Fresh notebooks from Acer at CES 2023. After the Acer Swift Go series, the Chromebox CXI5 and the smart speaker Halo Swing, the manufacturer is now showing new Nitro and Swift notebooks equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.
Acer Nitro 16
First up is the Acer Nitro 16 (AN16-41) gaming notebook, which features a WUXGA or WQXGA display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz. The screen has a size of 40.6 cm, which is 5 percent larger than in the predecessor.
Thanks to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series notebook GPUs, excellent gaming power should be ensured, especially since this also supports NVIDIA Advanced Optimus – using this technology, it is possible to switch between the discrete GPUs and the integrated GPU with lower performance during operation to reduce power consumption.
The notebook also features a 125.0 mm x 76.7 mm touchpad and a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard. The new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors are used as the CPU.
Thanks to the new Zen 4 architecture, users benefit from accelerated performance and outstanding energy efficiency while gaming as well as mobile work. In addition, select models of Acer’s new Nitro and Swift notebooks feature AMD Ryzen+AI technology. The technology supports unique video effects and optimizes gaze correction in online conferences, for example.
Acer Nitro 17
On the other hand, the Nitro 17 (AN17-41) comes with a larger display. It also relies on the latest Ryzen 7000 CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series notebook GPUs. The 40.6 cm (17.3-inch) display is available as either an FHD display with 144 Hz or 165 Hz refresh rates, respectively, or as a quad high-definition display (QHD) with 165 Hz refresh rates.
The gaming experience is rounded off by a 125.0 mm x 81.6 mm touchpad and an RGB keyboard with 4-zone backlighting. On offer are up to 32 GB of fast DDR5-4800 RAM and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage.
Nitro 16 and Nitro 17 feature dual fans, four optimally placed fan outlets on the sides and rear, and a top air intake. Liquid metal heat paste further improves cooling. The notebooks are also equipped with NitroSense software and a NitroSense button to keep an eye on the temperature at all times and quickly adjust settings.
The other equipment
A camera, two microphones and two speakers with DTS:X Ultra for clear sound let gamers completely immerse themselves in their gaming worlds. Both gaming notebooks are also very well positioned in terms of ports.
An HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card reader, USB 2.0, USB 4, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C display port that supports Power Delivery and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports are offered. In addition, the notebooks support Intel Killer LAN E2600G and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E.
Acer Swift Go 14
The new Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-42) impresses with its lightweight design with defined edges and clean lines. The 14.9 mm thin aluminum case with a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent and ultra-slim display edges of only 4.15 mm weighs less than 1.3 kg.
The manufacturer also relies on current AMD Ryzen CPUs from the 7000 series, which are combined with an OLED display in 16:10 format with 90 Hz refresh rate. The display achieves a brightness of 500 nits and fully covers the DCI-P3 color space. It also offers VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification.
It features a 35.6 cm (14-inch) 2.8K OLED display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,800, TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe display certification, backlit keyboard, and a smooth OceanGlass touchpad that provides a glass-like tactile feel.
Despite its ultra-thin design, the Swift Go 14 offers a full complement of ports, including USB Type-C, HDMI 2.1, and a MicroSD card reader. It also supports up to two TB PCIe Gen 4 SSDs and up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory. Battery life is said to be an excellent 9.5 hours.
Prices and Availability
The two new Acer Nitro notebooks are expected to make their way to retailers in May 2023. The Acer Nitro 16 (AN16-41) has an MSRP starting at 1,499 euros, while the Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-41) starts at 1,599 euros. The Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-42) is expected to be available in June 2023 at an MSRP starting at 999 Euros.