We all know, it’s never easy to choose a laptop to use primarily for gaming. In this case the relationship between performance and …

We all know, it’s never easy to choose a laptop to use primarily for gaming. In this case, the relationship between performance and price is in fact directly proportional and often, to reach specifications equal to those of a desktop computer assembled for this purpose, it is necessary to spend several thousand euros. Acer , with its Nitro 5 offers us a laptop line suitable for gaming at a relatively low price that is also well suited to other situations. After having already reviewed the Intel – NVidia version , today we are going to talk to you about its counterpart with AMD components . Are you ready to find out how this PC performed?


The Acer Nitro 5 is contained inside a nice box with compact dimensions , which however allows you to contain the computer in an adequately safe way, thus protecting it from any damage due to accidental bumps. Inside we obviously find the laptop and in a box placed right next to it we find the power supply and its extension.Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42


At first glance the Acer Nitro 5 looks usual and comfortable in use . The structure is made entirely of plastic and makes this laptop quite light (2.2 Kg), despite the hardware inside. The body behind the screen is also very beautiful, which with a carbon-effect look gives a more aggressive touch to this laptop. However, this computer has a very clean and never excessive design, so it can be used both for long gaming sessions and for everyday office life. Acer in this series of PCs has decided to mount a red backlit keyboard and to highlight the W-ASD keys , so to speak, those dedicated to movement in games.

On the left side there are a Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI output, an SD card reader and a LAN input, while on the right side there are 2 USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm jack input to connect headphones and / or microphone, and the input port for the power supply.


  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • Processor speed: 2.20 GHz
  • Number of processors: 4
  • RAM size: 16GB
  • Type:  DDR4 SDRAM
  • Hard-Disk Size:  1000 GB
  • SSD: 128GB
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 560X
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
  • Power supply: 135 watts
  • Operating system:  Windows 10 HomeAcer Nitro 5 AN515-42


Acer Nitro 5 with AMD configuration is certainly an excellent product for everyday use and for viewing multimedia content, thanks to the position of the speakers and the high and clean audio that comes out, but it reveals little suitable for gaming purists who do not want to accept compromises.If on the one hand it offers good performance with famous games, but not very demanding in terms of performance, such as League of Legends or Fortnite, on the other hand it shows difficulties with heavier games. Testing it with titles like Rise of Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3 in fact, we necessarily had to compromise with the graphics settings: it must be said that these titles are still playable, but certainly not at maximum details and enduring some drop in frame rates here and there. .

The real strong point of this laptop is its autonomy which in normal situations, such as web browsing or the use of low-performance programs, reaches 6 hours without problems . If, on the other hand, we want to play without connecting the laptop to the power supply, its autonomy drops a lot, barely reaching 2 hours of play.Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42


The Acer Nitro 5 with AMD configuration can be purchased for € 899.00 on Amazon . We are therefore faced with  a product that is certainly cheaper than its Intel-NVidia counterpart , but it is more suitable for those who use it mixed or who are not looking for maximum performance in terms of videogames. It certainly remains a great product, but if you don’t want to compromise on performance, you should look elsewhere.

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