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Acer Nitro 16 and Acer Nitro 17 were announced at CES2023 with impressive specs

During the CES 2023 event, Acer unveiled two new models from its popular Nitro series.

Acer Nitro 16

The Nitro 16 (AN16-51) gaming laptop sports a 16-inch WUXGA or WQXGA display, which has a 5 per cent larger screen real estate than the previous generation. Furthermore, the display also offers a 165Hz high refresh rate that supports NVIDIA Advanced Optimus for seamless switching between the integrated and discrete graphics card. Being a gaming laptop, the new Nitro 16 also offers a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard while also offering 100 per cent sRGB colour gamut support.

Acer Nitro 17

The Nitro 17 is the more expensive model of the two new gaming laptops. As the name suggests, it sports a taller 17.3-inch display that comes with multiple display options. This includes an FHD resolution with either a 144Hz or 165Hz refresh rate or a QHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate. This model also offers a large touchpad and a high screen-to-body ratio of 81 per cent. This gaming laptop offers a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard as well.

The new laptops run on Windows 11 out of the box and house up to 32GB of DDR5 4800MHz RAM and up to 2TB of M.2 PCIe Gen 4 storage. Notably, the company is also offering new gaming laptops with one month of Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass. This offers buyers access to hundreds of popular PC titles. Apart from the larger display and size, both laptops feature much of the same internal layout and design. The Nitro 16 and Nitro 17 feature a dual fan design that is complimented with four fan outlets with two located on the sides and two on the rear.

There is even an upper air intake that is further supplemented by liquid metal thermal grease for improved cooling. The NitroSense software and NitroSense key, enable users to control and adjust the fan speed and power performance as well. Each laptop comes with an HD camera, two microphones, and two speakers with DTS:X Ultra audio. They also come with an array of ports like HDMI 2.1, a microSD card reader, two Thunderbolt 4, three USB 3.2 Gen 2, and a power delivery port.

The Acer Nitro 16 will be available in North America in May 2023 for a price tag of 1,199.99 US Dollars. Lastly, the Acer Nitro 17 will also go on sale in North American in May 2023, with a price tag of 1,199.99 US Dollars .

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