Notebook-sized gaming? While people used to smile at you for such a device, the market now offers many good devices. Performance hardly lags behind average desktop PCs anymore. The biggest disadvantage is usually only the price.
With the Nitro 5, Acer wants to bring a less expensive model with good performance onto the desktop of a gamers. We got a Nitro 5 with a 17 inch display, a Nvidia 1660 Ti and an Intel hex core from Acer for a test and are curious how the gaming notebook will perform in our test!
Packaging and Accessories
The Nitro 5, with the full name AN517-51-7887, arrives in a well padded package.
The included accessories correspond to the absolute minimum: In addition to the notebook, only a 180 watt power supply as well as a setup and short instructions manual are included.
Other accessories such as a bag, sticker or additional cables are not included.
Equipment and Software
Our Nitro 5 offers some connections. In addition to the proprietary power connector, a 3.5 mm jack and USB 2.0 port are located on the right. On the left are two USB 3.0 Type A and one USB 3.0 Type C connectors. There is also an HDMI and a 1GB RJ45 LAN port. There is also a Kensington lock on the edge.
The notebook tested here has an Intel Core i7-9750H, two 8 GB DDR4-2400 memories (16 GB in total), a 1 TB HDD, a 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Mobile) with 6 GB GDDR6. All hardware is housed in a 2.7kg 17-inch chassis with a 60Hz full HD IPS monitor and 0.9 megapixel webcam. The built-in hardware is thus also dimensioned for compute-intensive tasks.
The pre-installed Windows 10 version largely dispenses with additional software. In addition to a few Acer-specific applications, an additional antivirus program is installed in advance.