Also, when panning with your finger, sometimes the pad interprets that action as clicking and dragging, or the cursor skips ever so slightly. The Nitro 5's sturdy build is not especially light, coming in at an on-par 5. It's somewhat cheap-feeling, and pressing in for clicks feels awkward and is not always responsive. Buttons 1 and 2, located in the front left and right sections of the trackpad, respectively, have it worse, resulting in many missed presses. It's flashy, but nowhere near the in-your-face gaming aesthetic that you'll find on behemoths like the. It completed the task in just 16 seconds, less than half the time of the entry-level gaming laptop average 41 seconds. Web pages like Amazon and The New York Times appeared far too warm on this panel.
However, if for some reason, you wish to game on your laptop while on the battery, the laptop should last you over an hour and a half while gaming. Additionally, there is a fingerprint sensor in the top-left corner of the touchpad, that makes use of the Windows Hello feature. Keyboard The keyboard on the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is a delight to use. A gaming laptop's worth ultimately comes down to how much performance it can put out compared to the asking price. You won't find much better at this price, however. And just like I suspected, that was the end result. Design and Build Quality We start off with the design of the Acer Nitro 5 Spin.
The uneven lighting is not noticeable in normal usage but was quite evident while viewing images and videos that have an overall dark tone. The rest of the settings like Wi-Fi being turned on and Windows battery saving feature remain. The maximum color deviation dE2000 compared to the center is 2. Frame rates dropped to an unplayable 21. Display Unfortunately, the Acer Nitro 5's 15. Acer offers a standard one-year warranty for the Nitro 5, although buyers of the company's more expensive Predator gaming laptops get two years standard.
Fortunately, white balance improved immensely after I dialed down the red and green tones using the Windows 10 color calibration software. Adding to the heap of preinstalled software is a light amount of bloatware. Overall I don't mind the design of the Nitro 5, even if it does look a bit dated compared to, say,. The sound emitted from these speakers was loud for sure but lacked the depth that I was expecting. At least I didn't hear any distortion no matter how high I cranked things up.
The keyboard and touchpad are great like I said above, the touchscreen sure held its ground while using the tablet mode of the device. Generally speaking, the Nitro 5 lines up against similarly priced and configured gaming laptops, like the and Lenovo Legion Y530, though user-controlled cooling is a first in this niche with this laptop. Considering the Nitro 5 is a budget laptop, you get plenty of useful ports. Its inclusion doesn't make the laptop feel cramped the number-pad keys are a bit narrower than the letter keys , so those of you who rely on a number pad, whether for humdrum numeric input or for game shortcuts, will appreciate it being there. The laptop is made entirely of plastic, which is to be expected for the price. Budget Pricing, Budget Power Even as a price-conscious build, with a Core i5 instead of an i7, the Nitro 5 performed admirably on our benchmark tests.
There is decent structure to the touchpad, and multi-finger support is also there. The display hinges feel sturdy and secure, and the amount of ports on hand is a boon. I do like the angular red hinge design, which looks nice with the lid either opened or closed. Performance can be constrained when you're gaming off the battery. Pictures, movies, and a bunch of games that I played on the device looked appealing, with the color reproduction mostly being accurate. Personally, I felt it was a nice addition, but would have been better had the sensor had some good accuracy.
The splashes of color pop atop a black chassis. A big letdown is the maximum luminance when used off the charger. But the Nitro 5 benefits regardless, even if it is not unique. It delivered a comfortable cushion of at least 10fps above the 30fps mark on our Heaven 40fps and Valley 49 fps benchmark tests with the quality dialed up to maximum settings. Plenty of gaming laptops out there endure for about 5 hours on this trial, so the Nitro 5 did respectably well; it's just not especially long-lasting. Key presses are soft and comfortable, especially if you plan on using this laptop for a bit of productivity during the day.
The pixel density is 142 ppi while the pixel pitch is 0. If this is not the manual you want, please us. The keyboard is backlit, but it doesn't have any customizable lighting options that gamers have grown accustomed to on external keyboards and many higher-end gaming laptops. That's comparable with the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, which runs on the same processor, but a few hundred points lower than the , the Lenovo Legion Y520, and the , each of which is powered by an Intel Core i7. Still, to its credit, Acer didn't let the Nitro 5 step in any major holes, and the machine is competent all around. Verified Lithium-ion batteries function optimally at a temperature between 5 and 45 degrees Celcius.
However, that also means that this laptop is not suitable for outdoor usage. Bottom Line The Acer Nitro 5 is a competitively priced budget gaming laptop for casual gamers looking to play the latest titles without spending exorbitant amounts of money. It has a thick row of vents along one half of the back edge the other half looks the same though is not vented , and the lid has a brushed-metal look that gives it some distinction. There's enough room for a full number pad on the right side, and all keys have adequate, comfortable spacing. For instance, if you try using Photoshop using the Intel 630 Graphics, the laptop would stutter, stutter, and then crash.