Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT, Creator Gaming Laptop 17″ 144Hz AMD Ryzen 9 3070 Ti – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT

To play and create in peace, we can turn toAcer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT, a creative gaming laptop capable of running the latest games thanks to the high-end NVIDIA AmpereGeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card which also speeds up multimedia processing such as the powerful AMD Octo Core Ryzen 9 Rembrandt processor and 16GB of RAM while a fast SSD of 1TB convenient storage increases its responsiveness . This Windows 11 laptop that targets gamers and creatives alike takes advantage of a 17-inch Full HD IPS anti-reflective display that enhances fluidity in games with 144Hz frequency, backlit keyboard, or even connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C.

Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT

Screen 17” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView thin edge (1920×1080, matte/anti-glare)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Rembrandt (8 core, 3.3 GHz, 45W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB DDR5 4800 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots
Graphics card Dedicated NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6, integrated AMD Radeon 680M processor and Optimus
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (M.2, 2280)
connector 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1
Network ax Wi-Fi 6E (2×2, Qualcomm), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gb/s, Killer E5600)
Backlit keyboard Yes, 4 zone RGB
Number keys Yes
Hello window
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W), DTS:X Ultra
Operating system Windows 11 64 bits
Announced autonomy / Battery 5 hours / 4 Li-Polymer cells
Weight/Dimension(mm) 3 Kg / 400.5 x 294.5 x 27.9mm

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT against the competition

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT is out now sold by Acer France and is positioned as one of the few in its category to offer the latest, high-performance processors.

If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R1PA doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find in our gaming laptop guide other configurations to play on a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT chassis, connectors, display

With a black design with corner lines and partially positioned connectors on the back, this versatile laptop sports a gamer look.

Cooling that can be adjusted via the NitroSense application is entrusted to 2 fans, heat pipes and air grilles.

The integrated connectivity on this multimedia creator laptop is quite good, consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output for easily connecting this computer to a TV or monitor, for example, Bluetooth 5.2 and the ax Wi-Fi module (more efficient and up-to-date than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) which guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are attached.

We could backlight the chiclet keyboard keys of course to better distinguish them in the dark.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT

The screen is adorned with a refresh rate of 144Hz which increases fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. Also, it is suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and 16:9 format. Being anti-reflective, this screen also offers better visibility than glossy screens in bright environments (such as outdoors) while being more relaxing to the eye during prolonged use. Viewing angles both horizontally and vertically are also good thanks to its IPS technology.

Performance, autonomy Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT

The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT might appeal to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that’s tough on gaming and creating.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere onboard graphics card will appeal to gamers as it allows playing the latest and resource-intensive 3D games with a good level of detail.

Gamers aside, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will appeal to creators as it accelerates processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.

It turns out that the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology according to the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Radeon 680M as much as possible, the graphics solution baked into the processor, which is much simpler because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
In this case, risk about 5 hours of battery operation under light use.

In any case, with both the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and Radeon 680M, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos, but also to enjoy simple games.

The Radeon 680M is integrated directly into the AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 6 6900HX Rembrandt processor which provides a good overall power capable of satisfying demanding users, especially as it is associated with 16GB of RAM.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-42-R7FT

These cores do very well with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing in games.
It will be of particular interest to creative people as it guarantees much faster processing than Quad/Hexa Core and 8/16 GB DDR4/5. We really felt the difference in CPU- and RAM-intensive tasks using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing, or 3D rendering.

Storage is up to the task, trusting SSDs are quiet while being more energy efficient than hard drives, more shock resistant, and significantly faster.
Besides that, here the SSD offers a capacity of 1 TB which is very comfortable being able to accommodate lots of files, games and software.

Every day, SSDs provide far greater fluidity and responsiveness than simple hard drives.
Thanks to SSD, we get much faster launch of games / software as well as multimedia processing and start / stop, or even faster arrival in online game cards.

Finally, expect heat and noise from this versatile multimedia-creating gamer laptop when pushed hard (e.g. gaming, maintenance). A 17-inch is certainly not the most nomadic, but offers the advantage of being comfortable for sedentary use (eg: outdoors).

In addition, vented supports can be used to withstand temperatures (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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