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Nitro 16
$269
$1,150
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Aspire 1 is more budget-friendly and has a longer battery life, which makes it suitable for basic tasks like browsing and office applications. It's also lighter and has a fanless design for silent operation. However, if you're looking for higher performance for gaming, 3D rendering, or engineering tasks, the Acer Nitro 16 is a better choice with its more powerful processor, advanced graphics unit, more memory, and larger storage. It also has a higher-quality display with a larger screen, but these features come with a higher price tag, and it's heavier, which may affect portability. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

5.7
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
7.7
The Acer Nitro 16 is good for general use, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Gaming and 3D

5.7
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
8.0
The Acer Nitro 16 is very good for gaming and 3D, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.6
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
8.3
The Acer Nitro 16 is very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Performance

5.4
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
8.2
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Acer Nitro 16 performs better than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
8.3
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Acer Nitro 16 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
9.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The Acer Nitro 16 has 9 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
Fair
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.1in
The Acer Aspire 1 has good portability, while the Acer Nitro 16 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
7.4
The Acer Nitro 16 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

Cost

$269
Aspire 1
Nitro 16
$1,150
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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $269 and the Acer Nitro 16 costs $1,150.
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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the Acer Nitro 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1Acer Nitro 16
Acer Aspire 1Acer Nitro 16

GENERAL

Price
$269
$1,150
Brand
AcerAcer
Release Date
January 10 2022January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11SWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''14.2'' x 11'' x 1.1''
Weight
4.19 lbs5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
Overall CPU Score
3.4/108/10
Graphics
UHD Graphics RTX 4070 (140 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.4/109.8/10
RAM
4 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
5.2/108.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
5.5/108.5/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
5.2/108.2/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
33
USB-C ports
02
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
02
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
12

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 hours9 hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 wh90 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
6/108/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
5.6/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryAcer Nitro 16
More portableAcer Aspire 1
Better for GamingAcer Nitro 16
Better keyboardAcer Nitro 16
Better for creative useAcer Nitro 16
Better for general useAcer Nitro 16

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CNET

Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

Acer Nitro 16

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Sascha Mölck | June 2023
"Video editing, rendering and, of course, gaming represent the Nitro 16's core competencies with a Ryzen 7 7735HS and GeForce RTX 4070 providing the necessary power. Both chips run at consistently high clock speeds. A fast PCIe 4 SSD (1 TB) provides the required storage space and ensures short loading times. With the Nitro 16 AN16-41, Acer has a well-specced, mid-range gaming laptop in its portfolio."

About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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