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Acer Nitro 17: the Hands-On laptop born for gaming

Acer at CES 2023 unveiled the new range of laptops of the Acer Nitro 17 series, today, we will tell you about him! Tested in preview

We have tested the new one for you Acer Nitro 17a laptop dedicated to those who cannot give up gaming, even on the move, was presented at CES 2023, and represents the flagship solution dedicated to those who want a product that is ready for anything.

We specify that it is a Hands-On, or rather a preview test, the product in question is not yet in the definitive version, which is why it has not entered the commercial production lines, take these first impressions precisely as such, not being able to conduct in-depth specific tests. But now, the time has come to get to the heart of the article.

Design and Construction | Preview Acer Nitro 17

Made entirely of plastic, compared to the choice of aluminum as for the new Swift range, it has a solid structure overall. Of good construction, it is resistant to stresses, general, accepting the limits of such a large panel, 17 inches make the upper display body that can flex or tilt slightly if too much stress.

The structure is obviously impressive, we are talking about a fairly important weight, previous models stood at 2.20/2.40 kg in total weight, in this model we have tried to optimize this aspect as much as possible. Weight which, however, is justified for what it carries inside.

The new Nitros are equipped with two large fans, and four slits located on the sides and on the back, an air intake at the top, a particular choice was the new liquid metal-based thermal paste, a wise choice to promote cooling during the most intense gaming sessions . The liquid metal brings with it its advantages and its risks, but made internally by the company it is a guarantee, and which certainly offers greater performance than the classic thermal paste.

Each notebook in the Nitro range has been equipped with specific software, dedicated to the most control “nerds”, that is NitroSense and a key Dedicated NitroSense, which allows for monitor platform temperatures, adjust fan speeds, OC settings, and more.

Like all the new Nitro series, here Acer Nitro 17 we find it equipped with Intel Core HX processors up to 13th generation, all the power of the Nitro 17 is enclosed in a chassis that comes with measures of 400.20 x 293.25 x 27.9/28.9 mmfor about 17.3 inches and 165Hz panel. Available there is a large touchpad (125 x 81.6 mm) as it should be, a screen / chassis ratio of 81% and a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.

An overview of the technical specifications

The new Acer Nitro notebooks are all they are not based on Windows 11 boast a maximum of 32GB of 4800MHz DDR5 memory and space of storage up to 2TB on M.2 PCIe Gen4, they also come with one month of Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass, which gives users access to hundreds of PC titles.

The Nitro range is equipped with the Killer DoubleShot Pro Killer tab-enabled Wi-Fi 6 1650i to provide more bandwidth. A videocamera HDtwo microphones and two speakers with audio DTS:X Ultra that allow gamers to fully immerse themselves in enjoyable audio/video experiences. Few compromises in terms of connectivity, the new Nitro gaming laptops have a porta HDMI 2.1a microSD card reader, two Thunderbolt 4 ports with Power Delivery support, and three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, including one for offline charging.

The battery charger is imposing and heavy, which finds its entrance exactly in the center and, behind the display, a strategic choice as always, Acer makes on the Nitro series. The battery is from 90Wh. We don’t know exactly what it mounts in terms of GPUs, but they will be based on the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 GPUs, daughters of the efficient architecture Ada Lovelace.

Full review coming soon!

That was all for this brief preview of the new generation of Acer Nitro laptops, we as repeated, will meet again here in due time, with the full review. If you want to keep learning about the latest news from the hardware world, keep following us. Greetings from