On March 23, Acer presented its current desktop, notebook and display line-up in Munich. We were there for you and were able to take an in-depth look at a variety of interesting new products for gamers, including the upcoming Nitro 16 and 17 gaming notebooks, the Predator models Helios 16 and 18, and two rather stylish OLED displays called the X27U and X45U . However, we were particularly impressed by a screen that produces stereoscopic, high-resolution images and does not require any special glasses or the like.
Acer Nitro 16 and 17
Acer has long divided its gaming hardware into two brands: Nitro and Predator. The Nitro portfolio represents the entry-level segment, so to speak, combining high performance with attractive prices and is to be expanded to include two new models in Switzerland from May 2023.
Thanks to the RGB keyboard, the Acer Nitro 16 gaming notebook can also be used in dim lighting conditions
It starts with the Acer Nitro 16 (model designation AN16-51), a gaming notebook with a 16-inch display in 16:10 format, with either 1,920 x 1,080 pixels or 2,560 x 1,600 pixels pixels and supports refresh rates of up to 165 Hz. To ensure that the latest games come to life on this device, the manufacturer uses a combination of a 13th generation Intel Core i7 and a GeForce RTX graphics unit from the 40 series, which is available up to the RTX 4070 depending on the model variant. Enjoying ray tracing is therefore not a problem. There is also up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM and an SSD of up to 2 TB, which can be accommodated in an NVMe slot with PCIe 4.0.
To ensure that the device doesn’t overheat with so much computing and graphics power, Acer has equipped the chassis with two high-performance fans, four fan outlets (one each on the left and right and two in the back) and a fan inlet on the top. Liquid metal thermal paste is also used on the CPU for better heat dissipation.
Centered on the bottom edge of the display frame and on the screen itself is Acer’s brand new Nitro logo
Gamers will also be happy about the keyboard equipped with four zones of strong RGB lighting, Wi-Fi 6 support, two DTS:X Ultra-certified 2-watt speakers and an HD camera built into the top center of the display. The many different connections are also nice: On the back there is an HDMI 2.1 socket and two Thunderbolt 4 ports, on the right side there are two USB 3.2 Gen 2 interfaces and on the left you have access to RJ-45, 3.5 mm jack, microSD card reader and an additional port with USB 3.2 Gen 2. The Acer Nitro 16 is available from CHF 1,499.
The big brother of the Nitro 16 goes by the name Acer Nitro 17 (model designation AN17-51) and starts at 1,549 CHF. The most important difference: The display here is 17.3 inches and is available in either Full HD resolution (with 144 or 165 Hz) or in WQHD resolution with 165 Hz.
Nice goodie for gamers: Both Nitro models come with a one-month Game Pass membership. Game fans can try out a wealth of exciting titles immediately after activation.
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