Acer may not be as familiar a name these days as it once was, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have some impressive hardware to offer. And that became clearer than ever at CES when Acer announced three new laptops, the Acer Nitro 16, Nitro 17, and Swift Go 14. Each is powered by new AMD Ryzen mobile processors and promises excellent performance.
As the company release notes,
The new AMD Ryzen mobile processors deliver power-optimized performance along with a plethora of enhanced user experiences. Leveraging its new ‘Zen 4’ core architecture which is designed for high performance and efficiency, gamers and mobile workers are treated with accelerated performance for outstanding productivity and power efficiency. In addition, select models feature AMD’s Ryzen™+AI technology, for magical video effects like eye gaze correction.
Acer Nitro 16 and Nitro 17
The first two laptops fall under the company’s new Nitro moniker. Both the Nitro 16 and the Nitro 17 are not only powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors but also offer up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU.
With both laptops, the company is looking to give casual gamers an immersive gameplay experience. That is certainly helped by the choice of large displays with impressive resolutions.
The Acer Nitro 16 has a 16” WUXGA/WQXGA display with a refresh rate of 165Hz. As you might expect, the Nitro 17 has a 17.3” display. It offers an FHD display with a 144Hz or 165Hz or a QHD with a refresh rate of 165Hz.
Gaming laptops require powerful specs, and the Nitro laptops are up to the challenge- both can be configured with up to 32 GB of DDR5 5600 MHz memory and up to 2 TB of storage.
All that power generates significant heat, however. Thankfully, the laptops have dual fans, four fan outlets strategically placed at their sides and rear, upper air intake, and liquid metal thermal grease to improve cooling.
These work in combination with Acer’s NitroSense software and which lets users monitor their systems’ temperatures and manage the devices’ performance settings.
Additional specifications include an HD camera, two microphones, and two speakers with DTS:X Ultra for clear-cut audio.
Connectivity options include an HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card reader, USB 2.0, USB 4, a Type C USB3.2 Gen 2 display port supporting Power Delivery, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, with one that allows for offline charging.
In short, if you are a gamer, you owe it to yourself to check out these new gaming laptops from Acer. Learn more here.
Acer Swift Go 14
The new Acer Swift Go 14 also has the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7000 CPU processor and “combines great displays and productivity in a thin-and-light design.”
Its 14” 2.8K OLED display offers a resolution of 2880×1800 and has a 500-nit peak brightness. A generous backlit keyboard is paired with a smooth OceanGlass touchpad that provides a glass-like, tactile feeling.
Acer promises that the Swift Go 14 will deliver great performance while giving all-day battery power for up to 9.5 hours. That’s an excellent combination for a laptop designed to be used on the go.
And because the laptop is as powerful as it is, Acer gave it a TwinAir dual-fan cooling system, dual D6 copper heat pipes, and an air-inlet keyboard to keep the laptop operating at maximum speeds.
Acer designed the Swift Go 14 to be as thin and light as possible but kept a full range of ports, including USB Type-C, HDMI 2.1, and a MicroSD card reader.
The laptops support up to 2 TB of storage and can be equipped with up to 16 GB of RAM. All in all, the Swift Go 14 promises to deliver proper mobility without compromising performance. Learn more here.
The Acer Nitro 16 will be available in North America in May, starting at $1,149.99, while the Acer Nitro 17 will be available at the same time with a price starting at USD 1,199.99. The Acer Swift Go 14 will be available in North America in June, starting at $849.99.