Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55 vs Nitro 5 AN517-54

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Review

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Performance
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Gaming
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Display
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Battery Life
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Connectivity
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Portability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55
  • Around 2.6x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Can run popular games at about 68-92% higher FPS
  • Features a much bigger (~57%) battery – 90 against 57.5 watt-hours
  • High-speed PCI Express Gen 4 interface
Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 800 grams less (around 1.76 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 5% higher screen-to-body ratio

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Tests and Specifications

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Case

Weight 3 kg (6.62 lbs) 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs)
Dimensions 400.5 x 294.5 x 28.6 mm
15.77 x 11.59 x 1.13 inches
403.8 x 279.4 x 24.9 mm
15.9 x 11 x 0.98 inches
Area 1179 cm2 (182.8 inches2) 1128 cm2 (174.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~69.9% ~73.1%
Side bezels 8.8 mm 10.4 mm
Colors Black Black
Material Plastic Plastic
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No -
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 68.2 dB 47 dB

Display

Size 17.3 inches 17.3 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 144 Hz 144 Hz
PPI 127 ppi 127 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology G-Sync -
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Display tests
Contrast 1195:1 1243:1
sRGB color space 100% 55%
Adobe RGB profile 60.5% 37.9%
DCI-P3 color gamut 58.9% 36.7%
Response time 7 ms 16 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time 1:20 hr -
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes No
Charging port position Bottom Left
Charge power 180 / 230 W 135 / 180 W
Weight of AC adapter 787 grams 387 / 580 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 2.6-3.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 12 (4P + 8E) 4
Threads 16 8
L3 Cache 18 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80EU
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 95 W -
Nvidia Optimus MUX Yes
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 12 nm
GPU base clock 1530 MHz 1380 MHz
GPU boost clock 1740 MHz 1560 MHz
FLOPS 7.12 TFLOPS 3.195 TFLOPS
Memory size 4 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2048 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 64 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 40 32
GPU performance
7.12 TFLOPS
3.195 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness ~79.3 dB ~79 dB
Microphones 1 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm -
Touchpad
Size 10.6 x 7.8 cm -
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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