Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD, Creator Gaming Laptop 17″ 144Hz RTX 3060 and Intel – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD

Large format for portable C gamer builder Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD 17-inch Full HD IPS anti-reflective display that increases fluidity in games with a frequency of 144Hz and allows you to play the latest games thanks to the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card which also accelerates multimedia processing as well as Tiger Lake-H Intel Hexa Core i5 processor -11400H. This versatile black Windows 11 laptop is designed for gaming and creating, whose responsiveness is enhanced by fast 512GB SSD storage, taking advantage of the backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi 6.

Features of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD

Screen 17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC 300cd/m² ComfyView thin edge (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
Processor Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots
Graphics card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB dedicated GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe integrated in processor and Optimus
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)
connector 3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Killer AX1650i ), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)
Backlit keyboard Yes
Number keys Yes
Hello window
Audio system 2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony
Operating system Windows 11 64 bits
Announced autonomy / Battery 6 hours / 4-cell Li-Polymer 3560mAh 57Whr
Weight/Dimension(mm) 2.7 Kg / 403.5 x 280 x 24.9

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD against the competition

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD currently marketed by ElectroDepot and positioned in the middle of its category where you can find cheaper competitors with higher amount of RAM.

If this Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD 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 AN517-54-59KD chassis, connectors, display

Cooled by CoolBoost technology using 2 fans adjustable via the NitroSense app, heat pipes and air vents, it sports a clear gamer look with a black design with angular lines and a red finish.

The connectivity integrated into this designer gaming laptop is good, consisting of 1 wireless module ax USB-C, Bluetooth 5, and Wi-Fi (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a handy HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor e.g., Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 peripheral is plugged into it.

The chiclet keyboard is of course backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing the keys in dimly lit environments.

Thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate, the display definitely increases fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz, which gamers will love. The screen also reproduces colors more accurately than average while ensuring significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to IPS technology. The screen also offers better visibility than glossy panels in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) while being more relaxing to the eye during prolonged use. It is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and 16:9 format.

Performance, autonomy Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD

The Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-59KD is for those looking to get a versatile large format laptop PC that performs well in gaming and creation.

Whether with the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor or the GeForce RTX 3060, it is of course possible to view photos and videos, but also to play simple games.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is actually enabled by Optimus technology to do graphics work that is considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe.

Optimus actually switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce RTX 3060 and Intel Iris Xe. The latter is preferred as much as possible to ensure the best autonomy due to energy saving.
In this area, expect about 7 hours of battery operation under light use.

The GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing targets gamers as it is a high-end dedicated NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that can be used to play the latest games.

Content creators will appreciate that the GeForce RTX 3060 speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of the GPU’s computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.

Iris Xe takes its place in the Intel Hexa Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H processor which provides solid general performance capable of satisfying users to the max. In particular, it provides faster multimedia processing than Quad Core under multicore-enabled software. It’s a shame, however, that at this price level the amount of RAM associated with it is limited to 8 GB.

However, storage is reliably entrusted to SSDs which offer several advantages over simple hard disks: greater resistance to shock, lower energy consumption, quiet operation or even higher speeds.

Every day, SSDs guarantee much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than hard drives. Thanks to SSD, we get much faster game / software launch and processing and start / stop, or even faster arrival at online game cards.

With a capacity of 512 GB, the SSD here offers a capacity equivalent to a standard hard disk. If you need more space, you can obviously use an external storage unit. Opting for USB 3.0 / USB-C devices is an interesting solution to get fast transfers.

Lastly, expect heat and noise from this designer gaming laptop, which is inherently not easy to carry around due to its bulky weight and format. However, the latter is convenient for sedentary use (for example, at home).

To withstand the temperature, you can add a ventilated stand to this computer (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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