Gaming laptops aren’t known for being the most affordable, but that doesn’t mean some offer a whole lot of value for their money. You can easily find a quality laptop that can handle most if not all of your gaming needs with a model like the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R0DL. It has a lot going on: good build quality, fast processor, decent expansion possibilities, powerful 1650Ti graphics, and more.
There are a few configurations of the Nitro 5 available. Still, the AMD version is the most popular and the one being reviewed today. Starting price is in the $1,000 – $1100 range. Since Acer is a better brand that knows how to make a long-lasting laptop, this is a reasonable price for a model that will satisfy most gamers.
The keyboard spices things up with its 4-zone RGB backlit themes. It looks neat with the WASD keys highlighted for easy visibility. There is only a 1.6 mm travel distance between the keys when typing. Gamers can take control of the inner workings of the Nitro 5 thanks to the NitroSense Key, which is also highlighted and located on the right side of the keyboard deck.
An 8-core AAMD Ryzen 7 processor delivers up to 4.40 GHz (turbo) speed to the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R0DL. The base speed of the 5800H processor alone is capable of up to 3.20 GHz. This speed, combined with PCI Express storage and up to 32GB of memory, makes the laptop superfast. In addition, the NVIDIA GeForce MX330 / RTX (3050Ti) graphics are dedicated with 4GB GDDR6 memory capacity.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R0DL Memory and Connectivity
16GB DDR4 SDRAM memory is with the base configuration, and the two memory slots allow for up to 32GB. There is always room for some upgrades with Acer’s gaming laptops. The PCIe SSD drive has a 512GB storage capacity. This particular model of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R0DL has a 15.6-inch screen with LCD / IPS / ComfyView technology. It’s a full HD display with an LED backlight and 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.
USB 3.1 Generation 1 Type-A ports (2x), USB 3.1 Generation 2 Type-C (1x), and USB 3.2 Generation 1 (1x) ports are all included, as with the essential ports such as HDMI and headphone jack. In addition, the adapter provides a maximum of 180 watts of power supply.
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R0DL is 5.07 lb, and it comes in Shale Black. The Lithium-Ion battery is 4-cell and has a pretty decent run time of up to 10 hours.