At CES 2023, one of the turn points for Acer happened as they announced the never seen before Nitro 16 and Nitro 17.

Although it sounds like a big move, actually they are just hopping from the tiering system of ‘3’, ‘5’, and ‘7’ used by the mainstream CPU gang of Intel and AMD to the screen size-based naming where the Nitro 16 denotes a 16-inch screen while the 17 does the same vice versa.

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Let’s start with Nitro 17. It is powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core HX series mobile processor for superior gaming performance when paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU. Memory-wise, it can be configured to rock up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 RAM while a massive 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD provides unbeatable capacity and access speed for any title large or small. The machine is given the Intel Killer Doubleshot Pro and Killer Wi-Fi 6 1650i connectivity for high-speed wireless communication while wired connection in terms of I/O includes 2x Thunderbolt 4, 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x HDMI 2.1, and 1x microSD card reader.

For the display, it is a nice 17.3-inch IPS display that can be either an FHD 144Hz/165Hz  or QHD 165Hz depending on the gamer’s need and budget. Meanwhile, the cooling solution has also been improved in general with 2 fans and 4 outlets blasting out the hot air while the CPU thermal grease is now liquid metal instead.

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On the other hand, the Nitro 16 is just a smaller version of the Nitro 17 and presumably has identical specifications across the board (But configurations are still subject to local distributor decisions).

Availability

The market should see the new Acer Nitro 17 and Nitro 16 popping up starting around May 2023 with a starting price of USD1,199.99 for both.

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