU

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5 - 11400H chipset with 6 cores/ 12 threads, 2.70 GHz base clock, up to 4.50 GHz maximum clock speed, and 12 MB Intel smart cache
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 3050 with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RAM & Storage: 8 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 MHz) and 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (7200 rpm)

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Information Source - Acer's official Website

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